And the GO Art Brooklyn Nominees Are…

September 26, 2012

After approximately 147,000 studio visits to 1,708 artists, and then 9,457 nominations, Go Art Brooklyn has gone public with the top ten nominated artists, the results of their big Brooklyn crowd sourcing experiment. In alphabetical order:

Aleksander Betko, Cobble Hill, painting and drawing

Jonathan Blum, Park Slope, painting and printmaking

Adrian Coleman, Fort Greene, painting

Oliver Jeffers, Boerum Hill, painting, illustration, and drawing

Kerry Law, Greenpoint, painting

Prune Nourry, Boerum Hill, photography, video/film/sound, and sculpture

Eric Pesso, Ditmas Park, sculpture

Naomi Safran-Hon, Prospect Heights, painting

Gabrielle Watson, Crown Heights, painting

Yeon Ji Yoo, Red Hook, mixed media sculpture

Go Art Brooklyn was an open studio weekend event sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum on the weekend of September 8-9, 2012, with an element of crowd sourcing and “beauty contest”.

It was their goal to have a mix of artists represented in this group, including painters, illustrators, sculptors, and installation artists. Painting clearly ruled with seven of the ten artists being self-identified painters.

At the same time, they noted an absence of design, fashion, and textile arts, and also that photography, video, and performance are represented only in Nourry’s work.

 The results were also a bit surprising in terms of the weekend activity, as was hinted at in Shelley’s post on unexpected traffic patterns. Nine neighborhoods are represented, but they are not the neighborhoods that most people were predicting to be the hot spots. Shelley will be delving into these results to show how visitation may have shaped nominations, so stay tuned as we report on this more.

Over the next month, curators will visit the  ten artists’ studios and begin highlighting them one by one on our website. By November 15th GO will announce the featured artists for the exhibition, which will open on December 1, 2012 during Target First Saturday evening.

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