News: ARTLURKER Presents Miami Writer’s Prize 2012

ARTLURKER Presents Miami Writer’s Prize 2012

Deadline: May 4th, 2012
Reception: May 24th, 2012, 7pm til 9pm, Locust Projects

The Miami Writer’s Prize 2012 is open for submissions.

ARTLURKER, a Miami based online publication for the contemporary arts, is proud to announce it is accepting submissions for the third year of the Miami Writer’s Prize, an annual prize that aims to encourage residents of Miami to write about contemporary art and foster accountability for contemporary art discourse through reinforcement of the blogging format.

Eligible entrants may submit one original review of a recent art-related event. The winner, in addition to having their entry published on, will receive an honorary stipend of $800 dollars in return for an eight-post placement as a Guest Blogger on

This year’s prize is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and artist Carlos Betancourt, sponsored by Locust Projects and judged by a panel of preeminent writers/web publishers – Hrag Vartanian (HYPERALLERGIC), Hunter Braithwaite (THEREISNOTHERE), Noah Becker (WHITEHOT MAGAZINE) and Paddy Johnson (ARTFAGCITY).

The Miami Writer’s Prize 2012 is now open for submissions.

Closing Date is May 4th, 2012.

The winner will be announced via on May 18th, 2012.

A soiree in their honor will be held at Locust Projects (3852 North Miami Avenue) on May 24th, 2012.

Prize Requirements:
To qualify, entrants must:
•Be over 18 years of age and reside in Miami Dade county
•Have had no more than three pieces of their art writing published in a print publication (previous online publication, except for on, is permitted)
•Email one previously unpublished review of a recent art related event, approximately 800 words in length to

Entries must be submitted:
•As a Word (.doc) attachment
•In English (translations are accepted, but this must be acknowledged)
•Without images

Guest Blogging Requirements:
•Posts must be art related
•Author must have first hand experience if writing a review of a recent exhibition or event

About The Judges:
Noah Becker lives and works in Victoria BC, Canada and New York. He is a contemporary artist, musician, curator, and editor-in-chief of Whitehot Magazine. In 2009, Becker was nominated for the Royal Bank of Canada Painting Prize, which toured his work to Musee D’Art De Montreal. Becker’s work has featured in successful solo and group exhibitions in New York, Switzerland, Canada, and Miami, and most recently included in the exhibitions Plank Road and Hunt & Chase at Salomon Contemporary, 6 Degrees of Separation at Claire Oliver Gallery, and Mie Portraits at Freight + Volume.

Hunter Braithwaite founded the Miami-based contemporary arts website in August 2011. In addition to running TINT, he is a regular contributor to, Whitehot Magazine, and Asian Art News. Before moving to Miami, he lived in Shanghai and did basically the same thing.

Paddy Johnson is the founding editor of Art Fag City. In addition to her work on the blog, she has been published in New York Magazine,, Art in America, The Daily, Print Magazine,Time Out NY, The Reeler, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, New York Press and writes a regular art column for The L Magazine. Paddy lectures widely about art and the Internet at venues including Yale University, Parsons, Rutgers, South by Southwest, and the Whitney Independent Study Program.

Hrag Vartanian is a Brooklyn-based writer, critic, editor and cultural worker. He is the co-founder and editor of Hyperallergic. He tweets a lot (@hragv), reads even more, likes to look at art, doesn’t call his parents enough and his biggest claim to fame is that he was gay married in Toronto to his publisher, which only goes to prove that sleeping with your boss gets you everywhere.

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