art-OFF: All Art/Part Reality Show

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art-OFF is a live event where NYC-based artists create art and compete to win! Artist teams will be part of an interactive art competition modeled off of reality TV shows. Winners will receive a championship belt and a cash prize.

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NYC-based artists will face-off at art-OFF

The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) is excited to announce art-OFF, an interactive art competition presented in coordination with Second Saturdays Art Walk.

Inspired by reality television shows such as Iron Chef, Chopped, Project Runway, and Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, COAHSI will choose five teams of NYC-based artists to face-off at art-OFF, a monthly competition kicking-off Second Saturdays Art Walk starting March 12 and running through June 11. At each event, a secret material will be revealed to those in attendance and each team will have an hour to create a work of art related to a theme chosen at random at the start of the event. The competitors will be given access to limited resources to complete their work of art. After the hour is up, popular vote will decide which team will not return the consecutive week. The team that remains after four weeks will receive a championship belt and a cash prize of $400.

art-OFF will take place from 5PM-7PM, every second Saturday from March until June at a venue in St. George, near the Staten Island Ferry. Tickets will cost $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Food and drink are included in the ticket price.

Proceeds from art-OFF will benefit COAHSI’s Summerfest programming, featuring performances by the 2011 Excellence in the Arts Award recipients and LUMEN 2011, a cutting-edge video art and projection festival featuring site-specific video installations, 3D-video technology, sound-based performances, and art interventions by artists from Staten Island and beyond on Staten Island’s industrial waterfront.

COAHSI is currently accepting applications from artists to compete. To apply, visit http://www.statenislandarts.org. Deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 5pm. For more information, please contact Monica Valenzuela at 718.447.3329 x1004 or mvalenzuela(at)statenislandarts(dot)org.

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