Dave Bown Projects - 13th Semiannual Competition - $10,000 in Cash Prizes - Call to Artists
Deadline: 3 December 2016
Application fee: $45
You’re Invited to Participate
New Museum, New York
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.
Dia Art Foundation
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.
What our past prize recipients are saying
"Receiving an unrestricted monetary award from Dave Bown Projects ... 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
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown Projects as submissions are received.
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
3 December 2016
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about your submission.
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