FAQ - ARTSLANT PRIZE SHOWCASE SERIES
The ArtSlant Prize, now in its 6th year, is given to emerging and mid-career artists that exhibit great potential and commitment to their artistic practice and whose work helps advance contemporary aesthetic, conceptual, and political discourses. Previous winners include Julie Davidow, Michael Zelehoski, Chantel Foretich, Robert Minervini, Holly Murkerson, Veronica Bruce, Robin Kang and others. As part of this program, three to four winners are selected each year to exhibit at a major art fair in the United States; for the last three years, that fair has been Aqua Art Miami.
Over the course of the year, our users submit their work to be reviewed by a panel of jurors comprised of renowned gallerists, curators, arts professionals and artists. From each round, 9 Juried Winners are selected. In the fall, from this pool of exceptional artists, the winners of the ArtSlant Prize are selected. One winner will receive a purchase award and one of their works will enter the ArtSlant Collection.
You can check out all the jurors and Juried Winners from 2013 here.
Jurors from ArtSlant Prize 2014
Juried Winners from the ArtSlant Prize 2014
The ArtSlant Prize Showcase has 6 Rounds this year. In each Round, artists may enter one image and compete to advance through three stages of winning. The initial entry fee is $3 which will enter your work into the first stage of the competition. The winners of this round will advance to the Juried Round. To enter the Juried Round, applicants must purchase at least one month of Premium Placement which puts the applicants work into exhibition on the ArtSlant Showcase tab. Our panel of jurors which include a rotation of international gallerists, curators and other arts professionals then select one Juried Winner from each category. One of these winners is selected for a month-long solo exhibit in Chicago.
The exhibition site (at right) is on the corner of State St. and Adams St. on one of the busiest pedestrian corners in Chicago's Loop area. Blocks away from the Art Institute of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College and Chicago's gallery district, we believe this new prize will be a great exhibition opportunity and a way to jump start your career! At the end of our yearly Showcase cycle, the top 3 winning artists from the ArtSlant Prize Track and one artist from the Student Track are selected to exhibit at an art fair in Miami. They will also receive cash prizes and the possibility of having their work purchased for the ArtSlant Collection.
How do I enter?
1. Go to your ArtSlant artist profile. Dont' have one yet? Open your profile now.
2. Find the Manage My Profile box on the right side of your page and click on "enter Showcase".
3. The entry form opens. Complete the Showcase entry forms as indicated.
4. There is an entry fee of $3 for each Round. You must have a Paypal account or a major Credit Card.
5. Showcase Winners in each round can select the $20 premium placement to enter into the Juried Round. The winner of the Juried Round will have his or her work shown in downtown Chicago for one month. Year's end winners get to show their work at Aqua Art Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
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ArtSlant Prize - 2014 Showcase Series
Over $20,000 in cash and exhibition prizes
One juried winner from each round exhibited in Downtown Chicago at the ArtSlant Exhibition Space
Top 3 winners exhibited at Aqua Art Miami
1st Prize: $3000 cash award
2nd Prize: $1000 cash award
3rd Prize: $500 cash award
Student Prize: $500 cash award
$15,000 in Exhibition Fees & Stipends
Featured Coverage in the ArtSlant Prize Catalogue
$5000 in Purchase Awards (announced during exhibition)
2014 ArtSlant Prize Round Schedule
- Round 1 – 1/31 - 2/27
- Round 2 – 3/14 - 4/10
- Round 3 – 4/25 - 5/22
- Round 4 – 6/07 - 7/04
- Round 5 – 7/18 - 8/14
- Round 6 – 8/29 - 9/25
What does it cost?
There is a $3 entry fee for all competing artists for each round.
If selected as a Showcase Winner in any round, a $20 premium placement fee will be charged. This allows the Showcase Winner to go into the Juried Select competition for that round, and it gives them placement in the ArtSlant Showcase (which appears both on the homepage as well as under the ART tab). Each artist may elect to extend their premium placement at $20/month until such a time as they wish to withdraw their work from display.
Who can apply?
Any artist with an ArtSlant profile is able to apply.
What are the winning stages for each round in the series?
Entry Phase: Approved entries in each Showcase Round will be displayed in the ARTshow during the entry period. During this time, thousands of ArtSlant visitors will get to see your work while the ArtSlant Curation Team looks at each artist profile as they make decisions on the Showcase Winners.
Categories: Drawing, Painting, Abstract, Sculpture, Installation, Mixed Media, Photography, New Media, Student
If you need help categorizing your work, please see our FAQ for assistance.
