Myartspace launches 2009 cash scholarship competition for graduate and undergraduate students

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Myartspace, the premiere online venue for contemporary art, is launching their 2nd annual art scholarship competition, with $16,000 in CASH prize awards. This merit-based scholarship is intended for students who have a passion for art and demonstrate that passion in their work. Students using all mediums of visual art, including photography, digital media, and sculpture, are encouraged to apply. The program is intended to recognize and award young artists who exhibit exceptional talent.

Myartspace, the premiere online venue for contemporary art, is launching their 2nd annual art scholarship competition, with $16,000 in cash prize awards. This merit-based scholarship is intended for students who have a passion for art and demonstrate that passion in their work. Students using all mediums of visual art, including photography, digital media, and sculpture, are encouraged to apply. The program is intended to recognize and award young artists who exhibit exceptional talent.

Myartspace will provide three scholarship prizes for undergraduate students and three scholarship prizes for graduate students. First place winners in each category are awarded a $5000 cash scholarship. Second and Third place winners receive $2000 and $1000 cash awards, respectively. To be considered for a Myartspace scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students in an art degree program.

Artists interested in signing up for consideration for a Myartspace scholarship can find out more details by visiting the Myartspace scholarship page. The application process is easy and straightforward. Artists simply register for a free membership at Myartspace, where they can upload unlimited images, videos, and music. Members can then enter the free scholarship competition by submitting their online art gallery following the simple instructions listed on the scholarship page. The deadline for submission is December 16, 2009. Early registrants (students registering before June 15, 2009) will be granted a 3-month free trial subscription to Premium Services, normally a $75/year package.

Last year, scholarship applicants hailed from over 1,200 schools worldwide. Undergraduate winners included Sara Susin (Stanford University), Jessica Brown (University of Alaska), and Zach Stein (University of Kentucky). Visit the Myartspace Scholarship Winners page (http://www.myartspace.com/scholarships/winners) to see last year's winning artist highlights, as well as the top 50 finalists.

Myartspace is one of the fastest growing and diverse communities on the internet. Its members include more than 50,000 artists, collectors, galleries and other art world professionals from across the globe, and it currently hosts the work of nearly 30,000 artists. Membership is free and artists can host their own art galleries with unlimited storage capacity.

Catherine McCormack-Skiba founded the company in 2006. An artist herself, she notes, "The Arts are an essential part of our society, and CatMacArt Corporation is proud to once again sponsor a meaningful scholarship program for young artists in undergraduate and graduate studies. A large part of the mission of the community is to provide opportunities for emerging and established artists to develop their careers. Given our record participation levels last year, we are hopeful that we can match the depth and breadth of the art submitted last year. It is a tough benchmark for us."

The scholarship program is one of several opportunities Myartspace provides for artists. In the Miami Basel competition, winning artists have their work represented at the Bridge Art Fair in Miami, FL. The competition is juried by a world class panel, with curators from The Whitney, SF MOMA, and San Jose Museum of Fine Art. The London Calling competition offers artists an amazing opportunity to show their work at Scream London Gallery, a globally renowned art establishment.

About Myartspace:
Myartspace, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is one of the fastest growing and diverse communities on the internet. Its members include more than 50,000 artists, collectors, galleries and other art world professionals from across the globe, and it currently hosts the work of nearly 30,000 artists. Membership is free and artist can upload an unlimited amount of work including images, music and video. Myartspace is created and run by CatMacArt Corporation. CatMacArt Corporation is also the developer of The New York Art Exchange (http://www.nyaxe.com). For additional information, see http://www.catmacart.com.

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