CALL for ENTRIES: humor; analog humor
Humor is always appreciated. I stand accused of being naively optimistic. If that is true, it is because I live with a smile on my face. My husband and son think I’m funny–biggest compliment EVER. I appreciate humor in food as well. Bill & Clair Wurtzel’s Funny Food is such a great approach to healthy breakfast. I unabashedly recommend it. This next Call is all about tickling your funny bone. I unabashedly recommend it too…
Check out this Call for Entries from the Department of Art & Design of East Tennessee State University at the Tipton Gallery (Johnson City, TN) for humor; analog humor. There is no entry fee, and this is one of those opportunities to renew your love of art merely for the sake of creating it…
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ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists
THEME: Humor and art have been infrequent partners at best. With both a philosophical interest in the nature of humor and its relationship to aesthetics, this exhibition invites artworks that may utilize a conceptual approach and are actually funny, occupying this middle ground between art and humor in ways that might be thought-provoking, absurd, or even just silly.
MEDIA: all work must be funny. if you make the curator laugh, chuckle, wryly smile, or have a genuine humorous reaction, then it’s included. If not, it’s not. Don’t worry: the curator has a very wide ranging sense of humor. except when it comes to Woody Allen movies which, for some reason, he just doesn’t get.
All work must be in analog form, nothing digital will be accepted; suggested analog forms include, but are not limited to: index cards, single sheets of paper, cassette tapes, small sculpture, airmail envelopes, 35mm slides, canned goods, Morse code and anything else that you might think of. But it must be analog. No zeros and ones.
All of the work must be small. Maximum size–one cubic foot (not one cubit foot). Minimum size–head of a pin.
All work must be signed. This also means that all work can be catalogued, so dates, dimensions, material, etc. must be either included separately with the entry or readily discernible. An online catalog of every object submitted will be published.
All work must be environmentally disposable. You can retrieve your work at the end of the show, or pay to have it shipped back, but it is expected that the vast majority of work will be trashed on the last day. They will provide the trash bags.
ENTRY FEE: None
CURATOR: Dr. Scott Contreras-Koterbay, associate professor, (Ph.D., St. Andrew’s University) specializes in Philosophy of Art and Contemporary Art. He also teaches Modern Art, Art History, Theory and Criticism, Research Methods for Art Historians, Special Topics: African-American Art and Russian Art.
HOW TO ENTER: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
For complete details, Read the Full Call!
*Editor’s Note: This Call isn’t on the University’s site. If you click on a picture above, it will take you to the University’s Calendar to verify its existence.