Blue Koi Gallery Open Call: Wild & Tamed

Blue Koi Gallery invites you to participate in the Wild and Tamed Animals Art Competition, a celebration of creatures in their untamed and domesticated forms. This competition encourages artists to capture the essence of wildlife in their natural habitats or portray the profound connection between humans and their tamed companions. Open to all artists, regardless of location, and participants must be 18 years or older. Submissions in various mediums and skill levels are encouraged to apply until the deadline of September 30, 2023.

We are proud to announce that 10% of all entry fees will be donated to an animal rescue organization in Kansas City, Missouri, further supporting the welfare of these magnificent creatures. Take this chance to showcase your artistic prowess, contribute to a meaningful cause, and inspire viewers with your interpretation of wildness and domestication through the medium of art.

Theme Description

Unleash your creative spirit as we delve into the captivating theme of “Wild and Tamed” for our upcoming art competition. Whether you’re inspired by the untamed beauty of nature’s wilderness or the harmonious coexistence of humanity and the animal kingdom, this theme invites you to explore the dynamic interplay between the wild and the tamed. Capture the essence of raw power, serene domestication, or the delicate balance between the two. Let your artistic journey bring to life the contrast, harmony, and stories hidden within the wild and tamed realms.

Rules and Eligibility

  • Open internationally
  • Artists must be 18 years or older to apply
  • All backgrounds, skill levels and styles accepted
  • All visual media accepted: Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital, and Sculpture, 3D Installation
  • Entry fees are non-refundable
  • 5 images may be submitted per entry fee. Artists may submit multiple entries.
  • Images should be original work created by the submitting artist

Commission-Free Approach:

We empower artists and connect them directly with buyers, ensuring that all sales are exclusively between the artist and the buyer.

Awards & Prizes

The prize money for the art contest is unrestricted and can be used in any way that benefits the recipient artist.

First Prize Award | $100

Second Place Prize Award | $75

Third Place| $25

Honorable Mention Award

Entry fees

Early Bird Discount: $20 for 4 pieces (until July 31, 2023)

Standard: $25 for 4 pieces

Image Requirements:

 File Size: Max 2MB

 Format: jpg, jpeg, png, mp4 only

Composition: No frames, mats, or watermarks. Please crop out any background in the images.

Labeling: FirstName-LastName-TitleofArt.jpeg

Competition Timeline

Early Bird Discount Ends | July 31, 2023

Entry Deadline | September 30, 2023

Winners Notified | October 7-9, 2023

Exhibition Dates | October 9, 2023 – November 8, 2023

Website link: Wild & Tamed Juried Art Competition (

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