Portfolio Night

January 7th, 2011
by imagitect

The New Talent Portfolio Night is a recurring event organized by Blend and Streetlab and this time around took place in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam. Young or not quite so young artists (designers, illustrators, photographers) submit their creations to the scrutinizing eyes of a choice of professionals from the Scene. The atmosphere was trendy and nervously expectant. Naturally you hope that your work will leap to the eyes of the judges and that you’re recognized as the great new talent for this decade.

Remarkable was that most participants presented their goodies on a laptop. Yours truly assumed (very old fashioned indeed) a portfolio is still a big, hardly portable casing with well made prints and other touchable stuff. Alas!

The sponsor was very visibly present in the form of dozens of big bottles, which were also given away as prices. Sit down, finish the bottle and don’t get up!

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the New Talent Award. The exact name of the winner unfortunately slipped my mind (no, i didn’t sip of the vodka) and i wasn’t able to find it on the internet yet, strangely enough.

Portfolio Night is a yearly recurring event taking place in several cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven. If you’re an artist and want your work judged, sign in for the next one!

Update: de winnaar van de New Talent Award is Tim Enthoven! Werk van hem kun je zien op http://www.timenthoven.nl

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