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Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize 2018 – WOW x WOW Shout Out!

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Our dear friends over at Beautiful Bizarre Magazine have organised their first ever juried Art Prize and are looking for entires from all of you talented New Contemporary artists from around the world! Entries are welcome from artists working in the mediums of: drawing, painting and scupture (including embroidary and art dolls). There are lots of great incentives for you to enter, as winners are promised a host of fantastic prizes including, inclusion in the prestigious annual Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery, cash prizes, amazing Trekell prize packs, and most importantly, as a winner you’ll receive excellent worldwide exposure!

BBM Art Prize - Audrey Kawasaki
Artwork by BBM Art Prize Juror, Audrey Kawasaki


The 20 short-listed finalists will receive extensive international promotion through Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s email marketing, social media marketing (over 850,000 followers) and website, ensuring the widest possible exposure.

From the finalists, three winners will be selected to participate in the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition ‘Ephemeral’ in September 2018 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco along with an incredible line up of over 70 of the best contemporary artists from around the world. Click here for further details on the ‘Ephemeral’ exhibition and participating artists.

One overall winner will be selected to also feature in the December Issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Winners will be required to produce an original work in keeping with the theme ‘Ephemeral’, to be completed and delivered to Modern Eden Gallery by 5th September 2018.

BBM Art Prize - Jeremy Mann
Artwork by BBM Art Prize Juror, Jeremy Mann


Participate in the Beautiful Bizarre Curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery
Editorial in the December 2018 issue of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
US$1,000 cash [non acquisitive] 12 month Social Media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine 850,000+ followers)
US$500 worth of Trekell brand art supplies (Voucher)


Participate in the Beautiful Bizarre Curated exhibition at Modern Eden Gallery
3 month Social Media advertising package (Beautiful Bizarre Magazine 850,000+ followers)
Exclusive in-depth interviews published on the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine website + shared on social media
2nd place winner: US$250 worth of Trekell brand art supplies (Voucher)
3rd place winner: US$150 worth of Trekell brand art supplies (Voucher)

BBM Art Prize - Marie Larkin
Artwork by BBM Prize Juror, Marie Larkin

To help give you an even clearer picture of what’s required, here are some words from Beautiful Bizarre Magazine about the Art Prize itself and what you need to do to enter. Included are links to the BBM website which cover all aspects of the prize from timeframes and deadlines to the entry form for entry:

“As a leader and advocate for the arts, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine champions emerging and mid career artists. In the 5 years since our launch, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has proudly become – a voice, a tribe, and a platform – for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”. In keeping with our mission, the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize seeks to inspire creatives from around the world to pursue a life and career in the arts, and to help careers grow through our exposure of their work to our tribe of creatives, curators, gallerists and collectors.

If you have submitted your work to Beautiful Bizarre Magazine before, please also enter the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize. This is a completely separate process to our usual submissions, with a different judging process and panel. The Jury Panel will consist of the Co-Founders of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Danijela Krha Purssey and Richard Purssey, artists Audrey Kawasaki, Jeremy Mann and Marie Larkin, and Modern Eden Gallery Directors Kim Larson and Bradley Platz.

Entries close midnight 30 June 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).

Entry fee is US$40 to cover administrative costs. Enter the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize today via the Entry Form & Criteria link below.

Timeframes & Deadlines
Jury Panel
Entry Criteria
Entry Form

If you have any questions about the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

This is the perfect opportunity for artists to get their work in front of both the Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine and the Directors of Modern Eden Gallery, plus connect with the 70+ artists participating in the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine curated exhibition.

We can’t wait to see all the amazing entries and wish everyone the best of luck!”

Trekell Art Supplies
Beautiful Bizarrre Magazine’s Art Prize is sponsored by Trekell Art Supplies


Danijela Krha Purssey - Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Danijela Krha Purssey, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Danijela Krha Purssey is an entrepreneur, and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

She is deeply passionate and committed to her vision to help shift the paradigm in the global contemporary arts industry regarding what is defined and accepted as contemporary art.

Danijela has created a carefully curated, unique contemporary arts experience via all the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine touch points that inspires and champions emerging and mid-career creatives both locally and around the world. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has inspired creatives to pursue a life and career in the arts and helped artists’ careers grow via Beautiful Bizarre Magazine’s exposure of their work.

Danijela founded Beautiful Bizarre Magazine in 2013 with her husband, Richard Purssey. In the 5 years since the launch of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine she has released 20 issues, published over 1,400 web articles, developed and launched our interactive digital magazine, curated 5 exhibitions in 3 countries, and shared the work of countless creatives from all corners of the globe. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has become not only an influential player in the contemporary art scene, but more importantly – a voice, a tribe, and a platform – for creatives whose work doesn’t always fit neatly into the traditional fine art “box”.

