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Now in its 9th year, Contemporary Visions annual group exhibition intends to explore current themes, trends, and innovations in contemporary art across all artistic disciplines. Artists anywhere in the world are invited to submit an application for consideration, and applicants will be vetted by a jury* of artistic professionals, and selected artists will be part of an exhibition in the heart of East London’s vibrant art community. In the past, exhibitors have gone on to solo-exhibitions or inclusions in art-fairs with BEERS London, inclusion in gallery Director Kurt Beers’ various publications like 100 Painters / 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, or similar opportunities with other galleries.

This year, the jury includes Katy Hessel, Curator & Founder of @thegreatwomenartists, London (UK); Kate Mothes, Curator and Art Blogger of Young Space, Wisconsin (USA); Claus Busch Risvig, Collector, Sikeborg (Denmark); Nicolas Sassoon, Artist and 2018 Contemporary Visions finalist, Vancouver (Canada); and John Wolf, Art Advisor and Curator, Los Angeles (USA).


Artists working anywhere in the world, at any stage of their career are invited to apply.


2 March – 30 March 2019 with a preview on Friday 1 March 2019 from 6-8pm
Dates are subject to slight change.


• All media is accepted. Including painting, photography, sculpture, video (see below), and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media. We recommend that you do not apply with work that is dated prior to 2017.

• Submit up to 4 JPEGS of different works. Please label as: title_media_sizeincm_year.jpg

• Filenames must be no longer than 140 characters

• Maximum file size is 3MB per image


Artists working in video or time-based media can submit 4 video stills, accompanied by 2 videos edited to a preview runtime of 1 minute each. (Please indicate the full runtime of your video in the description of your work). Videos should be uploaded to a password-free hosting site such as Vimeo or Youtube along with a link provided in the required description of your work. Due to the amount of submissions, videos protected by passwords cannot be viewed. Artists of interest may be contacted to submit videos of a longer runtime.


There are no restrictions to the dimension of exhibited works apart from a gallery ceiling height of 2.75m.

Work should be available for sale during the exhibition dates.


The deadline has been extended until midnight  (GMT+1) Sunday 23 December 2018


There is a processing fee of £10 to submit – payable directly from the site by credit/debit card or Paypal.


Results will be posted online and sent to the emails provided by each applicant. However in many instances pertinent information is overlooked or redirected to applicants’ spam filters, so we recommend checking the BEERS site for updates. We kindly ask that you refrain from emailing the gallery as updates will be posted to our website as decisions progress.


Submit all information directly to the online application system, using a laptop or desktop computer (the system does not currently work on mobile).

Applications sent via post or email will not be considered.


Kurt Beers
Director of BEERS London & Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’
London (UK)

Katy Hessel
Curator & Founder of @thegreatwomenartists
London (UK)

Kate Mothes
Curator and Art Blogger of Young Space
Wisconsin (USA)

Claus Busch Risvig
Sikeborg (Denmark)

Nicolas Sassoon
Artist and 2018 Contemporary Visions finalist
Vancouver (Canada)

John Wolf
Art Advisor and Curator
Los Angeles (USA)


If you encounter any issues with the application process, please contact:

For general enquiries contact:

Thank you in advance for your application and we wish you the best of luck!

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