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The Austin Art Alliance announces new international design competition

on Tuesday,December 29,2009 22:12

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The Austin Art Alliance, a co-op of national and international artists and designers, is holding a Temporary Outdoor Gallery Space ideas competition. The competition, the groups third such event, is part of a larger partnership among local design groups including the Austin Foundation for Architecture and AIA designed to stir interest in the architecture field.

Designers are asked to transform an open-air art fair into a unique experience that will help introduce the element of architecture into the public consciousness while showcasing the talents of existing professionals in the architecture community.

The 2010 competition will be the first to allow participation from architecture and interior design students in addition to current professionals working in the field. Entrants are asked to submit concepts for a 10-ft by 20-ft structure, identify how the space will be installed and provide detailed illustration.

Winning selections will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Past panels have included Goil Amornvivat of TLCs Trading Spaces, Yale professor of architecture Deborah Berke and Dana Friis-Hansen of the Austin Museum of Art.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000, with second and third place winning $500 amd %250 respectively.

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