The World of ART Award was set up in 2014 by Walter A Elliott, at The Elliott Art Gallery North Devon. The purpose behind the Award was to help promote new up and coming artists.
In earlier years Walter spent a lot of time promoting local artists in North Devon, however in later years he wanted to expand by promoting new talent around the globe.
Quite often new talented artists remain unrecognised until their work receives a certain amount of exposure and publicity, without this, a lot of good art unfortunately rarely receives the attention it deserves.
In the art world it can be a frustrating process, unless you have celebratory status or provenance behind a particular piece of art, it remains unheard of, and in the art world for collectors, undesirable and under valued. It may very well be painted beautifully and complimented by the public, but like most things in life, if it doesn’t have a well known label attached to it, it’ll not receive the attention or possess a worthy price tag.
To win a World of Art Award is a way to help in this process; to recognise unknown new talent, to give it a stamp of approval, in this ever expanding world, where the competition makes it increasingly difficult for anyone unknown to promote their work and be recognised.