Ends on May 20, 2018

Multiple price options


Submissions are now open for Jonathan LeVine Projects’ second-annual “Delusional Art Competition”.

Artists from all backgrounds and styles are encouraged to submit work in all 2D and 3D mediums (excluding photography, video and performance art).

Up to 40 finalists will be selected for inclusion in a summer group show from August 1 - 25 at Jonathan LeVine Projects.  First-, second, and third-place prize winners will be announced at the opening in August.

Enter for your chance to win a solo exhibition, an online editorial feature in Juxtapoz magazine,  a group exhibition, promotional opportunities, cash prizes, inclusion in an art fair, and more!

Visit our Delusional Art Competition site here!


The second “Delusional Art Competition” will be reviewed by high profile jurors including: 

Evan Pricco (Editor of Juxtapoz) 
Yasha Young (Director of Urban Nation Museum) 
Steven P. Harrington & Jaime Rojo (Brooklyn Street Art blog founders) 
Tara McPherson (Artist) 
Jeff Soto (Artist)
Jonathan LeVine (Gallerist)


When entering, choose what prize category suits you best with the click of a button! Choose if you would like to try for everything, just cash, or just exhibitions.


1st Place – Solo Exhibition at Jonathan LeVine Projects and online editorial feature in Juxtapoz Magazine (Includes a four-week solo exhibition, a roundtrip flight, and three-nights accommodation in Jersey City)

2nd Place – Participation in a group show at Jonathan LeVine Projects

3rd Place – A week of promotion via Jonathan LeVine Projects social media platforms (Your work will be promoted on all Jonathan LeVine Projects social media platforms and seen by our large following: Instagram 157K, Facebook 26.5K)


Voting will be opened up to the general public after entries have closed and 50 finalists will be announced for public voting. The following prizes will be awarded!

1st Place - $5,000

2nd Place - $2,500

3rd Place - $1,000


1st Place - $1,500* of Liquitex product

2nd Place - $1,000* of Liquitex product

3rd Place - $500* of Liquitex product

*equal to current MSRP at the time of prize announcement

Plus more great prizes to be announced in the coming weeks!

All finalists will be featured on the Delusional website and be listed on the gallery's highly trafficked Artsy page. Select entries will be promoted on the gallery’s extensive social media networks. Artists will also receive extensive worldwide promotion in the form of email marketing, press release announcements, and widespread social media marketing. Winning images will be seen by an International audience including, art collectors, curators, and other galleries.   


1 image for each 2D work submitted, 2 images for each 3D work submitted

Work details must include: Work Title, Year, Medium, Dimensions, and Retail Price

**Size limit: Paintings – 5 x 5 feet; Sculptures – 5 x 4 feet

High resolution images need to be saved in the following format: Last Name-First Name-Work Title-Year.jpeg

Pricing: $45 for 3 submissions ($10 for each additional submission), $25 student rate for 3 submissions ($5 for each additional submission)


All submitted artworks must be for sale (priced at a reasonable market rate) and available to be exhibited from August 1 – 25, 2018. When an artwork is sold, Jonathan LeVine Projects will earn a commission of fifty percent (50%) of the net proceeds from the sale.

To successfully submit your work under our student category, you must be able to provide proof of current student status at the time of submission. In order to do so, we require you to upload proof of a student ID. If your academic institution does not provide students with IDs, then please upload similar proof. For example a copy of your transcript or report card. We also ask that you identify the name of the current academic institution you belong to. Furthermore, please include if you are a high school student, an undergraduate student, a postgraduate student or other. Please note that any submitters who do not upload valid proof of current student status will not be entered into the Delusional Art Competition or be eligible for a refund. 


“The Delusional exhibition was a significant positive change in my professional life. Following the exhibition that received a lot of critical attention, Jonathan made a trip to Binghamton, New York for a studio visit and chose several works for the SCOPE Miami Beach exhibition that was followed by Littlleopia exhibition in Los Angeles. There were sales in both exhibitions with great promotion of work and I am now scheduled for a solo exhibition in June at the gallery. I feel very lucky to have met up with the Delusional exhibition and am very happy to be part of the Jonathan Levine Projects family and look forward to my exhibition this summer in the new space. I would recommend artists at any stage of their career apply.  Jonathan LeVine Projects is a prominent, trend-setting contemporary gallery with a great history, and unconventional international aesthetic. As an Art dealer, Jonathan has a wealth of expertise in building art careers with a great eye for the unusual original works often overlooked by other serious galleries. The Delusional exhibition is not just another juried show, it is the real thing and can be a important life-changing opportunity. These are rare events in today's art world,” Ronald Gonzalez, Third-Place Winner, Delusional Art Competition 2017.


Jonathan LeVine Projects is committed to new and cutting-edge art, exploring the terrain of the high/low and everything in between. As a youth growing up in Trenton, New Jersey during the 1980s, Jonathan LeVine recognized the appeal of countercultural aesthetics including punk flyers, comics, graffiti and tattoos.  In 2001, after years of independently curating at alternative venues, he decided to open a gallery specializing in this nascent art movement. Many people called him and this risky endeavor “delusional”, however, seventeen years later, he’s now the owner of one of the most well-known gallery’s in the world and has cultivated the careers of many renowned artists.  Today, Jonathan LeVine Projects creates engaging programs and interesting partnerships that go beyond his gallery space and focus on community and collaboration. The Delusional Art Competition is an extension of this mission and reinforces LeVine’s revolutionary presence in the global art market. 


The deadline to apply to the Jonathan LeVine Projects Delusional Art Competition is May 20, 2018.

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