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$5.00 USD

 Our strategy for displaying artwork on the cover of our journals is to use a "Gallery Presentation Style".  If a work of art moves us enough to use it on one of our covers, we want the piece to be presented without distractions.  So, no layovers of any kind - no titles, no journal issues numbers, no conflicting images and no other impositions will be encumber the image.  We also use high quality cover stock and a matte finish.  We do not see cover art as an element of cover design.  We see cover art as autonomous and essential.  The rest of the cover is there to offer the cover art to our readers and viewers in the best possible setting.

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  1.  One (1) Winner will have his/her artwork featured on the cover of the Summer 2020 issue of The Raw Art Review:  A Journal of Storm and Urge.  Additional examples of the winner's artwork will be featured at multiple locations in the journal.  Winner will also be presented as a "Featured Artist" on the RAR website home page and will be given his/her own Featured Artist Page on the RAR Website that will include up to 20 images of his/her work.   
  2. NOTE:  We use a gallery style presentation of your artwork on our cover.  We want your artwork presented without the distractions of text layovers (Journal name, publication date, etc.).
  3. Shortlisted contributors will be published in The Raw Art Review Summer 2020 Issue.
  4. We are looking for original artwork in any medium that manifests the energy and power of Storm and Urge.
  5. Please send up to 5 photos of any artwork in any medium using any style.  
  6. The better the photo the better the post.  We recommend you send images that you are happy with yourself.
  7. Anything from photo-realistic to abstract art is welcome.  Photos of paintings, drawings, sculpture, pottery, mixed-media, etc. are all welcome.  Photography is welcome.  
  8. Simultaneous submission is fine.  
  9. Previously published or shown works are fine, as long as you own re-publication rights.  
  10. Current Deadline is November 30, 2020.  Deadline may be extended depending on volume of submissions.
  11. Contest winner will be announced in early December 2020.



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