Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Angela Pari Dominic Chumroo joins ArtPrize 2013 with her 30" by 40" oil painting "Freedom Flyer". Expressing her gratitude for freedom while reaching out to others with a riveting story of captivity in a foreign country. Connecting art and her book she feels is the best way to help others who may be in a similar situation and need help out of a hostage situation. ArtPrize 2013 for her is a way to help others fly home free. ArtPrize is an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2013 marks ArtPrize's fifth competition which takes place September 18 - October 6, 2013. The first ArtPrize competition took place between September 23 and October 10, 2009, and has occurred annually during similar periods of time. Unlike traditionally juried competitions, ArtPrize contestants are juried by the public. Artists and venues (exhibition locations) negotiate and coordinate during a process called Connections. During the event, installations are voted upon by the public using modern networking technology. ArtPrize began as an experiment, a totally new event and a civic project on an unprecedented scale. The grandest exhibition in a city's history would transform every possible space, by artists of all background, and be open to anyone who showed up to have a vote in the winner. The method of choosing the prize winner has been compared to American Idol. And it would happen almost all by itself--with no central curation. No one on the ArtPrize staff selects a single artist or directs them where to show their work. Completely unorthodox by art world standards, but intriguing. On September 29, 2013 the top ten finalists—based on number of votes—will be announced. Angela Pari Dominic Chumroo is connected with a venue and her piece will be available for viewing during Artprize at the Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery 340 State St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49503. "Freedom Flyer" is available for sale for $5,000, but may not remove it from the venue until after October 6, 2013. All transactions are between the artist and the buyer. She will be available to speak with and her of her art piece during ArtPrize at the venue location. Further details of these times available soon. Please join artist Angela Pari Dominic Chumroo during this event.