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Showdown: Abstract

Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.

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Peter Coffin

Artist (Image Credit: Aura Portrait (Peter) 2000 ©Peter Coffin

Peter is the final round judge and will be selecting the winners.

Peter Coffin's interdisciplinary practice explores conceptual point of view and is motivated by the desire to connect with the kind of understanding that invites new perspective and engenders further inquiry.

His artwork often integrates an informal objectivity with the subjective to generate a dynamic between the two.... Read More


1st Place

The winner will receive US $1000

2nd Place

The runner up will receive US $500
The top two works will be shown in exhibiton.

First Round: Curated + Community Voting

The first round consists of two parts: the community vote and the curated vote. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the community vote. All valid entries will be randomly displayed an equal number of times during the community vote and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). A total of 300 submissions will progress to the next round including:

  • 250 works with highest average community votes
  • 250 submissions selected by our professional Saatchi Art team

Second Round: Juried Voting

A jury, selected by Saatchi Art and led by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art, will review the 500 semi-finalists. Of those 300:

  • 30 submissions selected by our professional jury will move on to the final round

Final Round: Judge

A judge selected by Saatchi Art will select the winner and runner-up of our Abstract.

  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown in exhibiton.
  • The cost of shipping works to the exhibition will be covered by Saatchi Art.
  • Art must be in the style or category specified to be eligible.
  • Art must not have been submitted to a previous Showdown or any other Saatchi Art competition.
  • Must be an original work currently for sale on the Saatchi Art website.
  • The top ten original works must be exclusively for sale on Saatchi Art for 6 months following the end of the competition.

Jorge Posada's Submission

1st Place Showdown Winner

Abstract | Awarded April 12th, 2012





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