Next Star Artist Finalists to be Announced 8th June

Next Star Artist Finalists to be Announced 8th June

Due to the overwhelming number of entries (way more than I expected) that I received for the Next Star Artist competition, there will be a delay with the announcement of the ten finalists.  In order to properly assess all the entries I will have to delay the announcement until Sunday the 8th of June instead of the 30th of May.  I would like to apologise for the delay but am not prepared to announce the ten finalists until I am totally happy with the entries that have been chosen.  Once the ten finalists have been announced on the 8th of June the judging will begin after which the winner will be announced as per the original date of the 27th of June.

Nicholas Forrest

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Next Star Artist Finalists – nextstarartist. com

Next Star Artist Finalists – nextstarartist.com

Due to the overwhelming number of entries (way more than I expected) that I received for the Next Star Artist competition, there will be a delay with the announcement of the ten finalists. Instead of the ten finalists being announced on the 30th of May the ten finalists will now be announced on the 8th of June.

Nicholas Forrest

Judging Begins for Next Star Artist – nextstarartist.com

Entry for the 2008 Next Star Artist Competition has Closed

May 26 Update:

On behalf of all the people involved with the Next Star Artist competition I would like to thank all the artists that entered the competition and all the people that supported the competition. Attracting the support of artists and art market professionals for a new and radical art competition was never going to be an easy task but having received over 220 entries I can say, without a doubt, that the level of interest and support has been far beyond what I would have ever hoped for. There have of course been those that have expressed a negative or sceptical opinion of the Next Star Artist concept which has just increased my determination to make the competition a success. I would not have started this competition if I was not totally sure that it would be of benefit to the winner and to the wider artistic community. My past experiences with the promotion of artists has given me the information, knowledge and tools that I need to be able to replicate the positive results that I have had in the past.

Now that entries have closed, ten finalists will be chosen from the entries received and announced on the 30th of May. Once the ten finalists have been announced the judging of the ten finalists by a variety of art world personalities and art market professionals will begin (30th May to 20th June) to determine who the winner will be. The artist that the judges deem to be the best entry (judged according to judging criteria) will be named the winner on the 27th of June.

Best of Luck,

Nicholas Forrest
Founder of Next Star Artist (http://www.nextstarartist.com)

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

Next Star Artist Competition Entry Closes May 23

Next Star Artist Competition Entry Closes May 23

With only two days to go until entries for the Next Star Artist competition (http://www.nextstarartist.com) close there has been a steady flow of last minute entries to add to the 160+ entries that have already been received.  I am really looking forward to working with the winner and helping the winner to stand out from the crowd in a market where it is easy for even the best of artists to go unnoticed. I have spent lots of time deciding on how best to assist the winner with their career and have drawn upon my past successes with artist promotion to create a plan of campaign.   My plan is based on the long term progression and development as opposed to short term hype with a view to assisting the winner in a way that ensures long term prosperity and success.

Although there are plenty of opportunities available for artists who wish to progress their careers it is often the case that an artist will not know that these opportunities exist or how to best utilise them to their advantage. I have spent significant amounts of time identifying these opportunities and will reveal the list to the winner and advise the winner on how best to use the opportunities that I have identified as the most beneficial.

If you would like to enter the competition all you need to do is send three images of your work, a brief bio and an artists statement to entry@nextstarartist.com.  Further details can be found at http://www.nextstarartist.com

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

Next Star Artist Competition Deadline

Next Star Artist Competition Deadline

Hi everyone,

Entries for the Next Star Artist competition (http://www.nextstarartist.com) will close in one weeks time (23rd May) so if you are planning on entering you should probably do so asap.  You can find all the details at nextstarartist.com but basically all you need to do to enter is send a brief bio, artist statement and three images to entry@nextstarartist.com

Regards,
Nicholas Forrest
http://www.nextstarartist.com
http://www.artmarketblog.com

Changes to Next Star Artist Judging Finalised

Changes to Next Star Artist Judging Finalised

The huge number of positive responses that I received that are in favour of the final judging structure being changed from a public vote to the winner being decided by a panel of judges has given me more than enough reason to officially change the structure.  To prevent any lobbying the identities of the judges will not be revealed until after the winner has been announced but I can tell you that they will include some very well known curators and art critics.  With just over two weeks to go until entries close the excitement is really starting to build as entries continue to come in thick and fast.  I am currently preparing a series of promotional opportunities for the winner of the competition which I am sure will be of great benefit to who ever is lucky enough to be the recipient of this great prize.

Entries close on the 23rd of May so if you are planning on entering the competition you had better start preparing your entry.  Entry details can be found at http://www.nextstarartist.com but basically what you need to do is send in your bio, a brief artist’s statement and three pics of your work to nextstarartist@gmail.com and entry is free.

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.

Changes to Next Star Artist Competition

Changes to Next Star Artist Competition

Hi all,

I hope that everyone is well.  As the Next Star Artist competition is an entirely new concept there were bound to be some areas that needed tweaking.  The first change is the removal of the condition of entry that the winner of the competition must donate an artwork to the artmarketblog.com art collection.  For those people out there that were opposed to the winner being required to donate an artwork, (even though there is no entry fee and I am doing this purely for artists) the winner DOES NOT have to donate an artwork now.
I am also proposing a change to the judging structure whereby the winner will be chosen from the ten finalists by a group of judges (30 or so) as opposed to a public vote.  Each of the judges would be sent the list of finalists and would then make their choice with the winner being the artist who receives the most votes.  If anyone opposed this change to the judging structure or has another suggestion please let me know.

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.