2nd Annual Artshift awards

Last year artshiftsanjose.com gave away $4000 to a deserving artist and gallery.  This year our hope is to match that to a local artist an curator, but we need input from the community…

See the notice below and respond by July 30 to editor@artshiftsanjose.com please include links to the individual(s) and a brief paragraph describing their worthines.

ARTSHIFT San José
celebrates two years of online news and critique
by announcing our

SECOND ANNUAL ARTSHIFT AWARDS IN THE VISUAL ARTS Presented through the assistance of our fiscal sponsor, Arts Council Silicon Valley

WHEN? Nominations will be accepted May 1–July 30, 2009, for outstanding achievement by an artist and/or a curator in Silicon Valley in the 2008–2009 year  (July 1, 2008–June 31, 2009).

WHO OR WHAT TO NOMINATE?  This year we are focusing explicitly on two aspects of our art scene that are so essential to the vibrant visual art community we celebrate. Nominations may be for an ARTIST or ARTIST TEAM, and /or a CURATOR whose work has appeared in Silicon Valley* during the past  year.  This is a chance for the community to tell us who and what has impressed you.  *ARTSHIFT’s definition of Silicon Valley includes our entire coverage area, from Palo Alto in the north to Santa Cruz in the south.

WHO CAN NOMINATE? Anyone, anywhere, may submit one or more nominations that fit the above specifications, using the attached form.  Submissions will be accepted in hard copy or online.

WHAT IS THE AWARD?  Awards will be at least $2,000 in each category.

WHO MAKES THE SELECTION?  The nominations for Achievement by an Artist will be screened by a three-person committee of the ARTSHIFT San José Board and Writers, joined by San Jose artist Tony May. The nominations for Achievement by a Curator will be screened by a three-person committee of the ARTSHIFT Board and Writers, joined by San Jose ICA curator Susan O’Malley.

The ARTSHIFT AWARDS will be presented in Fall of 2009.
Date and site of the awards to be announced.

editor@artshiftsanjose.com                ARTSHIFT San Jose
924 S. 8th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

It is important that you submit visuals to substantiate this nomination.  Please ask your nominee for a digital folder of a minimum of six 5×7″, 72 jpg images of their art (for artists) or exhibition work (that you cite for a curator) to accompany this nomination.  Our jury sees a lot; nevertheless, they may not be familiar with your nominee.

NOMINEE NAME:

NOMINEE ADDRESS:

TELEPHONE:

EMAIL:
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Please describe, in a short paragraph, the person you wish to nominate.

Please describe, in a short paragraph, the impact or importance of your nominee and why you believe they merit special recognition as a curator or visual artist in Silicon Valley.

Your name and contact information:

Submissions:     editor@artshiftsanjose.com    or ARTSHIFT San Jose
924 S. 8th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

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