Showcase Winners: At the end of each round (see dates above), a group of Showcase Winners are selected by our curation team and reviewers. Selections for Showcase Winners are based upon quality of artwork and the artist's profile display. Premier Placement fees will then apply.
Juried Select Winners: Next, our panel of international gallerists and curators choose the top 9 artists, one from each category, from the Showcase Winner group. These Juried Select artists are then eligible for consideration by our curatorial team for the year-end ArtSlant Prize exhibition and cash awards. In addition, all Juried Select Winners will receive a free year of access to our SalesRoom.
ArtSlant Prize Winners: At the end of the year, our jurors select the final four winning artists from the group of 54 Juried Select artists. These four artists will exhibit their work in our ArtSlant booth at a fair in Miami Beach, win cash awards, and be considered for purchase by the ArtSlant Collection.
**All participants in the ArtSlant Prize Showcase Series agree to ArtSlant's Terms & Conditions.
**Fees from the Artslant Juried Showcase competitions will be dedicated to promoting our winners to the worldwide community of art buyers and art professionals.
Round 1 Jurors for the ArtSlant Prize 2014
Jeremy E. Steinke
Guggenheim Young Collectors Council Acquisitions Committee, New York.
Jeremy E. Steinke is an art historian, dance dramaturg, film story-editor, cultural producer and contemporary art collector. A former classical musician, dancer, and choreographer, he is devoted to working with contemporary visual artists, performers, and filmmakers and the progressive institutions that support and present their work. Since receiving his Master’s degree in art history, Jeremy has worked in many facets of arts, media, and film administration and production. He has over ten years experience working directly with non-profit and public arts organizations, as well as working alongside artists and dancers themselves in studio and production environments. He was the Founding Chair of the Intervals emerging artist program at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he has long been a member of their Young Collectors Acquisitions Committee. Jeremy is a Commissioner at Art in General, a member of The Shandaken Project, and on the Board of Directors of the Fire Island Artist Residency.
Photograph by Ashley Barrett.
Francisco Rovira Rullán
Director, ROBERTO PARADISE, Puerto Rico.
From a very young age, Rovira Rullán excelled profesionally working for the prestigious Ronald S. Lauder Collection (NYC), in the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo of Puerto Rico, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston) and M&M proyectos (San Juan, Puerto Rico) among other institutions and companies. In 2003, then 26 years old, he founded Galería Comercial, a space that blazed the trail for a whole new world of contemporary art in the island with a significant international splash.
Founded in the year 2011, Roberto Paradise is his latest art adventure. In less than three years from it's inauguration, Rovira Rullán has vigorously placed his new project in the international art fair circuit (ARCOmadrid, NADA Miami, NADA New York, among others), art and mainstream media (for example, LA Times, Flash Art, New York Times, El País, CNN, Modern Painters, Beautiful Decay) and participated in collaborations with prestigious galleries around the world (Andrea Rosen Gallery, ltd los angeles and Josh Lilley Gallery to name a few). Since February 2014, Roberto Paradise is a Member of the New Art Dealers Alliance.
Associate Curator, Programme Coordinator, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London.
Juliette Desorgues is a curator and writer based in London. She currently works as Associate Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, working on numerous exhibitions, talks and publications. Previous to that she worked at Barbican Art Gallery, London, and was involved in the curating of exhibitions and editing of accompanying publications such asBauhaus Art as Life, Geoffrey Farmer, Everything Was Moving.
Round 2 Jurors
Visual Arts Editor, Dazed, London.
Francesca Gavin is a writer and curator based in London. She is the Visual Arts Editor of Dazed & Confused, a Contributing Editor at Artsy.net, Twin, AnOther and Sleek magazine. Gavin is the author of five books including The Book of Hearts, 100 New Artists and Hell Bound, published by Laurence King. She curated exhibitions at spaces including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, MU in Eindhoven, Autocenter in Berlin, 319 Scholes in New York and her show E-Vapor-8 opens at Site Sheffield in June. She is also the curator of the Soho House group collection. @roughversion, http://roughversion.blogspot.com/
Photograph by Jez Tozer.
Director, Galerie Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam.
Galerie Juliètte Jongma opened its doors in 2004 in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam. The gallery’s focus is on representing a wide range of national and international artists both in an early and a more established stage in their carreer. The gallery represents artists like Lisa Oppenheim, Guido van der Werve and Chris Evans.
Director, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York.
Nicole Russo is the director of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, as well as the owner of Chapter NY on the Lower East Side. Previous to that she worked at Jack Tilton Gallery as well as Leo Koenig. She is also a board member of the Shandaken Project, which is a residency is in Ulster County, NY.
