ArtPrize is coming to Dallas. Yesterday, the Grand Rapids-based 501-c3 announced via email that they have entered into a three-year charter agreement to launch and oversee a new, independent non-profit named ArtPrize Dallas. Following the format of ArtPrize Grand Rapids, the event will be held in the city of Dallas for 19 days, and will offer up to $500,000 in cash prizes and grants to artists. ArtPrize Dallas is slated to launch in April 2016 with Executive Director Ariel Saldivar at the helm. Prior to this, she worked as the Associate Director of the Dallas-based Goss-Michael Foundation.
Are you an artist or arts collective who has more in common with Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin than Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst? Well, then scroll over to A Blade of Grass and apply for the organization’s annual $20,000 Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art (artists Pablo Helguera and Mel Chin were two of last year’s recipients).
Paul McCarthy’s butt plugs continue to spark outrage in Paris. Erected in Paris’s upmarket Place Vendôme this Thursday as part of the FIAC art fair, the giant green plug titled “Tree” enraged a passerby Thursday so much that he slapped McCarthy three times. Now, after protestors cut several ropes holding the plug up, FIAC has deflated the piece.