ColArt Americas and Juxtapoz Present the Griffin Art Prize USA 2014

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 10 Jul 2014
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ColArt Americas, the leading manufacturer of fine art materials in the word, including Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté á Paris, in conjunction with Juxtapoz, is pleased to announce the Griffin Art Prize USA 2014.

Launched on June 1st, ColArt and Juxtapoz aim to seek out a new and emerging artist and provide him or her with a platform to create new work and excel their skill during a four-week residency in the center of London’s global contemporary art market. The winning artist will receive a prize package valued at more than $15,000, including flights, accommodations, a living stipend and access to necessary materials from the fine art brands, as well as a mentor that will oversee a number of tutorials with art professionals, visits to exhibitions, galleries and social events. At the end of the residency, the winning artist will show his or her work in an open studio exhibition in a section of ColArt’s Griffin Art Gallery.

The Griffin Art Prize USA 2014 competition will run from Sunday, June 1 until Monday July 14, 2014.

Any submissions received after 11:59 p.m. on the 14th will not be accepted.

The winner will be announced Tuesday August 5, 2014 on the Juxtapoz website. Second- and third-place prizes will also be awarded.

Second Place = $1,000 in Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris Artist Materials
Third Place = $500 in Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris Artist Materials

Judges:
Andrew Schoultz, LA-Based Artist
Evan Pricco, Editor in Chief, Juxtapoz Magazine
Jacob Lewis, Director, Pace Prints
Jimmy Leslie, Resident Artist Liquitex, Winsor & Newton and Conté á Paris
Jonathan LeVine, Owner and Proprietor, Jonathan LeVine Gallery
Renée Hile, VP of Marketing at ColArt Americas, Inc.

Instructions for Submitting Work:

Email an original body of work (no less than five and no more than 10) to GriffinArtPrizeUS@ColArtUSA.com

Guidelines:
Artist must submit five to 10 original works to GriffinArtPrizeUS@ColArtUSA.com to be entered to win.
Submissions will only be accepted and reviewed via email.
Artist must be 18 years or older.
Artist cannot have been previously published in Juxtapoz.
Artist must be available for travel and residency in the United Kingdom between October 1, 2014 and December 19, 2014.

Location of Residence:
Griffin Art Gallery
21 Evesham St.
London W11 4AJ
United Kingdom

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About the Brands:

At the heart of the ColArt expertise lies a commitment to nurture and develop great brands. We do this by celebrating their diversity, fostering their individuality and preserving their unique elements of heritage.

At the same time, we constantly respond to the changing needs of artists by improving the performance of all the product ranges through the application of the latest available technology. Today, ColArt is by far the leading supplier of artists’ materials in the world, with a portfolio that includes three of the world’s top six artists’ color brands.

Winsor & Newton
Founded 1832
Winsor & Newton has always been core to the world of art materials. The company proudly maintains a pledge of manufacturing “The World’s Finest Artist’ Materials.” This is as true now as it was when the company was founded in 1832, and it takes its relationship with the artist very seriously. Founders Henry Newton and William Winsor were involved with the leading artists of their time and to this day, the company strives to keep up with the latest developments in the art world and takes an active interest in what artists say. Winsor & Newton has built our reputation on the quality and reliability of its products, combined with continual product development, improvement and innovation. However, while keeping true to the principles laid down by William Winsor and Henry Newton in the 1800s, the company actively embraces new ideas, new technologies and searches the world for the best raw materials available.

Conté á Paris
Founded 1795
The history of Conté à Paris products cannot be separated from the personality of the company's founder, Nicolas Jacques Conté. Born in 1755, he claimed the title of painter, chemist, physicist, hot air baloonist and inventor during the fifty years he lived. Nicolas Jacques Conté's historical achievement is undeniable. In 1794, he developed the modern graphite lead from a mixture of clay and graphite, thus making it finally possible to create different grades of hardness for pencils. Over the decades, the quality of its products and the extent of its ranges have enabled Conté à Paris to establish itself as a true reference for artists world-wide. Used by top masters, amateur artists and art students alike, Conté à Paris offers the widest variety of techniques and effects possible for drawing , sketching and pastel work.

Liquitex
Founded 1955
Since pioneering acrylic paint in the 1950s, Liquitex continues to innovate. Artists can experiment, con¬fident in the knowledge that all Liquitex Professional products have been developed with maximum compatibility and versatility in mind. Uniquely intermixable, Liquitex tube colors, paint markers, spray paint and ink may be layered, or worked wet into wet with mediums for limitless effects. With colors that match across ranges, Liquitex allows you to use your favorite palette whatever your choice of medium. Liquitex uses only the highest artist grade pigments to ensure maximum Lightfastness and permanence for artwork that will stand the test of time.
 

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