EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:59PM EST
March 21, 2011, NYC: Artists Wanted is pleased to announce the latest edition of The 3rd Ward Open Call, scheduled to launch online this week. An acclaimed art and design center based in Brooklyn, 3rd Ward will offer a live/work residency to the Grand Prize Winner, culminating in a solo exhibition on-site. The competition is open to all artists around the world. 3rd Ward is searching for all types of innovative work including: Sculpture, Installation, Painting, Drawing, Photography, Design, Illustration, Film, Video, Animation, Performance, Sound and everything inbetween. Conceptual proposals are also welcome.
All participants in The 3rd Ward Open Call will be considered to receive The Grand Prize: a solo exhibition in New York City, a 3-month live/work artist residency at 3rd Ward, a $5,000 cash grant, airfare and shipping to and from New York City (for non-NYC residents), NYC-wide exposure and an online feature promoting the artist's work internationally.
Additionally, the public will cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive the People's Choice Award: $1,000 cash and an online feature promoting the artist's work internationally.
The top 25 runners-up will receive online features, gaining worldwide exposure!
Previous Open Call Winners, Carrie Shaltz + Zach Hyman were sent on a spontaneous art-making roadtrip, courtesy of 3rd Ward. Debuting at 3rd Ward’s gallery this Spring, Shaltz + Hyman's Preyground, is a narrative documentation of the duo's journey through desolate and forgotten regions of the United States, with no location scouting, no assistants, no crew, and most importantly... no rules.
For more information, please visit www.3rdwardopencall.com
3rd Ward is a member-based art and design center for creative professionals in New York City. Committed to providing resources, opportunities and a dynamic-creative network, our space houses four gorgeous photo studios, a professional wood & metal shop, a fully loaded digital media lab, shared & private work space and a large selection of interdisciplinary art classes.
Daria Brit Shapiro
Head Curator + Director of Outreach