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 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.

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Responses (2)

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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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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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