NAMOS’ competition is open to artists 18 and over who create fine art with a sport subject in three categories: 2D/Not Photography, 3D and Photography. Submissions are to be made on-line at http://www.nationalartmuseumofsport.org/competition/2013-2014. An artist may enter up to three works for $35 and additional works at $10 each. There is no limit for entries; however, only one entry will be eligible for a competition prize.
Jurors, Adrienne Ruger Conzelman, Jean Marie Cote and Andrew Schoelkopf, will select 30 pieces for an exhibit September 7 to November 3, 2014, in the New Canaan Historical Society, New Canaan, Conn. They will also be featured in a downloadable, digitalized illustrated catalogue.
NAMOS seeks museum-quality art depicting sport that goes beyond the images seen in the media. It strives to spur artists to create work that expresses the essence of sport whether it is action, excitement of competition, rewards of teamwork, or the honor of playing by the rules. It is a competition that values little known sports as much as those that dominate the airwaves.
Jurors will choose three medalists in each of the three categories – 2D/Not Photography, 3D and Photography – and three $2,500 award winners. The awards will be the Germain G. Glidden Best of Show prize, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Honoring Academic and Athletic Excellence in Painting award and the NCAA Honoring Academic and Athletic Excellence in Sculpture award. The NCAA is a sponsor of the competition.
To qualify for one of the two NCAA awards, the art must evoke collegiate athletes’ intersection with academics, past or present, in one of the NCAA sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, track and field, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.
This Contest is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Certain restrictions may apply. Please read contest rules, terms and conditions before applying.