Showdown: In Living Color

Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.

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Barnaby Furnas

Artist

Barnaby Furnas is an American painter and former graffiti artist who currently lives and works in New York City.

He studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York and received a BFA in 1995 before going on to study at Columbia University in New York, receiving an MFA in 2000. He makes his own paint from pigment mixed with urethane.

Furnas' work has been exhibited widely internationally... Read More

Prizes

1st Place

The winner will receive US $1000

2nd Place

The runner up will receive US $500
The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

First Round: Curated + Community Voting


The first round consists of two parts: the community vote and the curated vote. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the community vote. All valid entries will be randomly displayed an equal number of times during the community vote and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). A total of 300 submissions will progress to the next round including:

  • 50 works with highest average community votes
  • 250 submissions selected by our professional Saatchi Art team

Second Round: Juried Voting


A jury, selected by Saatchi Art and led by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery, London, will review the 300 semi-finalists. Of those 300:

  • 30 submissions selected by our professional jury will move on to the final round

Final Round: Judge


A judge selected by Saatchi Art will select the winner and runner-up of our In Living Color.

  • The winner will receive US $1000
  • The runner up will receive US $500
  • The top two works will be shown at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
  • The cost of shipping works to the exhibition will be covered by Saatchi Art.
  • Art must be in the style or category specified to be eligible.
  • Art must not have been submitted to a previous Showdown or any other Saatchi Art competition.
  • Must be an original work currently for sale on the Saatchi Art website.
  • The top ten original works must be exclusively for sale on Saatchi Art for 6 months following the end of the competition.

1st Place Showdown Winner

In Living Color | Awarded February 19th, 2013

2nd Place Showdown Winner

In Living Color | Awarded February 19th, 2013

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