An International Juried Online Exhibition
December 18, 2013 - February 18, 2014
Message from Renée Phillips, Director of Manhattan Arts International
For me, the jurying process for SMALL ART ~ BIG IMPACT brought many rewards beyond my expectations. This competition attracted excellent artists from the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Turkey, and Japan. It was a pleasure and a challenge to narrow down the choices to only 60 artists. I estimate that I spent more than 120 hours on this wonderful project. I hope you enjoy this exhibition as much as we did curating it for you.
Unlike other competitions that prescreen and eliminate many entries before the official jurors see them, for this competition James Bacchi, Edward Rubin, and I examined every single entry we received. We each assigned a score to each work of art, from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest). The winning art works were those that received the highest scores.
Throughout my career I have served as a juror and curator for more than 60 exhibitions. I enjoy the dynamics when working with other jurors. Every professional brings their own perspective to the process and I always learn something new from my fellow jurors. I have no preconceived notions and I’m always prepared for surprises. It was a pleasure to collaborate with James Bacchi and Edward Rubin, two consummate professionals.
A Special Note to Artists Who Were Not Selected
If you don't see your name on the list please understand this was a very close competition based on a scoring method. You may have received only 1-2 points less than the winning artists.
Also important: Several excellent works of art did not make the final selection because of poor quality jpegs. In the future I encourage you to make sure you provide the best quality jpeg images and according to the requirements specified on the application.
About Manhattan Arts International
Manhattan Arts International was among the first art web sites to launch an online gallery in 1999. Prior to that it published Manhattan Arts International magazine to promote under-recognized artists (1983-2000). Manhattan Arts International has been responsible for promoting the careers of thousands of artists from around the world, in all styles and media. (Read "About Us.")
Awards and Prizes
60 Artists has one of their works of art in the Manhattan Arts International "SMALL ART ~ BIG IMPACT" online exhibition on this website, December 18, 2013 - February 18, 2014.
Our publicity campaign includes social media, and Email News to more than 40,000 total subscribers and followers each month, and our three blogs: Healing Power of ART, Manhattan Arts International, and Renée Phillips Artist Advocate.
Additional Prizes and Awards
* One artist will win a Manhattan Arts International 6-month Membership that includes an Artist Page with Promotion.
* Renée Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International will give two artists Cash Awards: $200 and $100.
* Ten Artists will have their winning art work featured on the Manhattan Arts International Healing Power of ART blog.
* Dynasty Brush Award: A brush collection worth $200 for use with acrylic, watercolor, oil, gouache or ink. This collection includes a set of Micron, Black Gold, IPC line and Faux Squirrel. This artist will also be featured on the Dynasty Brush blog and posted in its social media.
* Exhibitions Without Walls will select a photographer or digital artist and present an interview on the EWW blog with 6-7 images of their art work.
Our Esteemed Panel of Jurors
James Bacchi ~ Gallerist and Juror
|Photo credit: Robert Houser
Gallerist James Bacchi co-owns ArtHaus Gallery (www.arthaus-sf.com) with Gallerist Annette Schutz in San Francisco, California. The gallery represents museum-quality works, diverse in subject matter, media and style. Prior to the opening of ArtHaus, James Bacchi co-owned and directed ON THE WALL and Jagendorf-Bacchi Galleries in New York’s East Village and SOHO.
Bacchi has been a jury member for the annual ArtforAIDS Auction in San Francisco since 2006, and the MFA Show at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2007.
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~ International Arts Writer, Curator and Artist
A New York based writer, Edward Rubin's writings have appeared in many magazines such as Art & Antiques, ArtUS, dART International, Canadian Art, ArtNexus, Flash Art, Hispanic Outlook, and Sculpture, as well as foreign magazines and online venues including: Manhattan Arts International blog; www.artesmagazine.com; and www.huma3.com.
Rubin is on the Board of Directors of the prestigious International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
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Renée Phillips ~ Director, Manhattan Arts International, Arts Writer and Curator
Renée Phillips is Director of Manhattan Arts International which she founded in 1980. She was the publisher of Manhattan Arts International magazine from 1983-2000, which she established to serve under recognized artists.
As a curator she has organized more than 60 exhibitions and multi-media art events in NYC galleries, alternative spaces and online, providing exposure to thousands of artists from around the world.
Read more about her.