Bravo begins casting for Sarah Jessica Parker's artist competition
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/01/2009
Bravo has announced open casting call dates and locations for Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker's new Project Runway-like reality competition series for aspiring artists.
Previously ordered under the working title American Artists, the now untitled series will follow 13 aspiring artists as they compete in art-themed challenges from a range of disciplines -- including sculpture, painting, photography and industrial design.
In addition, the contestant will complete works of art that will be appraised by a panel of top figures in the art world, including artists, gallerists, collectors, curators and critics.
The eventual winner will receive a cash prize, gallery show and a sponsored national tour showcasing his or her work.
The network first announced it was developing the show -- which Parker's Pretty Matches production company had already previously begun developing with Project Runway's former Magical Elves production company and former Miramax Television executive Eli Holzman over a year ago -- last July.
The series is produced by Magical Elves and Pretty Matches, with Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman all serving as executive producers.
Casting call dates and locations for the series are:
Los Angeles Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 10AM - 2PM LA> Miami Tuesday, July 14 10AM - 2PM Fredric Snitzer Gallery
Chicago Thursday, July 16 10AM - 2PM School of the Art Institute of Chicago Sullivan Galleries
New York Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19 10AM - 2PM White Columns