Two Coats urges mothers to apply for art reality show

In late June on Art21, I wrote about the upcoming art reality show that Sarah Jessica Parker and Magical Elves are producing for Bravo, and, as if by magic, casting was announced the following week. I’m sure the usual suspects will apply, but I’m urging older artists, particularly mothers, to take a shot at it. Bring the kids to the audition, change a diaper or two while waiting in line, and show the dirty ones as work samples. Seriously. At the very least, document the whole experience, upload it to YouTube, and don’t forget to send Two Coats a link.

If selected, an artist-mother could effectively quash some of the gender stereotypes we learned in art school and beyond. I’d do it myself (great story, right?), but I’ll be out of town. The Untitled Art Project will select thirteen emerging to mid-career artists to compete for a gallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour. Casting Calls are as follows:

LOS ANGELES (sorry, too late)
Saturday, July 11 & Sunday, July 12, 10 AM � 2 PM

Tuesday, July 14, 10 AM � 2 PM
Fredric Snitzer Gallery

Thursday, July 16, 10 AM � 2 PM
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Sullivan Galleries, 33 State Street

Saturday, July 18 & Sunday, July 19, 10:00 AM � 2:00 PM
White Columns

For additional application information, click here.

Related posts:
Neomaternalism: Contemporary Artists’ Approach to Motherhood
Paddy Johnson at AFC gets a tip that filming already is underway.

One Comment

  1. I absolutely loathe the idea of an art reality show, but this is a creative way of at least making it mean something. Thanks, Sharon – I hope someone takes you up on your challenge.

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