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The skateboard art subculture

Artist: Open Call to Artists

Opens: August 4th | 6:00pm

Closes: August 24th | 5:00pm

SBDAC’s Capital Gallery

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What part does art play in the skateboarding world?

What part does skateboarding play in the art world?

There’s a clear synergy between art and skateboarding, maybe clearer to some than others but it’s ever prevalent. From graffiti, board art, and clothing to skate films, photography, games, and music, visual art isn’t just connected with skateboarding, it’s embedded into the fabric of the culture.

Despite being considered an outsider sport, skateboarding has had a surprisingly profound influence on things that really have nothing to do with it.

For this exhibition, we wanted to pay tribute to what started it all, the skateboard. What will it inspire you to create? 

*Artists may submit up to FOUR pieces for consideration. 

*Art has to be created on skateboard plank/s

*All media is accepted, including sculpture. There are no size restrictions, so long as the piece will fit through standard doorways 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 SBDACt shows will not be accepted.

**Most importantly, artwork must adhere to the theme “The skateboard art subculture” any artwork not related to the theme will not be accepted.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 24th

Submissions Opening Soon!

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