Friday, March 11, 2011

Call for Entries: National Art Museum of Sport

National Art Museum of Sport calls for entries in second annual competition

The National Art Museum of Sport is inviting sport artists to participate in its Second Annual International “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 27, 2011, and close February 28, 2012.

Submissions to the competition are to be made through (click on the NAMOS logo to apply) and open March 1, 2011. The submission deadline is September 7, 2011. 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, glass, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography (which may be digital photography and manipulated) work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.

Medals awarded to the top three winners in each category. Three $2,500 prizes will be awarded:

· The Germain G. Glidden Best in Show Award. The winning work will be added to the NAMOS permanent collection.

· The NCAA Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence award in painting.

· The NCAA Honoring College Athletics and Academic Excellence award in sculpture. While artwork depicting any sport or sport personality is considered for all other prizes, the jurors will only consider art depicting collegiate sport for the two NCAA-sponsored $2,500 prizes.

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 national squash champion. Since Glidden made his dream of a fine arts museum depicting sports a reality 51 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 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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