©POPpor2nity©POP Gallery’s 2nd All-Media Exhibit for New and Exciting Artists!
©POPpor2nity Exhibition, December 13th, 2008 6PM-10PM©POP is extremely proud to announce the opening of ©POPpor2nity 2008, with an Artists’ Reception on Saturday, December 13, from 7PM - 10PM, featuring over 60 new artists from the world over.
©POPpor2nity – The second call for entries for the ground-breaking, all-media exhibition for all artists who have never shown at ©POP before. For a nominal submission fee, every ©POPpor2nity artist will be featured in arguably Detroit’s most popular and influential and gallery, ©POP, with an opening reception for the artists of ©POPpor2nity on Saturday, December 13 from 6 PM until 10 PM. Cpop is expecting to fill both it’s floors with new artists’ work in all mediums.
Like the first ©POPpor2nity in March of 2007, submissions were culled primarily over the internet through social networks like, MySpace, Craigslist and DeviantArt.com, and once again ©POP has received nearly a hundred submissions from everywhere in the US as well as Turkey, Greece and Canada to name but three of the many countries where ©Pop is well known.
The participants will be juried by a panel of 10 locally and internationally renowned artists, media folk, and celebrities, with the winners to be featured in their own 4-person showcase of champions exhibition at a later date at the storied Detroit gallery.
A few of the judges are : Artist/Chantuese Niagara, Murdercap Records impresario, Jerome Almon, DEMF Founder and global events producer, Carol Marvin, Musician/art collector, Ken Stanley & Dirty Show Head-Honcho, Jerry Vile.
Some of this years confirmed artists include, Brandi Read, Kelley O’Hara, Jeff Van Buskirk, Nina Friday, Lisolette Gilcrest, Bruce Finsilver, Rudy Fig, William Roberts, Lisa Goedert, Maria Reiter, Kostas Mistilis, Greg Loselle, Kevin Bourgeois, Ryan Cronin, Tony Roko, Patrick Harris, Nick Fisher, Audra McKean, Dale Drieling, Dennis Jacobs, Joshua Gaudette, Daniel Pearson and Matthew Martin who was a judge last year, but oddly, has never shown at Cpop before.
©POPpor2nity will run through the end of January 2009.
The following is a video of the first ©POPportunity winners’ exhibit entitled,“It’s Humble To Be Good”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqWEfWh3yDo©POPpor2nity is an innovative, artist friendly tweaking of the “vanity gallery” concept, whereby galleries lease space to select artists, a common practice in New York City Galleries, gives every potential artist a chance to exhibit up to 3 pieces for a nominal fee. The only problem is that it is usually the fee is an exorbitant amount of money for an artist to rent the entire gallery- and still have to cut the gallery in a healthy chunk of the sale.
With ©Poppor2nity, many fledgling or unknown artists get a chance to exhibit in a world-class gallery at only a fraction of the normal “vanity fee”, while getting an unheard-of 90% of the sale and a chance to compete for their own 4 person exhibit later next year.Submissions will be taken from now through December 2 - Artists may send up to 3 JPEGS in low to medium resolution to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 2, 2008. Entrants will receive a critique and response within 3 days via email on the status of their inclusion and the amount of submission fee.