Illusions and Enigmas Open Call

Cash Prizes, Exhibition, & Promotion

Are you an artist with a passion for crafting illusions and concealing hidden images within your artwork? Do you possess a unique vision that intrigues and captivates viewers? Seize this opportunity to showcase your mastery of illusions and hidden imagery in our upcoming “Illusions and Enigmas” Online Art Competition and exhibition at Ten Moir Gallery!

The Best in Show award is more than just a title – it comes with a $150 cash prize, a solo exhibition dedicated to showcasing your mesmerizing illusions and concealed images, and extensive promotion to elevate your profile in the art world. As an added bonus, you will also receive a complimentary entry into the Blu Sky Artist Award, offering the chance to win an impressive $500.

Our online art competitions provide a platform for you to present your enigmatic creations alongside a carefully curated selection of fellow artists. Witness your illusions and hidden images presented in a polished manner while gaining visibility within a global audience.

To inspire you on this artistic journey, consider the incredible works of renowned artists who have mastered the art of illusions and hidden imagery:

M.C. Escher: Renowned for his mind-bending optical illusions and intricate, mathematically inspired artworks, Escher’s creations often challenge viewers’ perceptions and invite contemplation.
Salvador Dalí: The surrealist master, Dalí, was known for incorporating hidden images and symbolic meanings in his paintings. His works often feature dreamlike landscapes and fantastical elements that provoke thought.
Rob Gonsalves: A contemporary artist celebrated for his magical realism, Gonsalves’ paintings seamlessly blend realistic scenes with illusions and hidden images, inviting viewers to explore the layers of his captivating compositions.
To amplify your presence, the exhibition will be actively promoted across our expanding social media platforms. A captivating video presentation will be crafted and made available on both the gallery’s website and Ten Moir Gallery’s YouTube channel. The best part? Artists retain 100% of their sales, with all sales inquiries and requests directed straight to the artists.

Ready to transcend artistic boundaries and share your exceptional vision filled with illusions and hidden wonders? Don’t let this exclusive opportunity pass you by. Join Ten Moir Gallery’s virtual art competition and exhibitions to showcase your mesmerizing creations and elevate your artistry to new heights.

 Important Dates:

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2024

Artist notification: May 9-11, 2024

Exhibition Date: May 12, 2024

Theme: Illusions and Enigmas – inviting artists to weave hidden narratives and mind-bending illusions into their creations, inspired by the enigmatic works of Escher’s optical puzzles, Dalí’s symbolic dreamscapes, and Gonsalves’ magically layered compositions.

Media: All creators from around the world working in 2D & 3D mediums are invited to enter. This includes: Paintings, Photography, Digital, Sculpture, Crafts, and Mixed Media.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

Fees: $18 for 2 images

Additional Information

Selected artists will receive a professionally designed digital certificate to commemorate their participation, adding an extra layer of prestige to your artistic achievements. Additionally, we’ll give you a social media shout-out to our growing audience, further enhancing your visibility in the art community.


Judging Criteria 

Our judging criteria are designed to evaluate artworks comprehensively, ensuring a fair and insightful assessment. Artwork will be judged based on: Craftsmanship, Presentation, Interpretation of the theme, Composition, Creativity, and Technical Skill. 

Image Format:

File should be in this format:  

Artist Name – Artwork title

( i.e. John Smith – Red Horse 1)

Jpeg, Jpg, PNG only:  5 MB max. per image

Professional Presentation: No watermarks, frames, or backgrounds. 

How to Enter:

  1. Prepare your high-quality images of your artworks.
  2. Complete the entry form with your details.
  3. Upload images that best represent the contest theme.
  4. Pay the entry fee of $18 for 2 images.
  5. Confirmation email will be sent once completed.

Terms & Conditions

Before you submit your artwork to our competition, please read and agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The copyright of all submitted artworks remains with the respective artists. By submitting your work, you grant Ten Moir Gallery the right to display and promote your art on our platform.
  • Submitted images may be used for promotional and marketing purposes by Ten Moir Gallery. This includes, but is not limited to, social media posts, newsletters, and online advertisements.
  • Artworks selected for the competition will be displayed on our website ( during the competition period. The display may continue in our archived galleries even after the competition concludes.
  • Ten Moir Gallery is committed to giving artists due credit. Your name, artwork title, and a link to your provided website or social media will accompany the display of your work.
  • Artworks that contain explicit or offensive content will not be accepted. Ten Moir Gallery reserves the right to disqualify and remove any such submissions.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable. Please ensure the accuracy of your submission before completing the payment process.
  • Decisions made by our jury panel are final. The judging process is conducted objectively, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome.

By submitting your artwork to Ten Moir Gallery, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to these terms and conditions. We appreciate your participation and wish you the best of luck in the competition.

Thank you for choosing Ten Moir Gallery as the platform to showcase your artistic talent.