Ghost Town Arts Collective Presents:
Best of / Worst of
A.K.A. The S H * T S H O W
Calling All Artists with a Sense of Humor
Sometimes things just don’t work out quite like you want them to. Even with a swell idea and a careful application of great skill, sometimes we make work that, well, doesn’t work. Have you been looking for the perfect place to exhibit your greatest artistic failure? The GTAC has you covered.
We invite you to be brave with us this fall and show us your worst right alongside your best. All artists are required to submit TWO pieces for this exhibit; your best, and your worst. Your “best” might be your newest work, or an old favorite, or something simple that just really turned out well. Your “worst” might be something that is just plain bad, or something that comes close but doesn’t quite work, something you have overworked, or something you have simply grown out of. We do ask that it is something you made with a sincere effort, not a fake bad thing made for the show. And no humble bragging, please.
We hope that this exhibit will be a chance for us to share with one another our processes, and to maybe even take some inspiration from our failures and successes. We also hope that the audience will be enlivened by the opportunity to discern the good from the bad. Instead of standing opposite the creations and wondering what makes them good, patrons will know full well that one is supposedly good, and one is supposedly bad. But which one? Each artist’s works will be displayed as a pair, void of any labels that separate the sh*tty from the sublime. There might even be some patron voting involved…!
Put your ego on the shelf and join us for the S H * T S H O W. Don’t delay – the opening reception is Sept. 16th!
How to Submit: Submit your Entries now through September 10 by emailing photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. All work that meets the criteria of the show will be accepted.
Entry fee: $20 (that’s $15 for your best, and $5 for your worst) cash or check, due upon delivery of the work
Delivery of Work: September 10 – 14 (details will be sent in reply to your entry)
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 16, 2017 6 – 9 pm
@ Venue off the Square, 223 S. Travis Street in Downtown Sherman, TX
Return of Work: Work can be take home at the end of the reception (after 8:30), or picked up/shipped back the following week by arrangement. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.