Announcing the first annual Pink Bison Prize. Learn more here.

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The Pink Bison Prize 2023


The Pink Bison Prize

The Pink Bison Prize goes to the artist with the most exceptional artwork posted on Altamira.art. Juried by 10 internationally acclaimed art critics and artists, the winner will receive $5,000 in cash and the illustrious Pink Bison trophy. Participation is open and free to any artist who works in any medium from anywhere in the world. 


In the spirit of democratizing art, finalists are selected via a voting process open to all artists, critics, and collectors on Altamira. The 10 artists with the most total votes across all of their works on Altamira in the previous year (12/31/21 - 12/31/22) and the 10 artists with the most votes on an individual work will be selected as finalists.  After 20 finalists are chosen, the award will be presented to the winner in an online ceremony that is broadcast internationally.


Finalist Selected: January 1st, 2023

Award Date: February 1st, 2023


To participate:


Rules and Restrictions:

  • No fake or fraudulent accounts - Any artists receiving upvotes from accounts deemed to be fake or fraudulent will be disqualified from the prize and may be removed from the platform

  • Artists from anywhere in the world are eligible to participate

  • No duplicate or plagiarized posts


The Prize:

  • $5,000 directly deposited through your Altamira account

  • The Pink Bison trophy is a commissioned artwork for the winner to keep

  • All finalists will receive short public reviews from jurors

  • The winning artist's work will be displayed on digital billboards in New York City and Los Angeles.

  • An Interview on the Nordic Art Agency Podcast

          

The Jurors:

Ed Goldman

For more than 30 years, Edward Goldman has been an art critic and host of “Art Talk,” a weekly program which aired prime-time Tuesday evenings during All Things Considered on LA’s largest NPR affiliate, KCRW 89.9 FM. Edward also contributed weekly art reports to the Huffington Post

John Crowther

Altamira's resident critic, John has written over 250 critiques on Altamira. He brings extensive gallery and museum experience to his criticism and evaluation.

John Dalton

John is an artist, writer, and podcaster. He hosts the art podcast, John Dalton - gently does it . . .
Which consists of long-form interviews with figurative artists from around the world. Since 2013 he has interviewed over 200 artists from 21 countries. In 2019 he juried the Annual National Juried Exhibition at the Wausau Museum on Modern Art.

Katerina Stathopoulou

Katerina brings extensive curatorial expertise to the panel. She is a curator for the Public Art Fund, the New York-based non-profit, and previously worked as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art. Read more about Katerina here.


Tanya Atanasova

Tanya is the founder the FiKVA Foundation and art prize, which aims to support figurative and representational arts. She is also an amazing artist in her own right.

Leilani Lynch

Leilani is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Her curatorial practice champions experimentation and critical engagement with the most urgent ideas circulating today. Working collaboratively with artists, her exhibitions and programs analyze the human experience and are inclusive of diverse and wide-ranging audiences. Prior to joining MCA Denver, Leilani most recently served as Curator at The Bass, Miami Beach. 

More to be announced

In the coming months, we'll add seven more jurors to the panel. Five will be well-known art critics and/or artists. Nominate a juror here.

We are looking to the community to fill two of our ten juror spots with up-and-coming art critics. Learn more and apply to be a juror here.

About Altamira:

Altamira is a communal marketplace for art, artists, and their fans. Altamira facilitates community around art to provide education, social proof, emotional connection, and seamless transaction. It aims to democratize the art world, opening it up to anyone who wants to participate. Along the way, we are focused on creating the best way for artists to sell their work, build their brand, and engage with their fans while empowering art enthusiasts and collectors to find great art.


Want to help make the prize for the Pink Bison prize even bigger? Reach out to michael@altamira.art for sponsorship opportunities.

Responses (7)

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Sherif Hakeem
Sherif Hakeem Artist

January 06, 2023

Have the finalists been selected?

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Sherif Hakeem
Sherif Hakeem Artist

December 27, 2022

Is it too late to submit to the Pink Bison Competition? I just found the competition and began submitting 2 days ago and understand that those who submitted in the beginning of 2022 will have more votes than those who submitted late, so I'm wondering if those who submitted late get juried equally if they don't have as many votes because in the evnt that we found the competition at the late stages.

Thank you!

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Yu Yan
Yu Yan Artist

December 20, 2022

Hi, after posting my work, what's the next step to enter the prize?

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Veronica Winters

December 11, 2022

Awesome. Check out my art -veronica winters 💕

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Ronny Reinecke

November 28, 2022

Hallo! Ich kann keine Kunstwerke hochladen?

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Barbara
Barbara Artist

November 06, 2022

No thank you

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Michael Facchinello

August 25, 2022

For those asking, work posted on Altamira prior to the announcement of the Pink Bison Prize will be considered so long as they were posted in the 2022 calendar year.

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J’Atelier9
J’Atelier9 Artist

January 09, 2023

Hi Michael, How are you doing? Now that it is 2023, I noticed the most recent comments on post about the Pink Bison Prize went unanswered. Are there any updates on the finalist selection for Jan 1st? And is this award still being announced on Feb 1st, 2023?

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Ronny Reinecke

November 28, 2022

Hallo! Hatte mich angemeldet, aber ich kann immer noch keine Kunstwerke hochladen.lg

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Michael Facchinello

November 30, 2022

Hello! Could you please email me with the problem you are experiencing? Everything looks good from our end. michael(at)altamira.art

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Jim Pearson
Jim Pearson Artist

October 27, 2022

Michael, how do I remove certain works from my profile portfolio? Jim Pearson.

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Tullio De Pietro

December 19, 2022

hi Jim, I suppose you have to edit the work you want to remove and in the edit options you can delete it

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