In light of Miami Art Week, Hamptons Art Hub has extended its Contest Application Deadline by one week.

Submissions to our Fall Art Competition will be accepted through Sunday, December 16, 2018.



Hamptons Art Hub is Seeking Art that develops the theme: "BE REAL: Art Inspired by Contemporary Time or Place"

The Art Competition is open to all artists; artists do not need to live in The Hamptons or on the East End of Long Island

Submissions Have Been Extended through Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Midnight

Winners of the Art Competition will receive Cash Prizes with the Top Winner having their art exhibited at a Hamptons Gallery. Art will also be selected for a curated Online Exhibition presented at Hamptons Art Hub.

The Fall Art Contest is being Judged by MM Fine Art directors Peter Marcelle and Catherine McCormick. MM Fine Art has galleries in Southampton, NY and New York City and also offers art advisory services for collectors. They specialize in contemporary and 20th century painting, sculpture, drawing and photography by established, emerging and blue chip artists.


The Fall Competition seeks art in response to the theme "BE REAL: Art Inspired by Contemporary Time or Place." Art can be inspired by real experiences that reflect an aspect of what living in our world is like right now or art inspired by a particular place and moment.

Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme liberally. All genres and mediums are welcome.

All types of contemporary realism are welcome. The contest encourages art that is representation, conceptual, landscape, portraiture, figuration, narrative figurative, abstraction and documentary-related art. Mediums include painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, installation, drawing, printmaking and others.

Art will be viewed online only. Artists are encouraged (but not required) to provide a Statement about the art submitted or an Artist Statement or can supply both.

Artists can live anywhere in the world and is not restricted to artists living or working in The Hamptons or the East End of Long Island.

CLICK HERE to apply.


New for the Hamptons Art Hub Open Call Art Competition is Best in Show Winner will have their art exhibited by MM Fine Art in its Hamptons art gallery. In addition, Cash Prizes will be awarded to the Best in Show ($250); Best Fine Art ($100); and Best Photograph ($100). Winners will also receive a free annual Artists Directory Membership at Hamptons Art Hub that includes Social Media Art Marketing. Honorable Mentions receive a call out feature on the Hamptons Art Hub Facebook and Instagram pages.

In addition to selecting art winners, the judges will select art for an Online Only Exhibition at Hamptons Art Hub.

Winners of the "BE REAL: Art Inspired by Contemporary Time or Place" will be announced in mid-December 2018. The Online Exhibition at Hamptons Art Hub opens with the announcement of the winners. Art exhibited at MM Fine Art by the artist winner of Best in Show will be presented at a time determined by the gallery, with the goal of being featured within one year of the win.

CLICK HERE to apply.


The "BE REAL" Art competition is being judged by MM Fine Art Gallery Directors Peter Marcelle and Catherine McCormick. The pair have decades of experience as art dealers, gallerists and curators. Peter Marcelle is a long-standing gallery director who has operated galleries in New York, The Hamptons (Southampton and Bridgehampton), and other locations. He has participated in numerous art fairs held nationally. Catherine McCormick has years of experience as an art appraiser and art dealer and was an associate with Gerald Peters Gallery in New York. The pair official launched MM Fine Art in 2018 after years of working together.

MM Fine Art has galleries in New York and Southampton, NY. They specialize in contemporary and 20th century painting, sculpture, drawing and photography by established, emerging and blue chip artists. MM Fine Art also offers advisory and appraisal services. Click here to discover more.


Artists can submit up to three or four art works for consideration by the judges. The cost is $45 for up to three art works and $55 for four art works. Applications are accepted online only.

The art will be viewed online only. We encourage artists to provide an Artist Statement or information about the art or your art practice. We recommend submitting one to two paragraphs or four paragraphs maximum. Statements are not required to apply to the contest.

Art work images should be uploaded as a jpeg or jpg with maximum of 750 pixels across. Each work should have caption information. This should include Art Title, Artist Name and Medium. Artists are encouraged to also include Dimensions and Year Made.

To apply, Select the number of artworks you'll like to submit and pay the fee with a credit card. After payment has been made, the next screen allows the art work images, captions and artist statements to be uploaded and submitted to our contest.

All applicants will be notified by email when the winners are announced and the online exhibition is live.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Questions? Email or call 516-840-4253.


Hamptons Art Hub holds Art Competitions two times a year in spring and fall when they seek fine art in response to a theme. Open to original art works in all mediums, artists can be based anywhere in the world and do not have to live in The Hamptons.

Each Art Competition is judged by an art professional, typically a museum curator or a gallery director of a New York City or Hamptons gallery, who presents contemporary art. Each competition has a different theme, designed to encourage critical thinking and artwork that explores the theme in a variety of ways.

Artist winners have gone on to exhibit at galleries new to the artist; been featured in New York City galleries; and have had their art receive critical media attention.

Click here to see previous juried Online Art Exhibitions.


Hamptons Art Hub is an online only publication that focuses on modern and contemporary art connected to the Hamptons and East End of Long Island and presents a curated selection of noteworthy exhibitions and artists to know in New York and the NY Metropolitan area.

Hamptons Art Hub publishes news, reviews, exhibition previews, artist profiles and feature stories written by a team of writers well-steeped in the art world. They also publish previews and coverage of three major art fair weeks (Art Basel Miami Beach Week and The Armory Show Week and Frieze New York Week, both in New York City).

Click here to start discovering art.


BASIC FACTS: Applications for “BE REAL: Art Inspired by Contemporary Time or Place” will be accepted online through Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Midnight. [NOTE: The contest has been extended by one week to December 16, 2018 due to artist requests and the hurtle posed for artists attending Art Basel Miami Beach Week.]

Artists are encouraged to interpret the theme liberally. The Competition is open to all mediums and genres. Mediums include (but not limited to) painting, mixed media, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, printmaking, digital art and video art.

CLICK HERE to apply.

Questions? Email or call 516-840-4253.





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