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"The sun is new each day." - Heraclitus

The meaning of visual beauty has been different in different cultures and geography. It is also based on human experience and history; and it is still transforming. You are invited to show this transformation of beauty: are there elements of Beauty that are universal and eternal for us as humans? Or is the concept of Beauty a subjective concept?

Beauty has been a big factor in visual arts, historically. The transformation of how to perceive and value Beauty has affected what we see as contemporary art all around the world. The factors influencing the notion and comprehension of Beauty are:

  • Aesthetic and Classical Beauty
  • Fashion Beauty
  • Pop Culture Beauty
  • Beauty in different cultures currently and historically
  • Conceptual Beauty versus Visual Beauty


Selected artists (from each category) will be invited to participate in the visual art exhibition “Transformation” to take place in Winter 2017-2018, Gallery MC, New York. The project features selected artworks in three categories: Social Transformation, Personal Transformation, Beauty Transformation. The finalists will have an opportunity to give an artist talk, be interviewed and/or featured on the RE:ARTISTE's website and social media networks.

The Jury

The art competition is evaluated by Kay Kane, Sheryl Haler, and T.Lawrence Wheatman. Please find out more about the jurors on our Jury page.


The competition is open to everyone, 18 years and older, professional and amateur artists alike.
Entries* must be in JPEG format, no larger than 1400 x 1800 pixels, and under 2MB.

The following media are accepted:

  • Photography (including documentary)
  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Installation
  • Digital Art
  • 3D-Art including Ceramic Works

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2017

The winners will be announced on the RE:ARTISTE website on 08/30/2017. The winner and the finalists will be personally notified via email.

Entry Fee: the entry fee is $35 for the first five images and $10 for every additional image.

(Along with the Beauty, the other two aspects of the show TRANSFORMATION are Social and Personal. To submit your artwork to the TRANSFORMATION:PERSONAL please use this link. To submit your artwork to the TRANSFORMATION:SOCIAL please use this link.)

*The submitting artist owns the copyright to his/her competition entry as its author. By submitting an entry to the art competition “Transformation: Beauty” the artist gives RE:ARTISTE permission for the entry to be used on the RE:ARTISTE website and its social media channels. The artist gives RE:ARTISTE the right to use his/her name and city of residence for the sole purpose of identifying the artist as the author of the entry. The entry fee is not refundable.

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