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Artists Wanted Presents Self : Expressed

Fri Mar 12, 2010 00:00 - Mon Mar 08, 2010

Last Fall hundreds of artists from over 70 countries submitted self-portraits to Artists Wanted’s competition: The Power of Self. The range and depth of work was phenomenal and Judges Steve Buscemi, Chris Weitz, Helen Hsu and Sascha Lewis were challenged to select the images and stories that were most powerful.

Artists Wanted Presents
Self : Expressed

Friday, March 12, 7 to 10 p
Open House Gallery
201 Mulberry St. in Manhattan

Featuring the winner of The Power of Self Cheng-Chang Wu of Nan-Tou, Taiwan. Wu relates his story through his environment. His almost anti-self portraits capture a moment of relief in a chaotic inner dialogue about his self and his nation.

Plus self-portraits from People's Choice Winners Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir from Hafnarfjörður, Iceland and Hilary McHone from South Pasadena, CA and the top 100 artists from NYC and beyond.

Join us for an evening of boundless art, delicious hors d'oeuvres, complimentary wines from Bear Flag, beers from Brooklyn Brewery, beats by DJ Kimyon and a glow in the dark fashion presentation by KRELwear.


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Artists & Designers Wanted

Sun May 31, 2009 00:00

Art vs. Design

An international Open Call for Unique Talent

Images are power. In this dynamic era compelling design can move millions and transcendent art can inspire a generation. From cave paintings of early man to today's industrial designers, art & design has uniquely shaped the world around us, each in its own distinct way. This contest is designed to answer the age old question: What shapes our world more, art or design?

Join thousands of creative people in this visual dialogue.

Mark Mothersbaugh, acclaimed artist and lead singer of art-rock band DEVO leads a panel of judges including Jarrett Gregory (curator at NYC's New Museum) and Donwan Harrell (founder and creative director of Akademiks clothing) in selecting the top artist or designer to be featured at a gala reception at the New Museum in June. The public also plays judge - determing the most powerful medium of the moment - in an online face-off that pits art submissions against design submissions.

Opportunities will be created for everyone who participates and we are awarding over $11,000 in prizes.

Grand Prize & Student winner will be awarded with:
A gala reception the New Museum in New York City.
$2009 cash grant
International Publicity, including a feature in Filter Magazine and work shown through Gawker Artists exposing the winners art or design to hundreds of thousands of visitors across 190+ website galleries.
$500 in gear from Akademiks
Plus the Red Bull Prize: Offering a choice of: A vintage Vespa OR a trip to London to visit the Tate Museum and the Design Museum OR a fully loaded Mac Book Pro.

Every participant gets:
An online portfolio and international exposure.
A $70 "Thank You" package with gear and discounts to help further your work.

Registration is open now and continues through Midnight May 31st.

Art VS Design was put together by a handful of Brooklyn based artists and designers who have experienced first-hand the difficulties of achieving national attention. We believe both Art & Design hold a powerful place in our society and it is our intention to break-out new talent through a process that is dynamic and open-ended.