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Announcing the Miami Writer’s Prize

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Miami Writer’s Prize 2010

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With the help of a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and donations kindly received from readers we are proud to announce the MIAMI WRITER’S PRIZE, a new annual prize aimed squarely at promoting and encouraging residents of Miami who write critically about art.

Judged by a panel of distinguished local professionals and open to anyone from Miami (see Prize Requirements), this year’s prize is held in association with Locust Projects, a leading non-profit art space located in Miami’s Design District.

Hopefuls may submit one original review of a recent art related event. In addition to having their text published, the winning entrant will receive an honorary stipend of $400 dollars to guest blog on ARTLURKER (see Guest Blogging Requirements).

Closing date is May 4th, 2010.

The winner will be announced via www.artlurker.com on Friday May 14th.

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Download the official Press Release and Requirements PDF here.

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About the judges:

Scott

Scott Cunningham is the director of the University of Wynwood, an advocacy organization for the spoken and written word in Miami. His freelance journalism has appeared in HOME Magazine, Ocean Drive, Miami New Times, and DNR Magazine, while his poetry has been published in The Harvard Review and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among other journals. A nominee for a 2009 United States Artist Grant, he also serves as president of the Miami Poetry Collective and editor of the Cent Journal Series. He lives in Miami with his wife Alexandra..

Ruba

Ruba Katrib is Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami and Adjunct Professor at New World School of the Arts, Miami. Katrib has recently curated a group exhibition at MOCA, The Reach of Realism, with work by Alex Hubbard, Elad Lassry, Sara Vanderbeek, and others. She is currently working on solo survey exhibitions with Cory Arcangel and Claire Fontaine, each opening in 2010.

Rene

René Morales is associate curator at Miami Art Museum. At MAM, Morales has organized several exhibitions, such Space as Medium, Objects of Value, Mark Dion: South Florida Wildlife Rescue Unit, and Miami in Transition, and installed several traveling exhibitions including Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Wifredo Lam in North America, and Andy Warhol: Moving Pictures. Prior to MAM, Morales worked at the RISD Museum in Providence.

Gean

Gean Moreno is an artist and writer based in Miami. His work has recently been exhibited at the North Miami MoCA, Kunsthaus Palais Thum and Taxis in Bregenz, Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee, Haifa Museum in Israel, Arndt & Partner in Zurich, and Invisible-Exports in New York. He has contributed texts to various magazines and catalogues. In 2008, he founded [NAME] Publications, a platform for book-based projects.

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It is our hope that in taking the initiative to submit, all entrants will discover the value and pleasure of contributing critically to their arts community.

Good luck. And May the 4th be with you!

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The Miami Writer’s Prize 2010 is held in association with Locust Projects. Special thanks go to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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UPDATE: DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO JUNE 4th. PLEASE RESUBMIT YOUR ENTRIES IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION OF RECEIPT BY EMAIL.

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Announcing the Miami Writer’s Prize