MyArtspace Announces Juried art Competition; Winning Artists Represented at Aqua Art Miami Fair during week of Art Basel Miami Beach Show in December 2009

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MyArtspace.com, the premier site for contemporary art, is offering a new juried competition. The top 3 winners will have their work represented at the Aqua Art Miami Show which occurs the same week as the world-renowned Art Basel Miami Beach Show , December 3-6, 2009 . A total of 50 MyArtspace artists have their work digitally on display as well. The deadline for submission is Sunday, November 15, 2009.

The people who come for Art Basel week are on a serious hunt, eager to discover fresh work and artists they've never seen before. You couldn't ask for a better audience for the artists you care about, and Myartspace clearly gets that. We're really looking forward to working together this year.

MyArtspace.com, the premier online venue for contemporary art has launched an exciting new juried competition for its community - Miami 2009. The top 3 winners will have their work flown to Miami and represented at the Aqua Art Miami Art Fair during the week of Art Basel Miami, December 3-6, 2009. Additionally, the top 50 finalists will have their work digitally shown at the exhibit. The deadline for contest registration and submission of work is Sunday, November 15, 2009.

To enter the competition, artists must be a new or existing member of MyArtspace. Membership is free, and members can upload an unlimited amount of fine art, music, video and audio narration and create a highly contemporary art viewing experience. Registration for the Miami 2009 competition is $25, but free for members with a premium MyArtspace subscription. The winners will be announced on Friday, November 27, 2009. The Aqua Art Miami Art Fair will be held December 3-6, 2009.

The Miami 2009 competition will be juried by a prestigious panel of art critics and curators. This jury panel will be announced separately on October 15th, 2009.

Catherine McCormack-Skiba, the CEO and founder of MyArtspace noted, "The influence of the art fairs on the industry is significant and Miami stands tall amongst all venues globally. With our incredible community of talented contemporary artists, we feel it's imperative that they be well represented there. We've chosen to work with Aqua Art Miami this year, which we think is an excellent venue for our artists. MySpace.com is without parallel in trying to bring recognition and opportunities for contemporary artists from its well-developed social network of more than 60,000 artists in 116 countries."

"We're proud to have the myartspace Miami 2009 competition winners in our show this year," said Jaq Chartier, Co-Founder of Aqua Art Miami. "The people who come for Art Basel week are on a serious hunt, eager to discover fresh work and artists they've never seen before. You couldn't ask for a better audience for the artists you care about, and Myartspace clearly gets that. We're really looking forward to working together this year."

Artists interested in learning more about the juried competition can do so by visiting http://www.MyArtspace.com/miamibasel.

About MyArtspace:

MyArtspace, the premier online venue for contemporary art, is one of the fastest growing and diverse fine art communities in which you can find, share, and purchase high quality fine art. Its members include more than 60,000 artists, collectors, galleries and art world professionals from across the globe. MyArtpace displays hundreds of thousands of pieces of fine art. Membership is free and artists can upload an unlimited amount of work including images, music and video. MyArtspace also operates the world's first 24-hour streaming contemporary art service, http://www.MyArtspace.tv.

MyArtspace is created and run by CatMacArt Corporation located in Palo Alto, California. http://www.catmacart.com.

About Aqua Art Miami:

Aqua Art Miami is a prestigious contemporary art fair that takes place in Miami concurrently with Art Basel Miami Beach, and is a part of the community of exhibitors that define Art Basel Miami Beach . Aqua started in 2005 as an experimental project at the Aqua Hotel in South Beach near Art Basel, and eventually expanded to include a larger booth-style fair called Aqua Wynwood. This year the fair will focus on the Aqua Wynwood location, consolidating the best of both fairs into one exceptional event. Aqua Wynwood opens with a VIP Preview Brunch on Thursday morning, December 3, and the exhibition continues through Sunday, December 6.

Based in Seattle, Aqua's organizers have made it their mission to promote innovative programming from the West Coast as well as the greater USA and abroad, with a particular interest in young dealers and galleries with strong emerging artist programs. A number of new dealers have made their debut at Aqua, as well as other exhibitors and artists who have never shown at an art fair before. For more information on Aqua Art Fair, please see their website at: http://www.aquaartmiami.com.

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