BFSD (Big Fat Scary Deal)

BFSD (Big Fat Scary Deal)  Call for Artists.

Purdue University Galleries (West Lafayette, Indiana) invite entries from U.S. artists for a national exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to the edgy, weird, unsettling and scary, produced by oddly creative individuals.  Entries must be original visual artworks in any media, including new and emerging technologies.  Artists may submit images of up to 8 original works completed in the past three years (2010 - 2013), no larger than 8 feet tall or 10 feet wide and must be shippable (flat or rolled) by common carrier or hand-delivered.  Dates of exhibition are October 21 through December 8, 2013.  Works will be selected for the exhibition by: Elizabeth K. Mix, Associate Professor of Art History at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN; Tess Cortés, Coordinator of the Robert & Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University, Dayton OH; and Craig Martin, Director of Purdue University Galleries.  Selections will be made from a review of digital images in the form of jpeg files or video files – no PowerPoint slideshows.  Digital files should be labeled with artist’s name and lettered to correspond to the entry form (i.e. “Smith_A.jpg”) – maximum dimension of eight inches in image size, maximum resolution of 300 dpi.  There is no entry fee, but exhibiting artists will be responsible for shipping.  Interested artists should submit examples of current work (up to 8 jpegs on CD; DVD for time-based media), resume, artist statement, and the completed PDF entry form, which is available for download at   Submissions can be mailed or emailed to:  BFSD, Purdue University Galleries, Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002 or: (use ‘BFSD’ in subject line; DVD submission preferred for large video files).  Questions:, (765) 494-3061.  Deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 1, 2013.

Pen and Ink
Color Pencil
Traditional Photography
Digital Photography
New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)