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Call for Entries: Sideshow Clown Extravaganza – Open!

June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Step Right Up! Artists needed for some funny business!

The Sideshow Clown Extravaganza is a clown themed pop-up exhibition to be on view at Riverviews Artspace for October 2017.  Be it a that sketch you did before the Ringling Bros went out of business or that commissioned portrait that went a little wrong, Riverviews wants to show your work that features some element of ‘clowning around.’  Throughout history, notable artists have found inspiration in the circus aesthetic, more interestingly the character of clowns.  Everyone perceives clowns and the humor they bring with them differently; whether it be that you are moved by the opening clown of Pagliacci, amused by French Impressionists’ art from Cirque Medrano, or enjoy the dangerous antics of the infamous Joker of Gotham City.

The show will be judged by local artist and Riverviews Co-Op member David Keebler and five participants will be given a prize of $100.  Artists are encouraged to submit works featuring clowns and other sideshow attractions in any media- 2D, 3D and performance art. Entries may be collaborative and must be original work.  An entry fee of $10 is good for up to 3 themed works for consideration in the show.  The only requirement is a sense of humor.

Deadline to submit is September 7th, 2017. The exhibition will be on view in Studio 109 on the First Floor of Riverviews, opening October 6th during First Friday.  The exhibition will run through the end of the month, exact date to be determined.

Interested artists should send Artist Name, Address, Phone Number, and Email, along with entry title, size, media, price information and images of each work, to meg@riverviews.net or mail CD with the requested information to:
Meg Einhorn
Riverviews Artspace
901 Jefferson St Ste G3
Lynchburg VA 24504

*Please Note: Entry fee may be paid online using button below or mailed to above address. Please make checks payable to Riverviews Artspace. Entry fees are non-refundable.


June 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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