Open Casting Call for Fine Art Reality TV Series

2 Jul 2009

I have to admit, I’m not a big fan of “reality television,” but one program that has captured my attention is Bravo’s Top Chef. Somehow, the show manages to keep the manufactured drama to minimum and allows viewers to actually pay attention to what the contestants are there for—their ability to cook. It’s one of the few reality shows out there that actually lets you appreciate the skills of the contestants, rather than who’s going to stab who in the back.

It appears that Bravo is now planning to focus the eye of reality television on the world of fine art, with The Untitled Art Project, produced by Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company Pretty Matches, Eliz Holzman, and Magical Elves (the Emmy-nominated producers of Top Chef and Project Runway). This show will be a creative-competition series featuring 13 aspiring artists, who will compete for the grand prize of a gallery show, cash, and a sponsored national tour. Each episode will feature contestants creating unique pieces of artwork in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture, painting, photography, and industrial design.

For those interested in participating in the show, open calls for artists will be held across the country in the upcoming weeks at the following locations:

Los Angeles
July 11 and 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fredric Snitzer Gallery
July 16
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
New York
July 18 and 19
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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on 2 Jul 2009 7:41 AM

"So you Think You can Paint"?  LOL. Interesting idea. Most reality shows are about individuals who enjoy attention. wonder how many artists like to live in the limelight.

Thanks for pointing this out - will be interesting to follow.

Sheila wrote
on 2 Jul 2009 8:11 AM

Well, they could call it "American Artist"  a la "American Idol" but that might cause some problems, huh?  ;)

Will be interesting to watch this and see how it pans out.

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Hityty22 wrote
on 27 Feb 2010 3:54 PM

I'm so excited about this! I say its about time they had a reality show for fine artists!!! I can't wait!!!

on 9 Jul 2010 9:42 AM

I've been trying to get more info as far as what to bring to the casting call: portfolio I'm gessing. Can anyone tell me?

lshahroody wrote
on 15 Jul 2010 3:45 PM

Does anyone have the current schedule for the call for entries of Work of Art Season 2?

lshahroody wrote
on 15 Jul 2010 3:45 PM

Does anyone have the current schedule for the call for entries of Work of Art Season 2?

Juan Markos wrote
on 4 Aug 2010 7:31 PM

I have not seen the show, not much of a TV fan, but I keep hearing from different folks that I should be on this show, I hear its kinda like project runway for Artist who aspire to be Working artist, How can I get on??