Danijela has forged global connections with artists, collectors, gallery owners and their communities to further her vision for the new contemporary art scene and to help galleries and creatives thrive. The Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media platforms have grown to over 850,000 followers.

In late 2016 Danijela was awarded the prestigious AMP Foundation ‘Tomorrow Makers’ Award, and grant funding to expand Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Richard Purssey - Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
Richard Purssey, Co-Founder & Technical Director, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine

Richard Purssey is an IT consultant who is also a lifelong collector and appreciator of modern art. During the life of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Richard has interviewed some of the finest contemporary realist artists from around the world, and been intimately involved in the creation of Beautiful Bizarre as a leading voice in the world of figurative art in all mediums. He has also been closely involved with the fine arts during his time as CIO of one of Australia’s most prestigious public galleries, the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Artist Audrey Kawasaki
Audrey Kawasaki, Artist

Audrey Kawasaki is a Japanese-American artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, where she currently lives and works.

Kawasaki grew up reading Japanese manga comics, which inspired her to draw from an early age. She started taking after-school fine art classes at Mission Renaissance in her late teenage years. There she learned the basic foundation of drawing and painting. She attended Pratt Institute in New York after graduating high school, but left after two years without completion of degree. She started professionally showing at various art galleries in the US and internationally since 2005.

Kawasaki’s work contains contrasting themes of innocence and eroticism, conveying the mysterious intrigue of feminine sensuality. Her sharp imagery is painted with precision onto wooden panels, the natural grain adding warmth to her enigmatic subject matter. The artist’s creative influences include eastern as well as western traditions such as Art Nouveau and Japanese Manga comics. She paints sultry, seductive and uninhibited female subjects with delicate beauty and provocative, direct eye contact. Their graceful gestures and ghost-like features carry mysterious expressions of melancholy and longing.

Artist Jeremy Mann
Jeremy Mann, Artist

Jeremy Mann is an Artist from Cleveland, OH and now residing in the Bay Area of California. Graduating Cum Laude from both a BFA in Studio Fine Arts and an MFA in Painting, his studies have traversed all mediums and styles from abstract to realism, photography, printmaking, and oils. Currently known for his modern impressionist oil paintings of cityscapes and figures, Mann continues to create in ever evolving styles, subjects and mediums. A speaker at many major workshops throughout the world, he travels extensively, sketching, painting, writing and photographing the entire journey, while researching distant and rare art in museums worldwide. While having published four books with more currently in the making, he has recently completed and released his first, entirely self-made, feature film, as well as many other experimental shorts. An Artist without boundaries, his paintings are hewn from constant studies of life combined with personal studio practices translated through self-guided discovery of techniques, homemade analogue cameras, film lenses, and other vestibules. He bases his artistic theories on a strong work ethic, insatiable curiosity for inspiration, knowledge, self-respect, and a purposeful awareness of life’s subtleties.

Artist Marie Larkin
Marie Larkin, Artist

Marie Larkin is a prominent Australian Pop Surrealist. Her art embodies an undeniably feminine oeuvre, meticulous execution and attention to detail. Her richly coloured, painted and drawn alternate worlds, are inhabited by my signature women who imbue the works with narrative and emotional content. Women of strength and character, whose undeniable feminine force, has become Marie’s trademark. Early works in painting, drawing and sculpture were inspired by fairytale and nursery rhyme narratives, pop culture and beauty but as Marie’s work has matured and developed this has distilled into an art that is underpinned by explorations of the female persona. Marie’s work over the past two years often attempts to show that elements of a goddess archetype are present in the everyday feminine. She seeks to help women find this within the everyday and has found that it resonates strongly with both men and women.

Kim Larson - Modern Eden Gallery
Kim Larson, Director of Modern Eden Gallery

Kim Larson is a small business entrepreneur with a background in jewelry making and sculpture. She is a founding member of North Beach First Fridays and is a proud member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. Her passion for art started at a young age and continues today with her private collection.

Bradley Platz - Modern Eden Gallery
Bradley Platz, Director of Modern Eden Gallery

Bradley Platz is a San Francisco based oil painter with a background in fine art painting and Art History. Over the last 10 years, Platz has planned, curated, installed, juried, and organized contemporary art exhibitions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a strong advocate for ecommerce and content marketing in the Arts.

Well, we hope you have fun preparing your entries and WxW wish everyone submitting their work all the very best!