Deadline February 25, 2019
Bright Colors Bold Strokes: Creations of Lowbrow Art
Juror, Benjamin Owens
Lowbrow started as an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, tiki culture, and hot-rod cultures of the street. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. It continues its rich history with such publications as Juxtopose, Hi-Fuctose, and Carpazine. Lowbrow art often has a sense of humor — sometimes the humor is gleeful, sometimes impish, and sometimes it is a sarcastic comment.
We invite you to be influenced as many of the creators of lowbrow art are, by acid house flyers, advertising, animated cartoons, circus and sideshow culture, graffiti and street art, kitsch, kustom kulture, mail art, pop culture, psychedelic art, retro Illustration, pulp magazine art, toys for adults, notably vinyl figurines, among many other things.
About the Juror: Benjamin Owens has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of interdisciplinary projects. He has been featured in JUXTAPOZ Magazine and received numerous awards, including some from: Mark Ryden, Robert Williams and Jonathan Levine. Owens is a former gilding specialist for the world famous Sotheby’s Auction house. He is also an established illustrator who has done work for ZOO YORK Skateboards, Blue Point Brewery, Mickey Hart and numerous others. Owens has worked as Creative Director who designed packaging for many of Americas’ favorite craft breweries. He is currently employed as a VP of Marketing creating carious advertising.
Mar. 29 – May 4, ‘19
• Entries must be original to entrant. Framed
entries require hanging wire. Submission
materials cannot be returned.
• Selected works are chosen by the juror. No
more than two works per artist are selected.
• All artists and media.
• No work should exceed 48 inches on the
longest side or 24 inches on the shortest side
(with frame). Standing work cannot be higher
than 72 inches. Video maximum: 50 MB.
NONREFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
• First three entries: JOURNEY* school students
$15, full-time students $25, artist members
$30, non-members $40. Additional entries:
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