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Twenty Twenty (2020)

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The year 2020 has presented all of us with a unique set of challenges on a global, national and personal scale. We face intense social conflicts, serious concerns about our environment, and a global pandemic that is reshaping our lives.

We are interested in artwork that has been created as a response to these crises and/or artwork that was previously created that has now taken on new meaning in light of 2020.

Consider submitting work that can communicate our experience to future generations whether it be from a personal perspective or a broad statement for the planet. Open to all media except moving images (i.e. video, gifs, movies).


  • Purchase Award of $1,000*
  • One artist will be awarded the Purchase Award at the conclusion of this call 
  • ‍Dedicated Artist Page in CollexArt
  • Submitting artists (including the Purchase Award winner) may be invited to have their own in-depth Artist Profile Page, have their work included in the CollexArt Store and in the curated Online Exhibit Space.
  • Finalist CollexArt Annual Grand Prize of $5,000
  • This award identifies a single artwork as the best of the year. The Grand Prize will be awarded in March of 2021. Artists who are selected for Purchase Awards, Artist Profile Pages, Exhibit Space in CollexArt or for the CollexArt store are registered as finalists for the prize.
  • Additional Artist Exposure
  • Artists whose work catches the attention of the curators, but who do not receive a Purchase Award or an Artist Profile Page, may be invited for exposure in the CollexArt Submission Highlights Forum.
  • ‍CollexArt Sponsored Artist Websites & Membership
  • All participants are eligible for a complimentary one year CollexArt membership. Those just starting out, and who have never had a professional artist portfolio website can request a CollexArt sponsored website for a year (domain name is not included).

* Purchase Award

The Purchase Award is intended to support the selected artists with meaningful recognition as part of the CollexArt Private Patron Collection. When submitting artwork to this call for entry, you can identify artwork for the Purchase Award and/or for CollexArt Exhibition.  The Purchase Award of $1000 will be given to one artist. If an artwork you tagged for the Purchase Award is selected for this award, you understand that the CollexArt Patrons intend to acquire your work for $1,000. Artists submitting for the Purchase Award should value their work in accordance with prior sales history or the amount a gallery would pay for your work without their commission fee added. CollexArt pays for the shipping of all artwork acquired through the Purchase Award. In the case of an international acquisition, CollexArt Patrons pay for customs and importation fees. In the rare case that no artist is identified as the Purchase Award winner, at the conclusion of a call for entry, CollexArt will refund all artist submission fees. ‍


  • Open to all USA and International artists 18 years and older Accepting all original visual media excluding video, film and animated Gifs ‍
  • All submissions must be original artwork conceived and produced by the artist All submissions must be free from copyright infringement If submitting photography we will ask for release forms if needed Only digital files are accepted through the CollexArt submission system (powered by SubmitArts) Images must be saved and submitted as JPGs Images must be no larger than 2000 pixels on the longest side Images must be 5MB or less If you do not have a SubmitArts account to enter your work, you will establish one with your submission
  • The entry fee is $35.00 for up to 6 images and $2 each for each additional image. Submission fees are not refundable. You can request to apply the $35 submission fee towards a CollexArt membership. Please note that CollexArt Membership level II and III participants do not have to pay a fee to submit work to CollexArt themed calls during the year.


  • Entry Deadline: October 5th, 2020
  • Artist Notification: October 20th, 2020


  • Artists maintain all copyrights to submitted artwork.  Artists grant permission to Kodexio (CollexArt developer / owner) to store submission images and related collected data for submission management purposes and to offer jurors a way to review and select submissions. 

Submitted Work Image Usage Rights

  • If your work is selected for a CollexArt award or any other type of recognition and or benefit (artist profile, sponsored website, etc.), you grant Kodexio (CollexArt developer / owner) a license to use your submission to promote and showcase its website, activities and to achieve its mission. Such license will not be used to resell or sublicense your submission. Therefore you grant Kodexio a non-exclusive, royalty free, irrevocable, worldwide perpetual license to use, publish, modify, adapt, translate, create derivative works, distribute and display your work and submission information, including your name and location, in the CollexArt website, advertising, and promotional materials.


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