Watermill is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for emerging and established artists from around the world to explore new ideas. Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts as well as from social, human and natural sciences. Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience. Watermill is a haven for artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.
Watermill is unique within the global landscape of experimental theatrical performance, and regularly brings together the brightest minds from all disciplines to do, in Wilson's words, "what no one else is doing." Watermill offers a wide range of programs and activities throughout the year. For the well-known International Summer Arts Program, Wilson invites 60-80 artists who come from over 25 countries—48 countries so far— for 4-5 weeks of intense creative exploration. For the Center’s Fall and Spring Residency programs, which take place from September to June, a committee of practitioners in the arts and humanities selected 17 groups, individuals, and scholars to be in residence.
Robert Wilson is the Founder and Artistic Director. Sherry Dobbin is the Director of The Watermill Center.
The theme of this ARThood Selects competition is "Great Promise". This competition will be judged by Zev Eisenberg, the Director of Mallick Williams and Co. Gallery in New York and the Director of Strategic Marketing for ARThood.
Only Members of ARThood are eligible to enter the ARThood Selects competition. Membership to ARThood is free.
March 11, 2012
You must be a member of ARThood. Membership to ARThood is free and there is no fee to enter this ARThood Selects competition. You may enter one artwork that represents and/or interprets the "Great Promise" theme. The work must be an original artwork created by you, available for sale and come from your images in the ARThood Gallery Store. Additionally, you must agree to the Official Rules.
The selected artwork(s) will be featured on the ARThood home page as part of the "Great Promise" online exhibition and will be included in the "Great Promise" exhibition in New York City in Spring 2012.
This is an opportunity to not only have your artwork shown in an exhibition in New York but to also have your artwork viewed alongside emerging and established artists by highly respected patrons. There will be a private reception to showcase and sell the artworks in the “Great Promise” exhibition, with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting The Watermill Center.
La Cuartentena by Dalia Ferreira Venezuelan born Dalia Ferreira is a digital artist that studied at The Art Students League in New York City. Ferreira recently had a solo exhibition "Caracas Satellite" at the Gallery Utopia in her home country. The exhibition embodied Ferreira’s critique of daily life in our heavily populated globalized community. Ferreira's winning artwork "La Cuartentena" reveals the existential crisis that arises from urban life, where amongst the constant foundations of man-made structures anomie exists. With a collage technique, Ferreira is able to piece together unified messages about our world in "La Cuartentena."
Inner Strength by Marko Gavrilovic Marko Gavrilovic, who works from his native country of Serbia and attended the Academy of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, is both a painter and sculptor. Besides representing Serbia in the 2010 Fine Art Exhibition FIFA World Cup, Gavrilovic has shown in galleries throughout Europe. Gavrilovic's wining artwork "Inner Strength" vibrates with a street art perspective in bold graffiti style and movement. The artwork is from his Bull series, which focuses on what Gavrilovic calls a futuristic appearance in painting. In "Inner Strength," a strong beast overshadows a figure in motion, uniting strength between the two.
The Maid by Sean DuFrene Los Angeles based and Academy of Art University MFA graduate Sean DuFrene is a photographer. DuFrene has won a multitude of global awards such as the 2011 International Photography Award and the 2011 Prix de la Photographie. Along with his artistic pursuits, DuFrene is both a photojournalist and a fashion photographer. Dufrene's winning artwork "The Maid" represents the clever depth of angles and comical visuals seen throughout his portfolio. A lusting older man gawking at an attractive female body in "The Maid" emulates the viewers own curiosities by glaring at the scene – creating voyeurs of ourselves as well.