2009 Next Star Artist Competition – artmarketblog.com

2009 Next Star Artist Competition – artmarketblog.com

Herb Williams in his studio

Herb Williams in his studio

I have received lots of emails asking whether there will be a 2009 Next Star Artist competition so I thought it was about time to announce that YES, there will be a 2009 Next Star Artist Competition. After the success of the 2008 competition I couldn’t not run the competition again this year so if you didn’t get the chance to enter last year then 2009 could be your year !!! Due to my current work load the launch date for the 2009 competition will be in May as opposed to the March launch date of the 2008 competition.

The 2008 competition unearthed a true star artist in Herb Williams (http://www.herbwilliamsart.com) whose career has continued to take leaps and bounds since winning the first ever Next Star Artist competition. Williams’ work has received plenty of attention of late with tv appearances, newspaper articles and a spot in the Washington DC Obama Inauguration exhibition at MANIFESTHOPE:DC Gallery which was held during the inauguration in January. For those of you who are fans of the All American Rejects you might like to have a look at the cover of their latest album “When The World Comes Down” (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001H9JBF8). Look familiar?, it should, it’s a Herb Williams creation.

If you think you you have what it takes to follow in Herb Williams’ footsteps and become the 2009 Next Star Artist then start preparing your entry. There are also plenty of opportunities for art related companies to sponsor the 2009 competition and receive some significant art world exposure. Anyone interested in sponsoring the 2009 Next Star Artist competition can contact me via the contact form on my blog.

Entry details as well as the terms and conditions will be posted shortly so stay tuned for more exciting information regarding the 2009 Next Star Artist competition and keep an eye out for the new website !!

**Nicholas Forrest is an art market analyst, art critic and journalist based in Sydney, Australia. He is the founder of http://www.artmarketblog.com, writes the art column for the magazine Antiques and Collectibles for Pleasure and Profit and contributes to many other publications.