CALL FOR ARTISTS
October 7-29, 2017
THE HIVE GALLERY
729 S Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 9001
AL RIDENOUR & LAUREN CHURCH
“SOMETHING WITCHY” isn’t about your sexy pop-culture enchantress, no Harry Potter, no keyboard Wiccans, no crystals, herbal teas, or recycle bins loaded with offerings to Gaia. We’re looking for art that digs out the frightful bare bones and gnarled folkloric roots of the witch as historically imagined.
Who was it we read about in fairy tales? Who haunted the dreams of European peasantry and made trembling Puritans soil their breeches?
Think: Hags and crones. Besoms and straw poppets. Blighted crops and sickened milk cows. Flying ointment and rooster’s blood. Black goats, black dogs. Hare, cat, and toad familiars. Nocturnal orgies on bare blasted mountaintops. Infant sacrifice, cannibal feasts, and intercourse with the Devil!
Think of it! Think about it all and summon up something spooky for this show embracing the olde spirit of Halloween.
MEDIA: All media welcome, but in consideration of space, some preference will be given to smaller pieces. Flat art, ideally, should be 16 x 20 or smaller. If you are considering a larger piece, it would be advisable to contact us before creating or submitting the art. All flat art must be mounted and ready for hanging.
SUBMISSION & DEADLINE
Please email (below) a link to your art (website or Instagram) if you would like to be considered for the show (even if you think we already know your work, please. A url we can link to helps us promote you when we promote the show Thanks!)
We’ll need photo of the completed work you wish to submit BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2017 in order to let you know if you’ll be included. Priority given to early submissions. We MAY accept submissions after August 1, but please don’t count on that. Drop-off date TBD.
OUT-OF-TOWN submissions welcome! Please let us know if you wish to mail a piece.
Interested? Please EMAIL ASAP.
MORE ABOUT THE HIVE GALLERY
Founded in Spring of 2005, The Hive Gallery and Studios is a truly unique and vibrant gallery/studio experience. It is a virtual think-tank, buzzing with 5 featured artists a month, two full galleries, 25 working artists, and an artist-made item store. One of the longest standing galleries on the Downtown Art Walk, the Hive is on the forefront of establishing the Los Angeles Metro area as a world-wide art mecca. More at The Hive Gallery Website.