What's Next for Curioddities: 2023

Curioddities 2023 Call to Artists Guidel
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THIS IS AN OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS - Email Godsey@brimstonemuseum.org to submit artwork - Must attach a photo of the artwork you intend to enter, or examples of previous works. Please check the artwork submission guidelines for gallery guidelines. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask, we do allow some leeway depending on context and presentation options.


Exhibit dates: Jan 19th to March 2, 2023

December 26th, 2022 - Curioddities: Lost & Found Submission deadline


January 2nd, 2022 - Curioddities: Lost & Found Drop-Off deadline





This is an OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS. Curioddities 2023 will follow along the inspiration of the artwork of Brian & Wendy Froud, featuring reproductions of their Fairies and an aesthetic of the movies The Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal.



Artwork for this show MUST fit one of the following themes to be considered:

Lost & Found – Labyrinth – Surrealism – Fantasy – Assemblage (found object, etc.) – Concept Art – Abstract Art – Ancient Themes – Mythology – Fairies – Nature – The Forest – Trees – Rocks – Miniature Art – Dioramas/Fairy Gardens – Large-Scale Art – Ethereal – Elves – Trolls – Mythological Creatures/Cryptids –  Handmade Jewelry – Renaissance Era – Oddities – Heirlooms/Items with a story – Good vs Evil – Man vs Nature – Treasures – Reclaimed Furniture – Reclaimed Materials – Art Installations –  Costumes/Headdresses/Ballgowns – Dreamscapes – Landscapes – Poetry or prose about being lost or found



For works on canvas only: If design extends to the edges of a piece, you must have the edges of your canvas fully painted. All canvases or framed works must have a wire hanger attached. For assistance framing and wiring your work, please talk to the Assistant Director.


Please begin your email with the following:

Your Name
Your Cell #
Your Location (City/State or State)
Any links that you would like associated with your work
A Photo we may use for social media
A brief bio about yourself (2 – 4 sentences)


Artists may submit up to ten pieces. We ask that when you send these in, you include the following for each:

Brief description (2-5 words) or artist statement (Optional. No more than 250 words)


There is no age limit on artwork submitted for this show. We will be accepting 1-5 pieces per artist, depending on their size. There will be a strict adherence to theme. Works with light color schemes may be prioritized.


Curioddities 2022: Curiouser & Curiouser

Thank you to every last person that participated in our 2022 Curioddities Art Show! It was a huge success and marked a definite high point for us as a gallery. The way our community turned out to support our opening and closing receptions was outstanding, and we could not have done it without all of our contributors, partners and sponsors.

Curioddities 2021

Photos by Kathryn Shea Duncan of Visit Lake Charles