Eyes Got It!

Friday, November 19, 2010

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Space12

3121 East 12th St.

Austin, TX 78702

Austin art blog ‘Bout What I Sees has organized an art competition as part of the East Austin Studio Tour 2010, Eyes Got It! is an open call art competition inspired by Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist and other arts based, reality-TV game shows.

In contrast to traditional juried call for entries, the panel of local arts professionals will conduct their review process in front of a public audience and after 3 rounds of elimination will award one artist a solo exhibition at Pump Project Art Complex in early 2011.

Through this public critique and its subsequent exhibition, ‘Bout What I Sees seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and attract attention to artists within the Austin community. And have a good time!

Panel of judges includes:

  • Sterling AllenArtist; Founding Member, Okay Mountain
  • Rachel KoperProgram Director, Women and Their Work; ex-director Gallery Lombardi
  • Risa PuleoAssistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art

3 rounds of increasing critiques with one winner awarded a solo show at Pump Project Art Complex.

Open call for Austin artists October 25-November 8

$5 fee for 5 images. All media welcome. All artists living within 35 miles from the capitol are eligible.

Online submission form available here.

Return users login here.

Big Medium has generously allowed us use of their submission software. Don’t freak out because you see Big Medium/ Texas Biennial logos.

Review of artist submissions and selection of winner will occur publicly on Friday, November 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Space12.

Space12 is located at 3121 East 12th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Solo exhibition at Pump Project Art Complex TBA (early 2011).

Prizes are being generously sponsored by ArtLies, AMOA and more!

Questions? Please leave a comment below or email ask.eyesgot@gmail.com.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

‘Bout What I Sees is accepting artists’ submissions October 25-Nov 8, 2010 for the event “Eyes Got It!” A panel of three arts professionals will evaluate the work of local artists made over the past three years. Through this public critique event of local artwork in a variety of media, and its subsequent exhibition, ‘Bout What I Sees seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and attract attention to artists within the Austin community.

ARTIST ELIGIBILITY:

Open to all artists living within thirty-five miles of the Capitol at the time of the application and exhibition. Students are welcome to apply.

WORK ELIGIBILITY:

Work in all media is eligible. A preference will be given to new work that has never been exhibited and proposals for new projects.

SUBMITTING WORK:

Submission fee is $5. 5 images per entry.

Sculpture gets an additional, alternate view per work, for up to 10 images total. Video is acceptable as alternate view. All submissions must be completed online.

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Images must be in JPG format, at least 500 pixels in each dimension, and no larger than 2MB.

If the media type of an artwork is video, performance, sculpture or installation, you may submit video documentation. Videos cannot be directly uploaded to your submission application. Instead, upload your video to a video hosting website, such as Youtube.com, Veoh.com or Vimeo.com. Provide a link to your video in your submission application by checking “Add external link to a video” and pasting your link into the field provided.

10 comments on “Eyes Got It!

  1. 1. The link for the submission form will activate Monday afternoon Oct. 25

    2. $5 flat fee

    3a. 5 images
    3b. sculpture gets an additional, alternate view per work, for up to 10 images total
    3c. video is acceptable as alternate view

    4. Videos cannot be directly uploaded.
    Provide a link to your video hosting website, such as Youtube.com, Veoh.com or Vimeo.com in your application by checking “Add external link to a video” and pasting your link into the field provided.

    5. CV or Artist Resume needed for submission software, but judging will be done only based on the images.
    Actual work is not needed until the exhibition in early 2011.

  2. “3 rounds of increasing critiques”

    ROUND 1: AmericanIdol-style Yes/No voting. Each judge gets a vote.
    2 Yes = pass
    2 No = eliminated

    ROUND 2: Judges will critique Top 8 semi-finalists. 10 mins. per artist. Judges deliberate and eliminate 5.

    ROUND 3: Final 3 artists will defend/answer judges’ questions ~ art school critique. Judges deliberate and choose one winner.

    *BONUS ROUND: One artist will have a solo exhibition @ Pump Project next year.

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  4. Do you like prizes? You can only win them if you enter!

    8 SEMI-FINALISTS GET:
    $10 Jerry’s Artarama gift certificate
    $10 Domy Books gift certificate
    2 guest passes to Austin Museum Of Art ($10 value)

    3 FINALISTS GET:
    Individual membership to Mexic-Arte ($35 value)
    One year subscription to ArtLies ($28 value)
    One select catalogue from AMOA
    1 guest pass to AMOA ($5 value)
    **Plus all semi-finalist prizes**

    1 GRAND PRIZE WINNER GETS:
    Family-level membership to Mexic-Arte ($75 value)
    Friend-level membership to ArtLies ($50 value)
    New Art Austin vol. 1-3 catalogues from AMOA
    1 guest pass to AMOA ($5 value)
    $95 gift certificate to Holland Photo
    Innovator-level membership to Arthouse ($100 value)
    **Plus all semi-finalist & finalist prizes**

    AND they get a solo show at Pump Project!

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