I got an Honorable Mention in this funny competition called Art Vs Design, organized by Artists Wanted, “a collaborative project between several New York City artists and creative organizations.” The judges included Mark Mothersbaugh — yeah, that Mark Mothersbaugh, who’s also an artist, did you know?
Congratulations to Mikal J. Hameed, who won the People’s Choice Award, and exhibited his work at a party at the New Museum! (Some random Oakland history: Mikal showed my woodcuts at his storefront gallery on the Oakland/Berkeley border like 10 years ago…)
There’s 50 Honorable Mentions; the ones that appeal to me are:
Matthew Hilshorst (whose tablecloth paintings are pretty great, Chicago, IL)
Abby Donovan (sculptural interventions, Eugene, OR)
Jan Huling‘s obsessive beadings, which seem to appeal and revolt a little, like the book cover for A Thousand Little Pieces (beadings, Hoboken, NJ)
Chandler O’Leary/Anagram Press’ Feminist letterpress broadsides printed by Jessica Spring (Tacoma, WA)