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Follow The King

Open Call to Artists

Submissions opening soon!

Opens: July 7th | 6:00pm

Closes: July 27th | 5:00pm

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His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into films, television series, miniseries, and comic books. King has published 64 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, and five non-fiction books. He has also written approximately 200 short stories, most of which have been published in book collections. A giant pop icon for his contributions to literature. 

With classics like Carrie, It, The Dark Tower, pet Sematary, the shining, children of the corn, stand by me, and many more, the inspiration is endless to create some great masterpieces based on his works. 

For this exhibition that is the challenge, to create a piece of art (painting, song, short film, illustration, sculpture…) inspired by any of the works of Stephen King. 

To submit artwork for consideration, please follow these guidelines:

*Artists may submit up to FOUR pieces for consideration. (There is no submission fee)

*All media is accepted, including sculpture. There are no size restrictions, so long as the piece will fit through standard doorways and elevator and is ready to display. (3-dimensional pieces must be display-ready, either free-standing or wall-hanging)

*Please upload quality images (no more than 2Mb in size, jpeg) labeled appropriately for identification purposes (ex: lastname_title.jpg)


*Artists not from the SWFL area are responsible for any and all shipping costs for the delivery of accepted artwork and the return of unsold work.

*Pending acceptance, artwork must be ready to display. 2D work must be ready to hang with hanging wire or appropriate hardware, and the sculpture must be free-standing. Pedestals can be provided for small-scale 3D works. Any works not display-ready upon the drop-off date are subject to rejection!

*Artwork must have been produced within the past 12 months. Art previously exhibited at Sbdac shows will not be accepted.

**Most importantly, artwork must adhere to the theme, inspired by the literature of Stephen King’. 

The deadline for submissions is June 23rd 2023

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