Hey, arty types! Looking for a way to get your words and/or pictures out in public view? Several local arts groups have calls out for artistic submissions of all types. Here’s a look at a few opportunities for you.
The folks at Gay City Anthologies have had great success with their three prior publications, Volumes One, Two and last year’s Volume Three: Re-Pulped. They have a call out for their next installment, Volume Four and editors Vincent Kovar and Eric Andrews-Katz are looking for stories that explore a “Second Look”:
There are always at least two viewpoints of every story and yet, we usually only hear one side. In the tradition of WICKED, The Red Tent and The Mists of Avalon, a different perspective can provide an entirely different story than the commonly known tale; the other side of the looking glass, so to speak. You are encouraged to experiment with sexual and cultural norms, technology and historical events. Sensuality is fine, but please no erotica.
- How could gay influences have changed the outcome of the Russian revolution?
- Was Mrs. Anna really there to tutor the King of Siam’s children, or was she a lesbian secret agent?
- Did ‘Jack’ kill the giant out of self-defense, or was their relationship somehow more complex?
At Second Glance is seeking previously unpublished stories that tell a tale from another viewpoint. Either historical or fictional characters are acceptable and feel free to take creative liberties. Be serious, funny, romantic, scary… just be original and unique. Submissions are open to ALL genders and orientations but must appeal to a gay male audience. Multiple submissions accepted, but please let the editors know.
And, they’re also on the lookout for Comics, Graphic Art and Photography. Deadline to submit is July 31, 2011 and for submission guidelines, go to their site.
For those of you on the more visual side of the arts, the Seattle Erotic Art Festival has several different artist calls open to the public. They’re looking for painters, photographers, sculptors, film makers and live performance art for the 9th annual event which will be held May 20-22 at the Fremont Studios, a new venue for the Festival.
The new venue is equipped to professionally showcase all art forms, featuring ample space for an extensive visual art gallery and large Festival Store, a 50-seat movie theater for film, a built-in stage for performance art, and more. Artists 18+ of all art forms are encouraged to submit art now.
The early-bird submission fee is only $20 if you submit by January 15, midnight PST. The fee includes a Friday ticket to the Festival ($30 value, non-transferable, non-refundable).
- Visual artists are able to apply for the juried exhibition and signify that they would like to be considered for our popular Festival Store.
- A separate Call for Store Merchandise will be March 12 – April 17, 2011.
- Details about the Call for Performance Art are forthcoming.
Artists may submit once for as many Calls for Art as they wish, but each one has its own fees and requirements. You will also need to create separate accounts for each, registering again with a different email address and password.
Please view the specific tabs for details about each call for art, as they have different deadlines, guidelines and requirements.
- Early-Bird Entry Deadline (for Visual Art, Film, Literary Art) — Saturday, January 15, midnight PST
- Visual Art Exhibition Deadline — Monday, January 31, midnight PST
- Installation Art Deadline — Tuesday, February 15, midnight PST
- Literary Art Exhibition Deadline — Tuesday, February 15, midnight PST
- Erotic Short Film Exhibition Deadline — Monday, February 28, midnight PST
- Call for Store Merchandise — Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, April 17, midnight PST
For submission guidelines, go to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival site.