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Meet the Jurors for Round #6 of the Showcase

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THE HOUSE, THAT IS.... You only have one one week left to enroll in the final Showcase of the year. What's at stake is the amazing opportunity to win our Round #6 Cash Award, not to mention gain eligibility to have your name called up to the podium for that all important show at Aqua Miami during Art Basel Miami.

WHILE YOU HAVE A NEW YORK MINUTE, we want to make some introductions to three fine individuals who will do their service and select the Juried Winners for Round 6. Without further ado:

  • Asmaa Al-Shabibi is the co-founder and director of Lawrie Shabibi, a contemporary art gallery in Dubai with a focus on art from West Asia and North Africa. Having practiced finance law with an international firm in London and Singapore for eight years, Asmaa’s career took a change of course when she moved to the United Arab Emirates. In March 2007 she joined Art Dubai as its Managing Director until September 2009, following which she freelanced as a curator (curating the Iraq House at Bastakiya Art Fair, 2010) and dealer in contemporary Middle Eastern art. In 2011 she cofounded Lawrie Shabibi with her partner Wiliam Lawrie. To date the gallery has held nine exhibitions and published eight catalogues as well as engaged the public with regular talks and screenings. She has two little boys and loves reading, dancing, yoga and aesthetics.

  • Lynda Erickson is an independent curator and founder of Lynda Erickson Gallery. Established in 2003, Lynda Erickson Gallery has since maintained a 'nomadic gallery' existence as a traveling pop-up gallery that repurposes residential, commercial, and defunct municipal public spaces for exhibitions, performances, and presentations with a focus on promoting underrepresented creators and thinkers. Most recently, in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing and Tsinghua University her organization resurfaced in a suburb of Beijing coordinating an exhibition and symposium of an international group of artists and writers to address creative, legal, and conceptual issues of copyright and authorship. Since 2004 similar curatorial situations engaging other themes and topics in contemporary art have taken place in Berlin, Germany, Manila, Philippines and Detroit, Michigan, USA. She is a founding and contributing member of the artist/curator collective Wechselbalg and currently will be announcing a new temporary location in Brooklyn, New York winter of 2012/2013.

  • Thalia Vrachopoulos, director of the Tenri Cultural Institute, holds a doctorate in the Philosophy of Art History from the City University of New York Graduate School. She has curated hundreds of national and international exhibitions and biennials, accompanied by scholarly catalogues. Dr. Vrachopoulos is an Associate Professor of visual arts at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. She has written scholarly essays and reviews for NYArts Magazine, Visual Culture AD, Part, +-0 , Public Art, Art in Culture, Art in Asia and Sculpture, Wolganmisool, Asia Pacific, d’Art and has been included in many international panels. Dr. Vrachopoulos has co-authored a book on Hilla Rebay the founder of the Guggenheim Museum and has served on many prestigious advisory panels for art fairs and non-profit institutions. Dr. Vrachopoulos’ contributions have been recorded in the permanent collection of the Library at Princeton library in the Archives of Accomplished Women in the Arts.

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 judging by the work entered this year, 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

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 given 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: Covers shipping & other exhibition costs

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

So what are you waiting for? Click here to enter and WIN!

Posted by Natalie Hegert on 9/29/12

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