call for submissions

Announcing: Call for submissions

The International Ten Itty Bitty Pieces of Sh*tty Arts Show
Deadline for submission: Saturday, November 24, 2007
Opening Celebration, Juried Selection, and Beer Tasting Competition: November 24, 2007.
Playthink Studio, Front Street Gallery, Dayton, Ohio, USA

Accepting work from
Visual Artists

Musicians and songwriters
Architects and designers
Writers and spoken word artists
Corporate tax accountants
Performance artists
Actors and playwrights

The mandate of the Ten Itty Bittty pieces of Sh*tty Art Show is to promote artists, emerging and established, whose procrastination, perfectionism, and giant egos disguised as lack-of-confidence (and vice versa) serve to inhibit them from attempting/and or completing creative work.

All work must be created during the months of October and November 2007. Participants may not cheat by hunting up old itty bitty pieces of sh*tty artwork.

Submissions should include: an artist statement, a project description, a current CV, 10 – 20 slides, filmstrip, and two VHS and Betamax tapes, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. Unless you think that’s too much work. In that case, simply mail your work to Shag Shagdoravitchski, 4098 Wagner Road, Dayton, OH 45440, USA, arrange ahead for drop off times. Or show up on the day of the event with your with your ten itty bitty sh*tty pieces of art tucked under your arm.

Theory: Many artists, would-be artists and other creative people and find themselves stuck. Many intend to produce work, but find themselves held back because they believe their work is sh*tty. Most of these artists are right. Their work really is sh*tty. The Itty Bitty Sh*tty Arts Show celebrates the work of artists producing pooh.

My work requires performance. What’s the time limit? Performers, musicians, readers, and other presenters are limited to ten minutes. Performers are encouraged to present only the sh*ttiest of their work.
I’m planning to write a novel this November. Do you expect me to finish ten pieces of sh*tty art, too? Yes. And you are invited to read a chapter from your sh*tty book at the opening celebration as well.
Why ten pieces? Ten pieces is a lot to get done by November. This insures that your work will be sh*tty.
If I submit work to the itty bitty sh*tty arts show, does that make me an itty bitty sh*tty artist?
Artists often confuse their work with their identity. F##k that sh*t, and just make something.
Do I have to submit ten pieces? Yes.
Must I be present at the Ten Itty Bitty Pieces of Shitty Art Show to participate? No. Just send it in. All participants will receive documentation of participation.
What are the format restrictions? The Ten Itty Bitty Pieces of Sh*tty Art Show accepts all formats. It doesn’t have to be itty or bitty, just sh*tty.
Can I sell my work? Any artist may attempt to sell sh*tty work if his price is low enough. Artists are encouraged, though not required, to sell. We recommend $1 or Play money to be paid directly to the artist. Neither Playthink Studio or Shag Shadorovitscki will take a percentage of your sales.
Is this a juried exhibition? Yes. The jurors are select members of the snooty petootie arts community famous for the creation of works even sh*ttier than your own.
What’s the prize? All entrants will receive certificates and documentation of participation. Last, second last, third from last place will be offered to the sh*ttiest pieces in each category.
What if it turns out that my work isn’t sh*tty at all? What if in the process of attempting to create a sh*tty piece of work, I create something brilliant, spectacular, awe-inspiring, and earth-shattering? Won’t that make everybody else feel bad about their work that really is sh*tty? Yes. In fact that often happens with shows like this. Just feel guilty about it, and everything will be all right.

Curated by Shagdora Shagdorovitsch
Sponsored by the International Institute of Slowlearning, Redesign Research, Dialogic Design International,