Thursday, October 11, 2012

Artist vs Architect

Inspired by the ingenuity of today’s artistic and design professionals, Artist vs. Architect
will be coming to Dallas this fall as the first-annual one-of-a-kind art competition and silent auction benefiting Dwell with Dignity. Set to take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 7 - 11 p.m. on the 19th Floor of the historic Saint Paul Place, Artist vs. Architect will serve as a platform to celebrate the creativity of the modern world of design and architecture.

Focusing on a central theme in support of the heartbeat of the chosen beneficiary,
Dwell with Dignity, each contestant chosen for Artist vs. Architect will showcase works reflecting their mission to "Escape Poverty." Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit Dwell with Dignity and go towards supporting local artistic and design professionals. The competing piece will be reviewed by a selected panel of judges and attendees, including Bijan Youssefzadeh, Program Director; the University of Texas at Arlington; Diane Cheatham of Urban Edge Developers, Ltd.; Janice Myers of Samuel Lynne Galleries; Jim Wilson of Goddard Investment GroupNicole Horn of ArtCon; William Noble of William Noble Rare Jewels.

From 7 - 11 p.m., 24 carefully chosen contestants highlighting 12 of Dallas’ top architecture
firms and artistic talent will each showcase their work for a chance to win the title of "Dallas’
Best Artist" and "Dallas’ Best Architect". There will be additional surprise awards given throughout the evening.

Carefully curated by both the Artist vs. Architect team and Nicole and Scott Horn of ArtCon, current artistic contestants include: members of the local non-profit and artist collective ArtLoveMagic; Carlos Cazares; Hobbes Vincent; Jamie Lyn Spires of Breakthrough Artistry; Mark Niemi; Michael Mauldin; Rolando Diaz; Sean Springer; Sergio Garcia and VET. Current architectural design contestants for Artist vs. Architect include: ARCHITEXAS, Good Fulton & Farrell, GSR Andrade Architects, HKS, Corgan's Interiors studio, M2 Studio, O'Brien Architects and Page Southerland Page.

For live entertainment, live interpretive art will be performed and created by
David Rodriguez, on behalf of ArtLoveMagic; JD Miller, on behalf of Samuel Lynne Galleries; and Robb Conover.

Honorary guests for the first-annual Artist vs. Architect competition include Veletta Forsythe Lill, Executive Director, Dallas Arts District; Vel Hawes Jr., AIA Dallas and Lisa Robison, Founder and President, Dwell with Dignity.

Registration for Artist vs. Architect is $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Additional group packaging items are available. For more information or to register for Artist vs. Architect, please visit Complimentary refreshments and catering will be available for all ticket holders.

Current sponsors of Artist vs. Architect include: Abstract Method Marketing, Art House Dallas, CreateGate, Dallas Light and Sound, David Call Interiors, D Magazine, Precast Materials, INC., Shag Carpet Prop Rentals and Walk the Light Arts Festival.

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