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Tectonic Trees: VOTE4ART Winner

Tectonic Trees is displayed during Art Spectrum and Red Dot Miami during Art Basel.

Tectonic Trees was a winner of Artbox Projects’ VOTE4ART mobile app. Artbox Projects, a booth hosted by Art Spectrum and Red Dot Miami during Art Basel displayed Tectonic Trees twice an hour on their television screen. Art Basel is a massive event for artists that happens in Miami during the first week of December. And it holds many events like Art Spectrum and Red Dot that are spread out through Miami and Miami Beach. While I am very happy to have participated in this event and submit my artwork to the mobile app, watch out for Artbox Projects!

Artbox Projects accept thousands of artists’ submissions for their booth! And displays thousands of these artwork submissions on a single television screen. Displaying artwork as a slideshow on one tv means that it takes about 30 minutes for the artwork to appear again.

Waiting!

Chris Girard, VOTE4ART winner, at Artbox Projects during Art Basel.

The above photo by Scott Redinger-Libolt / RedPhoto shows an artist who came all the way from Italy and I getting to know each other very well as we were both waiting on the couch for our artworks to appear. I thought maybe there was some type of random algorithm function but it seems to just be ordered by the last name of each of the artist, kind of… I was waiting for Girard to appear, but somehow the order of the artworks began with those with the last letter H. Her last name began with T, so she was done in 15 minutes.

The VOTE4ART App

The app was displayed at the very front of the Artbox Projects booth during the Art Spectrum and Red Dot event. The app offers a similar feature to the actual installation. It’s a slideshow of photos and users can vote for their favorites. So I downloaded the app and submitted my artwork.

Tectonic Trees won. How so? Well I hope that it’s because it’s a pretty killer photograph. But also I promoted VOTE4ART on my Twitter handle @Christop early and told my coworkers to download the app early. The app is a pretty cool and simple idea. You get three votes once a day. And people vote. The slideshow interface of the app works makes it very difficult to see everything. It takes a longer and longer time to go through everything as more and more people submit. I suggest that anyone else who wants to win $500 to promote your artwork early! That $500 I got went to a month’s worth of groceries. Here is VOTE4ART’s Hall of Fame of besties.

Tectonic Trees can be purchased as an unframed 8×10″ matte print here.