This the 4th year of the highly controversial ArtPrize competition.
The controversy is summed up perfectly in this scathing GQ article “So You Think You Can Paint”
I’m going to step out on a limb here and say that every ArtPrize project I was involved in was good art.
After the first year we decided to never let winning be our motivation for entering the contest.
SO: if you’re not in it to win it — what motivates us to even participate in ArtPrize? Good Question!
<< 5 ways to make ArtPrize work for artists >>
1. Get a chance to partner with a local business you admire (like we did this year with Mad Cap)
2. Do you have something to say? thousands of people will probably see your piece even if they don’t agree, you’ll get people talking/thinking. (We used our 2010 project Plan B to raise awareness for peak oil/climate change)
3. It’s chance to create something really ambitious with friends.
4. SELL SELL SELL a lot of people are coming into GR for the weekend and they are hungry and they want souvenirs. most venues will let you set up a little table to sell your work and even food! (no shame in the game.)
5. For almost three weeks our city is focusing on art and that is a beautiful thing!