iPhoneArt Announces 2011 Mobile Art Grant Open for Submissions

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[prMac.com] Santa Monica, California - iPhoneArt announces the second annual IPA Mobile Art Grant is open for submissions on iPhoneArt website. The IPA Grant, now in its second year, is the only international grant program specifically designed to provide financial support for mobile artists emerging at the top of their field.

This year, IPA introduces Jane Deering as Lead Juror. Jane Deering Gallery has been curating and presenting contemporary art by well established and emerging artists from the US and Europe for the past decade. Artists from the UK and Ireland are shown in collaboration with Purdy Hicks Gallery of London. Deering, a staunch advocate of contemporary art for most of her life, became interested in iPhoneography through the work presented on iPhoneArt website.

"IPA members are on the cutting edge of emerging art. To be Lead Juror is a wonderful opportunity to find the best mobile artists working today," Deering said.

IPA's 2011 grant recipient will receive $1000 to help further his/her mobile art career. The top 20 entrants will be published in a book produced by IPA featuring the most influential mobile artists of 2011. The top three will be guaranteed a spot in IPA's first Los Angeles interactive exhibition, scheduled for May 2012.

There is no submission fee for the IPA Mobile Art Grant. Each entrant may submit up to 10 images, created in the past year. Submissions are open from December 1-31, 2011.

"The IPA community is built around the idea that all artists can improve their craft by engaging in discourse with others, by offering critiques and comments, and being open to receive them. It is a place where long-term artistic relationships are created, where the more advanced artists mentor and encourage those who are new to the field," says cofounder Daria Polichetti. "Each day offers work that is surprising and new."

For more information on the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant, please visit the links below.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
IPA: The Mobile Art Network 2.6.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

iPhoneArt launched in Santa Monica, California at the end of 2010, and was quickly listed by Mashable as one of the top 10 most essential iPhotography sites while still in its infancy. Since then, IPA has grown from a small group of collaborators, to a community of more than three thousand artists. Today, it is a place where iPhoneographers come to discuss their work, collaborate with one another, learn about apps, and share what they have made. Cofounders Daria Polichetti and Nathaniel Park are dedicated to creating exhibition opportunities, financial support, international recognition, and promotional opportunities for its active members. Copyright (C) 2010 iPhoneArt. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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