Tuesday, September 24, 2013

NYC artists to show in two Michigan art festivals Fall 2013

Grand Rapid's ArtPrize® is a independently organized international art competition with an unprecedented $200,000 top prize.

Fall 2013 dates: September 18th to October 6th

Managed by Second Avenue Arts.

The international art festival, ArtPrize is a juried fair. While last year’s list of jurors included art critics Jerry Saltz and Tyler Green, this year’s juror for two-dimensional work is John Yau, Editor of Hyperallergic Weekend, and the Grand Prize Jurors are Anne Pasternak (President and Creative Director of Creative Time), Manon Slome (President and Chief Curator of No Longer Empty), and Mel Chin (artist). The fair attracted over 400,000 people last year, and gives $560,000 in prize money.  $360,000 is awarded to artists by public vote and $200,000 by a jury of established artists and art critics. 

The artists, spanning 6 decades in age, range from emerging Brooklyn artists to well established artists such as Graham Nickson and Paul Resika (both of whom have permanent works in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, and National Galleries in Washington DC as well as many others). The other artists that either live, work, or have gallery representation in NYC are Tyler Loftis, Kyle Staver, Janice Nowinski, Jason Eisner, Lynette Lombard, Benjamin Pritchard, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Richard Negre, Joren Lindholm, Jeannie Weissglass, Fran O’Neill, Lennart Anderson, Teresa Brown, Tony Gant, Martha Hayden, Peter Bonner, Mariangela Fremura, and Dov Talpaz.

Joren Lindholm, "Resevoir", 2012
Oil on linen, 34x58
At Grand Rapids Brewing Company

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