ARTISTS TALK ON ART

Curator's Choice 2009

Prospectus:

Artists Talk On Art (ATOA) presents its annual benefit slide competition. Winners will have their work exhibited at Tenri Cultural Institute at 43a West 13th Street, New York City. Proceeds will be used to further the mission of ATOA, founded in 1975, which is to provide a public forum for critical discussions in the arts.

There will be an award panel on April 24, 2009 at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), 209 East 23rd Street, New York City. Winners will have the opportunity to discuss their work before the public at that ATOA panel. They will receive award certificates, and have the opportunity to show slides of work in addition to their winning entries. The evening will be videotaped.

Curator: Thalia Vrachopolous, International curator

Deadline: entries must be received by March 30, 12pm.

Fee: $6.00 per slide. Checks payable to ATOA. Please do not send cash.

Media & Size limitations: Contest is open to all traditional media, and there are no size limitations. However, if the work will not fit in a gallery format, the slides of the work will still be shown during the panel, but the artist may be asked to substitute other work for the exhibition. Digital images will be accepted only on a formatted CD. Video art will be accepted only on a DVD, and submissions must be clips of one minute or less.

Slide submission and labeling: Each 35mm slide must be labeled with name, title, medium and dimensions. No glass mounts. No original artworks are accepted. Mail entry form, entry fee, slides and Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to: ATOA, P.O. Box 1384, Old Chelsea Station, NY, NY 10113. Slides can not be returned if you don't enclose an SASE with sufficient postage. Slides will not be viewed if the entry fee is insufficient: for example if you send 3 slides and $12, only your first 2 slides will be viewed by the curator.

Shipping: Winning artists are responsible for the costs of shipping their work to and from the exhibition.

Insurance: Artists are responsible for insuring their work.

BONUS: Unlike other slide competitions, there are no losers at ATOA! Everyone who enters can receive admission tickets to this Curator's Choice Panel. For each $6 you send, a ticket will be held in your name at the door, and may be picked up the night of the panel. Bring your friends. Learn what really goes on during a competition, and what goes through the mind of a contest juror. Ask the questions that will help you win future contests! ATOA will attempt to screen as many of the submitted slides as possible, time permitting, prior to the presentation of the winners. It provides a chance to see your work before an audience, and to see the contest from the viewpoint of the juror! Seating is on a first come, first serve basis, after that standing room only, and viewing may be limited. Slides will be returned in the weeks after the panel.


ENTRY FORM:
Name ......................................................
Address....................................................
City, State, Zip...........................................
Phone......................................................
E-mail.....................................................
Number of slides ...... X $6.00 per slide =  ........ Entry fee
How did you hear about this contest? (please check all that apply)
Art in America.... ArtNews..... Art Calendar.... NYFA.org... 
ArtForum.com..... Southwest Arts.... Friend... Other............
ATOA Flyer.... ATOA Panel.... ATOA website....  ATOA postcard...


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Note: Winners will be notified by phone on or about April 30, 2009. If you do not include a phone number or e-mail address we may not be able to reach you in time for the panel.