Call for Contemporary Artists:

Art x Terra is proud to present this brand new contest aimed at discovering new talents and highlighting them on the international scene, with a dedicated team committed to the success of emerging contemporary artists and up-and-comers.

Have the chance to be the chosen artist to exhibit your creations at the Seattle Art Fair, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in the western United States, through the Artêria Gallery from July 27 to July 30, 2023.

*Organized in collaboration with Artêria Gallery and Art x Terra.

Some photos of the Seattle Art Fair exhibition. Click here to see more!


The Seattle Art Fair, which is a premier destination for the best in modern and contemporary art, returns to the Lumen Field Event Center for its seventh edition in July 2023. With over 100 contemporary art galleries from around the world and 50,000 visitors, the 2023 edition promises visitors and collectors a significant selection of contemporary and modern artwork from talented artists in all disciplines.

EXHIBITION DATES: July 27 to 30 at the Lumen Field Event Center, Seattle.

DEADLINE to submit your application: June 1, 2023, midnight (MTL).

We have been participating in the SEATTLE ART FAIR for years with great success. This exhibition is very effective in increasing the visibility of our artists among contemporary art collectors and stimulating the sale of their works.

Geneviève Levesque, Director of Galerie Artêria

Geneviève Levesque, Director of the Artêria Gallery and jury of the contest.


The winner will be announced during the week of June 15, 2023, via email and on our social media channels.

NOTE : It is not necessary to be physically present to attend the exhibition. The winning artist’s works will be exhibited by the Artêria Gallery on site.

Submit your artworks directly to the contest by completing the registration form.

Contest participation fee: $75 / 55€.


The contest is open to all contemporary visual artists, regardless of artistic discipline or country of residence.

The basic application package includes a minimum of three (3) to a maximum of five (5) artworks.

Original artwork(s), abstract or figurative, that can be exhibited on a wall.

All mediums are accepted, but must be wall-mounted (wall sculptures, canvases, photographs, mixed media, etc.).

There is no maximum price limit for the artworks presented.

Dimensions: maximum 4' x 6' or 5' x 5' including framing (approximately 122 cm by 183 cm).

Œuvre(s) ou création(s) récente(s): 5 ans ou moins.

The subject is at the discretion of the artist.

Framing is not mandatory.


The winning artist will receive shipping and exhibition of their artwork at the Seattle Art Fair, as well as exposure provided by Galerie Artêria and Art x Terra. This is a prize valued at over $5000!

Representation for exhibition and sale of the winning artist and their works by Galerie Artêria at the Art Fair in Seattle from July 27th to 30th, 2023.

Possibility of a long-term contract with Galerie Artêria for the winning artist after the exhibition.

$250 CAD in credit for the shipping costs of the artworks.

Possibility of a physical exhibition at the Gallery after the fair.

Visibility for the winning artist through the Art x Terra website and social media platforms.


Artêria Gallery will take a 50% commission on the ``gallery`` price of the artwork upon its sale. Payment to the artist following the sale will be made within 10 to 15 business days following the end of the exhibition.

The jury for the selection of the winning artist is composed of members of the Artêria Gallery's management team.

Participation fees are non-refundable if the application is not selected by the jury.


Discover the talented award-winning artists from our past editions, their beautiful works, as well as the favorite artists!



Exhibit at an international art fair in Singapore, November 2022.

Isabelle Derecque is a Belgian artist from Brussels


Her choice to work with mirrors is not just a matter of aesthetics, but an invitation to look at the space around us, to project ourselves into a perspective, and to create our own decor.

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Exhibit at the Seattle Art Fair, July 2022.

Stephanie is a French artist from Nantes specializing in animal sculpture in ceramics and stabilized flowers.

She enjoys the mix between the strength of the totem animal and the apparent fragility of the stabilized flower, reminding us that everything is a matter of balance.

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Exhibit at an international art fair, March 2020.

Philippe Guérin is a painter/illustrator from Quebec.


After obtaining a university degree in graphic design, Philippe specialized in illustration. By combining a variety of mediums, his works revolve around faces imbued with naivety, creating a universe that is uniquely his own.



Exhibit at the San Francisco Art Fair, April 2019.

At the beginning of her career, Mance was strongly influenced by the painting technique of the Impressionists.


The texture of brushstrokes, the blurred aspect of the subject, the gestural freedom. Her works bear witness to a concern for aesthetic beauty, the balance of composition, and the harmony of colors.

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Exhibit at the Amsterdam ART FAIR, October 2019.

THEODORA is a visual artist based in Geneva since 1999.


Creating wonder in the eyes of the viewer on a daily basis is at the heart of her work. She relies on poetry and humor that she materializes through her sculptural installations, sculptures, and drawings.



Exhibit at Seattle ART FAIR, August 2019

Radu Stephan Poleac is an artist residing and practicing in Brussels. He has been a contemporary sculptor, painter, and photographer since 2004.


3D structures, light boxes, installations, videos, and theater sets play an important role in his visual art productions.

About Artêria Gallery

Since 2008,  Arteria Gallery  has been representing emerging contemporary artists in the middle of their careers.


Whether it’s through painting, photography, sculpture or glass, the gallery promotes bold work of high artistic quality through the new contemporary movement.

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Located in Bromont in the beautiful Eastern Townships of Quebec, Galerie Artêria showcases its artists internationally by participating in about fifteen international art fairs every year around the world – New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, Stockholm, Milan, Istanbul, New Delhi, etc.

Conditions of participation in the contest

To participate in the contest, the registration form must be duly filled out and accompanied by high definition digital photographs with online payment. It is recommended to use a high-quality reproduction process. Only digital photos will be accepted. We advise artists to avoid photographs that are too small and do not showcase their artwork.

A participation fee of 75$CAD (55€) per entry applies.

Participation fees are non-refundable if the artist’s entry is not selected by the jury.

The jury that will review the submissions for the exhibition is composed of the members of the management of Galerie Artêria. The submissions will be judged based on their quality, the originality of the artistic approach, and the strong potential for sales at the exhibition.

The artworks must be shipped directly to the fair’s address and according to the instructions provided by Galerie Artêria. The costs associated with insurance protection and transportation are at the expense of Galerie Artêria and Art x Terra, up to a maximum of $250 CAD (which is sufficient in 98% of cases). The costs associated with standard insurance protection and collective transportation of the artworks from the fair to Galerie Artêria will be covered by Galerie Artêria in the event that the selected artist is located in Canada. Precise information will be provided to the selected artist regarding the delivery and retrieval of their artworks at the gallery in this case. The artworks must be adequately protected during transport with reusable packaging for re-shipping. We suggest that if a carrier such as Fedex, DHL or La Poste is used, to use the carrier’s standard insurance. Art x Terra, Artêria, or the contest collaborators are not responsible for any damage that may occur during transport to the fair.

The contest organizers reserve the right to use images of the submitted works to promote their exhibition through any necessary means. Therefore, registering confirms that the applicant accepts all the participation conditions of the contest.

Galerie Artêria will take a 50% sales commission on the gallery price of the artwork upon its sale.

If you do not have a « gallery » price, it will be established beforehand between the artist and Galerie Artêria to ensure that everyone is happy with the transaction.

Payment to the artist following the sale will be made within 10 to 15 business days after the end of the exhibition.

Good luck to everyone!