DISPATCH - OCT 10, 2012 (9:05 a.m.)


Votes have been cast and counted for the most popular artists in Brooklyn, NY. At least, the most popular artists who opened their studios for the Brooklyn Museum's GO Open Studio Tour held last month. Now tallied, the top 10 artists selected by studio visitors have been revealed.

Here's the short list: Aleksander Betko, Jonathan Blum, Adrian Coleman, Oliver Jeffers, Kerry Law, Prune Nourry, Eric Pesso, Naomi Safran-Hon, Gabrielle Watson and Yeon Ji Yoo. These artist are now in the running for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition held at the Brooklyn Museum.

The results of the popular vote encompass a range of medium culled from nine Brooklyn neighborhoods, according to Sharon Matt Atkins, CO co-organizer and Brooklyn Museum Managing Curator of Exhibitions.

The popular vote winners came from nine neighborhoods--and not necessarily the predictable hot spots. Detailed analysis can be found on the museum's blog on the project. Around 147,000 studio visits were logged in over the GO Open Studio weekend (Sept 9 and 10), according to the museum. Around 1,708 artists received visitors and 9,457 votes were cast.

"We are pleased to have such a mix of artists represented in this group, including painters, illustrators, sculptors and installation artists," stated Atkins.

Now, Brooklyn Museum curators will visit the studios of the top 10 picks and select the featured artists for an exhibition opening on Dec 1, 2012. The curators will also select the art to be included in the exhibition. Artist selections for the show are expected to be announced by Nov 15, 2012.

Each of the 10 artists selected by popular vote will be highlighted on the museum's website. Information will be posted on each in the upcoming month.

In the meantime, following is a single artwork image from each of artist winners:



Artwork by Aleksander Betko. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Betko's studio is in Cobble Hill. He focuses on painting and drawing.


Artwork by Jonathan Blum. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Blum's studio is in Park Slope. His focus is painting and printmaking.


Artwork by Adrian Coleman. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Coleman's studio is in Fort Greene. Painting is Coleman's focus.


Artwork by Oliver Jeffers. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Jeffers's studio is in Boerum Hill. His focus is painting, illustration and drawing.


Artwork by Kerry Law. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Law's studio is in Greenpoint. Painting is Law's focus.


Artwork by Prune Nourry. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Nourry's studio is in Boerum Hill. Artworks include photography, video/film/sound and sculpture.


Artwork by Eric Pesso. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Pesso's studio is in Ditmas Park. His focus is sculpture.


Artwork by Naomi Safran-Hon. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Safran-Hon's studio is in  Prospect Heights. The focus is painting.


Artwork by Gabrielle Watson. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Watson's studio is in Crown Heights. Her focus is painting.


Artwork by Yeon Ji Yoo. Courtesy GO Open Studios. Yeon Ji's studio is in Red Hook. The focus is mixed media sculpture.


BASIC FACTS: "GO: A community-curated open studio project” (GO) was held Sept 9 and 10, 2012. GO is a project of the Brooklyn Museum. The event presented around 1,900 artist studios located in 67 neighborhoods set across 73 square miles. After visiting five studios, registered participants could vote for up to three artist favorites. GO was the first Brooklyn-wide open studio event, according to Atkins.

Information on the unfolding process can be found at the museum's website: www.brooklynmuseum.org.

Related Stories: https://hamptonsarthub.com/2012/09/08/go-open-studios-weekend-in-brooklyn/


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