Monday, 27 June 2011

4G Design & ArtGrad Competition Winner

4G Design who helps retailers and their supplier’s source, manufacture, install and maintain shop-fixtures more sustainably. Have just moved to offices and
as part of their opening celebrations they launched an Eco Art Competition for graduating art students through the online gallery for artists.

This very environmentally conscious company that works with many high street brands, assisting them with resource-efficient ways of designing and developing store equipment, embracing its complete life-cycle from cradle-to-cradle has gone for a real environmental piece. The winner is James Wood of Nottingham Trent University who wins £250 for his piece Entropy 1.

In James’s own words, “My piece named entropy 1 which is a painting placed on the cross section of two pieces of wood. This painting uses different application techniques and different materials that are suitable and represent the particular part of the image being depicted.This image doesn’t depict death as final rather that an end of a life span is the beginning of another, which should be celebrated. Life does not end, it merely changes form. Just as wood and other organic matter has been turned in to fossil fuel through intense pressure and heat they could well lead to the generation of some new species diversity. This piece is showing entropy and through that is dealing heavily with sustainability because in theory of entropy is the ultimate sustainability of everything.”

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Summer 2011 Competition OPENS 15th JUNE

Artgrad is launching its Summer Competition 2011.

It’s a competition with a difference – the judges are everyone, all our friends (yours as well!!) who view the site and those who buy from us too. Everyone has a vote which they can cast on-line through the Artgrad website.

All you have to do to take part is upload your gallery. Then you will receive an email from Artgrad giving you details of your unique URL that will direct people to your site to cast their vote. We’ll also share some advice on how you can help your voting soar by following a few simple steps to encourage your friends to vote for you!

On Artgrad already? Just drop an email telling us you wish to take part and we’ll make sure you are included!

The Prize Winner will be introduced to an International Artist, and have a meeting with him and he’ll explain how he developed his career and give you advice on how you can do the same.

You will also benefit from us raising your profile by featuring you on our blog for one month as well as issuing releases to AN (Artists Newsletter), Art Monthly, Frieze, and your local newspaper – we’ll also give you copies of the documents we write so that you will be able to use them for yourself in the future.

The Artgrad Summer Competition 2011 is a great exhibition platform for you to reach buyers and galleries. And remember to look on the Artgrad site for more information about developing your career on our ‘How To’ section

Start loading your work NOW!
The Competition is launched on the website and facebook on 15th June
All entries to be in by 30th June
Voting closes on 7th July
Announce the winner on the 14th July

GOOD LUCK from everyone at Artgrad!!