"Art Olympia 2015," 1st International Open Art Competition for Young Artists, Set for 2015 in Japan

- International Judges Select Winning Artworks on June 10, 2015 -

SAITAMA, Japan, Dec. 16, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — In 2015, the Art Olympia Executive Committee will hold Art Olympia 2015, the first in a series of an international open art competitions aimed at discovering and supporting young talented artists. Art Olympia will be open for submissions from around the world with regional entry bases in Tokyo, New York and Paris.

The first Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks only. 

Artworks submitted from around the world will first be reviewed at regional entry bases and then finally reviewed in Tokyo. Primary reviews will be done with using the images of artworks and the final review with real artworks. Moreover, the final review will employ a point rating system, allowing the public to check the review process to ensure fairness and transparency. 

With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created Student Category, allowing students to apply for both Open and Student Categories. A panel of judges comprising experts from various sectors of the international art world provides aspiring artists with a rare chance to get their artworks reviewed by art experts other than their fellow countrymen and women.

New York-Based Judges

Gregory Amenoff:

Artist, Professor of Columbia University

Brett Littman:

Executive Director of The Drawing Center / New York

Eric C Shiner:

Director of The Andy Warhol Museum / Pittsburgh

Nicolas Touron:

Artist, Professor of School of Visual Arts

Kara Vander Weg:

Director of Gagosian Gallery

Paris-Based Judges

Jean-Michel Alberola:

Artist, professor of Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts

Cecile Debray Amar:

Curator Centre Pompidou

Cheu Tch-I:

Artist, Director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA / Taiwan and others.

Tokyo-Based Judges

Yuji Akimoto:

Director of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa

Hiroshi Minamishima:

Professor of Joshibi University of Art and Design

Ryohei Miyata:

President of Tokyo University of the Arts

Hiroshi Senjyu:


Akira Tatehata:

President of Kyoto City University of Arts Awards


Total value of cash and extra prizes: Approx. US$500,000

Total number of winners: Approx. 240 persons

Open Category: First prize Cash prize US$120,000 one winner

Student Category: First prize Cash prize US$20,000 one winner

* In addition, special prizes will be awarded, including Ranking Awards and Judge Awards.


  1. Entry period: December 2014 to March 25, 2015
  2. Announcementof the winners: June 10, 2015
  3. Exhibition: New Toshima Ward Office Building "Toshima Ecomusee Town" on June 13-28, 2015

The First International Open Art Competition "Art Olympia 2015"
URL: http://artolympia.jp/enart/

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SOURCE Art Olympia Executive Committee Office

Art Olympia Executive Committee Office
Art Olympia Executive Committee, Aya Saito
Phone: +81-48-650-5544
Email Contact 4-90-28, Miyacho, Omiya Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture, 330-0802, Japan
Web: http://artolympia.jp/enart

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