The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s 25 and Under Art Contest is calling the young and talented to submit their work in hopes of proving that in the art world, age doesn’t mean a thing.
The museum, which avidly promotes their 25 and Under program (offering free admission to those in that age group), is praised for their emphasis on rising stars and their trendy events that make the museum culture more accessible, such as the Thursday Night Thing series (cocktails, art and DJ beats). Now, the 25 and Under Art Contest will show just how that talent can be manifested, as inspired by the “greedy organ” – the human eye.
Most mediums are accepted for this contest, including sculptures, drawings, paintings, video and installation works. Entries can be submitted until April 22, at which time a panel of judges will select the 25 under 25.
Those 25 artists will have the chance to see their work on display at the museum’s showcase event taking place on Thursday, May 16 at MCASD Downtown. Here, the public can cast their votes for their favorite piece, as well as on Facebook. Of the 25 under 25, four winners will be selected in two categories. A People’s Choice first place and honorable mention and Curator’s honorable mention will take home a $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and an MCASD e-membership, while a Curator’s first place award will win a $500 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and an MCASD Dual/Family membership.
Once the event turns off the lights, the publicity won’t end. The 25 finalist entries will be displayed at Westfield Horton Plaza through August. Enter your submission by visiting mcasd.org
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