On behalf of the jurors and IRREVERSIBLE magazine, I would like to thank our jurors and artists for taking the time to apply to our first IRREVERSIBLE Cover Featured Competition 2012. We appreciate the thought and initiative shown with each submission!
The task of choosing IRREVERSIBLE Cover Featured artists was more difficult to me than it first appears, beginning with a discussion of what the term BEST means? To some it may simply be a synonym for popular, to others it’s simply subjective. For certain art connoisseurs, it may function as shorthand for aesthetic quality. When I convened for the first time to discuss the topic of this competition, I did not know how hard this task would be. I met the jurors; they each brought their knowledge, their own predilections and preferences and of course, I brought mine. I questioned myself several times, “Was this an opportunity to laud established artists who had not been given their due? Is this a way to open doors to the up-and-coming generation?” Ultimately, being a project based art magazine, I knew it was my responsibility not only to identify artists but above all, to support artists who have demonstrated strength with a body of work showing promise of continued development. In short, this competition was looking to attract artists whose works have room to grow aesthetically, leading us to delve more deeply into questioning today’s contemporary world while breaking away from the traditional rules. Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity.
COVER FEATURED WINNER
EDWIN VILLASMIL (Venezuela)
1ST PLACE Mixed Media
K. KISSIK (USA)
Sculpture LORI NOZICK (USA)
Painting CARLOS CABALLERO (CUB)
20 UNIQUE WORKS INVITATIONS
The results of the Cover featured art contest were based on the judge’s extensive experience, creativity of works engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, creative thinking, and most important to me; an educational component, a message inspiring new generations.
The jury reviewed all submissions very carefully. There were large amounts of quality of works, only a limited number of applications could be selected and we are honored to release the list of winners selected recognizing:
1. Works with purpose and objectives
2. Educational value; impact on, or outreach to, the public
3. Thoroughness and accuracy in presentation of issues;
4. Creativity and originality in approach to subject matter and effectiveness of presentation
5. Demonstrated technical skill in the entry’s production.
6. Presentations of entries were very important, the quality of the photography, and the information provided to the application.
7. The Technical merits were based on theme, composition, and perspective.
MARINA FONT (ARG) | AIMEE HERTOG (USA)
ALEXIOS AVLAMIS (GR) | AMBER QUIMBY (USA)
ASTOLFO FUNES (VNZLA) | CLARA VARAS (CUB)
AIDA TEJADA (RD) | CYNTHIA PATRICK (USA)
ERNESTO KUNDE (BR) | JEAN PAUL MALLOZZI (USA)
JON MCINTOSH (USA) | KATIUSKA GONZALEZ (VNZLA)
MARCELO DALDOCE (BR) |MARIUSZ NAVRATIL (POLAND)
PATRICIA GUTIERREZ (USA) |PJ MILLS (USA)
TANIA MARMOLEJO (RD) |TODD BRITTINGHAM (USA)
CHIKA MATSUDA (JP) | KERRI CORSER (USA)
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