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Spooky Camp
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Entry Deadline: 1/28/22
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $10.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Event Dates: 3/5/22 - 4/1/22

Spooky Camp

The tools of humor and fear, when used together, can speak to truth in poignant ways. This will be an exhibit of art that is influenced by that notion. One way to look at this is that some of the best horror movies are not only spooky but also very campy. This is probably because they try so hard to be scary that they become funny. Can visual art strike that same balance between dark subjects and absurdity? You are invited to shine a light on the spooky dark corners of your practice, invite us to your Spooky Camp. 

This show will have work influenced by horror films or film noir in some way. Think Evil Dead II or Young Frankenstein or Elvira. It is work that that can be described as uncanny, unsettling, absurd, spooky, campy, playful, and/ or haunting. It will not be work that is overtly scary, gory, hurtful, offensive, or depressing.

Curated by Kendra Larson, Artist and Curator

Shoebox Arts invites you to submit work for this international open call online exhibition at Shoebox Projects, our alternative art space that supports artists through curator opportunities, residencies, representation and exhibitions. This online exhibition runs March 5, 2022 through April 1, 2022 

Artwork can be any media (Drawing, Video, Painting, Sculpture, Digital, Intermedia, etc.)  but should address the spooky campy theme somehow.  2D artworks may include screen grabs from moving imagery but will be juried as a static image. If you want the entire moving piece to be viewed, it must be submitted as a video. Work that requires specialized equipment to view will not be considered.  

Important Dates

January 28, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST Deadline for submission

February 11, 2022 Announcement of accepted artists and works

03/5/22 – 4/1/22 On view

March 5, 2022: Zoom Opening Reception and artist talk


First place - online solo show at Shoebox Projects (2022)
Second place $100
Third place $50


All sales will be handled through the artist. The gallery will take no commission. Interested parties will be directed to the artist.  Artist is responsible for timely payment arrangements, any applicable taxes and delivery of work.

Kendra Larson

Kendra Larson is a Portland, Oregon-based visual artist who paints sublime places often imbued with spooky or playful elements, which challenges traditional notions of landscape painting.  Larson received her MFA in Painting at University of Wisconsin, Madison and has shown her work in venues including Swarm Gallery (Oakland, CA), bG Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and the Aratoi Wairarapa Musuem (New Zealand). Her work is represented by Augen Gallery. Artist residencies at Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Signal Fire (Opal Creek Wilderness), Caldera, and New Pacific Studios have influenced her work. Teaching painting and drawing at PSU and PNCA has also added depth to her practice. Her art practice also includes curating and hosting an art podcast called Art Gab.

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.

There are no size limitations on artworks that can be submitted. 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. 

Selected videos will be shown in the exhibition via YouTube or Vimeo links only. Selected artists will receive details for online presentation.

Open to all Artists, age 18 and older