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.