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Last Day For Entry August 27th | Round #5

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LAST LEAP - Sign Up for Round #5

Round #5 CLOSES today, August 27th! Initial Entry only $2. So get synchronized with the ArtSlant and Aqua Art Miami clocks and enroll. There are not many chances left to stamp your ticket for the Showcase and get juried for this amazing opportunity to win our Round #5 Cash Award, and be eligible to show at Aqua 2012 during Art Basel Miami.

ArtSlant Booth, Aqua Art Miami, 2012
with works by Natalie Chikhi, Jason Irwin, Christine de la Garenne, Holly Murkerson, Guy Nelson

Become an ArtSlant Prize Winner, and ArtSlant will go all out and put together the best booth at Aqua Art Miami, showcasing your work to a massive crowd of international collectors and art professionals. We want the 2012 version to the best ever - no small feat, but we have seen all the work being entered this year and we are confident it will be amazing!

And we WANT YOU to be a part of it!

Last year was a blast, with works by Natalie Chikhi, Jason Irwin, Christine de la Garenne, Holly Murkerson, and Guy Nelson. The fair was a big success with numerous works sold. The ArtSlant collection added another great work with one of Jason's fantastic trompe l'oeil glass paintings.

ArtSlant pays for all the shipping of works, oversees selection and presentation of your work, and our staff will expertly talk up your work to collectors. And the three top ArtSlant Prize winners get cash awards as well as the opportunity to become part of the ArtSlant Emerging Collection.

So once again, what are you waiting for???

Aqua Art Miami, the courtyard

The esteemed jurors for Round 5 are:

  • SARAH BELDEN is the founder of Sarah Belden Fine Art Advisory. In addition to curating many independent projects over the years, she worked at Christie's auction house in the Post-War and Contemporary department and at numerous primary and secondary art market galleries in New York, including Barbara Mathes, Zabriskie, Alona Kagan and Mike Weiss Gallery, where she was director. Sarah Belden also worked as private collections manager for the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Collection in New York and has consulted on numerous projects in the U.S. and Europe, including the non-profit venture DIVA, the first digital and video art fair in the United States, and more commercial ventures such as Art Athina, the International Contemporary Art Fair in Athens. In 2006 Sarah Belden launched Curators Without Borders in Berlin, an innovative gallery and curatorial platform dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art. Here, she represented a diverse roster of international, emerging and mid-career artists, curated the annual exhibitions program and worked collaboratively with several art institutions, garnering international press and participating in exhibitions and art fairs around the world.

  • HELIANTHE BOURDEAUX-MAURIN is the exhibitions manager at the renowned Pinacothèque de Paris. Bourdeaux-Maurin was previously director at Brooklyn gallery Parker's Box and Peter Freeman, Inc. An art historian and independent curator, she graduated from the Ecole du Louvre and La Sorbonne University in Paris with three Master of Fine Arts degrees and specialties in 16th and 17th centuries, contemporary art, art magazines from the 60's and the 70's, museology, and communication. Bourdeaux-Maurin has curated shows in Paris, Toronto, New York City, New Jersey, and Connecticut such as "Happy Art for a Sad World", Spike Gallery (2004); "Micro-Universe", The Lab Gallery (2005); "Characters Scene I and II", the Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts and Silvermine Guild Arts Center (2005), "The Troubled Waters of Permeability", Parker's Box (2007); "Suspect Reason", Artlexis (2009). Bourdeaux-Maurin also is a regular contributor to Whitewall Magazine.

  • CJ FOLLINI is an art collector, entrepreneur, and co-chairperson of the Board of Directors of the renowned HERE Arts Center in SoHo. Additionally, he is the CEO of COMPANY, started in 2010 as an online secondary art market and community for collectors, by collectors. Most recently, Follini produced and hosted Art/Trek NYC, a television program that branched out to the five boroughs of New York City in a quest to showcase new and emerging artists. Traveling in the show’s signature mobile art gallery – a converted recreational vehicle, nicknamed the ArtV – Follini joins a different borough-specific guest host in each episode to meet a rising artist who’s on the verge of breaking into New York City’s competitive art scene. Each artist puts together an impromptu art show in the ArtV and invites residents from their neighborhood to view the work and share their opinions on camera about the art. One of the five artists gets selected to have their first solo gallery show, which will be featured in a future episode. Art/Trek is currently starting a campaign for its second season.

There are 3 ways to win for each participating artist:

SHOWCASE WINNER - In each of our 6 rounds, the ArtSlant Curation Team selects about 1/4 of the best artists entered in that round to be awarded Showcase Winner status. Being a Showcase Winner means you can move into the jury selection process for Juried Select Winner status. Showcase winners are given maximum exposure on ArtSlant through our Homepage display, our Artshow display and in our e-Publications.

JURIED SELECT WINNER - Our Review Panel of international galleries, curators and artists will go through the Profiles of each Showcase Winning artist. From this review, they will select the top 10 Juried Select artists in each round. These 10 artists will automatically go into our year-end voting for the ArtSlant Prize exhibition and cash awards.

NEW - One Juried Select artist in each round will be granted a $250 cash award.

ARTSLANT PRIZE - Three artists will be selected as our final ArtSlant Prize winners from the pool of 60 Juried Select artists that have been assembled during the year. Our ArtSlant Prize winning artists will receive:

1. Exhibition: In a top art city or art fair

2. Cash Prizes: Over $20,000 in cash and cash equivalents

3. Exhibition Stipend: Cover shipping & other exhibition costs

4. Purchase Awards: The chance to be part of the ArtSlant Emerging Collection

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Posted by Natalie Hegert on 8/27/12

20121227175222-picture0005 ALOHA FROM HAWAII...............
AWARD WINNERS & SPONSORS, As an Artist, I want to compare myself to my life's representation. I want more material that I can't afford. If I rely on silence to obtain my objective, I will fail, but in my immediate community I am considered a failure anyway. I chose to be an Oil-painter full time. Using History as an example, I decided to self-educate, and become the expert from scratch, just by a constant application. This self taught approach leaves me in a solitary position of advice and consultation. If I list the academies and schools of higher learning, there are many I have visited and audited for information, and financial aid. Scamming the education system to finance Art. Then, I was Homeless, unable to integrate into society without approval. I was just a Crazy Person drooling on canvases with oil, in fits of undetermined origin. The end result was considered documents of proof that “My Art” had no redeeming value and I was banned from exposure due to the politics of the sheeple. They go along with all the decisions that all Local “Art Societies” abide. “Outsider Art”, is a forbidden subject and its representatives are considered Evil, and a threat to Organized Art Societies Members that still owed on their student loans, and barely survived at all, upon their meager earnings. They Hate Me in a Natural and Organic Process. The Caste System and An Art Mafia, will make a decision soon on my disposal, and eradication of all related material. I will never be acknowledged alive, but all of a sudden, “Discovered” after My Demise. Then My Dreams will Be Satisfied, and I will amass a discriminating following, that will sing praises to my accomplishment. He was a Great Artist & Oil-Painter.Thats all He Ever Really Wanted To Do. ALOHA

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