Reality show + Art = Dream Come True!
Engaging creative types, contestant conflicts, demanding challenges, established guests, painfully awkward judgments and eliminations, and of course, the mandatory reality show meltdowns. Season 1 was amazing. Season 2 is turning out to be just as awesome.
“Each week, contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage, and industrial design. The weekly assignments challenge the artists to push the limits of their technical skills and creative boundaries. Completed works of art are appraised by the panel of top art world figures alongside a new celebrated guest judge each week (including appearances by Sarah Jessica Parker). Through a gallery showing at the end of each challenge, these industry select dictate which artists have successfully mastered the subject matter and creation of their piece, as well as whose concept leaves the greatest impact.”
The winner gets a solo exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000 on top of the various (and seriously amazing) perks contestants can earn along the way.
Hosted by “art enthusiast” China Chow ( I LOVE China’s honest reactions to the pieces.  China’s wardrobe is art in itself!), she also acts as a judge along with Bill Powers (New York Gallery owner and literary art contributor), Jerry Saltz (art critic for New York Magazine), and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn (esteemed curator and owner of Salon94 gallery in NYC.)
The show never fails to leave me itching to work on my own creative projects…and makes me yearn over their incredibly beautiful, fully stocked studio. I WANT! WANT! WANT! *sigh*
EXTRA LITTLE NOTE: Producers of the show can please feel free to invite me to be a guest for season 3!