Sunday, October 05, 2008

First Deadline for Myartspace/Bridge Competition is Approaching!

Contemporary art fairs have quickly established a foundation within the art world. These fairs have changed the financial landscape of art commerce and will continue to do so. Entry into notable fairs can be very competitive and more often than not only galleries are considered instead of individual artists. A booth at a notable art fair can cost thousands of dollars. The staff at myartspace has considered the need for our membership to have opportunities involving notable contemporary art fairs. Thus, myartspace is pleased to offer another resume building competition involving one of the hottest art fairs in existence today-- Bridge Art Fair.

Bridge Art Fair currently presents a combined total of nearly 300 galleries and over 2,000 artists at four expositions throughout the year. Since the premier of Bridge Miami Beach in 2006, total sales of nearly $30 million and more than 100,000 visitors have confirmed Bridge as a leading voice in a newly globalized art marketplace. Myartspace and Bridge Art Fair have teamed up in order to establish a competition that will send three finalists to the Bridge Art Fair this December during Art Basel Miami . 50 finalists will be represented in a catalog at the Myartspace booth with three top winners exhibiting at Bridge. This includes a preview and press preview that involves influential art collectors and members of the press.

A few of the galleries that have exhibited at the Bridge Art Fair:

Capla Kesting Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA--
Billy Shire Fine Arts, Culver City, CA, USA--
Strychnin Gallery, Berlin, London, NY--
Chi Contemporary Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY, USA--
Wade Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan--
Mumford Fine Art, London, UK--
Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA--

The jury panel for the competition includes:

Elisabeth Sussman, Senior Curator, The Whitney Museum of American Art

Janet Bishop, Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

JoAnne Northrup, Senior Curator, San Jose Museum of Art

Michael Workman, Founder, Bridge Art Fair

If you enter the competition before October 15th the entry fee is cut in half. So that is $25 for your gallery of 20 images which will be reviewed by our prestigious jury panel. After October 15th the entry fee will be $50... which is still very affordable considering a juried competition of this nature. Act now and save.

For more information about the Bridge Art Fair visit,


The Myartspace Art Scholarship competition is still open as well. The art scholarship competition is free to enter and is open to undergraduate or graduate art students. In order to enter the art scholarship competition students must create a free account on myartspace. See,

Take care, Stay true,

Brian Sherwin
Senior Editor

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