Call for Entries: The Art Sprinter Jewish Artist Award

7 Apr


THE ART SPRINTER Emerging Jewish Artist Awards is a global art competition specifically targeting talented contemporary Jewish artists from all over the world. The project was created with the vision to recognize exceptional early and mid career artists and present their talent to a global audience through online promotion and a gallery exhibition.

While submissions are accepted in digital format, the actual artworks of ten finalists will be featured in a group exhibition that culminates with an awards ceremony in a New York City based gallery.

Since the concept of emergence in the arts does not necessarily correlate to a specific age, or other quantifiable terms, Jewish artists of all ages and working with all mediums of expression are encouraged to submit their artworks.

While the organization encourages Jewish artists from all over the world to explore their cultural and historical background and to express their attachment to global Jewry through their art, there is no mandatory theme assigned for submitted artworks. Candidates simply need to identify themselves as Jewish artists and submit their best works.

In order to strengthen the global Jewish art community and assist The Art Sprinter finalists with establishing life-long contacts, the awards ceremony will be held in New York City, a global hub for contemporary art. Among other purposes of the project is to showcase the long and continuing tradition of Jews in the arts and to highlight the importance of art for the global Jewish community.

The Art Sprinter project is a part of Council of Jewish Emigre Community Organizations (COJECO) BluePrint Fellowship program that is generously funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.



An independent jury of artists, collectors, critics, curators, and gallerists selects the recipients of 2015 Art Sprinter Awards.

Barry J. Alperin ArtSprinter JudgeBarry J. Alperin, President Emeritus and a Life Trustee of the Jewish Museum in New York City where he has been Co-Chair of the Museum’s Exhibition Committee for the past five years.

Ilya ZombIlya Zomb Artist, born in Odessa, Ukraine, and now working in New York for many years, this celebrated artist is widely exhibited internationally, and his work is held in major national collections, such as the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee.

Artem MirolevichArtem Mirolevich ArtSprinter 2015 is the founder and CEO of Russian Pavilion, an organization based in NYC devoted to showcasing artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Baltic regions at leading international contemporary art fairs in USA, Europe and Asia.

Timothy D’AgostinoTimothy D’Agostino Artist is a respected CUNY adjunct lecturer and drawing instructor with seventeen years experience teaching fine art and design history, as well as studio and foundation drawing and design courses.

Katya Bychkova ArtSprinter CuratorKatya Bychkova, the Founder of The Art Sprinter Awards. Ms. Bychkova is a New York based art curator and event planning professional with over 10 years’ experience in journalism and PR.


Yona Verwer
The Jewish Art Salon

Vadim Yarmolinets
writer & radio host

Vital Agibalow

Benjamin Rinzler
Madison Property Mgmt

Morton Goldfein
Wilk Auslander LLP

Daniel May-Applegate


The Art Sprinter’s mission is to present the most significant contemporary Jewish art to the public. Thus, opportunities for inclusion in our exhibition program are very limited and highly competitive. Over the course of submission period, ten (10) artists will be selected among those artists that submit their artworks.

Each of ten nominees will be honored with the following benefits:

Participation in the group exhibition at One Art Space, a New York City based gallery (see our previous projects here);

One Art Space Gallery

Interview, artist profile, and selected artworks published in the exhibition catalog (see 2013 catalog);
Open publication – Free publishing

Interview with an artist published on the Art Sprinter website (see 2013 interviews);

Karen Clardy ArtSprinter

News release announcing nomination published on the Art Sprinter website (example);

Yuliya Lanina ArtSprinter

Honorable diploma/trophy acknowledging nomination;

Online promotion via the Art Sprinter and partnering organizations social media channels.


The Art Sprinter 2015 schedule (New York):

February 22, 2015 – May 3, 2015—Competition is open for submissions. Please keep in mind that the Art Spring judges select the winner every week (the deadline of each week’s submissions is Sunday). It means that the earlier you submit your artworks, the more chances you have to become the Art Sprinter finalist.

May 3, 2015 – June 1, 2015—Artworks delivered to the storage location and then transferred to the event location.

June 3, 2015 – June 14, 2015—Exhibition and opening reception at One Art Space gallery in New York City.


Accepted Media:

– Entries should be submitted in the following formats: .jpeg, .tiff, .png, .pdf;

– The image should be at least 72 dpi;

– The shortest side of the image should be at least 700 pixels.


All works of art, regardless of category or media are eligible for submission.


Please click here to submit your artworks for the Art Sprinter Awards 2015.

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