Monday, February 13, 2012

Pulp Art Tribute

For those of you who are interested, there is a open call for submissions for a "Pulp Art" Tribute show that will take place sometime this summer. Details are below with the link to the gallery's site.

Pulp Art Tribute show opening Summer 2012
Open Call

Artists will reinterpret and pay homage to Pulp Art. 

Characteristics of Pulp Art 

Pulp illustrations traditionally had an action/adventure theme and are often set in the 1930s and 40s. Submissions can be a modern day interpretation or pay homage to the vintage classics. The background usually tells a story. Most often, Pulp art places the character in action or indicates he or she is on an adventure.

The artists who created the cover images eventually got it down to a simple formula: one or two figures, usually a hero and a damsel in distress in bright colors. The cover paintings were the entire advertising campaign and sales pitch. There was tremendous competition and only several seconds to catch the reader’s eye. 

Reference links for inspiration:

Create a piece that is evocative of Pulp Artwork but not a carbon copy or literal rendition of any one piece. It must convey the essence of this distinctive work. Pulp compositions were thematically based on energy and color. Images must be more than just a repaint of a reference image. Size and media are unlimited. Multiple submissions are allowed. 

Artists will retain all copyrights to their submitted works.
Submissions & Deadlines:

Final entry deadline: April 15th, 2012 
All final entries to be emailed in high res 300dpi format. 

Submissions to be sent to:

After selections are made, artists will be notified. Artists will be responsible for meeting gallery deadlines for artwork arrival, additional biography information for website and inbound/outbound shipping of work to gallery & a $25 entry fee per piece for the exhibition which will help cover all costs incurred by the gallery including insurance for the work during the 3 month exhibition run.
About the gallery:

Gallery Provocateur is a not for profit gallery dedicated to promoting the arts and giving back to the art community with a low commission rate and nominal fees. The gallery is located in the historical landmark building, the
Congress Theatre. The avant-garde gallery presents provoking art in an innovative ambiance. The intimate setting and tantalizing art, stimulates all the senses. 

About the exhibition:

The art exhibition will open Summer 2012 (final date tba later). 

Exhibition will run for 3 months. Gallery commission is 25%. 
Exhibition includes, 3 month run of exhibition at gallery, 3,000 postcard mailer (postcards available for artists too), an opening weekend reception (featuring advance press review, black-tie barstaff, wine, refreshments and Hors DeOuvres'), press kits submitted to newspapers-magazines-television, live web broadcast of the reception (for overseas and long distance clients), and an online link to exhibiting artists permanently listed on the Gallery website (which receives on average of 20,000 visits a week), and last but not least...a closing reception/promotional event.

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