Why must art constantly be a competition? Shouldn’t we appreciate works of art on their own, without crowning “bests” and “worsts” and handing out statues and awards based on glorified popularity contests?
That’s the kind of thing our boring friends were tweeting Sunday night while we were busy watching the Oscars and criticizing famous people’s outfits.
Well, the Oscars may be long over, but if you’re still itchin’ to judge some art, we’ve got a brand new contest for ya’. And in this one, your vote actually matters!
The next Divisadero Art Walk hits our western frontier on April 14th, and for this go-’round they want YOU to help pick their poster for the event.
The Walk’s organizers have teamed up with a site called ardist to run the poster contest. They started accepting submissions a month or so ago, and have now whittled the entries down to six semi-finalists.
The competing designs feature some very Divis iconography, including pigeons, a 24 bus, retro signage, non-descript apartment buildings, and the Painted Ladies (which are technically three blocks east of Divisadero, but heck, until there’s an Alamo Square Art Walk, we’ll let it slide).
Voting will continue through Friday night, at which point the top three contestants will advance to the finals. Then, another week of voting will determine the ultimate winner.
To vote, head on over to ardist, sign up (yeah, you have to have an account to vote, but sign-up is pretty painless), and pick your favorite.
Of course, it’s an honor just to be nominated, but we all know it’s way better to take home the trophy. So go cast your vote, and help turn some artist into a winner, won’t you?