Call for Submissions

Monochrome | Juried Exhibition

UPWARD gallery



Jan 22, 2023


Dec 20, 2022

UPWARD Gallery invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our juried art exhibition and competition, Monochrome.

Restrained, muted colors, the richness of tonal transitions and shades close in color, stormy play of chiaroscuro - make us feel something more. Not explicit, but hidden is revealed in the picture, setting the contemplator to spiritual experiences.
Artists, since ancient times, have always known about these possibilities in creativity. And in the twentieth century, the use of monochrome even resulted in the creation of a whole artistic direction in painting.
And when and for what purpose do you use this technique in your work? Share your work using monochrome colors.

All artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit their work in any medium, style, and genre.

All accepted pieces will be displayed in our online gallery at

The winners (1st place) are interviewed by the UPWARD Gallery editors for publication in the printed edition UPWARD’s Quarterly and on our site.

Each entrants of the competition receives a personal page in the UPWARD gallery, where they can show their art and tell about themselves.

Selected works will be featured in curated galleries on our site.

All entrants will receive electronic certificates based on the results of the competition.


Acceptable mediums include all traditional art media (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, gouache, egg tempera, pen and ink; drawing media such as graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, scratch board, markers, metal point), digital painting, arts and crafts (beadwork, pottery, embroidery, floristry, batik, stained glass, two-dimensional collage and fabric art as well, etc.).

Entry fee: from $9 per entry. For artists under 22 - $6 per entry.