6th Semiannual Competition
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Marisa J. Pascucci is the Curator of 20th Century & Contemporary Art at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Most recently she was the Associate Editor of The Art Economist, independent curator, author, consultant, adjunct faculty and career advisor. She has also served as the Curator of American Art at the Norton Museum of Art; Senior Curator at the Everson Museum of Art; Associate Curator at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts; Curatorial Assistant at MOCA, Cleveland; and Instructor at the Cleveland Museum of Art. For further information, please visit bocamuseum.org
Reto Thüring is the Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. A native of Switzerland, he obtained a PhD in Art History from the University of Basel in 2011. In 2007 he co-founded the Association Kunstwollen in Zurich. As a curator he has realized 19 exhibitions since 2006 and has shown the works of more than one hundred artists. Since 2004, his primary focus has been working with contemporary art as a curator, editor, and art critic. For further information, please visit clevelandart.org
Adelina Vlas is the Assistant Curator for Modern & Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has a master’s degree in Art History from York University in Toronto, as well as a master of arts in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London. Previously, she has worked at the National Gallery of Canada, where she concentrated on permanent collection displays and acquisitions. Since joining the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2007, she has focused on organizing exhibitions with younger-generation artists. For further information, please visit philamuseum.org
Note: To ensure objectivity and fairness artists should not contact the jurors. Any questions you may have should be directed to Dave Bown
at (917) 365-5265 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Bown Projects
The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.
$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD).
In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
What our past prize recipients are saying
"Receiving an unrestricted monetary award from Dave Bown Projects was a very pleasant surprise for me. It afforded me the opportunity to be able to buy additional supplies I needed, in particular, larger panels to paint on. Also, the recognition on their web site gained me more web site traffic and I got the opportunity to work with a new gallery as a direct result of the recognition from the award."
— Brenda Hope Zappitell
Click here to read more about What our past prize recipients are saying.
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image, caption information, and a link to their website (click here to view an example). You will retain the copyright to your images.
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (artists, collectors, curators, galleries, museums, writers). We will have a share button on each page of this website so that you and everyone else will be able to share content with friends on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Each of the artist from past competitions receive thousands of views on this website. We will produce a press release (click here to view a past press release) and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you and / or your gallery.
Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that are featured under Competitions on this website.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible.
During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.
Note: Artists that have been exhibited by the jurors are not eligible.
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects.
The jurors will only have access to the images of your work and a document that list a reference number, medium, and dimensions per image. We will change the file names of each of your images (e.g., c-6_0123.jpg) so that the jurors will not have access to your name, gender, ethnicity, or any impermissible criterion or circumstance. The jurors are interested in viewing images of work from emerging artists from all styles and mediums.
30 May 2013, 11:59 p.m. EST
The list of 25 artists, images, caption information, and press release will be posted on 15 June 2013 under Competitions on this website. And the 6 prize recipients will receive a phone call.
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees.
4 images for $40 USD, 7 images for $60 USD, 12 images for $90 USD.
Please note the following options for payment of your entry fee:
* You can pay your entry fee using PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to use your debit or credit card to pay your entry fee using PayPal, simply click on one of the Pay Now buttons below. A new secure browser window will open up, which takes a few seconds depending on your internet connection speed. If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to email@example.com or 917-365-5265
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|* You can call us at (917) 365-5265 and we can securely process your debit or credit card. Or we can
call you at your preferred time.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, time zone, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening).
After you pay your entry fee, copy and paste your Unique Transaction ID (e.g., 2JJ26549JM340074E) or Receipt Number (e.g., 1782-5181-1974-4707) into the Subject line of a new email from you to email@example.com
Attach 4, 7, or 12 images of your work. JPEG format and no larger than 1 MB each.
Please name your files after the following manner:
FirstName_LastName_01.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_02.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_03.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_04.jpg
FirstName_LastName_05.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_06.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_07.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_08.jpg
FirstName_LastName_09.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_10.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_11.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_12.jpg
Note: Video, web-based, and performance artists need to include a URL for each piece.
After you attach your images, copy and paste the caption information (title, year, medium, and dimensions) for each of your images into the body of the email and click send.
We look forward to viewing images of your work.
* Pay your entry fee.
* Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your images attached and the caption information in the body of the email.
* Tell your friends about this competition.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.
For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 or email@example.com
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