Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Artist Call: Mira's List 2012 Art Contest!

Mira’s List 2012 Art Contest
2nd PLACE: $100

DEADLINE: March 31, 2012
Judges: Mary Sherman, Curator, Critic and Director of TransCultural Exchange and Wendy M. Watson, Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Grand Prize Winner will receive:
• $500 cash prize
• an interview on Mira’s List
• a slide show of your work on Mira’s List until the next contest
• the opportunity of having two top curators look at your work

2-D and 3-D work any style, any material (i.e. drawings, prints, paintings, artist books, mixed media, collage, sculpture, installations. IF your work includes sound and movement, please also send a link to a film clip or attach a short video.)
No Photography or Digital Art (that’s for another contest) and no crafts
And sorry—if you are a  family member of the judges or an employee of TransCultural Exchange or Mt. Holyoke Museum of Art you cannot enter.

This contest is open to international established AND emerging artists.
Everyone gets a chance—no CVs or Bios necessary. 

1. Click “Buy Now” button below and pay the $8 entry fee.  The ‘Security code’ is on the back of your credit card; if you don’t receive a confirmation number, transaction was not processed.

2. Paste confirmation number in the body of an email along with no more than THREE jpgs 400 to 600 KBs each. Your images must be photographed well and represent your best work. 

3. Number each picture and include in your email a list corresponding to all three images with their title, size, medium and date of completion.

And make sure you include your full name and address in case you win!

Send to:
NO attachments. Do not include bio—just your numbered pictures, payment confirmation number, title list, and contact info. Enter only three jpgs. 

The Grand Prize Winner and Second Place winner will be announced sometime in April on my website. Winners will be notified via email. 

Wendy M. Watson, Curator
Mt. Holyoke College Art Museum

Mary Sherman, Director of
TransCultural Exchange

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