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The Dalí’s Impressionism Art Contest

inspired by dalí & the impressionists: monet, renoir, degas & more

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Dalí & the Impressionists, we invite you to share original artwork inspired by the Impressionism movement.

About the Contest:

The Dalí’s special exhibition, Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More, explores Salvador Dalí’s profound engagement with the Impressionist movement, which was pivotal in his early artistic journey. An impressive selection of 22 French Impressionist works from the MFA, Boston, situated alongside 18 of Dalí’s earliest paintings, reveals surprising continuities between Impressionist and Surrealist perspectives. For this contest, we invite you to submit an artwork inspired by the Impressionism movement.

Dalí’s visual exploration of his homeland of Catalonia, Spain, became synonymous with the landscape of the surreal. Impressionists like Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley also developed their signature landscape style, using vibrant colors, atmospheric light and free-form brushstrokes to capture the French countryside. 

Alongside landscapes, Impressionists capture life through still life and portraiture. From asymmetrical compositions and juxtaposed textures to vivid patterns, artists like Édouard Manet and Henri Matisse transformed traditional still life into a forum for technical innovation. Edgar Degas painted captivating self-portraits while also painting somber portraits of Parisian women. We welcome you to employ your artistic inventions for this contest and create revolutionary art in homage to Dalí and the Impressionists. 

How it works:

  1. Create an original work of art inspired by the Impressionist movement. All materials are welcome (e.g., oil, watercolor, acrylic, digital painting, mixed media).

  2. Upload your original design and description below by March 4, 2024. Please submit files as jpgs (2MB or less). One submission per person is accepted.

  3. All entries will be juried by a panel of Dalí Museum staff members, narrowing the submissions to three (3) finalists, and posted on TheDali.org by March 18, 2024.

  4. Public voting will run March 18 – April 7, 2024 on TheDali.org.

  5. Winners will be contacted and announced by April 17, 2024. The first-place winner will receive the grand prize (including Museum admission tickets and merchandise from The Dalí Museum Store). The second and third-place winners will receive individual prizes of merchandise from The Dalí Museum Store.

  6. Following the contest, a selection of submissions will be included in an online exhibition on TheDali.org.

Entry Requirements & Judging Criteria
Artwork submitted must be original, created by the submitter. Art will be judged on the following criteria: originality, skill/technique, composition and lighting. 

Eligibility Requirements
The Contest is open to residents of the 50 United States and its territories, as well as international entries who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. All entries must be original, created by the entrant, and cannot have been previously published, won another competition or contest or been used for advertising or promotional purposes. Each entrant may submit only one (1) artwork and must be submitted as a digital image in the following format: jpg (2MB or less) by Wednesday, March 4, 2024. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. The Contest has no affiliation with Facebook, Instagram or any other third-party platform. We reserve the right to change these Rules at any time.

Impressionism Art Contest Submission Form

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please describe the inspiration behind this artwork.
  • Max. file size: 2 MB.
    Files must be submitted as jpgs and as 2MB or less in size.
  • The entrants and parent/guardian give their permission to The Dalí Museum (Museum) for uses and displays of the artwork (described below) to include, without limitation, display and exhibition on the Internet, on television, in publications, and at Museum events. Permission is also given to the Museum to reproduce the artwork for use in Museum publications including, without limitation, brochures, pamphlets, and flyers. The Museum shall not be liable for any third-party reproduction or redistribution of artwork so used, displayed, or reproduced by the Museum pursuant to this permission.

    The Museum rejects any responsibility for inaccurate or incorrect capture of entry info. This includes and does not restrict human or technical error. The Museum reserves the right to terminate, modify, cancel, or suspend the competition. Entrants agree to be bound by the rules/guidelines and therefore the selection of the judges. There are no substitutions for the allotted prizes.
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Image Banner: Salvador Dalí View of Cadaqués from Playa Poal c.1920 Oil on canvas 11 1/2 in x 19, in The Dalí Museum, In the USA ©Salvador Dalí Museum, Inc. St. Petersburg, FL 2023 / Worldwide rights ©Salvador Dalí. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí (Artists Rights Society), 2023.