Submissions and Nominations for 50 GREAT FIGURATIVE WORKS | 2018 EDITION |

Publication: Print-on-Demand | PDF | Digital | Instagram | Buzzfeed Community | Other Social Media
Deadline: November 1, 2018
Curators: Walt Morton and Daniel Maidman
Mediums: Painting (all mediums), sculpture, and drawings. 

This is an open call for nominations from the press, galleries and art collections.  Nominations may include up to 12 artworks. 

Artist members from our platform are eligible to submit. We are not accepting individual artist submissions outside of our platform membership.  

No work will be considered that was completed under the direction of a teacher or during a workshop.  All work must be the original conception of the artist and executed by the artist.  Final pieces selected for publication will represent some of the finest figurative work completed in 2018.

This call will consider the human figure, in all its glory. Selected works must have been completed from November 2017 to October 2018.  Photography, digital, and computer-generated works are excluded for this issue.  Paintings (oil, acrylic, watercolor, casein, encaustic, guoache, mixed mediums), collage, fiber, drawings (graphite. charcoal, silverpoint, colored pencil, ink, other dry or wet mediums), sculpture (stone, wood, bronze, metal, clay, ceramic, etc.) will all be considered.  Remember, the focus of all work submitted is the human figure.  

Prepare a folder with artwork completed in 2018. Title each image with your name, title of the work, medium, size, year. Include a short text file including your contact information and short narrative bio. Upload the folder to and share the link to your folder from If you do not like to use Dropbox, you may zip a folder to the attention of Didi Menendez at didimenendez at 

Complimentary copies of the PDF will be sent to our database of art collectors and art advocates. The list will be shared on social media including Buzzfeed Community and Instagram.

We do not offer complimentary copies in any format to our contributors. We will publish the list and the publication soon after the deadline. 

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Please provide a link to your folder from dropbox here. Do not share the physical folder with us. Make sure you have read the general guidelines on how to prepare a folder before submitting. All images should be titled with your name, title of the image, medium, size and year. Make sure your folder is titled by your name as well.

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