White Columns Executive Director and artist Matthew Higgs.
More than a year after announcing the development of a new reality show for artists, Bravo finally announces nationwide casting calls. Developed by Sarah Jessica Parker’s Pretty Matches Productions and Emmy-nominated Magical Elves, Inc., the reality TV project pits thirteen aspiring artists against one another in competition for a gallery show, cash prize and a mysteriously undefined national tour. New York’s casting call takes place at White Columns on July 18th and 19th, which has us wondering: will their Executive Director Matthew Higgs be a judge? Complete press release and casting call details after the jump. Artists located in or around Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago and New York will want to read through if interested in participating.
Nationwide Casting Calls Underway
NEW YORK — June 30, 2009 — Bravo’s latest stroke on the reality canvas brings Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and her production company, Pretty Matches, together with the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves (“Top Chef,” “Project Runway”) and Eli Holzman, to produce an hour long creative competition series among contemporary artists. The Untitled Art Project will bring together thirteen aspiring artists to compete for a gallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour. Open calls for artists interested in competing in this highly anticipated new competition series will be held in cities across the country starting in July.
Casting Calls for The Untitled Art Project are as follows:
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 10 AM — 2 PM
Tuesday, July 14, 10 AM — 2 PM
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Thursday, July 16, 10 AM — 2 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Galleries, 33 State Street
Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM — 2:00 PM
For additional information, go to www.BravoTV.com/casting.
In each episode of the series, contestants will create unique pieces highlighting art’s role in everyday life, while they compete and create in a range of disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography and industrial design (to name a few). In working beyond their preferred mediums, artists will have to adapt quickly in order to succeed. Completed works of art will be appraised by a panel of top art world figures including fellow artists, gallerists, collectors, curators and critics. The finalists’ work will be showcased in a nation-wide museum tour.
The Untitled Art Project is produced by Pretty Matches and Magical Elves for Bravo. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman serve as executive producers.
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBC Universal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information, visit www.BravoTV.com.