Art of Darkness- Halloween Art Exhibit

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THE ART OF DARKNESS - Carnival of Shadows

Calling all Freaks, Geeks, and Purveyors of Curiosities!

October 10 - October 31, 2015
Reception: October 10, 2015  6-8pm   FREE

(Monsters Ball, October 24, 2015 - 8pm ’til the wolves howl! - ticketed)


It’s time again to call in the creative forces of various ghoulish minds out there to submit to the “Art of Darkness” 7th Annual Monsters Ball Halloween Art Exhibit. Open to all artists at least 18 years or older

We’re looking for everything from the spooky to the spoofy, scary or hairy, funny or ghastly! Art can be humorous or ‘dead’ serious, so long as it maintains the theme. Get WEIRD! Get CREATIVE!

This year's theme for the Monsters Ball is Carnival of Shadows, anything Carnival / Freak Show related.

Celebrate Twice!  Special Opening Reception, October 10th, 6-8pm.  Free to bring ALL the family and friends.   October 24th is the Monsters Ball - This one's for you grown-ups.


$10 submission fee, for up to three entries, gets you one free Tier 3 ticket (coincidentally a $10 value) to this year’s Monsters Ball and a position in the running for three awards:
First Place Winner - Bump up to a Tier 1 Premium Ticket to this year’s Monsters Ball and cash prize of $200.
Second Place Winner – 
Bump up to a Tier 2 ticket to this year’s Monsters Ball and a cash prize of $100.
Third Place Winner – Bump up to a Tier 2 ticket to this year’s Monsters Ball and a cash prize of $50.


All forms of art & craft will be considered. 2D and 3D.
All 2-D ART (paintings, mixed media, prints, photography) must be suitably wired for hanging, no sawtooth hangers or clips. Up to three entries allowed per artist.Unframed works must be properly gallery wrapped with no rough canvas or staples showing.

All work must be properly/protected and labeled with artists name /address /phone number /email/ title, price and media info of their entry.  DEADLINE: Entries MUST be received by TUESDAY September 22, 2015 at 5pm … after that the ticket booth is closed! 

Notification: Entries will be notified by email by Friday, September 25.

Accepted Entries Drop-Off Dates: Saturday, October 3, 11am - 4pm, Tuesday, October 6, 11am - 4pm  Wednesday, October 7 1pm - 5pm

After exhibit pick up: Tuesday, November 3, 11am - 4pm  & Wednesday, November 4, 1pm - 5pm.


By submitting the registration form you have agreed to the following terms and conditions:

The Artist affirms that all works of art submitted are original. All artworks are for sale unless expressly stated by artist. The artist is to set the price and Artworks will take a 30% commission from the selling price. Works of art will remain on display for the length of the exhibition. Works of art are insured by Artworks for the length of the show. Artist gives permission to photograph their artwork for promotional and educational use. The Artworks Executive Director and/or Exhibits Coordinator shall decide on the suitability of any art, the framing or support structure, and any visual or written material that might accompany an exhibit. Any works of art left at Artworks more than 2 weeks after the show closes will become property of Artworks.


The deadline has passed.  Thank you for your interest!