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Important World Artists

A high quality annual and juried art publication, Important World Artists  from around the world. Now at Volume 2, this edition aims at capturing the diverse beauty of original art in all visual contemporary practices. Artists working in all media that can be depicted on paper are encouraged to submit their portfolio for inclusion.

Every new volume of IWA takes over a year to be produced and each image is carefully selected. For each book, we have two main goals. To produce a unique, individual presentation for each artist, that provides an insightful description of their practice and their career. And second, to produce a beautiful anthology of art, that presents a wide range of contemporary practices, providing a reference of great art, for collectors, galleries, decorators and curators.

Our books are printed in deluxe quality, at 10 x 13 inches (or 25.2 x 33 cm) with a hard cover and dust cover. The paper is high quality gloss paper at 85 lbs and the books are thread sewn, reinforced case bound.  Every new volume of ICM is distributed widely in print and online for free, to a long list of select galleries, museums, agencies, collectors, interior designers etc worldwide. The entire book is available to view online and many copies are handed for free at major international art fairs (including Spectrum Miami Basel, Art Expo New York and more).

How To Apply

  • Email us a link to your website or  5-8 small images of your work.   or
  • Fill out the online application below.

If the artist is approved, they will be notified within three working days. Our jury selects the specific pieces to be shown in the book. Artists can choose to present their work in one, two, three, four, five or six pages. Each book has a limited number of premium presentations that select artists can choose to be featured in. After approval, a participation fee is required.

Participation Fees

Groups of 2 or more artists get a 20% discount. Artists applying for more than 1 books get 10% discount. Please note that the fee is a tax deductible business expense.

  • ONE PAGE $1,385
  • TWO PAGES $1,985
  • FOUR PAGES $2,985
  • SIX PAGES $3,985
  • Front Cover: $7,800 (+2 page spread)
  • Back Cover: $4,800 (+2 page spread)
  • Frontispiece: (1st page of the book) $4,800 (+2 page spread)

After the introduction pages and artists’ Index and presentation of the book some artists can have special presentation

SPREAD 1 $3,800

SPREAD 2: $3,600

SPREAD 3: $3,400

SPREAD 4: $3,200

SPREAD 5: $3,000

SPREAD 6: $2,800

SPREAD 7: $2,600 

SPREAD 8: $2,400 

SPREAD 9: $2,200   

SPREAD 10: $2,000  

Cost of participation in the book includes the following services: full editing, layout and design, text review, plates, offset printing, distribution and 1 free copy of the book per paid page.

Payment Plans: We offer monthly payment plans that make inclusion affordable to every artist. Please ask us about our current offers.

Other details for applying artists:

Exhibition at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts Artists in the book will have the chance to exhibit at the Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts. The museum organizes a launch show for each new book and the artists are invite to show 1-3 works of art. You can visit our exhibitions page to find out details and see previous shows.

Art Fairs  As a separate project, all artists that have been in International Contemporary Masters will be invited to showcase their art in our booths at international art fairs (New York and Miami during Basel.)

Copyrights  By participating in the book artists allow WWAB to publish and reproduce their images, but they maintain the copyrights of their artwork..

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Questions!? Visit our FAQ or email us directly.


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