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|Helga Christoffersen is Assistant Curator at the New Museum in New York where she was part of the curatorial team for ‘The Keeper’ (2016), ‘Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ries’ (2016), the third New Museum Triennial, ‘Surround Audience’ (2015), and ‘Here and Elsewhere’ (2014). She has curated solo exhibitions with Cally Spooner (2016), Eva Papamargariti (2016), Leonor Antunes (2015), Lili Reynaud-Dewar (2014), David Horvitz (2014) and Hannah Sawtell (2014).
Previously she was Assistant Curator of the 55th Venice Biennale, ‘The Encyclopedic Palace’ in 2013 and coordinator of the Danish Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.
Currently she is working on upcoming solo shows of Pipilotti Rist and Cheng Ran. For further information, please visit newmuseum.org
|Image provided by Helga Christoffersen
© 2016 Helga Christoffersen
|Kelly Kivland is Associate Curator at Dia Art Foundation. Since 2011, she has curated projects including occasions and other occurrences hosted by Isabel Lewis (2016), Steve Paxton’s Selected Works (2014), Lisa Nelson and Steve Paxton’s Night Stand (2013); and was assistant curator for Thomas Hirschhorn's Gramsci Monument (2013) and Yvonne Rainer (2011-12).
At Dia, she also curates the Artists on Artists Lecture series, and has commissioned Artist Web Projects from Laylah Ali, Daniel Lefcourt and Nick Mauss / Ken Okiishi.
She has a Master’s Degree from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. For further information, please visit diaart.org
| Photographed by Stephanie Land
Image provided by Kelly Kivland
© 2016 Kelly Kivland
|Note: To ensure objectivity and fairness artists should not contact the jurors. Any questions you may have should be directed to Dave Bown at +1 (917) 365-5265 or email@example.com
Dave Bown Projects
The initiatives of the privately held U.S. company focus on advancing the field of visual arts by conducting research, buying works of art for the Collection of Dave Bown Projects, and providing unrestricted monetary awards to visual artists.
Click here to read more about Dave Bown Projects.
$10,000 USD (1 artist will receive $5,000 USD and 5 artists will each receive $1,000 USD) in cash prizes.
In addition to the cash prizes listed above; Dave Bown Projects will be buying works of art from artists as submissions are received.
What our past prize recipients are saying
|Video by Etsuko Ichikawa (past Grand Prize recipient, 12th Semiannual Competition).
© 2016 Etsuko Ichikawa
|Video by Austin Ballard (past Award of Excellence recipient, 10th Semiannual Competition).
© 2016 Austin Ballard
|"receiving an unrestricted monetary award is extra money, and extra money is art money. i didn't spend it slowly. i spent it immediately. i bought two things that i needed: 5 days in a darkroom and a roll of 40" photographic paper. the large photographs that i've created recently have become some of my most successful work thus far."
— Liz Nielsen
"Receiving an unrestricted monetary award from Dave Bown Projects was a very pleasant surprise for me. It afforded me the opportunity to be able to buy additional supplies I needed, in particular, larger panels to paint on. Also, the recognition on their web site gained me more web site traffic and I got the opportunity to work with a new gallery as a direct result of the recognition from the award."
— Brenda Hope Zappitell
Click here to read more about What our past prize recipients are saying.
The top 25 artists will be selected by the jurors and featured under Competitions on this website. Each artist will have their own page that will feature an image of their work, caption information, and a link to their website ... click here to see an example. You will retain the copyright to your images.
Currently the Dave Bown Projects network reaches over one hundred thousand people who are committed to the visual arts. We will have an announcement sent via email to an aggregation of tens of thousands of subscribers (collectors, curators, galleries, museums, writers, etc.).
Each of the artists from past competitions receive thousands of views on this website. We will produce a press release (click here to view a past press release) and organize opportunities for dialogue. We will not handle the sale of your work. All inquiries will be forwarded to you.
Note: Gallery owners have contacted artists that are featured under Competitions on this website.
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and mediums are eligible.
During the previous competition, we received submissions from over 40 countries.
Note: Artists that have been exhibited or are currently being exhibited by the jurors are not eligible. Artists that have worked or are currently working with the jurors are not eligible. Employees of the New Museum, New York and Dia Art Foundation are not eligible.
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
Selection will be based on merit (your skills and abilities, via images of your work). All images will be considered and viewed by Dave Bown Projects. Dave Bown Projects reserves the right to reject a submission (images of work) at any time and for any reason.
The jurors will only have access to the images of your work and a document that list a reference number, medium, and dimensions per image. We will change the file names of each of your images (e.g., c-13_0123.jpg) so that the jurors will not have access to your name, gender, ethnicity, or any impermissible criterion or circumstance. The jurors are interested in viewing images of work from emerging artists from all styles and mediums.
What our past jurors are saying
"It was an honor ... The variety of submissions was impressive, ranging from intimate figurative drawings to large-scale abstract paintings and from sculptural constructions to gallery-sized installation work. The creative impulse evident across the works was inspiring. I hope this important program will continue to grow and reach more artists in the future. It is a rare, generous, and much needed support for artists."
— Diane Mullin, Senior Curator, Weisman Art Museum
“Being a juror a couple of years ago  for the Dave Bown Projects 2nd Semiannual Competition was an informative and enjoyable professional experience for me. I was impressed with the number of high-quality submissions which required me to be very attentive and thorough in my deliberations. I would be delighted to serve as a juror if ever asked again.”
— Peter Surace, Founder, RARE Gallery, New York
Click here to read more about What our past jurors are saying.
3 December 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST
The list of 25 artists, images, caption information, and press release will be posted on 17 December 2016 under Competitions on this website. The 6 prize recipients will receive a phone call. All artists that enter a submission will be notified after 17 December 2016 via email.
A non-refundable entry fee is required with your submission. There are no additional fees.
2 images for $45 USD, 4 images for $65 USD, 8 images for $95 USD
Please note the following options for payment of your entry fee:
• You can pay your entry fee using PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to use your debit or credit card to pay your entry fee using PayPal, simply click on one of the Pay Now buttons below. A new secure browser window will open up, which may take a few moments depending on your internet connection speed. If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-365-5265
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|• You can call us at +1 (917) 365-5265 and we can securely process your debit or credit card. Or we can
call you at your preferred time.
Send an email to email@example.com with your name, phone number, time zone, and the best time to call (e.g., morning, afternoon, evening).
After you pay your entry fee, copy and paste your Unique Transaction ID (e.g., 2JJ26549JM340074E) or Receipt Number (e.g., 1782-5181-1974-4707) into the Subject line of a new email from you to firstname.lastname@example.org
Attach 2, 4, or 8 images of your work. JPEG format and no larger than 2 MB each.
Please name your files after the following manner:
FirstName_LastName_01.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_02.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_03.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_04.jpg ___
FirstName_LastName_05.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_06.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_07.jpg ___ FirstName_LastName_08.jpg
Note: Video, web-based, and performance artists need to include a URL and an image (video still) for each piece.
After you attach your images, copy and paste the caption information (title, year, medium, and dimensions) for each of your images into the body of the email and click send.
We look forward to viewing images of your work.
• Pay your entry fee.
• Send an email to email@example.com with your images attached and the caption information in the body of the email.
• Tell your friends and colleagues about this competition.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.
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