The Beach House on 6080 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach – branded as a new, chic and affordable boutique-style hotel residence – is co-hosting a Beach House Art Competition, in partnership with arts non-profit organization Bakehouse Art Complex. The theme of the contest is “ARTiculate Beach House” and both parties strongly encourage all local artists in the Miami-Dade County area to participate.
Contest coordinators have said the competition was created to provide an arena for Miami-Dade’s emerging local artists to create “imaginative, thoughtful and themed pieces” which will be in the running for wall space in the lobby of 6080 Collins Avenue’s Beach House hotel residences.
“We wanted to invite the local art community to leave their mark,” said Pablo Hoberman, Urbis Real Estate’s co-developer on this project, in an interview with Bakehouse Art Complex. “This is an opportunity to not only give back and support the arts, but create a testament for visitors the world over around Miami’s voluminous creative talent.”
Giclées of the winners artwork will be replicated and placed on the walls of each of the 70 units. Original artwork in the form of digital art, drawings, illustrations, paintings and photography will be accepted and three winners will be awarded $2,500 as well as have their work commemorated in a coffee-table style book.
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The competition will be judged by Cari Cohen, artist and owner of art studio the Fun Pallette, as well as 6080 Collins Avenue Beach House. However, a Bakehouse Art Complex representative will select the top three winning works of art.
Flavio Rossato, the project’s co-developer and architect said: “We want to install art that challenges residents and guests to think more deeply about their beach house experience,” and added, “Art has become a fundamental, rather than ornamental, element of design.”
Marte Siebenhar, Executive Director of the Bakehouse Art Complex agrees with Rossato and expresses her excitement over BAC’s work relationship with the three developers and art enthusiasts.
“There’s a growing intersection between real estate and the arts, which makes sense because the lines between lifestyle and personal expression are blurring more and more. Connecting local artists with local spaces is even more meaningful. It’s all very exciting,” she said.
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The deadline for submissions for ARTiculate Beach House is September 15th, 2015. All Miami artists are eligible. For a complete list of competition guidelines, please visit www.bacfl.org/articulate.
A collection of the top competition entries will be unveiled at a public opening to be hosted at the Bakehouse Art Complex on September 24th. The event is free and open to the