Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Call for Art: 2013 Cloud Prize


Cloud Project invites US artists, new and emerging, to submit work for consideration to the inaugural 2013 Cloud Prize. Notable curator, Adelina Vlas, who currently serves as the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will review all completed submissions and will choose one to three recipients of an award worth up to $500. We encourage artists from a range of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, site-specific installation, video, sound, performance, and socially engaged practices.


SUBMISSIONS:
- Send images of 5 to 8 work samples. Include the media, dimensions or specifications, and title for each image provided.
- Samples of work must be labeled with the artist name plus a 2-digit number (johndoe01.jpg, johndoe02.jpg, etc.).
- Still images must be formatted as jpeg files, at 72 dpi and no larger than 1 MB each.
- Video or Sound files must be sent as a link, either via YouTube or Vimeo.
- Please also include a short (no more than one page) statement, and a current CV.
- All submissions must be sent electronically; email submissions to: Cloud Prize
- A $20, non-refundable, fee must accompany all submissions (via PayPal) which will be used to offset curatorial and administrative costs. Online payment: Cloud Prize PayPal

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is May 10, 2013 at 11:59pm.


REVIEW PROCESS:
Submissions will be reviewed in mid-May and final decisions/announcements will be made by the end of May 2013.

Questions?: Please email Cloud Prize


BACKGROUND:
The Cloud Prize is the brainchild of artists and founders of Cloud Coffee: Matthew Craig and Kristen Mills. The Cloud Prize is intended to foster growth and vitality in an unchecked manner for one to three select artist(s) each year. You can learn more about artists Kristen Mills and Matthew Craig as well as Cloud Coffee right here at cloudcoffeephilly.com.

Adelina Vlas is assistant curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has a master’s degree in Art History and a curatorial diploma in Visual Culture from York University, as well as a master of arts in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, where she co-curated the exhibitions Public Smog and Various Small Fires. Vlas has worked at the National Gallery of Canada as a curatorial assistant in the Contemporary Art department.
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