We all pretty much agree that Saatchi Gallery’s website is pretty much ugly horrible and needs an urgent redesign. Unlike their much cleaner and welcoming Saatchi Online, but the purpose is completely different. Saatchi Online is sort of the community of individuals and platform to promote, interact, comment and showcase art (it allows artists to sell it online at the same time). A bit like Behance network but less for illustrators & graphic designers and more for artists in a Saatchi unique kind of way (the gallery has this way a rich portfolio to discover future artists to join their always controversial ranks).
In its second edition which just started earlier on this month and just like the October-Nov Showdown all the inscribed online artists will be competing against each other. Anyone (they say members but you become one by using facebook connect so….) can vote for your favorite works and the winner will get the chance to display their art at the Saatchi Gallery in London and other possible venues in major art markets.
The final winner will receive US$1000 and the runner up will receive a US$500 cash prize. The winning works will go on to display at the Saatchi Gallery in London and other possible venues in major art markets
Ok so this Showdown is closed for submissions although the voting is open (first round until January 6th and final voting with the top 128 works until January 20th), but as the Showdown is organised pretty much each 2-3 months you should look ahead for future contests and maybe register yourself…. you never know!