Exhibition  |  open for entry

Stepping Out

Entries Close 30th of June 

Call for Art for Stepping Out Exhibition

Open Theme:
Are you ready to take your art to the next level? Join us in the upcoming exhibition Stepping Out, where we're inviting artists like you to showcase your true expression freely.

Stepping Out is an open-theme call for art that celebrates the power of creativity and originality. We encourage you to let go of your inhibitions and show us what you're truly capable of. Want to push the boundaries of your medium? Go for it. Feeling inspired to explore new techniques or themes? We're here for it all.

For the exhibition Stepping Out, we're all about empowering artists to step out of their comfort zones and into new realms of creativity. This is your chance to truly let your artistic expression shine, and we can't wait to see what you bring to the table.

So, whether you're an established artist or just starting out, we want you to join us in this celebration of art and creativity. Stepping Out is your opportunity to showcase your unique voice, and reach a wider audience who will appreciate your work.

Ready to show the world what you're capable of? Step out and join us in this incredible exhibition. We can't wait to see what you have in store!

Media:  All media except video will be considered including 2D & 3D work, painting, sculpture, works on paper, printmaking, photography and mixed media.

Deadline: Entries close 30th of June 2023.

Awards & Prizes:

Finalists & award winners will be included in the online exhibition.

Award 1: Best in Show US$175 cash, promotion on our website & Instagram

Award 2: Directors Choice US$75 cash, published on Artist of the Month page, promotion on our website & Instagram

Award 3: Curator's Choice Interview (value US$75) published on Curator's Choice page, promotion on our website & Instagram

Finalists : receive promotion on our website & Instagram

Fees: US$40 for 6 images US$30 for 3 images US$20 for 1 image



1. Guidelines

Each contest has a theme as part of the judging criteria please consider the theme when making your entry submissions. 

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 5MB 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, fiber, wood, digital art) except video.

3. Awards

Award winners will be notified by email within 5 days following the selection of the winners.

Gallery Omata will make every effort to contact Winners but accepts no liability for Winners failure to receive notices due to spam, junk email or other security settings or for Winners provision of incorrect contact information.

If the Winner can not be contacted within 90 days from the time notification award was sent or fails to comply with the contest eligibility the prize may be forfeited.

Winners are accountable for costs associated with award acceptance, such as applicable federal, state, provincial and local taxes.

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 1500px on longest dimension of the image

File size maximum 5mb per image

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

Include an artist statement (written in 1st person - I & My).

Complete all required information:

First name, Last Name


Instagram  (Format: http://www.instagram.com/yourusername) (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 galleryomata.com & 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 exhibition archive. This will be available for public viewing on artgalleryomata.com
  • 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.