Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Call for Entries: NAMOS - "Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition"

Deadline: August 15
Dates: October 13, 2010 - April 1, 2011

The National Art Museum of Sport is inviting sport artists to participate in its inaugural juried “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” and exhibit.

Up to 50 paintings, sculptures, and photographs depicting sport selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) The exhibit is scheduled to open October 13, 2010, and close April 1, 2011.

Submissions to the competition are to be made through and open April 9, 2010. The submission deadline is August 15, 2010. Entries are to be original art work and be submitted by digital images.
Eligible entries must have sports as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator, remembered or studied, still life, figurative, or landscape. There are three categories: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, or mixed media), sculpture (bronze, clay or composition, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography, work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.
Medals will be awarded to the top three winners in the competition’s three categories with the opportunity to be part of the NAMOS permanent collection. There will also be “The Germain G. Glidden” award for best-in-show.

The competition will recognize artists who have dedicated their lives in the pursuit of interpretive, realistic, or narrative art celebrating sport. It will further NAMOS’ mission to promote the visibility, accessibility, understanding and preservation of art depicting sport.

The National Art Museum of Sport, the nation’s premier collection of fine art depicting sport, was founded in 1959 in New York City by the late Germain G. Glidden, a portrait artist and champion squash player. Since Glidden made his dream of a fine arts museum depicting sports a reality 50 years ago, the role of sports in our society has become even more important. Sport art has grown into a genre of art that attracts well trained artists and eager fans. The National Art Museum of Sport is dedicated to encouraging and celebrating the best, the greatest, of this genre.
NAMOS has been housed at University Place – IUPUI since 1994 where it viewed by 136,000 people each year. Visitors can see great artist like Bellows, Homer, Pleissner, Rosenfeld and more. For more about NAMOS, see

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