MyArtSpace.com are running a competition which seems half way decent, although they are charging which makes anyone entering, myself included, seem a little gullible and desperate. I did a little research on the jurors and they have a few credentials between them. They include:-
Jessica Morgan, Curator, Contemporary Art, The Tate Modern, London
James Rondeau, Frances and Thomas Dittmer Curator of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago
Steven Zevitas, Publisher and Editor of New American Paintings
I figure, assuming they get to see all the entries and they are not picked over first by the MyArtSpace secutery, that at Â£12 ($25), an entry would be a cheap advert to a very targeted bunch of curators. Its also possible that those jurors spend as much time on the net as the rest of us plebs, and some of that good digital aesthetic that gives form to the prettier places on the net has started to seep into their institutionalised visual vocabularies (and started to liberate them…LOL). If by a miracle my work is recognised as being real art by the jurors and they visit my site and read this, then I’ve probably just shot myself in the bollocks.
Still, I have to enjoy being ‘underground’ whilst I can, before I too become institutionalized.