Round 3 Jurors
Director of the Walsh Gallery at Setton Hall University, NJ
Jeanne Brasile is currently the Director of the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Ramapo College of New Jersey with a concentration in art history and studio art, and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from Seton Hall University. She currently teaches as an adjunct in the Museum Professions Graduate Program at Seton Hall University as well as teaching art history at the undergraduate level. She is also an independent curator and frequent lecturer on such topics as public art, curatorial practice and institutional critique. During her career of nearly 20 years, she has curated numerous shows throughout New York and New Jersey and worked at institutions such as Storm King Art Center, The South Street Seaport Museum and the Montclair State University Art Galleries. Philosophically, she sees the gallery as a place for asking questions rather than a framework for imposing meaning. She is most interested in developing exhibitions that challenge visitors to re-think their perceptions of art, art-making and the role of the museum/gallery.
Co-founder, Louis B James Gallery, NY
David Fierman founded Louis B. James Gallery with RJ Supa in 2011 and is an art advisory director at Salon 94, New York. He has worked in NY galleries since 2005 and studied art history at Columbia University and Hunter College, CUNY. His shows have been reviewed in The New Yorker, Modern Painters, Art Forum, among other publications.
Multimedia Artist, ArtSlant Prize Winner, 2013
Originally from Texas, Robin Kang, is a multimedia artist whose installations, video work, and textiles have been exhibited throughout the US and recently at the Essl Museum in Vienna, Austria. Robin received her MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives in Brooklyn. She was the ArtSlant 1st prize winner of 2013 and has participated in artist residencies in Texas, Michigan, and Beijing. Robin was the founder and director of the Carousel Space Project, an alternative arts project space in Chicago.
Round 4 Jurors
Curator of Exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography
Joanna Szupinska-Myers is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography, part of UCR ARTSblock in Riverside. In 2011-12, she was Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. She earned her MA in Curatorial Practice in 2010 at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and her BA in Art in 2004 at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Principal, THE MISSION, Chicago | Houston
Sebastian Campos is a second generation collector- his family has been acquiring important Latin American artworks for the last thirty years, during several of which Sebastian was managing the collection. His father’s influence, as well as his time at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, led Sebastian to begin collecting contemporary art, first with pop art prints and later shifting his focus to artists of his own generation. In 2010, he opened THE MISSION, a contemporary art gallery in Chicago and expanded to a second location in Houston in the fall of 2013. In many ways the opening of THE MISSION was a natural progression of both his family history and personal experiences.
Curator, CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
Anca Rujoiu is a Romanian curator currently based in Singapore. She is a curator at CCA - Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore and co-director of FormContent, a curatorial initiative in London. Previously, she coordinated the public programme of the School of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art (UK). With FormContent she explored various exhibition models and challenged the relationship between artist/curator often overlapping their roles in the process. Her recent project with FormContent, It’s Moving from I to It unfolded as a performative script within a nomadic structure testing formats of production and distribution.
She has been a visiting lecturer at various universities including Goldsmiths College, Central Saint Martins University and Newcastle University (UK). As a researcher and writer, she worked for several film and television productions, artists’ publications. She graduated from the MFA Curating Programme at Goldsmiths College (UK) and was one of the curators selected for the 3rd International Curator Course at the Gwangju Bienniale (KR) in 2011.
Round 5 Jurors
Carolina Garcia Jayaram
CEO, United States Artists, Chicago, IL
Carolina Garcia Jayaram joined United States Artists as President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2014. Prior to USA, she served as Executive Director of the Chicago Artists Coalition for four years where she revitalized the 40-year- old organization into a vital resource whose mission is to build a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. By capitalizing on the intersection of art and enterprise, she has created collaborative partnerships for CAC and other organizations, and has developed innovative opportunities for Chicago's artist community. Her work has earned her the honor of being chosen by The Chicago Tribune as a "Chicagoan of the Year in Arts" for 2013. Before joining CAC, Ms. Jayaram was the founder and Executive Director of Cannonball in Miami, Florida, which manages a live/work residency in the Wynwood Arts District for eight national and international artists and curators. Prior to working in Miami, she worked at PEN American Center in New York City, the nation's preeminent association of writers, editors and translators. Ms. Jayaram served on the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Committee, and serves on the Cannonball board of directors. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from the New School University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, where she was a H.O.P.E. Award recipient and a Miami Fellows Initiative Fellow.
