Artfields Extends Submission Deadline By One Week; Announces 2015 Competition Review Panel, Judges



Here’s why you need to take action, and submit to the ArtFields® competition. We just extended the deadline by one week, to November 21, just for you!

Ready for more excitement? That’s good because we’re announcing our judges for the 2015 competition!

The professional review panelists selecting the approximately 400 competition pieces are:

William Andrews, Director, Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans,

  • William Eiland, Director, Georgia Museum of Art in Athens, GA,
  • Leslie Rankow, Founder, Leslie Rankow Fine Arts, Ltd. in New York City.

For the final competition, your work will be judged by a world-class jury of curators, collectors, and artists:

Chad Alligood, Curator of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The former Cranbrook Art Museum curator recently researched State of the Art, a show developed from visits to 1,000 art studios in 80 cities and small towns.

  • Tyrone Geter, a painter who has exhibited worldwide. He is also a professor of art at Benedict College, and an art gallery curator.
  • Jay Heuman, an art museum educator and curator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, where he works collaboratively to organize over 120 public programs a year.
  • Cecilia Stucker, the founder of Curating & Collections, a curatorial consultancy to private and corporate collectors. She splits her time between New York City, Los Angeles and Paris.

Read more about the judges here.

Don’t forget the prizes! The art festival (April 24 through May 2, 2015) will award life-changing prizes of $50,000 for the Top Prize, $25,000 for Juried Panel prize and two $12,500 People’s Choice (one each for two- and three-dimensional work).

But there’s more! For 2015, The Citizens Bank will be sponsoring ten “non-purchase” (artists keep their works) Honorable Mention awards for $1,000 each!

Artists 18 and over – who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia – are encouraged to submit their work by midnight, November 21 at

Established and emerging artists alike have been featured in ArtFields, and the first two competitions delivered more than $200,000 in cash prizes for sculpture, paintings, installations, and fiber art created by artists from several states. Don’t miss out! Visit and submit today.