Alex Podesta

Arts Council of New Orleans Sends Artist Alex Podesta to ArtPrize

Arts Council of New Orleans Sends Artist Alex Podesta to ArtPrize

September 19, 2014

Local Artist’s Waterborne Installation Exhibiting at Internationally Renowned Competition

The Arts Council of New Orleans has selected local artist Alex Podesta to represent the city’s burgeoning art scene at the independently organized international art competition, ArtPrize, in Grand Rapids, MI.  The exhibition begins September 21 and continues for 19 days throughout three square miles of the downtown area. 

This marks the first year a curator outside the region was invited by ArtPrize organizers to select art for the event, a sign that the creative point-of-view of the Arts Council of New Orleans and dynamic energy of the local arts scene is taking a prominent seat in the national arts arena and New Orleans artists are on the radar like never before.

Awarded the designation of City Parks Curator for the Grand River site, the Arts Council selected Podesta’s proposal for a waterborne installation from approximately 25 entries. The piece falls in the “Installation” category — entries that are dependent on the site in which they are installed.

“Podesta’s Self-Portrait as Bunnies (The Bathers), was ultimately chosen for the ArtPrize competition because it embodies the spirit of the work that we are seeing in New Orleans right now and it is tailored perfectly for the location of the Grand River,” said Arts Council President and Chief Executive Officer Kim Cook.

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