cha·os the·o·ry - Chaos theory explains that within the visible randomness of complex, chaotic systems, there are inherent repetition, patterns, self-organization, interconnectedness, self-similarity, and constant feedback loops.

Exhibit Dates: September 26th - November 7th

Open call begins: June 30th

Submissions close: September 1st

Drop-off deadline: September 15th

Location: 923 S. Ruth St. Sulphur, LA

Curator: Thom Trahan & Kat Godsey


Join Us for the Annual Chaos Theory Art Show
On display September 26th - November 7th

Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Opening Reception:
September 26th at 5:30 pm


Photo [above] By Visit Lake Charles


Since 2008, the Brimstone has curated an annual nostalgia art show for artists, geeks, gamers, pop-culture fans, and collectors. Each year, we feature works inspired by these themes, along with the overt theme that almost anything can fit the theme. With vibrant colors, engaging aesthetics, and visual diversity, this show is anything but predictable.


As this exhibit evolved, it has begun to take on a more immersive flow, influenced by co-curators, Ashley Royer and Kat Godsey. To fit with this emerging trend, each year presents a sub-theme -- a challenge to create works inspired by the topic. This year's sub-theme will be video games.


Artwork does not need to fit this theme -- all manner of works are being considered. So get those paints out, charge your apple pencils, and dust off your emails - Chaos Theory awaits!


Opening Reception:
September 26th at 5:30 pm



Admission to both the exhibit and the opening night event is free of charge. There is no specific dress code, and light snacks are provided.
No Fees - A Community Collaboration

The Curioddities Art Show is a community collaboration, proudly hosted by the Brimstone Historical Society and Sulphur Parks & Recreation. There are no fees for entering, displaying, or selling artworks in this exhibition. Likewise, anyone and everyone is welcome to submit work. There is no age limit or prerequisite for acceptance to this gallery.
Provided with generous support from a grant from the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Arts & Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana.
Don't miss out on this exciting celebration of art and creativity. We look forward to seeing you there!
REMINDER TO ARTISTS - Please retrieve your artwork from Curioddities 2024 and Chaos Theory 2023 before submitting new works.

Artists who wish to participate should submit their entries by email with CHAOS THEORY 2024 in the subject line.


All entries must be emailed to us, along with the following information:


Your Name

Your Phone Number

A brief bio about you

Social Media links (optional)


Each work being submitted must also include the following information


Photo of entry or work in progress

Artwork title
Artwork size (rough estimate is fine)


Artwork Price (Or NFS if not for sale)


Artwork entry limit - 8 per artist. We will be accepting between 1-5 works per person, depending on size.


There is grant funding available to you


Chaos Theory 2025 has been funded by a grant from the Louisiana Division for the Arts - If you require assistance printing, framing or displaying your work, we are here to help. Please ask about these resources, available to you free-of-charge.


It is important to note that artworks must be dropped off in person, as the organizers are unable to accept works sent by mail.

To make arrangements to drop off artwork, please email the curator, Thom Trahan.


Once the exhibition concludes, artists are responsible for picking up their artwork. The exhibit take down period is between November 8th and November 18th, and all works must be collected by the latter date. It is crucial to retrieve artworks within this time frame.


The Chaos Theory Art Show promises to be a remarkable event, providing artists with a platform to explore the nostalgic realm of video games while embracing the essence of chaos. Artists and gamers alike are encouraged to participate and contribute to this vibrant exhibition celebrating the intersection of art, nostalgia, and creative expression.


For more information or to speak to someone from the Brimstone Museum, please call 337-527-0357



Images from Previous Chaos Theory Art Shows

Chaos Theory 2022 - Photos by Kathryn Duncan of Visit Lake Charles