International platform showcasing exceptional artists 

What They Say?

Building credibility

I consider it part of marketing my work. Being accepted to a jury show is a resume builder. [It] gives me & my work credibility.

DANA - artist

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” 

Vincent Van Gogh

"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he [she] lives or a few feet away. It is always on his [her] doorstep."

paul strand

An artist's career path often does not follow a direct route but progresses in small steps along the path. An online gallery is a good way for an artist to start. The key skill of learning to look at your own work critically and alongside the work of your peers can be a helpful part of learning to see your own work objectively. The selection process for competitive exhibitions is a useful tool for artists to think deeply about their work. Gallery Omata also encourages artists to write about their submissions. The act of thinking and writing about your artistic practice helps to clarify your own thinking and provides the opportunity to articulate your motivations and inspirations behind your creative work. Understanding why you are making the work is a vital step in improving and deepening your work.

What You’ll Get

Meet the challenge of putting your work forward alongside other artists in the public sphere.

  • Easy & respectful interaction with the gallery.
  • Join a group of like minded people.
  • Exposure to unexpected opportunities through the promotional activities of the gallery and social media channels.
  • The selection process for competitive exhibitions is a useful tool to prompt artists to think deeply about their work.
  • By writing your artist statement you will gain clarity around why you create your work.


Who can enter?

Artists over the age of 18 years from all countries are welcome. Artists working in all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, water colour, gouache, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fiber, wood, digital art) except video.

Are you ready to challenge yourself creatively?

“My portfolio contains watercolor and oil landscape painting inspired by the time I spend and my enjoyment of the outdoors. My work is not contrived or artsy-fartsy it just is” 

Brett Gehrke, Places We Live artist

"Pictures are like stories unto themselves. While stories tend to change over time and through generations, pictures tell a story captured forever, a single finite point in time in a single click of a shutter. The best ones talk to you without ever having to say a spoken word."

christy Mandeville, photographer