Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Curating up a storm!

Hello world!
Like The Spice Gallery is happy to announce our participation in CURATE NYC this year!!

Curate NYC has asked Like the Spice Gallery to participate in an amazing exhibition opportunity for New York City artists in December; we will be hosting a gallery show from December 8-18th Curate NYC comprised of work culled from submissions to Curate NYC. Last year, Curate NYC attracted 1,190 entries in three weeks. All entries were reviewed by a panel of judges, and 150 works were reproduced for exhibition as 11 x 6' postcards. The opening, held at Rush Arts Gallery + Resource Center in Chelsea, was hosted by NYC Deputy Mayor Robert Steel, NYCEDC president Seth Pinsky, and entertainment/business mogul Russell Simmons. Cool stuff, no?

The deadline to submit work is November 8th, if you are interested in submitting work (of any medium) make sure to register before it is too late! Just think, you could be one of the 150 artists selected by a panel of judges to have their work printed. Curate NYC will also feature more entries per artist, and online sales of their work. Guest curators will organize online shows, while live exhibitions (that's us) will be held at five galleries, one per borough (go Brooklyn!), featuring works by Curate NYC artists (this could be you!).

What is so great about this AWESOME opportunity is that many of the artists showing work are unrepresented working artists looking for the chance to have their work on view to the general public, online, and in print. Curate NYC is a "juried exhibition and online platform that exists to heighten exposure and opportunities for New York City visual artists. The project also helps promote New York City’s image as a vital cultural hub." This is a really cool project, y'all, get into it!

Additional congratulations to Brian Tate and Danny Simmons of Curate NYC who were both on the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC this morning, Wednesday November 2, as well as written about in The Huffington Post's Art Section, explaining the benefits of Curate NYC for upcoming artists and the art community in New York. You rock!

We are thrilled to be given the opportunity to participate in this event and we can't wait too see some amazing work by our fellow New York artists!! Don't forget to come to the show Dec. 8-18th!

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