Artspace.com And Tumblr Team Up To Find “The Next Artspace Artist”
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Artspace.com, the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, has teamed up with Tumblr to host a competition to find “The Next Artspace Artist.” Emerging artists may submit work for consideration via the dedicated competition Tumblr – http://nextartspaceartist.tumblr.com/ – from now through Friday, September 21, 2012. The winner of the competition will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to create an Artspace Edition to be sold alongside work by famed contemporary artists including Jenny Holzer, Anh Duong, David Salle, Robert Rauschenberg, and more.
“Artspace is excited to offer an opportunity for up-and-coming artists to be shown alongside some of the most important and established artists in the world,” said Catherine Levene, co-founder and CEO of Artspace. “Tumblr has always been a great platform for promising artists to share their work with a wide audience. We’re proud to partner with them in order to expand the reach of these artists and expose their work to art lovers and collectors around the globe.”
“We are constantly amazed by the work from our vibrant and dedicated artist community on Tumblr and are committed to providing artists with opportunities through our platform,” said Annie Werner, Arts Outreach director, Tumblr. “Artspace truly understands the excitement and creativity of young artists and we could not be more thrilled to partner with them on The Next Artspace Artist.”
Over the course of the four-week competition, semi-finalists will be chosen by Tumblr popularity – achieved by reblogs and other social media/email share options that result in “votes” or “likes” of artists’ specific posts. Three semi-finalists will be chosen at the end of each week. At the conclusion of the submission rounds, the contest will move to Artspace.com where all 12 semifinalists will continue to garner votes from October 1-5. Three finalists will then be judged by a jury made up of: Dave Harper, curator of the BAMart program at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; Augusto Arbizo, Director of Eleven Rivington gallery; Hrag Vartanian, Editor of Hyperallergic.com; Andrew M. Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief of Artspace; and Chris Vroom and Catherine Levene, Co-Founders of Artspace.
The Grand Prize Winner of the competition will be announced on Friday, October 12(th) and will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to create an Artspace Edition that will be promoted through all of Artspace’s member channels and be sold among some of the best contemporary artists of our time.
Artspace is the leading online marketplace for contemporary art, offering collectors and aspiring collectors the opportunity to discover, learn about and collect art from the top contemporary artists in the world at insider prices. Artspace curators collaborate with internationally renowned artists, museums, galleries and art fairs to provide the world’s best collection of contemporary art online, in a single location. Artspace serves as a trusted art advisor offering information and education on every featured artist and work on the site in order to provide members with the details they need to make informed and confident purchase decisions. Membership to Artspace is free, prices start at $200 and every sale of artwork on the site supports an artist, cultural institution or non-profit organization. For more information, visit Artspace.com.
Founded in 2007, Tumblr is a blogging platform that now hosts over 70 million blogs and has over 140 million visitors per month from around the world. Its mission is to be the premier publishing, promotion, and distribution platform for creative individuals and for all people to “Follow the World’s Creators.”