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Anthology 2015 | Call For Applications


Van Der Plas Gallery is pleased to announce its first edition of the annual juried exhibition Anthology.

Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology will be a painting/drawing/sculpture exhibition that will reach out democratically to artists worldwide. Presented at the Van Der Plas Gallery, Lower East Side/Manhattan, New York, the exhibition will be a key barometer of emerging and established talent.

Consisting of ten finalists selected from all applicants, the exhibition will open on December 3rd 2015 and on display until December 30th 2015.

Van Der Plas Gallery will present a cash prize of $1,500 and a solo exhibition in February 2016 to one winner.

The winner will also be profiled on Arte Fuse online magazine (www.artefuse.com)

Artists at all stages in their careers and working in painting, drawing and sculpture are invited to apply.

The Anthology jury members will change every year, ensuring that artists who have previously applied will continue to be assessed by different individuals and therefore have renewed opportunities to be selected.


Ten finalists will be exhibited in a group show at Van Der Plas Gallery, New York

One winner will receive:
$1, 500 cash prize

Solo show at Van Der Plas Gallery, New York.
Profiled with interview on www.artfuse.com, New York

JURORS (Curatorial Panel)

Adriaan Van Der Plas, Founder, Van Der Plas Gallery

Jamie Martinez, Founder, Artefuse NY

Johan Wahlstrom, International acclaimed artist

Dr Janos Marton,  co-founder and director of The Living Museum NY

Vincent Zambrano, Artist and Filmmaker

Erin Ko, Interactive Artist, Writer

Our outstanding jurors perform their role on a volunteer basis. There is no compensation or refund of expenses for the selection process. Every juror will review all applications and will deliver a list of 10 artists on a scale of 1 to 10. The selection of the winners will be based on the sum of the jurors’ votes.


Our judges will evaluate the artworks based on five criteria:
– Aesthetics, originality and creative vision
– Research, impact factor and critical thinking
– Technical skills
– Potential for development in the art world


The competition is open to artists 18 years old or older in all stages of their career.

Media Accepted is: painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media and printmaking


Fill out the application form at www.vanderplasgallery.com/apply/ this includes:

3 images of your work (1 picture per individual art work).
  • Each image must be max 800 KB, in JPG format.
  • Each image must include Artist Name, Title, Size, and Price.
  • All works presented must be for sale.
  • Works can not extend 40 inches at the largest side.
  • Sculptures can not extend 40 inches height and 30 inches width.
A short artist’s statement (max 150 words)
Artist’s biography (max 400 words each)
Your C.V.
A non-refundable fee of:
  • US$30.00 Early deadline by Midnight of September 10th, 2015 (EST) or
  • US$40.00 Extended deadline by Midnight of October 10th, 2015 (EST)


The final application deadline is midnight October 10th, 2015  (EST Time)

Winners announcement: October 25th, 2015

For more information: vanderplasgallery.submissions@gmail.com


Artists selected and invited to exhibit will be responsible for the cost of producing, transporting and insuring their works during transport. Van Der Plas Gallery will insure the Art works from the day of receiving until picked up by freight forwarder or by the artist.

The address in NYC where the artworks selected are to be sent will be communicated privately to the winners.

All works must be ready to hang, sculptures ready to display.
Unsold art works must be picked up by the artist or by prepaid freight forwarder within 10 working days after exhibition the exhibition has ended.


By submitting your artwork you are licensing Van Der Plas Gallery to use any work or captured images for future events, the website, promotion or other purposes. You still retain rights to your work. All work will be credited where applicable. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the competition will lead to immediate disqualification. All entries must contain copyright-free material or material released with consent from the original source. Unauthorized use of any copyrighted images, text, or other material will not be accepted.

By submitting to the 2015 Anthology you agree to our Terms and Conditions


O'Delle Abney, Director  646-539-9622
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