will be held biennially in New York from 2011 onwards, but in an innovative twist will be traveling every other year around the globe. Possible venues for 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018 are in chronological order Brisbane/Australia; Graz/Austria; Cracow/Poland and Shanghai/China.

THE CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE for the Visual Arts is open to all artists practicing VISUAL ART : painters (in any medium & stylistic expression from classical painting to collages to illustrations to graffiti to drawing to print); photographers (film/digital); sculptors (3D works/jewellery); film-makers (video/film-camera/animation film); conceptual artists (working in all mediums mentioned above); crafts (from pottery to weaving to carpet-looming)

1st prize

The Winner of the inaugural Charlatan Ink Art Prize for the Visual Arts 2011 shall receive the CHARLATAN INK ART PRIZE Silver Ink Well and US$ 25,000.00 in Prize Money.

2nd prize

The artist with the second highest point score awarded by the jury shall receive the Charlatan Ink Encouragement Prize, which includes a 6 week artist residency at the Carlton Arms Hotel, New York*, a Canon G11 Camera and US$ 1,000.00. Furthermore Endeavor Printing will print an exhibition catalog (softcover, max. 75 pages in an edition of 200) for an exhibition the artist might undertake within the next twelve months of the Second Prize win. * The Artist Residency at the Carlton Arms Hotel through the Carlton Arms Art Project : Residency has to be taken up during the months of January & February and must be completed within 6 weeks. Residency has to be taken up during the year following the win. Artists must commit themselves to participate in one form or another** to the Carlton Arms Art Project***. **( paint a room; participate in the restoration of artworks at the hotel, etc.) *** the winner of the second prize is not obligated to accept the Artist Residency , however, no monetary or other substitution shall recompense the artist declining the residency!

3rd prize

The artist with the third highest point score awarded by the jury shall receive a twelve months art expose on the CHARLATAN INK Website, hosting the artist’s portfolio.

Gallery prize

To encourage galleries to forward to their artists all relevant information concerning the Charlatan Ink Art Prize, Charlatan Ink Publishing & Endeavor Printing have committed themselves to print for the gallery that has encouraged the Winner to participate in the Charlatan Ink Art Prize, a first class exhibition catalog in an edition of 300 copies (softcover, max. 100 pages).