Call Detail
That's Effin' Funny!

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: 4/18/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (That's Effin' Funny!): $10.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Shoebox Arts Presents:

That’s Effin’ Funny!


Deadline April 18, 2021

Exhibition May 22- June 19, 2021


Are you funny? Are you weird? Are you a bit inappropriate? Are you a hybrid? Then we want you!


Shoebox Arts invites you to submit work for this national open call online exhibition curated by artist and curator Debbie Korbel.  “Laughter is a good way to make people at ease and help us connect with one another. Laughter relieves stress—and after the last several months we are all be ready to be hilarious.”

JURIED by Debbie Korbel, Los Angeles Artist and Curator


Grand Prize: Solo Exhibit (online) with Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles scheduled for Autumn, 2021

Two cash prizes: 1st Prize $100; 2nd Prize $50



Entry Deadline: April 18, 2021 Entries must be completed by 11PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Accepted artists will be notified by 8 PM, May 2, 2021.  Artists will be notified by email 

Opening reception, Award Announcement and Zoom Artist Talk May 22, 3-5pm PST

Exhibition closes: June 19, 2021



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Open to Artists residing in the United States, age 18 and older

All fine arts visual media will be considered.

Artworks of any physical size can be submitted. Videos are limited to 10:00 minutes in length.



Each artist may submit up to 3 images for a non-refundable fee of $10.

Up to 7 additional images (for a total of 10) can be submitted for $5 each. Detail shots count toward image total.  Payment of fees is required to complete the submission process.                    

Video and audio files should be uploaded to CaFE and links to Vimeo or YouTube can be supplied as text in the Video/Audio application question.  Please test links and remove passwords.



Sales are encouraged. All sales will be handled through the artist.

The artist will retain 100% of any works sold.  Sales tax will be administered by the seller.

For more information, visit Shoebox Arts at or email

Debbie Korbel is an award-winning sculptor whose work has been exhibited and collected internationally. She is thrilled to include Steven Tyler, of Aerosmith, as one of her collectors.  Her work has been featured in several major magazines and newspapers including Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Western Art & Architecture, and American Art Collector. She has also had her art featured on banners in Times Square, NYC. Her most recent solo exhibition in 2020 was held at The Museum of Art & History, Lancaster.  Additionally, she has written comedy scripts for television and is currently partnered in a songwriting team, PD Songwriting, which has a channel on YouTube.

Shoebox Arts is an arts organization focused on supporting and empowering artists, building community, offering peer mentorship, PR/marketing strategies and social media management. Shoebox Projects is our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies and representation.


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