[Press release]

iPhoneArt.com Announces 2011 Mobile Art Grant Open for Submissions


Santa Monica, CA – December 01, 2011. The second annual IPA Mobile Art Grant is open for submissions on iPhoneArt.com. The IPA Grant, now in its second year, is the only international grant program specifically designed to provide financial support for mobile artists emerging at the top of their field.

This year, IPA introduces Jane Deering as Lead Juror. Jane Deering Gallery has been curating and presenting contemporary art by well established and emerging artists from the US and Europe for the past decade. Artists from the UK and Ireland are shown in collaboration with Purdy Hicks Gallery of London. Deering, a staunch advocate of contemporary art for most of her life, became interested in iPhoneography through the work presented on iPhoneArt.com.

“IPA is at the front of the iPhoneography movement and IPA’s members are on the cutting edge of this emerging art. As the 2011 Lead Juror, I’m grateful to Daria and Nate for the opportunity to reward the best mobile artists working today,” Deering says.

IPA’s 2011 grant recipient will receive $1000 to help further his/her mobile art career. The top 20 entrants will be published in a book produced by IPA featuring the most influential mobile artists of 2011. The top three will be guaranteed a spot in IPA’s first Los Angeles interactive exhibition, scheduled for May 2012.

There is no submission fee for the IPA Mobile Art Grant. Each entrant may submit up to 10 images, created in the past year. Submissions are open through December 31, 2011.

“The IPA community is built around the idea that all artists can improve their craft by engaging in discourse with others, by offering critiques and comments, and being open to receive them. It is a place where long-term artistic relationships are created, and where the more advanced artists mentor and encourage those who are new to the field,” says cofounder Daria Polichetti. “Each day offers work that is surprising and new.”

For more information on the 2011 IPA Mobile Art Grant, please visit the following links:

Grant Overview, Dates, Awards and Rules

The Jury Process

About iPhoneArt.com:

iPhoneArt.com launched in Santa Monica, CA at the end of 2010, and was quickly listed by Mashable.com as one of the top 10 essential iPhotography sites while still in its infancy. Since then, IPA has grown from a small group of collaborators to a community of more than three thousand artists. Today it is a place where iPhoneographers come to discuss their work, collaborate with one another, learn about apps, and share what they have made. Co-founders Daria Polichetti and Nate Park are dedicated to providing exhibition opportunities, financial support, international recognition, and promotional opportunities for its active members.