Sunday, March 22, 2009

Open Call for Artists of All Mediums to Exhibit Original Work

Red Bull Art of Can is a national juried exhibition featuring artwork in a variety of media that have one thing in common -- they are all inspired by Red Bull or crafted from the iconic blue and silver cans. The juried exhibition is open to anyone with a flair for creativity and the talent to transform an original concept into a compelling piece of art that can be shared with a public audience. Registration is free and open to artists nationwide through May 15, 2009. Sculptures, paintings, digital/graphic designs and various forms of mixed media will all be considered. Registration forms and details can be accessed at


Red Bull Art of Can has very few rules but the most important are: Artwork should be inspired by Red Bull or incorporate the aluminum can; and all artwork must be submitted to drop off location or postmarked by May 15, 2009. All submitted pieces will be critiqued by a prominent panel of judges from the Washington, D.C. art community. On average, 40-60 pieces will be accepted into the national exhibit. Judges will review each piece based on the three Cs -- Creativity (overall idea behind the piece), Conceptual execution (how well the piece translates the idea) and Construction (the quality of production/final presentation). Those with the highest marks will be featured in the 2009 Red Bull Art of Can exhibit and will receive national recognition and exposure.

A select number of pieces from the exhibition will also be included in advertising. Additionally, judges will award top honors to the three most compelling creations. First place honors include an all-expense paid trip for two to Art Basel Switzerland -- the world's premier modern and contemporary art fair. Awards for second place include an all-expense paid trip for two to Art Basel in Miami. Third place will be honored with a customized local art experience.

To register and learn more about Red Bull Art of Can visit For media inquiries, photos, video or interviews, please contact Libby Tierney at Photos from passed events can be found on