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Surreal Art Interpretation Competition (update)

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 23, 2009, 3:43 PM
Artist Charles Nissen proudly presents the Surreal Art Interpretation Competition.


Current surrealists and up and coming surreal artists are invited to submit artistic interpretations of classic surreal pieces from historic surreal artists. The Winning pieces will be published in the full color surrealism book I am currently writing. :work: All participants are encouraged to write a brief passage, explaining or defending their interpretation of the chosen artwork. These will also be published in the book, with full credit to the artists. The best piece will also be integrated into the cover art of the volume, and the runner-up piece will be included on the back cover.

Please Note: I expect a large number of submissions for artists like Dali, René Magritte, and André Breton. . . I would like to represent as many artists as possible, and your odds of being published should be greatly increased by interpreting a work from a lesser-known figure from the surrealist movement.

I will be seeking a small panel of volunteer judges, and encourage prize donations from generous souls, surreal clubs and :community: organizations.

Competition details will be continually updated at this journal entry.

The following email has been set-up for all submissions:

surrealcomp@rocketmail.com


Due to printing limitations, all final images should be a maximum of 9” high by 7” wide, and 300 dpi. ( 2700px X 2100px) If your images are smaller then this they will be printed at the maximum size that maintains 300dpi. With your submission, please include the following:

Your complete name
A valid email where you can be contacted
The name of the artist's work you are interpreting
The title of the artwork you are interpreting
The title of your original Artwork
Your brief essay describing you interpretation

The deadline is 11:59pm August 27 (Man Ray's Birthday), 2009 mountain standard time.




  :spotlight-left:  Only 4 Days left until the Deadline!  :spotlight-right:

Our well qualified judges are:

:below: Gromyko Padilla Semper
:icongromyko:

:below: Joe MacGown
:iconjoemacgown:


My efforts to recruit volunteers for prizes have failed; however, I will be giving a one month feature for First and Second place, as well as a 3 month DA Subscription for First place.



Stat Tuned! :teevee:

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  • Listening to: Gary Numan
  • Reading: several surrealism books
  • Watching: the clock
  • Playing: Writer
  • Drinking: Herbal tea
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:icongromyko:
gromyko Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
all i could do to help is to feature the winners in an article with an essay about their works

regards my friend

G
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend. I will be in touch.
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:icondeviantlysurreal:
deviantlySurreal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
I can do a feature in the magazine of the winners for you.
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:icongloriagypsy:
gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have emailed my entry, can I also upload it to my account here?
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Feel free to post it on deviantArt :hug:
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:icongloriagypsy:
gloriagypsy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks!
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:iconblacksheephybrid:
blacksheephybrid Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
is this has to be traditional work only?
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
No, All media accepted!
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Great ! If i can, i join the contest. :)
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
please do
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconchris10belgium:
chris10belgium Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Okay, it'll be my first job. :) Thank you !
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:iconmaryjsheridan:
maryjsheridan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
great idea!
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:iconadflictus:
Adflictus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This sounds very promising and fun. I'd like to join it. When will it start, and do we also need to send a link for the image we are interpretating?
"The title of your original Artwork" do you mean a piece of our won works or the one which we are interpretating? Im just curious.
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Because of the high resolution required for printing, I set up that special yahoo email just for the competition. I need you to email it because the first step is quality control before it goes to the appropriate judges.

It has already started, and a link to the artwork you are interpreting would save me a lot of time looking them up. I may add that to the rules on my next update. And I need the names of both works.

Let me know if you have any more question. I'm sure that I have not thought of everything.
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:icongromyko:
gromyko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you for being involved my friend and thanks for making me a judge
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
WOW! that sounds like a lot of fun!
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:iconcharlesnissen:
CharlesNissen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope so. I'd like my first attempt at writing a book to be successful. And thanks for the watch :crazy:
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