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.
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.