More Real than Reality
May 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Online
Application Dates
Jan 31 to Apr 29 '23
Application Fee
$25.00
Notification Date
May 30, 2023

Prospectus

More Real than Reality

MASK3D is the blending of traditional fine art with all the benefits of the Web3 revolution. NFTs are now fully integrated into the art world and the natural next step in the evolution of the status quo. They provide the needed act of flawlessly documenting the authenticity and provenance, immediate fulfillment, perpetual royalties on all future sales of the work and access to a massive marketplace of buyers experiencing explosive growth (over 450% increase in the number of unique NFT buyers between 2020 and 2021).

The art may be virtual, but the opportunity is VERY real. More Real Than Reality elevates traditional and contemporary fine art into Web3 and the Metaverse through our jurying, curating and collaborative process with leading fine artists, curators, top collectors and respected art critics. Put simply, you create, and we handle the rest. This includes minting NFTs, marketing the launch, handling sales, paying commissions, fulfilling orders, and onboarding your fine art into Jordi Molla's Mask World representing over $1.8 million in art sales in 2022, and OpenSea, the largest and the most important NFT Marketplace who process $90m in monthly sales. In fact, the global NFT marketplace as a whole generated approximately $41 BILLION in 2021!

About the Event

Announcing a competition for the creation of Digital Art Pack NFTs - a new way to buy, sell and trade fine art on the blockchain. Each Art Pack NFT will include the work of several artists. Master digital designers at Krew Studio will use their skills to design a NFT pack of artwork derived from the selected artists’ work which will be offered for sale on Mask World.

The competition will make fine art accessible not only in the real world to collectors but also to Web 3 enthusiasts and NFT collectors. The Digital Art packs will focus on both onboarding artists onto the blockchain as well as making community members and participants bigger collectors as well as more knowledgeable on the arts.

Meet the Founders

Mask World

Jordi Molla’s Mask World is a private club for collectors and connoisseurs, creators and cavorters. Founded by Jordi Molla, Krew Studios and Paul Fisher to display and collect the Jordi Molla Masks, a series of 104 painted masks transformed into NFTs. Mask World gives holders of Mask NFT the ability to not only collect art and view it, but also to be part of the platform which acts as a launchpad for creators. Visit Mask-World.io to learn more.

The Krew Universe 

The experienced creative team at Krew Studios specializes in developing infrastructure for projects within the Krew Universe. While Krew Studios handles general marketing and client onboarding, Krew Labs is focused on those services that are specific to blockchain.

The Krew Universe currently houses Mask World and Pastel World NFTs. It represents their current Web 3 metaverse side of Krew Studios where holders of the projects have exclusive access to the team and communities.

Paul Fisher Gallery

Paul is an art dealer and owner of the Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach, Florida, established in 1990. Since the mid-1980’s he has represented internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, traveling with him around the world through the 1990’s.  Fisher continues his relationship with Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. Paul was a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler, curator of contemporary art in the late 20th century, as well as a historian and critic of modern art. In the early 90’s Paul traveled with him internationally as a Cultural Attaché for the US Information Agency. He is the Founder and CEO of Juried Art Services, the premier service of its kind to manage the call to artists, application, jurying, and notification processes for museums and art organizations.

How We Jury

Each submission is juried based upon a body of work, the merit of the work and is judged against the same criteria regardless of medium, style, subject matter or who created it.

Our jurors will consider artistic vision, skill, craftsmanship, technique, beauty, uniqueness and overall level of competence, including skill of presentation of the artwork. Considerations might include the originality and the inimitable style of the work, consistency across the body of work, and evidence of formal considerations such as line, shape, form, color, composition and design.

Our Jurors will be looking for a cohesive body of work. This might explore one approach, concept, idea, topic, subject matter, theme, or philosophy that demonstrates conceptual strength and generates multi-layered meanings.

Meet the Jurors

Jordi Molla

Jordi Molla is a Spanish actor, artist, writer, and filmmaker. He has been nominated three times for the Goya Award for acting. He is a painter who has been exhibiting professionally for over 30 years in galleries and venues around the world.

Paul Fisher

Paul is an art dealer and owner of the Paul Fisher Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, established in 1990. Since the mid-1980’s he has represented internationally renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, traveling with him around the world through the 1990’s.  Fisher continues his relationship with Chihuly selling his work and consulting on major projects. Paul was a protégé of the great Henry Geldzahler, curator of contemporary art in the late 20th century, as well as a historian and critic of modern art. In the early 90’s Paul traveled with him internationally as a Cultural Attaché for the US Information Agency. He is the Founder and CEO of Juried Art Services, the premier service of its kind to manage the call to artists, application, jurying, and notification processes for museums and art organizations.

Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander is an artist with work in over 50 museum collections, including the Whitney, Guggenheim, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian, among others. BFA, MFA, and former Provost/VP Academic Affairs, Rhode Island School of Design; attended Yale School of Publishing. White House Fellow of the NEA, awarded 4 NY Foundation for the Arts grants; Fellow South Florida Cultural Consortium, Professional Achievement; curator, over 100 museum & gallery shows, including surveys on Noland, Chamberlain, Poons, Slonem. Writer, numerous essays for catalogs & books, including collection of 42 best reviews in 200-page book, "Learning to See", with foreword by Bonnie Clearwater; writes regular art reviews for The Huffington Post. Current position: Editor-in-Chief, The Art Economist magazine.

Eligibility

Open to artists living in all countries and working in any media category. We encourage experimental and unique art forms.

You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Application Requirements

  • Each applicant must submit an application, the non-refundable fee and eight images for consideration by the jury. Artists may submit as many applications as desired.
  • Minimum image resolution should be 5MB.
  • Each image submitted must include a title, year created, description.
  • Craft artists who work together may apply as one if they collaborate on all of the work submitted.

Artist Statement

All applicants are required to submit an artist statement limited to 1000 characters.

Terms and Conditions

  • Be sure your images are in the correct orientation. Only one work should be displayed in each image.
  • All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright.
  • No Minimum or Maximum size
  • The finished NFT will be derived from the selected artist’s artwork. This means the selected artwork may be altered in the process of creating a NFT.
  • Artist retains ownership of the original selected artwork.
  • By applying, you are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used. You also confirm your understanding that selected artwork may be altered if needed by the digital team.
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Accepted artists will be required to sign a contract of agreement to the terms and conditions of the winning entry.
  • Submitted art should be created in the past 5 years.
  • By applying, you are confirming the work entered is your own and copyrighted images incorporated in your work have not been used.

Fees

Eight images are required. The fee to enter is $25.

Sales

Artists retain the right to the original artworks and can sell as desired.

Artist receives 30% of the first sale of the NFT. Remaining fees cover the cost of production, management, and selling the NFT pack.

Royalties: Artist will receive 5% of the resale cost of NFT each time it is resold.

Disclaimer

Masked Corp has the right to refuse work for any reason. Mask-World, KREW, Jordi Molla and Paul Fisher shall not be held liable for the loss of digital entries. By entering an artwork into the exhibition, the artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital formats. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus.