Pueblo Arts Alliance Gaming and Pop- Culture Showcase – August 7th, 2020 – Intake Dates, Procedures, Awards, Rules and Regulations
This is a collaborative event between local community organizer, Cody Kirkland and the Pueblo Arts Alliance Studios, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the arts within our community. This event features both a gallery show and Super Smash Bros. tournament taking place simultaneously in the Art Hub 410, a part of the Arts Alliance Studios complex. The show will include themes, imagery and characters from or based on video games, comic books, DnD, high fantasy role-play, science fiction and pop culture. The goal of this show is to encourage artists and community members to come together and celebrate our love of video games, fantasy, and friendly competition. All attendees of all ages, artists or general public are welcome and encouraged to cosplay or dress up as their favorite characters to attend this event!
Entry Forms and Intake
Entry forms may be downloaded from our website, puebloarts.org or picked up from the Arts Alliance office at 107 S Grand Ave during business hours, 10am – 1pm Monday – Friday. A completed form is required for each artist at the time of intake or mailed to the Pueblo Arts Alliance before July 20th.
NO artwork will be allowed to be submitted digitally – All artwork must be brought in with tags filled out and attached to the back or underside of the artwork to be considered in the show.
All forms MUST be signed by a liaison for the Arts Alliance at the time the artwork is physically entered into the show.
Physical entry submission dates:
July 10th – 10am – 1pm
July 14th – 10am – 1pm
July 24th – 10am – 1pm
July 31st – 10am – 3pm
Drop off and registration will take place in the Art Hub 410 at the Arts Alliance Studios – 410 W City Center Drive, Pueblo CO 81003
If an artist needs a time outside of the aforementioned intake times arrangements can be made. To schedule an alternative intake time/date please contact the curator for this show, Sandrah Burrier at least ONE WEEK in advance of the time/date you’re requesting.
NO artwork will be accepted after July 31st.
Rules and Restrictions
Up to five pieces can be submitted for each artist. All works which meet the criteria for inclusion in this event will be accepted into the show.
The entry fee for this event is on a pay what you can basis. Artists are encouraged to pay at least $3 per entry, but will not be turned away for an inability to meet these fees. Entry fees can be paid by checks or cash – no electronic transactions will be accepted.
All works must include themes, imagery, characters from or based on video game, comic book, DnD, high fantasy, science fiction or pop culture environments will be accepted into this show. Unique character and fantasy environment designs will also be accepted.
- Some characters and environments may be protected by copyright laws. It is the responsibility of the artist to research and take lawful responsibility for their works. Copyright laws are somewhat grey in relationship to fan art and more detailed information can be found at this link – https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/05/13/the-messy-world-of-fan-art-and-copyright/
Artists of all ages are encouraged to participate in this event! Any artist under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian/caretaker signature on their entry form at the time of entry.
This show is open to any artist currently living or working in Pueblo or Pueblo West and immediate surrounding areas.
All artwork submitted must be fitted with a wire, saw tooth or other hanging mechanism at the time of submission making it possible to display (if applicable to the medium of the work).
- No string/ribbon hangers or hangers which use hot glue will be accepted.
- If you need assistance installing a hanger or wire on your work, the Pueblo Arts Alliance can provide assistance and material for a fee of $5 per piece. Note, this may not be possible on all pieces.
Mediums accepted for this show are as follows: painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography, mixed media, drawing, digital art, fiber arts
- If an artists has work(s) outside the aforementioned media they would like to show please contact the curator of this show, Sandrah Burrier – email@example.com
Special awards will be given by local artists, business owners, and professionals with gaming and pop culture knowledge or experience.
Awards given will consider all works in the show, not just works in a particular media category. Awards are given based on the opinions and expertise of the judges.
- Best retro representation of a game/character
- Best original character
- Best representation of a boss fight or villain
- Best representation of a multiplayer game
- Must include at least two perspectives or characters interacting
- Best representation of a game environment/landscape
- Best 3D piece
Additional awards from our sponsors may be added at the Arts Alliance discretion.
