Artist of the Month  |  open for entry

If you're an artist looking for the next opportunity to get your work out there, Gallery Omata is here to help. We understand how important consistent promotion and marketing is for your art to get noticed. That's why we offer a platform for you to connect with an international audience, foster discussion and exchange of ideas.

We have an Artist of the Month page, where we showcase exceptional artists each month and raise their online profile. It's a curated collection of of talented artists from around the world, and it's always worth checking out.

Submitting your artwork to our online competitions is a great way to get more eyes on your work, and potentially open up new doors for your artistic career. We're committed to helping artists showcase their work and grow their online presence.

So why not take the next step and submit your work to Gallery Omata? We're excited to see what you create, and we think you'll be excited by working with us.

Theme:  Each month artists are selected for inclusion on the Artist of the Month page for a 12 month residency.

Media: All artists from around the world working in 2D & 3D media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, printmaking, photography and mixed media are invited to submit entries. 

Deadline: Ongoing

Fees: US$10 for 5 images

1. Guidelines

Each month artists will be selected for the Artist of the Month page.  

Read the rules carefully.

Artists retain ownership & copyright of their works. Any enquires to purchase work will be directed to each artist.

2. Rules

By submitting your entry you (the artist) consent to the Gallery Omata Terms & Conditions Agreement.

Lets keep it positive. The gallery focuses on positive subjects for consideration by the jury and inclusion in exhibitions. Artists are requested to keep this in mind when submitting their entries.

Those seeking to use images from the Gallery Omata website will require permission from the artist & the gallery before proceeding.

Competition is open to artists worldwide over the age of 18 years.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

There is no limit to the number of entries per artist.

Images taken front on with only the artwork clearly visible and in focus will be accepted.

Maximum image size 2MB in .jpeg format file titled with Artist Name-Title of Artwork.

Artwork submitted is to be original work by the artist related to the theme of the exhibition.

Open to all fine art mediums (oil, acrylic, water colour, gouache, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, photography, sculpture, fibre, wood, digital art) except video.

3. Awards

No awards are awarded for Artist of the Month.

4. Contest Fees

You may submit more than once.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Contest fees can be paid using Paypal or credit card.

5. Image Submission Sequence

Image format : jpegs at least 2000px on longest dimension of the image

File size maximum 2mb per image

Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions H x W mm, Photo Credit, Links to socials (optional)

Include an artist statement (written in 1st person).

Complete all required information

First name, Last Name

Email, Instagram (Format: (optional), Website (optional)

Submit entry

You will be redirected to PayPal for payment.

Confirmation email will be sent after your payment is complete.

6. Selection Process

Directors Choice. Each show is curated & juried by Gallery Director Sarah Gordon and an anonymous committee of jurors. Note no comments are given by the jurors.

Criteria - 

  • Creative expression
  • Composition
  • Demonstration of artistic intent based on the theme
  • Mastery of the medium
  • Aesthetic appreciation

7. Terms & Conditions

  • By submitting images of your artwork you, the artist, agree to the terms & conditions as listed below. This constitutes an agreement between & you, the artist.
  • You agree to your images being used by Gallery Omata for promotional, marketing and display purposes for any exhibition organised by Gallery Omata
  • You agree to Gallery Omata archiving your artwork images as part of the website exbibition archive. This will be available for public viewing on
  • All copyrights of artwork images submitted to Gallery Omata remains with the artist.
  • Entry Fees are non-refundable
  • Those seeking to use images from the Gallery Omata website will require permission from the artist & the gallery before proceeding.
  • By entering your work you are agreeing to be added to Gallery Omata email list for forthcoming artist opportunities.