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So You Think You Can Paint? A Perfect Reality Art Storm at Spoke

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Ok, so today's post is basically entirely lifted from a clever email I got from Spoke this morning, but they say what they want to say well, and I just want to get the word out about this sure-to-be entertaining event, So, You Think You Can Paint?  Deadlines are approaching, so if you're interested in participating, get on it!  And let CGN know if you DO participate so we can follow up on the blog...

From Spoke:

So, You Think You Can Paint? is at once a project to take the anthropological pulse of the city of Chicago where artists, hobbyists, enthusiasts, professionals, and naysayers have a leveled playing field to exhibit their work; and second an irreverent look at the competitive framework network television promotes. The entire project is a timely reinterpretation of the reality judging show So You Think You Can Dance (Fox July 20, 2005 - present)  mixed with a dash of Art Star (Gallery HD June 1, 2006 - July 19, 2006)  and a pinch of Work of Art (Bravo 2010 - present).  Just like those unscripted displays of genius, hidden talent, and atrocity on television, what happens next is entirely up to the participants with paintings, the judges, the camera...and only at Spoke can you be involved.


- Anyone can bring in up to three paintings - any subject, size, or format accepted.
- Fill out an entry form at Spoke, with your contact info.
- A panel of guest judges will critique your work, the entire event will be filmed, and the best will be hung in the show.
- Award winners will have the opportunity to have the work travel to compete in "So You Think You Can Paint? Tampa Bay Season Two!"
- Pick up work at the End.

TO ENTER: Drop off up to 3 paintings from 3-5pm Su July 11, M, July 12, and Tu July 13.

TO VISIT: Gallery hours 11am - 5pm W July 14, Th July 15, and F July 16.

CLOSING RECEPTION:  Friday July 16 from 6-9pm!

PICK UP ENTRIES:  After 9PM on Friday the 16th, Saturday July 17 10am-12pm

119 N Peoria #3D
Chicago, Il 60607

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