Competitions $5,000 in Cash Prizes – Dave Bown Projects – 15th Semiannual Competition
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International Deadline: December 16, 2017 – Dave Bown Projects announces an open call for its 15th Semiannual Competition.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible. During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.
PRESTIGIOUS JURY (see complete bio’s here)
– Alison Ferris, Senior Curator at the Des Moines Art Center, has been a curator for more than 20 years and is known for staging exhibitions that offer contemporary, critical engagement within a broad-based art historical perspective. Since she joined the Art Center in April 2016, she has curated Ruptures (2017) and Drawing in Space (2017).
Before arriving at the Art Center, she spent five years at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center where she curated a number of ambitious exhibitions including the kids are all right (2013-traveling to the Weatherspoon Art Museum and Addison Gallery of American Art); Photography and the Scientific Spirit (2015); and Ann Hamilton: draw (2015). She also served as guest curator for the Portland Museum of Art 2015 Biennial: You Can’t Get There from Here… see more
– J. Rachel Gustafson is the Assistant Curator at the Norton Museum of Art. She joined the museum in 2015 and recently organized the exhibitions, French Connections: Photography (2017) and Pen to Paper: Artists’ Handwritten Letters from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art (2017).
In addition to curating exhibitions across a spectrum of artistic practices, her responsibilities include arts administration, exhibition planning, and acquisition research related to the museum’s collection. Previously, she served as a contributing writer for the National Endowment of the Arts while earning her masters in art history at American University in Washington, D.C. She was later awarded a fellowship at the National Museum for Women in the Arts and assisted in the organization of Total Art: Contemporary Video (2014)…. see more
$5,000 USD (1 artist will receive $2,500 USD and 1 artist will receive $1,500 USD and 1 artist will receive $1,000 USD) cash. Note: Cash prizes are not purchase awards. Cash prizes are unrestricted monetary awards.
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on our website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image of their work, caption information, and a link to their website… click here to see an example.
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (collectors, curators, galleries, museums, writers, etc.).
What our past prize recipients are saying:
“Receiving an … award from Dave Bown Projects … afforded me the opportunity to … buy additional supplies I needed, in particular, larger panels to paint on … the recognition on their web site gained me more web site traffic and I got the opportunity to work with a new gallery as a direct result of the recognition from the award.” — Brenda Hope Zappitell
Find out more about What our past prize recipients and jurors are saying on: Dave Bown Projects
What our past jurors are saying:
“Mr. Bown is a well-respected patron of museums and individual artists … I applaud his investment in supporting emerging artists.” — Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
“The artists who applied to Dave Bown Projects capture the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary art today.” — Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York
“Dave Bown Projects … rewards innovation with the kind of unrestricted generosity and opportunity that has become all too rare in today’s market-driven art culture. — Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees. 4 images for $40 USD, 7 images for $60 USD, 12 images for $90 USD
Early entries are encouraged … Because previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
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