Call for “Steampunk” inspired art. All mediums welcome!
Opening: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 6-9PM
Closing: Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 6-9PM
Steampunk is a literary sub-genre of science fiction and fantasy that usually features steam-powered machinery. It is most often depicted in an American “Wild West” or British Victorian setting from the 1800’s. Popularized by the fiction works of H.G. Wells, Mary Shelly and Jules Vernes, Steampunk has inspired aesthetics in the fields of movies, fashion, art, literature and even architecture. “Steampunk” style is typically a grungy, antique look often with used materials such as brass, copper, wood and steam. It also incorporates elements from the genres of fantasy, horror, historical fiction or alternate histories.
East End Studio Gallery would like to invite artists to submit their works that incorporate the “Steampunk” theme. Please email your sketch or completed works to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once approved, you will be sent back payment information. Last day to submit will be Friday, November 7th. Drop off date is Wednesday, November 12th, 3:30-8PM – NO EXCEPTIONS! All mailed work must arrive no later than Wednesday, November 12th.
Entry fee to cover hanging and promotion is $15 for 3 pieces (not exceeding 3′X3′), $5 for each additional piece. Size limit 3′ X 3′. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission. Artist approval required. Once approved, you will be sent back payment information.
Artist outside of Houston and surrounding areas can submit without an entry fee, but they are responsible for all shipping. Gallery will handle all sales and will take a 25% commission.
All work must be READY TO HANG. All paper or flat canvas art must be framed with either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. All unframed canvas/wood pieces must also have either a single saw tooth hanger for lighter pieces or wired for heavier pieces. Loose art/prints that are unframed on clips or any other type of hanging hardware not listed above will not be accepted.
Vendors: Please submit an example of you work to email@example.com for approval. Must be able to create some merchandise within the theme. $25 vendor fee. EESG to provide table.