Artists receiving awards will have a ribbon placed next to their work prior to opening night. Additionally artists will be given a certificate from the Arts Alliance indicating their achievements in the show.
Award winners will be given the opportunity to display their work in the communal spaces on the grounds of the Arts Alliance studio, with a special indication of their award-winning status.
Award winners will be announced and promoted via the Arts Alliance social media pages (facebook, twitter and instagram), with pictures of their award-winning works after the show’s opening night.
Access to the show
The gallery opening will be held on August 7th, 2020 at 7pm. This will coincide with a Nintendo Switch Smash Bros tournament, which will begin at 8pm.
Admission to this event will be as follows:
- $7 per person to the general public
- $5 to anyone participating in the tournament
- $1 for any member of a local youth group and any volunteer working for a local nonprofit organization
- Free for participating artists and members of the Impact Youth Initiative
After opening night any artist who had work in the show will be granted access to the show to bring friends, family or clients into the Art Hub 410 during regular business hours – 10am to 1pm Monday through Friday.
Members of the general public are highly encouraged to attend opening night. After opening night the public may be granted access to the show during regular business hours, Monday through Friday 10am – 1pm for a $5 suggested donation.
Healthy and Safety information
Social distancing guidelines for this event will include the following:
- Every person entering the building must wear a mask
- Health checks will be performed at the door with a touchless thermometer and short questionnaire
- All beverages must be in a closed container with a sealable lid
- Hand sanitizer will be available – please use it before and often!
All available precautions are being taken to keep everyone safe. However, by entering the property of the Pueblo Arts Alliance all attendees acknowledge there are some risk of contagion associated with any public venue. The Pueblo Arts Alliance will not be held liable for any spread or contraction of COVID19 associated with our property, staff or affiliates under any circumstances.
Additional health and safety measures may be added and enforced at the digression of the Pueblo Arts Alliance and associates.
Pick up and Show Ending
Pick up for all work submitted to this show will be on 8/21/2020 from 10am – 2pm
- Work left at the Pueblo Arts Alliance after this date will be held for 2 months at which time if they’re not picked up they become property of the Pueblo Arts Alliance.
- If you need to schedule a different day to pick up your work, please contact the curator for the show, Sandrah Burrier, as soon as possible!
Liability Information (hold harmless)
Artist/Exhibitor grants permission for the Pueblo Arts Alliance to reproduce their name, information describing their work, representations of their work and any other information they have provided for the purpose of display, promotion and publicity either now or in the future.
Artist/Exhibitor agrees to display, pack, transport and provide for the return of their artwork at their own risk and expense.
If an Artist/Exhibitor is not available on-site to display, re-pack or re-transport their work,by signing this agreement they give permission to the Pueblo Arts Alliance to do so on their behalf at their own risk and expense.Work left at the Pueblo Arts Alliance after this date will be held for 2 months at which time if they’re not picked up they become property of the Pueblo Arts Alliance.
Release of Liability: The Pueblo Arts Alliance shall not be liable for any injury to Artist/Exhibitor, their personnel, agents or employees or for any damage or loss of Artist’s/Exhibitor’s work, equipment or other personal property arising out of the above exhibitions/displays, the mounting and/or any other activities involved in the preparation and/or presentation of the exhibitions/displays. Artist/Exhibitor agrees to assume all risk of damage to or loss of their own art from whatever cause. Artist/Exhibitor further agrees to release and to hold harmless the Pueblo Arts Alliance and its officers, directors, employees, volunteers and agents from any and all liabilities and damages to art work and/or persons as a result of any part of Artist’s/Exhibitor’s participation in the Exhibit.
For questions, concerns or more detailed information please reach out to the Arts Alliance Activators and curator for this event: Sandrah Burrier, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or feel free to contact the Arts Alliance directly:
107 S Grand Ave – studio M
Office Phone: 719-242-6652