MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD) ANNOUNCES THIRD ANNUAL 25 AND UNDER ART CONTEST

 
 
Friday, Apr 04, 2014 - 11:26 am

San Diego, CA—MCASD is launching its third annual 25 and Under Art Contest. Artists age 25 and under who live in San Diego County are invited to submit their original artwork inspired by the human eye. Images of entries must be submitted to the MCASD website by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 16. A panel of judges will select 25 finalists, whose work will be displayed at the Museum in a showcase event on Saturday, June 7 from 2-4 PM.  Visit www.mcasd.org/learn/25-and-under/2014-contest for contest details.

The public is invited to cast their vote for their favorite work on the Museum’s Facebook page from May 23 - May 30, and in person at the showcase event on Saturday, June 7. Winners will be announced the following week, and will be selected in four categories:  

  •  Curator’s Choice, First Place: $500 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and a private, curator-led tour of the exhibition of the winner’s choice.
  •  Curator’s Choice, Honorable Mention: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials
  •  People’s Choice (Facebook and showcase votes), First Place: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials.
  •  People’s Choice (Facebook and showcase votes), Honorable Mention: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials.

The panel of judges that will select the twenty-five finalists includes:

  • Russ Sperling, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator of the San Diego County Office of Education and President of the California Music   Educators Association (MEA)
  • Elizabeth Wepsic, Visual Arts Department Chair of The Bishop’s School, Art Educator/Tutor, and TSFL Health Coach
  • Emil Halliday, winner of last year’s 25 and Under Art Contest
  • Susan Myrland, independent curator and arts writer

The 25 and Under Art Contest is one of the many ways MCASD engages and supports the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. In addition to a wide variety of school programs for educators and students, as well as public programs for youth and their families, MCASD offers free admission to visitors age 25 and under since 2007, and has served more than 100,000 children and teens and young adults thanks to generous support provided by Qualcomm Foundation. 

For media interested in interviews with the finalists, images of submissions, or stories focusing on participating students, please contact Leah Straub or Patricia B. Dwyer.

For Calendar Editors:

Calling all young artists! The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is hosting their third annual 25 and Under Art Contest. People age 25 and under are invited to create artwork inspired by the human eye. Contest entries are due by 11:59 PM on Friday, May 16, so there’s no time to waste! Hundreds will enter, but only twenty-five finalists will be selected by a panel of San Diego art community elites to have their work displayed in a showcase event at the Museum on Saturday, June 7, from 2-4 PM. The public will be invited to view the works and vote on their favorites on Facebook and in person at the final event. Four winners will be selected in the following two categories: Curator’s Choice (First Place and Honorable Mention) and People’s Choice (First Place and Honorable Mention). Visit mcasd.org for more details and to submit your artwork. Show us what you got!

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO (MCASD)

Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum's collection includes more than 4,500 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Hugh M. Davies is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD.

Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

www.mcasd.org

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