Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Flip through shots of the contestants creating innovative cover art for a classic novel to be judged by author Jonathan Santlofer!
Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
2: The Shape of Things to Come
The artists must use a trash heap as their canvas, and Jon Kessler joins the judging panel.
Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
3: Judging a Book by Its Cover
The artists must create innovative cover art for a classic novel.
Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
4: A Shock to the System
Artists must create a memorable piece that reflects important personal issues.
Wednesday, July 7th, 2010
5: Art That Moves You
The artists must create a piece inspired by their drive through Manhattan.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
6: Open to the Public
Artists must creat a large-scale, outdoor installation piece.
Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
7: Child's Play
Artists must create a work that symbolizes the moment their artistic expression began.
Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
8: Opposites Attract
Paired artists create works about opposing forces.
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
9: Natural Talents
Artists draw inspiration from their surroundings at a nature preserve.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
10: The Big Show
The finalists are sent home to prepare a solo exhibition.
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
1: Kitsch Me If You Can
The artists must use pieces of "bad" art, such as a painting of dogs playing checkers, a velvet cowboy, and a sculptural golden peacock as their canvas.
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
2: Art Movement
In the second challenge the artists must use their bodies in the most creative and inventive way to move from one point to the other on a certain parkour.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
3: Make it Pop
Inspired by Andy Warhol's "Campbell's Tomato Juice Box" the next great artists have to create their own piece of pop art. The winner will receive a spread in Entertainment Weekly.
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
4: Back to School
The remaining artists are paired with school children and have to create a piece of art inspired by them. Their workplaces areturned into a kid's art classroom.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
5: Ripped From the Headlines
The remaining artists are visiting The New York Times. There they have to find a striking headline in bins of newspapers and create an artwork, which tells the story behind the headline.
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
6: Street Dealers
The artists are challenged to leave their mark on New York with a work that embodies the subversion of street art.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
7: La Dolce Arte
The artists have to transform Fiat 500 Automobile parts in to art pieces.Performance artist and automotive designer Liz Cohen joins as guest judge.
Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
8: Sell Out
The remaining artists are taken by Simon De Pury to the streets of New York, where they have to sell a piece of art to the public. This challenge will be executed working in teams.
Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
9: Exile on Main Street
The remaining artists are taken to a small town in Hudson Valley. They have to create a classic Americana artifact from materials collected from the town.
Wednesday, December 21st, 2011
10: The Big Show
The final contestants have been sent home to prepare a full solo exhibition. Climaxing in a large-scale gala opening at Phillips de Pury, the finalists present their collections to the judging panel, complete with guest judge KAWS, to determine who will be “The Next Great Artist.”