Fun House 2018: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre
55 Noxon Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Entry Deadline: 3/12/18
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Fun House 2018: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $5.00
Fun House 2018: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic, and Bizarre, a National Juried Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
Two $500 Juror’s Prizes, two $150 Distinguished Recognition Prizes.
Entry Deadline: March 12, 2018
Exhibition Dates: Saturday, May 12 – Saturday June 23, 2018
Fun House: Art of the Surreal, Fantastic and Bizarre is a national juried art exhibition. Fun House invites artwork submissions that celebrate all that a Fun House offers: the marvelous, disorienting, seductive, disquieting, and surreal. Fun House seeks works that engage with the real/unreal, the miniature and the gigantic, optics and illusion, and/or the politics of display. Fun House welcomes the quirky, the absurd, and the unconventional
Artists are invited to provide a juxtaposition of traditional styles and cutting-edge practices. In addition to 2D works in all media, sculpture. installation, digital, video and interactive works are all encouraged. Galleries are located in our restored landmark 1840s brick Greek Revival townhouse, which provides a compelling backdrop to contemporary and nontraditional works. For previous Fun House installation photos, see: http://www.barrettartcenter.org/fun-house-opening http://www.barrettartcenter.org/fun-house-opening and for previous exhibition archives: http://www.barrettartcenter.org/archived-exhibitions/
Fun House is jurored by two leading arts professionals:
Danijela Krha Purssey, Co-Founder and Editor, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, https://beautifulbizarre.net/
Istvan Banyai, illustrator, animator, and designer http://www.ist-one.com/
BAC Members: $25 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.
Non-members: $35 for the first three images plus $5 for each additional image.
Members, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 845-471-2550 for coupon code. To become a member, visit, www.barrettartcenter.org/membership
Promotion for Selected Artists
Marketing strategies employed for exhibitions include: Press releases submitted to more than 80 print and electronic media outlets in the Hudson Valley with consistent local newspaper coverage; Online: weekly DCAA newsletter; website (www.barrettartcenter.org); Facebook; Instagram; Twitter. The DCAA e-newsletter has over 2,600 subscribers. Information emphasizes “action links” to drive traffic to the DCAA website and connect readers to artist website and contact information through our online galleries for each exhibition, all of which are archived on the site. The website attracts over 2,000 unique visitors on average each month.
About the Jurors
Beautiful Bizarre Magazine has inspired creatives to pursue a life and career in the arts and helped careers grow via the exposure of their work. Danijela has given artists and photographers, many of whose work is not widely accepted by the fine art establishment, a voice, a platform, and a tribe.
In late 2016 Danijela was awarded the prestigious AMP Foundation ‘Tomorrow Makers’ Award, and grant funding to expand Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. https://beautifulbizarre.net/
Banyai continues to produce; cover art for Sony and Verve Records; and animated short films for Nickelodeon and MTV Europe. He is internationally respected for his unique philosophical and iconoclastic vision. Banyai describes his art as "an organic combination of turn-of-the-century Viennese retro, interjected with American pop, some European absurdity added for flavor, served on a cartoon-style color palette... no social realism added." http://www.ist-one.com/