joke's on you
DECEMBER 15, 2017 - JANUARY 26, 2018
Friday, December 15, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
This exhibition explores humor through art. It is all too easy to take oneself too seriously at times. Joke’s on You encourages levity through visual expression. Open to all media, this exhibition will allow a glimpse at how artists highlight the humor and lightness in a society filled with gravitas.
 "Going Solo " Exhibition or $500
 $200 Juror's Choice Awards
All Entries Due | October 30
Notification of Accepted
Work Mailed | November 17
Deadline for Receipt
of Shipped Work | December 8
Hand-Delivered Work | December 9 & 10
Exhibition Opens |December 15, 2017
Opening Reception | Friday, 5:30 - 8:00pm | FREE
Foundry Art Centre Gallery Hours | Tue - Thu
10 - 8 | Fri - Sat 10 - 5 | Sun 12 - 4
Exhibition Closes | January 26
Pick-up of Artwork | January 27 & 28
Artwork Shipped | Week of January 29
Carrie M. Becker, b.1978, Florissant, MO.
BFA, photography, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
MFA, sculpture, Kansas State University
Contemporary photographer, represented by Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis
Since 2010, Carrie has been building dioramas of home interiors and photographing them so that they appear life-sized. Her 2011-12 series, “Barbie Trashes Her Dreamhouse”, went viral and was featured on over 50 websites, including Huffington Post and Time. In 2015 she began a new series that depicts abandoned mansions in disrepair.
She is married to Christian Lawrence. They live in Tower Grove East in their own fancy but crumbling Victorian home with a cat and two ferrets.
Christian Lawrence is a standup comedian, sketch comedy performer, writer, host & producer. He has been been involved with many types of comedy since the year 2000, and has performed throughout the United States & the UK.
Christian’s stand up has been seen throughout the US and has performed multiple times in the “Best Of St. Louis” show at Helium Comedy Club.
His comedy variety show, Bare Knuckle Comedy, is the longest-running independent comedy show in St. Louis. Marlena Rodriguez (staff writer for The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) described it as “the best comedy show in St. Louis”.
In 2015 Christian created History Shmistory, a show in which comedians perform comedy as a historical figure, in costume, in character. The show has toured throughout the world.
Open to all artists 18 years & older, world-wide, both
amateur & professional, working in all styles & schools of
thought. This includes alternative and traditional artwork.
Questions about eligibility can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed and prepared to hang with all hardware readily attached. There is no minimum size requirement and larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any installation or digital works must speak with Exhibitions Manager
to coordinate presentation. A maximum of 3 entries per artist may be submitted for consideration. Artists may submit entries the following ways: 1) through the FAC website using the online form, 2) on a CD or USB flashdrive (CD/flashdrive will not be returned), or 3) via e-mail to email@example.com. For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent as it corresponds to entry form. Limit 2 jpegs per artwork: 1 full view & 1 (optional) detail or alternate view. Title each jpeg file to correspond with the # on the entry form as such:
yourlastname_entry#.jpg. Each jpeg must be limited to 1024 pixels on the longest side. Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror.
The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts. Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.
The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black & white, all artworks accepted for this exhibition, regardless of copyright, for educational and/or publicity purposes.
SALES, LIABILITY, AND INSURANCE
The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices (including frame and matte) set by the artist at the time of entry should include the 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit to and from.
DELIVERY & PICK-UP
Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in a single reusable crate(s)/carton(s). Include with each work one 3’’x 5’’ card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of 2D work or base of 3D work. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.
Works must be shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include prepaid charges for return shipping. Shipped artwork submitted without pre-paid return shipping labels (no stamps) will be disposed of at the close of the exhibition.
Hand-delivered works must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes property of FAC to dispose of as it sees fit.