Last year, we began hearing more and more from curators and gallery owners who have been using bakerartistawards.org as a resource for putting together shows and exhibitions. We’re thrilled about the curatorial component of the site, and have been highlighting notable Favorites collections of users on the site.
In order to encourage our users to explore the Favorites feature and promote the curatorial aspect it brings to the site, we thought we would try out something we’re tentatively calling “Favorites Themes”. The idea is to present a theme to the Baker Artist Awards community and challenge site visitors to curate a virtual exhibit based on that theme. Two weeks ago, we introduced the theme “metaphor”. While we take a look at some of the results and get ready to share the best submissions, we thought we’d throw out another theme:
THE COLOR RED
That’s right. For this theme, we’d like to see you select artwork that somehow relates or incorporates the color red. The interpretation of this theme is totally up to you- it can be visual or conceptual, just be sure to explain your choices and ideas in your Favorites statement. Once again, we encourage you to think outside of the box when selecting artwork for this theme: Can something evoke the color red without actually having red in it? What would the color red sound like?
If you would like to participate, the rules are simple:
1) Favorites Themes are open to anyone- you do not need a nomination, but you will need to at least sign up in order to participate.
2) Use the Favorites feature to select at least 8 artworks based on the concept of the presented theme.
3) You must include a statement indicating why you chose the artwork to include in the collection. It can be as brief or as detailed as you prefer.
4) Your statement should appear with your Favorites collection. You can edit this by navigating to Edit>Profile when logged in.
5) Send us an email! Let us know that you are participating by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Use the theme as the Subject, and be sure to include your full name in the email.
After taking a look at participating users collections, we’ll share the most striking virtual exhibits here on the blog and promote them on our Twitter and Facebook pages. The most intriguing collections will also be highlighted on the site’s Curators Picks page.
We’re excited to see what our users come up with and look forward to sharing the results!
The deadline for submitting your collection for this theme is NOVEMBER 28th, 2011.