Call for fan art for exhibition at Downtown Books and News, May 1-June 30

RuPaul artwork by Ursula Gullow

The community is invited to submit fanart to “an exhibit that pays tribute to cultural heroes and media makers.” The exhibition will be on display at Downtown Books and News, May 1-June 30. Submission can be dropped off at the bookstore April 20-27.

Press release from Ursula Gullow:

All members of the community are invited to submit their drawings, paintings, dioramas and mixed media artwork for inclusion in #FANART, an exhibit that pays tribute to cultural heroes and media makers.

Sometimes the only way to soothe a celebrity crush is to make a work of art about it. All culture aficionados are encouraged to pay tribute to their favorite media heroes by creating 2D works of art based on beloved TV series, musicians, artists, internet personalities, news narratives, books, comics, dynasties, brands, historical figures, poets, propaganda, podcasts, video game characters, etc.

Entries will be be displayed on the walls of Downtown Books and News at 67 North Lexington Ave. in Asheville, NC May 1 – June 30, so they must be ready to hang. All media is acceptable. Dioramas, puppets and mobiles are acceptable. Generated motion graphics will be exhibited online on the Downtown Books and News blog and/or they can be printed out for display.

No artwork will be turned away although Downtown Books and News reserves the right to exclude any work they consider unsuitable for the store.

Submissions may be dropped off at the bookstore during the week of April 20-27.
Artists have the option of selling their work. DBN keeps 25% of the retail price.
A contract will be provided when the work is dropped off

#FANART
May 1 – June 30
Downtown Books and News
67 North Lexington Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 348-7615

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About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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