Eyes Got It! 2011

Eyes Got It! 2011 logo

Friday, November 18, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
1319 Rosewood Ave.
Austin, TX 78702

We’re Ba-aaack! New Location! New Judge! Same great awkwardness!

Salvador Castillo (that’s me!) and Austin art blog ‘Bout What I Sees (that’s me too!) has organized an art competition as part of the East Austin Studio Tour 2011, Eyes Got It! 2011 is an open call art competition inspired by American Idol, 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, this panel of esteemed, 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 grayDUCK Gallery in 2012.

ROUND 1: AmericanIdol-style Yes/No voting. Each judge gets a vote. (2 Yes = pass, 2 No = eliminated)
ROUND 2: Judges will critique Top 10 semi-finalists. Judges deliberate and eliminate 6.
ROUND 3: Judges Q&A the final 4 artists ~ art school critique. Judges deliberate and choose one winner.
(Finalists must be present for Round 3)

Through this public critique and its subsequent exhibitions, ‘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!

Eyes Got It! judges:

3 rounds of increasing critiques with one winner awarded a solo show at grayDUCK Gallery, $150 cash, and more!
Open call for Austin artists October 24-November 7
$10 fee for 5 images. All media welcome. All artists living within 35 miles from the capitol are eligible.

Online submission form 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 18 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1319Rosewood.
1319 Rosewood is located at 1319 Rosewood Ave., Austin, TX 78702

Solo exhibition at grayDUCK Gallery (TBA 2012).

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

‘Bout What I Sees is accepting artists’ submissions October 24-Nov 7, 2011 for the event “Eyes Got It! 2011” 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.

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.
Finalists (Top 4) must be present for Round 3 critiques.

Work in all media is eligible.

Submission fee is $10. 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.

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.


2 comments on “Eyes Got It! 2011

  1. Pingback: Final Weekend of East Austin Studio Tours and Art Events « Launch787

    $10 Jerry’s Artarama gift certificate
    $10 Domy Books gift certificate
    Individual membership to Mexic-Arte
    New Art Austin vol. 1-4 catalogues from AMOA
    Studio visit/Video feature on Glasstire (produced by Los Outsiders)
    **Plus all semi-finalist prizes**
    Family-level membership to Mexic-Arte
    Innovator-level membership to Arthouse
    Women and Their Work 1 year membership + catalogue package
    Subscription to Pastelegram (1st issue signed by artist Barry Stone & editor Ariel Evans)
    $95 gift certificate to Holland Photo
    $150 cash
    **Plus all semi-finalist & finalist prizes**

    AND they get a solo show at grayDUCK Gallery!

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