Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Jurors for Bridge Art Fair / Art Basel Miami 2008 Myartspace Competition Announced!

Jurors for Bridge Art Fair / Art Basel Miami 2008 Myartspace Competition Announced!, the premier online venue for the contemporary art world, is sponsoring a Juried competition. We want to represent three of the contemporary artists at the Art Basel Miami event in early December at the Bridge Miami venue. The competition, like others from myartspace, will have world-class jurors reviewing the work of the submissions. Fifty finalists will be selected and three winners will have their work represented at the fair.

With over 40,000 members, and more than two years of history, myartspace has been a key force in the art industry at availing opportunity for its rapidly growing community. The myartspace community consists of artists, collectors, gallerists, art appreciators, educators, curators, art critics and many others. Membership to myartspace is free, and members can upload an unlimited amount of art work, music, video and audio narration. And the jurors are...

Elisabeth Sussman, Senior Curator, The Whitney Museum:

Elisabeth Sussman returned to the Whitney in 2004 (she was curator at the Whitney from 1991 to 1998). Her Whitney exhibitions included Mike Kelley: Catholic Tastes (1993); the 1993 Biennial Exhibition; Nan Goldin: I’ll Be Your Mirror (1996), with David Armstrong; and Keith Haring (1997). For the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ms. Sussman co-organized, with Renate Petzinger of the Museum Wiesbaden, a recent retrospective on the work of Eva Hesse. The exhibition received the International Art Critics Association First Prize for the best monographic exhibition outside of New York in 2001 and 2002. For SFMOMA, Ms. Sussman also organized, with Sandra Phillips, a Diane Arbus retrospective, currently on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The catalogue for the Arbus exhibition has received the 2004 Infinity Award for Publication from the International Center of Photography.

Ms. Sussman was a Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation at the Rockefeller Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy, in 1999. In 2003 she was a Scholar at the Getty Research Institute. She is the author of many publications, including Lisette Model (2001). Before coming to the Whitney, Ms. Sussman served as Interim Director (1991) and Deputy Director for Programs (1989-91) at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Also at the ICA, she was Chief Curator from 1982 to 1989, and Curator from 1976 to 1982. She has taught at M.I.T. and Tufts.

Janet Bishop, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA):

Janet Bishop is the Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Since 2000. Bishop worked as a observation assistant at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University and in the print room at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. Janet holds a B.A. in Art History and Psychology from Cornell University and an M.A. in Art History from Columbia University.

JoAnne Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art:

JoAnne Northrup is a Senior Curator of the San Jose Museum of Art. Prior to this, from 1995-2001 she served as Curator, Exhibits and Collections at the de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, and from 1992-95 she held a curatorial position at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California. Northrup earned her Master's Degree in Art History/Museum Studies from the University of Southern California, and her Bachelor's Degree in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Since accepting the position at SJMA, Northrup has curated numerous exhibitions that fuse popular culture and contemporary art, including Un/Familiar Territory; Domestic Odyssey; Girl Power! Laurie Long; Heavenly Bodies ; and Jennifer Steinkamp, which is on a national tour. Her most recent entitled Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon, opened in April 2008. The exhibition featured sculptures, paintings, photographs, digital media, and installations created by more than 20 artists from across the US.

Michael Workman, Founder, Bridge Art Fair

Michael Workman is Founder and Director of the Bridge Art Fair and Bridge, NFP, a Chicago-based arts publishing and programming organization. Bridge, NFP, publishes the Pushcart-prize winning bimonthly Bridge Magazine, for which he serves as Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. Bridge, NFP also organizes the annual Artboat exhibition on the first Saturday in May at Navy Pier and pioneered a multi-use facility that provides incubation space at 119 N. Peoria for developing arts organizations, currently occupied by 1R and Bucket Rider galleries. He received his Bachelor's from Northwestern University in 2001.

Workman writes a column on visual art, Eye Exam, for the Chicago alternative weekly newspaper, NewCity. He is also Chicago correspondent for the bi-monthly Italian art publication Flash Art and works as an arts critic and commentator for Chicago's NPR affiliate, WBEZ-FM. His writing has appeared in catalog essays for the Chicago Cultural Center and elsewhere, and his fiction, journalism and critical writing has appeared in New Art Examiner, the Chicago Reader, zingmagazine, TenbyTen and Contemporary magazine. Michael holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Northwestern University.

Competition Snapshot:

- Deadline for registration and submission is November 15, 2008.
- Competition is open to myartspace members. Membership is free.
- Registration fee is $50, but for early registration by October 15, 2008 the fee is $25.
- Prestigious jury panel will review and judge submissions.
- Fifty finalists will be selected and announced by the jury panel.
- Three winners will have their art represented at Art Basel Miami / Bridge Miami Beach.
- Winners to be announced on November 25, 2008.

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Reminder concerning the Myartspace Scholarship competition:, the premier online venue for the contemporary art world is now offering a series of art scholarships to its community members for both undergraduate and graduate students. Membership to myartspace is free as is the entry into the scholarship competition.

The scholarship is intended for students who exhibit exceptional artistic excellence in all mediums of the visual arts including photography and video, both contemporary and traditional in nature. The scholarship arises from the commitment to supporting artists who are committed to their skill and development as an artist.

For two years myartspace has been a key figure in availing opportunity in the arts on the web and in global events. Myartspace is providing 3 scholarship prizes for undergraduate students and separately 3 scholarship prizes for graduate students. $16,000 in prize money is up for grabs! The deadline for registration and online submission of work is November 21, 2008. You must upload your JPEGS/videos into a myartspace online gallery. Up to 20 images can be submitted for consideration. Scholarship winners will be announced on December 19, 2008.

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