Contemporary Art Museum in La Jolla offers contest for young artists

The Greedy organ is a mascot for the age 25-and-under audience. The cartoon-like character, fashioned after a human eye, ‘eats free’ at MCASD. Courtesy
The Greedy organ is a mascot for the age 25-and-under audience. The cartoon-like character, fashioned after a human eye, ‘eats free’ at MCASD. Courtesy
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The Greedy organ is a mascot for the age 25-and-under audience. The cartoon-like character, fashioned after a human eye, ‘eats free’ at MCASD. Courtesy

From Museum Reports

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is hosting its second annual “Age 25 and Under Art Contest,” inviting young artists to submit an original piece for the chance to win $500 in art supplies and have their work displayed at a showcase event at the museum’s downtown location, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

The idea is to create a piece of art inspired by the human eye, aka the Greedy Organ, and submit it at feedyourgreedyorgan.com by Monday, April 22. A panel of judges will select 25 finalists. The public will be invited to vote for their favorites in person May 16 and on Facebook for several weeks leading up to the event. Afterward, all finalist entries will be displayed at Westfield Horton Plaza through August.

From the 25 finalists, four winners will be selected in two categories: Curator’s Choice (First Place and Honorable Mention) and People’s Choice (First Place and Honorable Mention). Prizes are as follows:

Curator’s Choice, First Place: $500 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and a one-year family membership at MCASD.

Curator’s Choice, Honorable Mention: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and a one-year e-membership at MCASD.

People’s Choice, First Place: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and a one-year e-membership at MCASD.

People’s Choice, Honorable Mention: $100 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials and a one-year e-membership at MCASD.

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 20. The judges include: Robert Pincus, MCASD grants and arts writer; Perry Vasquez, artist and co-director of the Southwestern College Art Gallery; Lauren Millslagle, winner of 2012’s contest; Elisa Thomson, director Outside The Lens; and Carl Schmidt, from Blick Art Materials.

   
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