Eyes Got It! an art competition

Eyes Got It! is an open call art competition inspired by American Idol, Bravo’s Work of Art: The Next Great Artist and other arts based, reality-TV game shows. Eyes Got It! was created by Salvador Castillo as an event for the 2010 East Austin Studio Tour.

Check out the info for 2016!

In contrast to traditional, juried call for entries, a panel of esteemed, local arts professionals will conduct their review process in front of a public audience and after 3 rounds of elimination will award one artist a solo exhibition.

ROUND 1: AmericanIdol-style Yes/No voting. Each judge gets a vote.
ROUND 2: Judges will critique Top 10 semi-finalists and eliminate 6.
ROUND 3: Judges Q&A the final 4 artists in a studio visit. Judges deliberate and choose one winner.
(Finalists must be present for Round 3)

Through this public critique and its subsequent exhibitions, Eyes Got It! seeks to demystify the juried show process, illuminate critical reviews and highlight artists working in the central Texas community.

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Looking for #EyesGotIt Associates

Eyes Got It! is looking for 2 marketing associates and 2 Video and Graphics associates to help produce this year’s EAST event.
The East Austin Studio Tour is right around the corner and these individuals should be prepared to work on this flexible but deadline driven project.

Marketing/Public Relations Interns


  • Outline marketing plan
  • Contact and secure prize sponsors
  • Contact and secure judges’ gift sponsors
  • Organize email/contact list
  • Distribute press releases and open call info
  • Update website & Facebook page
  • Update powerpoint presentation
  • Schedule & assist presentations
  • Recruit and manage volunteers during event
  • Guest relations (artists & judges) during event
  • Administer post-event surveys


Friendly personality, excellent verbal and written communication skills, with knowledge of Web and social media. Microsoft Office (or equivalent, i.e Google Drive) and Adobe Creative Suite also good to know.

Video & Graphics Interns

Responsibilities: Video Associate

  • Record and edit artist studio visit/interviews
  • Manage audio and video during event
  • Cameras and livestreaming
  • Edit footage of event

Responsibilities: Graphics Associate

  • Create graphics for print & web
  • Create slideshows for Round 1 & 2
  • Assist audio and video during event
  • Cameras and livestreaming


Able to work in a team and individually, excellent and responsive communication skills, knowledgeable of video to web. Access to own graphics and video editing equipment.


Email cover letter and resume to ask.eyesgot@gmail.com

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