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Biafarin | Montreal Canada



Biafarin Honor Award:

- 12 Gold Membership Packages for 12 artists older than 25 years old in Painting, Photographic Art, Sculpture and Installation categories.
- 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages for 12 under-25 artists in Painting, Photographic Art, Sculpture and Installation categories.

Biafarin Prestige Award:

- Prize of US$ 4000 to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1000)

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Montreal, Canada

Biafarin Inc is a Canadian Artist Management company with an online portal and an international network of artists, art buyers and art businesses. Biafarin Portal is an online self-service marketing tool assisting artists and art businesses to manage and improve their business transactions efficiently and receive competitive exposures and results in the market. Biafarin receives NO commission fee (%0) for artwork sales from artists.

Blue, Gold and Platinum members pay monthly or annual membership fee in Biafarin and Basic free members choose a Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) method paying only when they order a service.

Biafarin portal is available in 8 languages and as a global art agent, offers more than 20 services to artists for developing their art career. Some of Biafarin services are: Art Opportunities Submission, Gallery Booking for Exhibition, Online Sales Distribution, Document Preparation (Bio, Statement, CV), Translation, Document Management (Send, Print), Auctions, Media Introduction and Coverage, Consultancy and Email Campaigns.

Please find more about Biafarin Membership Packages at: http://www.biafarin.com/artists-membership
Join Biafarin at: http://www.biafarin.com/artists-join

Biafarin is one of the partners in 12th International Arte Laguna Prize. Biafarin awards the artists for a total amount of US$ 14,800 (Euro 12,600) divided into

Biafarin Honor Award
- 12 Gold Membership Package for 12 artists, who are over 25 years old, in Painting, Photographic, Sculpture and Installation categories.
- 12 Blue Membership Package for 12 artists, who are 25 or under 25 years old, in Painting, Photographic, Sculpture and Installation categories.
Gold Membership Package is the most popular package in Biafarin Portal and Blue Membership is the most suitable for Emerging and Young Artists. Membership Packages in Biafarin help artists to develop their art career internationally. Packages include services such as Online Artist Profile, Opportunities alerts and submissions, Online Distribution, Exhibition requests and booking, Artist Data Management, Art Critique and Interview, Press Release and News coverage, Publication and Sales Leads .

Biafarin Prestige Award (artists need to join Biafarin to be eligible for Biafarin Prestige award)
Prize of US$ 4000 to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1000). This prize contains:
- Prize of US$ 1000 for one artist 25 or under 25
- Prize of US$ 1000 for one artist in Painting category
- Prize of US$ 1000 for one artist in Photographic art category
- Prize of US$ 1000 for one artist in Sculpture and Installation category

ALL THE ARTISTS FROM THE BIAFARIN NETWORK: are entitled to a special fee to enter the 12th Arte Laguna Prize.
ALL THE ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE ARTISTS: can join Biafarin for free to obtain international promotion. Click here to create your account >>


Daniela BombelliDaniela Bombelli
(Rome, Italy)

12th edition
Newton RochaNewton Rocha
(Recife, Brazil)

Winner at 12th edition
Dieneke TiekstraDieneke Tiekstra
(Haarlem, The Netherlands)

Winner at 12th edition
Oleksandra VoroninaOleksandra Voronina
(Kiev, Ukraine)

Winner at 12th edition
HONOR AWARD 12th edition

Arreaza Juan (Colombia) / Belkina Katerina (Russia) / Bowen Guan (China) / Cholug Tomasz (Poland) / Collins Matthew James (United States) / Cuni Xheni (Albania) / Dalle Carbonare Matteo (Italy) / Del Vigo Ettore Aldo (Italy) / Ebrahimnezhad Saeedeh (Iran) / Irving Gary (United Kingdom) / (Ji Hyung Jung) (South Korea) / Jonsdottir Rosa Sigrun (Iceland) / Padovani Alice (Italy) / Pearl Harlen (United States) / Peter Riss (Germany) / Ressia Romina (Argentina)
Runa and Holly (New Zealand) / Savan Oguz (Turkey) / Serafini Damiano Miro (Italy) / Urbani Guendalina (Italy) / Varsi Genietta (Peru) / Yan Xiaojing (Canada) / Zankoul Lara (Lebanon) / Zita David (Hungary)
Ali SaboukiAli Sabouki
(Shiraz, Iran)