Raz Shapira- Fainburg
Artist's Manager and Curator, Tel Aviv, Israel
Raz Shapira-Fainburg is an artist representative, studio & project manager for the Israeli based artists Know Hope and the Broken Fingaz Crew as well as the assistant curator and project manager at Fresh Paint contemporary art fair for art and design, Tel Aviv. Her practice involves working closely with young, independent artists at the forefront of urban and contemporary art in Israel. As part of her role as an assistant curator at Fresh Paint art fair, Raz is the director of the fair's "artists greenhouse" a unique initiative which showcases the work of selected independent Israeli artists. She is closely supervising the artist's selection process and curating the annual art fair's exhibition.
Curator, Writer, NY and LA
Summer Guthery is a curator and writer based in NYC and Los Angeles. She is currently a curator with LAXART and recently a curator with Performa13 Biennial. She also held the 2013-14 Curator-in-Residence position at Disjecta in Portland, Oregon. Guthery holds a Masters degree from Bard College's Center for Curatorial Study. Recent projects include performances and exhibitions with Ieva Miseviciute, Shana Lutker, Bryan Zanisnik, Nancy Lupo, Kathryn Andrews, Matthew Lutz Kinoy and Michael Portnoy. In 2010 she founded The Chrysler Series and The Canal Series, an independent program of artist projects featuring Dexter Sinister, Keren Cytter, Liz Magic Laser, WIll Holder, Michael Portnoy, Deville Cohen, John Smith and Thom Anderson among others. Other curatorial projects have been shown at Artists Space, LAXART, the Hessel Museum, the Time Based Art Festival, U-Turn Quadrennial, Pierogi Gallery and Vox Populi among many others. Her writing has been featured in ArtForum, Frieze, Art Review, Pastellegram, NY Arts and Performa Magazine among other publications.
Round 6 Jurors
Director, Aqua Art Miami, New York, NY
Director of Aqua Art Miami, Jennifer Jacobs is responsible for shaping and evolving the boutique 47-room fair, strengthening its curatorial identity, expanding its programmatic reach internationally, and re-branding to better to position Aqua Art Miami as one of the top emerging arts events within the art market. Jacobs joined the leadership of Art Miami following their acquisition of Aqua in 2012 and also serves as the West Coast Exhibitor Liaison for all Art Miami fairs.
As an independent consultant, Jacobs has been a key player in developing and launching fairs and projects on the West Coast, and has designed highly-curated and exclusive itineraries for top collectors and museum groups to international art fairs and events through her company The Jacobs Group LLC. Jacobs has worked with private collectors in acquisition, sales and collections management, collaborated with public and private institutions throughout the US on special projects and exhibitions, and was the founding Director of Development for the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), where she was instrumental in establishing the Time Based Art (TBA) Festival. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Jacobs holds a BA from Vassar College, with graduate coursework at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Assistant Curator, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Michal Raz-Russo is the Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography at The Art Institute of Chicago, where she is working on numerous exhibitions and projects spanning the history of photography. She earned her MA in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Architecture from the Cooper Union, New York. She is currently working on a biennial contemporary photography series that begins in fall 2015 at the Art Institute.
Artist and Curator, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Stefan Benchoam (Guatemala City, 1983) is an artist and exhibition maker with a double B.A. Major in Fine Arts and Telecommunications from Indiana University (USA), and a strong interest in collaboration.
His work as an artist is multifaceted, with at least two distinctive lines of research: one in the public realm through actions and interventions, the other, which uses informality to question the myths of authenticity, the artist, and of art itself. His work as an exhibition mak- er aims to push the formats, strategies and venues of how exhibitions are created and experienced.
Through these shifting roles, he blurs the lines between the work of artist and curator.
As an artist, he has had solo-shows in La Casa Encendida (Madrid, 2013), The White Cubicle Toilet Gallery (London, 2011) and La Loseta (San Juan, 2011), and has participat- ed in numerous international group exhibitions. As an ex- hibition maker, he has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions in a variety of alternative project spaces a!nd institutions.
He is the co-founder/co-director of Proyectos Ultravioleta – a multifaceted platform for experimentation in con- temporary art, based in the heart of Guatemala City. He is also co-founder of the Buró de Intervenciones Públi- cas, a collective which develops low cost high impact in- terventions in various cities worldwide and of the Nuevo Museo de Arte Contemporáneo –NuMu– which positions itself as Guatemala's first contemporary art museum. Additional- ly, he is the Artistic Director of suelta, a bi-weekly online publication, which aims to bridge the gap between contemporary Latin American art and literature.