Bravo Picks Up New Artsy Reality Show

Bravo announced a slew (yes, a slew) of series pickups and renewals. Among the list of new shows picked up is American Artist (working title), which is created by Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company Pretty Matches and Project Runway production company Magical Elves. AA brings together twelve aspiring artists as they compete for a gallery show, cash prize and sponsored national tour.

Below is the information released by Bravo:

“Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Sarah Jessica Parker and her production company, Pretty Matches, will team with the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves ("Top Chef," "Project Runway") and Eli Holzman, to produce American Artist (wt), an hour long creative competition series among contemporary artists. "American Artist" will bring together twelve aspiring artists to compete for a gallery show, a cash prize and a sponsored national tour. In each episode, contestants will create unique works of art highlighting art's role in everyday life, while they compete and create in a range of disciplines including sculpture, painting, photography and industrial design (to name a few). In working beyond their preferred mediums, artists will have to adapt quickly to changes in order to succeed. Completed works of art will be appraised by a panel of top art world figures including fellow artists, gallerists, collectors, curators and critics. The finalists' work will be showcased in a nation-wide museum tour. American Artist is produced by Magical Elves and Pretty Matches for Bravo. Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and Eli Holzman serve as executive producers.”

Well, if there’s one network that seems to thrive off turning art into reality (TV) it’s Bravo. This show sounds like it’ll be a perfect fit for the network.

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