Read testimonials from our selected competition artists

Being part of the Photo Competition show at the Agora Gallery was a great experience. The team was very helpful and supportive. It was an honor to be included with all the other artists and the show itself was top notch! I will definitely enter again! Thank you to Agora and NY Art Competitions!

Morgan Anderson​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

I would HIGHLY recommend that anyone thinking about entering the competition should do so. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I could not believe how packed the opening reception was, at points it was getting hard to move! It was great fun, great exposure, great space and hopefully won’t be the last time!

Bill Stephens (Billamack), United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Being invited and involved with the Chelsea International Photography competition was a wonderful and seamless experience. Every one was beyond helpful, cordial and well organized re getting the work there. The collection of images was fabulous- I was honored to have made the cut. Opening night was a wonderful event-so many interested viewers, and fellow artists. Many thanks for the opportunity to show my work in Chelsea!

Jo Ann Chaus​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

My experience with Agora gallery and the CIPC has been solid from start to finish. Forthright, proactive, professional, helpful, communication throughout. The exhibition itself was well put together and looked great at every level. Thanks for everything!

Bradly Dever Treadaway​, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

Thanks to Agora Gallery for a memorable week. The professional exhibition arrangement makes everyone’s works shine in the exhibition hall. We tell the story of creation with the guests. This is the proudest moment for every artist. And thanks to the jurors for their choice. It’s great to see so many wonderful artists publicly creating Spaces. Photography is the medium through which we record our lives and create stories. We all have a presence here.

Man Zhu, United States, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

The Chelsea International Photography Competition was a wonderful experience for me! The Gallery is situated in the heart of the Manhattan Art District and is a lovely exhibition space. The team at the Agora Gallery was very efficient and professional. Their social media promotion is a boost for any artist! This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Monique Fillion​, Canada, 2021/2022 Selected Artist

I absolutely loved being part of The 2020 Chelsea International Photography Competition. The team was super professional and supportive during the process. I unfortunately couldn’t attend but felt confident in sending my image across the Ocean and loved seeing the images of “Serenity” in the gallery during the exhibition. I encourage artists to enter and to make the most of the opportunity and look forward to potentially exhibiting in the future.

Marina de Wit, New Zealand, 2019/2020 Selected Artist

My experience at the Agora Gallery is by far the most satisfying of the many galleries I’ve appeared in. The communication between the gallery and myself have been superb, timely and responsive. Within 2 days of the opening, they have sold 4 out my 5 offerings and the 5th remaining one is getting a great response. I feel honored to be included in this exhibition of truly superb work. Thank you for having me!

Richard Greene, United States, 2018 Selected Artist

I have had a very professional and straight forward experience with Agora Gallery and its staff. Firstly, the level of communication has been superior, polite, courteous and very clear. The photography exhibition is very strong; the work is strong and the hanging of the work is impressive and professional. The show looks really interesting. The gallery’s treatment of me has been professional and respectful. Agora has not pretentious in its manner; business like. Nothing but good vibes here.

Mariela Martin, United States, 2018 Selected Artist

Honored to have my work exhibited at the 2nd Annual Chelsea International Photography Competition organized by the Agora Gallery, I warmly recommend photographers to participate in future competitions. My experience with the Agora Gallery’s team has been fantastic from the beginning till the end of the show. Communications has been flawless during all the process and members of the Agora Gallery are true professionals, always available to help you and give you advises. This competition has been a great opportunity to show my work to a wider audience and the gallery itself is a wonderful place that really valorize your photographs. I am deeply thankful to the Agora Gallery for having me at this exhibition. I hope the best to all the team and good luck for the next events.

Cyrille Dubreuil, United States, 2018 Selected Artist

One of the ways to get genuine exposure of your work is to submit it to Art Competitions with outstanding jurors. And such was the case of The Chelsea International Photography Competition at Agora Galley.

Personally, I am always looking for exceptional competitions to send in my portfolio. I regard my art practice as an endurance race, always must keep going, and this is a way to do so. No matter what the outcome of it might be.

Laura Viñas, Argentina, 2018 Selected Artist

Participating in the Chelsea International Photography Competition, in partnership with Agora Gallery has been a game changer to me. As a new artist, after hard work research and keen eyes, being recognized overseas uplifted me to do not only more of art but better art. It fueled me with the energy I need to make sure I am on the right path. Lastly, being an artist among such talented global peers is not an easy task, and I would love to join forces with the Chelsea community encouraging other artists to dare to engage in future exhibitions and share their talents.

Renata Vale, Brazil, 2018 Selected Artist

The gallery sold 3 of my photographs! The price of artworks was carefully negotiated to secure the best outcome and any profit from sale transferred in timely manner.

It was a pleasure to work with the Agora Gallery staff, all were very professional, friendly and the communication was excellent!

Artur Golacki, United Kingdom, 2017 Selected Artist

It is always great to know that one´s work is being exhibited internationally and in prestigious gallery so it’s a feeling recognition after may years of photography.

Stephanus Meyer, Spain, 2017 Selected Artist

I think that the fact that the jurors selected my work to be exhibited in your gallery has been a great step to open up new opportunities in the word of photography and art, to grow a little more. For me it has been a great incentive that inspires me and motivates me even more to continue doing what I love so much.

Nadia Cecilia Manzanares Vargas, México, 2017 Selected Artist

I was super excited to see my work displayed. I was especially fortunate to have my photo used as the “poster photo” for the show and when we approached the gallery on the way to the opening we saw the poster on a wall with other gallery posters. I was not expecting this and I was so excited and proud. When I saw my work in the gallery everything about the show was professional and I couldn’t have been happier to have been selected for the show.

Vincent Chahley, Canada, 2017 Selected Artist

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