Create! Magazine is thrilled to announce the call for entries for Create! Magazine’s issue #44, the Women’s Issue 2024.

Inspired by our own experience with a lack of representation for artists, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in our special edition annual print issue and prize.

As an artist, you know how important it is to get your work in front of new audiences, curators, and leaders in the art world, which is why we are so passionate about creating these opportunities to help you do just that.

This issue is juried by a leading panel of curators, gallerists, and leaders in the arts and will feature the work of selected women-identifying and gender non-conforming artists working in a wide array of media, disciplines, and creative backgrounds.

Special Jury Panel:

  • Eliza Ali, Art She Says
  • Liz Lidgett, Liz Lidgett Gallery
  • Marina Press Granger, The Artist Advisory

Partners: I Like Your Work, Visionary Art Collective, Art Queens and more!


First Place:
Full-length interview in Create! Magazine issue #44, podcast interview episode on Art & Cocktails, and a free Art Queens Membership for one year (Value: $2000).

Bonus: Blog feature on Visionary Art Collective

Second Place: Full online interview feature on our website, a mini interview inside the print magazine, and a free Art Queens Membership for one year (Value: $1000).

Bonus: Blog feature on Visionary Art Collective

Third Place: Online interview feature, a free Art Queens Membership for one year (Value: $500), and a complimentary digital edition of Create! Magazine.All published artists will receive special gifts and discounts from our partners including I Like Your Work and More!

What is Create! Magazine?

Originally founded in 2013 as Fresh Paint Magazine, the publication rebranded to Create! Magazine in 2016 to showcase the incredible talent of emerging artists in the contemporary arts working across a variety of media. Since then, we’ve highlighted thousands of artists from across the globe, sharing not only what they create but also the meaning, inspiration, and stories behind what they do.

The artists selected by our jury panel will have their work featured in our print and digital issue and will be promoted to our global online community of 200,000+ artists, curators, collectors, art world professionals, and art lovers.

Our magazine has been featured by leading media outlets, including Colossal, Apartment Therapy, and The Jealous Curator, among others. Over the years, we have partnered with global art fairs, including Art Miami, Moniker, Affordable Art Fair, and Superfine, and collaborated with brands such as Minted.

Print issues are available in our online shop and at select independent bookstores worldwide.


Eliza Ali

Eliza Ali is an American journalist, editor, art dealer, filmmaker, and creative director based in New York City. In 2018, she launched ART SHE SAYS, the leading media platform for women of the art world. For nearly a decade, Eliza’s mission has been to democratize the art industry with luxury content, networking events, and digital media strategy. She has curated art shows across Manhattan, promoting female artists and empowering women in the art business and beyond. She received her B.A. in International Relations and Art History from Mount Holyoke College and studied French at Université de Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France. She is currently writing her first book: Confessions of an Editor in Chief: How I Started a Media Empire and Accidentally Became an Art Dealer.

Liz Lidgett

Liz Lidgett founded her business as an art advisor in 2012 after working as an in-house curator for a corporate collection. Seeing the need for corporate art advisory throughout the Midwest, Liz began working with several corporate headquarters based in Des Moines, Iowa. Her business quickly expanded to work with personal collections, restaurants, hotels, and public art projects.

In 2015, Liz launched Adore Your Walls, an online art advisory product, that opened her work to a national audience. She has also worked as an art expert and stylist for several publications and online sites, and was featured on Reese Witherspoon’s site, Hello Sunshine in the Handmade *Mostly series.

2019 brought the opening of Liz Lidgett Gallery and Design, which was a natural progression of the business. She is a volunteer for many local arts and culture organizations, including the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Ballet Des Moines. She is a member of ArtTable, the leadership organization for professional women in the visual arts. She lives in Des Moines with her husband Nick Renkoski, their son Rocky, and their ever-expanding art collection.

Marina Press Granger

Marina Press Granger has nearly 15 years of experience working in the museums and galleries in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in Art History and a special place in her heart for artists.

Her work has brought her in close contact with a plethora of players in the art world; artists, collectors, curators, dealers, and consultants. Granger has also curated independently and contributed to gallery exhibition catalogs. It is her advice and experience that she wishes to share with you.

Since starting The Artist Advisory in 2018, Granger earned a Certification in Classical Chinese San Yuan Feng Shui and Reiki I&II. In addition to her practical experience and analytical skills, Granger has been using these spiritual tools to guide artists and businesses towards success.


Our calls for entry are open to all female-identifying and gender non-conforming artists from every country. All styles and media are welcome. There are no educational requirements to apply to the open calls. Open Theme. Even though this is an annual women’s edition, we invite you to submit if this opportunity feels in alignment for you. All submissions will be considered by our guest curator.

Submission Information:

You must complete the application via this form to be eligible for this opportunity. Please read the format requirements carefully to avoid errors with the form. Send any questions or concerns you may have via email to