Saturday, August 14, 2010

Call for Entries and Musicians! BP's Black Plague: a Response in Arts & Music

I have been quite disturbed by the BP oil spill, what about you? Devastation is long-lasting on many levels - environmentally and socioeconomically, for example. Creative people surely have feelings about the BP spill and/or our nation's oil dependence. The Tryst wants to hear from you!

Next month we are hosting a one-night show. (We are still awaiting a date confirmation). It will be a multidisciplinary show. We seek painters and musicians, but also photographers, illustrators, comic book artists, fabric artists and so on.

What You Need to Know:

1. You will not be paid. You will be, however, strongly encouraged to sell your work. The Tryst does not take commission. 

2. We ask that you invite as many people as possible. After all, the name of the game is networking and building a following. We need to cross pollinate to do so.

3. The event will be ticketed so that we can pay for the space. 

4. You must be comfortable with a grassroots group and nontraditional art spaces. No snobs, please.

5. For the artists: Unless we get an insane response from the community, we welcome you to show more than one piece. Since the show is themed, one piece must be your response to the BP oil spill and/or our nation's oil dependence.

6. For musicians: Your music does not have to be about the oil spill, but needless to say, we certainly welcome it.


Email us at to let us know and please include a sample of your work. We can't wait to hear from you.

For inspiration, read Jessica's blog response to the spill: The BP Oil Spill Never Happened

Photo Credit: Blackmetta

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