Winner at 11th edition
Francesco BerettaFrancesco Beretta
(Como, Italy)

Winner at 11th edition
Kalina Aleksandrova DanailovaKalina Aleksandrova Danailova
(Sofia, Bulgaria)

Winner at 11th edition
Silvia ManazzaSilvia Manazza
(Rome, Italy)

Winner at 11th edition

Akman Askin (Turkey) / Pappa Zoi (Greece) / Savenkova Viktoria (Belarus) / El Khoury Jad (Lebanon) / Poole RJ (Australia) / Chou Ching-Hui (Taiwan) / Tiekstra Dieneke (Netherlands) / Ambroziak Sylwester (Poland) / Demers Louis Philippe (Canada) / Obara Noriko (Japan)

Art Spirit Foundation | Connecticut

Art Spirit Foundation


Prize of 3000 € for the winning artwork made with the use of pastels.
Participation requires the presentation of paintings in which the use of pastels is predominant, according to the mission of The Art Spirit Foundation. The theme is free, there are no limits of size, the winning work will remain the property of the artist. To participate, it is necessary to fill in the form that will be sent by e-mail after applying to one of the Arte Laguna Prize sections (see art. 2)..

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Southport, Connecticut, United States

Art Spirit Foundation was conceived and created by Dianne B. Bernhard to promote the arts, illustrate how art enhances the lives of all people, and provide insight into art as a life-changing force. Art Spirit reminds us of the importance art plays in the evolution of humanity through the support and nurturing of accomplished living artists. It aspires to elevate society’s perspective of art and transform the way artists view themselves by presenting not only their work, but the artists’ character as well. The mission of Art Spirit is to enrich lives through art.
For over twenty five years, Art Spirit Foundation has been leading advocacy for the medium of pastels through awards and patronage of pastel artists.

Past collaborations

  • Artmajeur | Montpellier France
    Artmajeur | Montpellier France Artmajeur


    Promotion for 1 artist through the platform and the services of the portal artmajeur.com which includes:

    - 1 platinum account
    - a website in the platform
    - a budget of 100 Euro for promotion services
    - 1 article-interview published in French in Artmajeur Magazine sent to 75.000 readers

    For the finalist artists of the sections painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and urban art, promotion through the portal artmajeur.com which includes:

    - A free Platinum account, for 1 year

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    Montpellier, France

    Founded in 2000, Artmajeur was the first community site dedicated to art and artists. In 17 years Artmajeur has become the world’s leading online art marketplace.
    Artmajeur offers a direct contact with 120 000 artists from 193 countries and more than 2 millions artworks. Follow artists, comment pictures, create your own collections, share your favorites artworks,  create your gallery for free and exhibit your work to the whole world, create an art website and of course buy and sell art.
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    Thanks to the collaboration with the Arte Laguna Prize, Artmajeur offers many opportunities:
    - For all to the applied artists: 25€ of credit to promote the artworks of the artists by using the discount code VENICE17.
    Visit artmajeur.com, create a free account and use the discount code to obtain “Marketing Budget”.
    - For 1 artist selected by Artmajeur: platinum account, website in the platform, budget of 100€ for promotion services, 1 article-interview published in French in Artmajeur Magazine sent to 75.000 readers.
    - For the finalists of the sections painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and urban art: A free PLATINUM account for 1 year.

    Consuelo WalkerConsuelo Walker
    (Santiago, Chile)

    Winner at 12th edition
    Residency period:
    to be defined
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