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This June-July, The Frida Cinema is proud to partner with our friends at Blick Art Supplies in Fullerton, CA for our next Lobby Art Show, Blick Flick Summer Blockbuster.
We are pleased to invite Orange County-based artists to submit alternative movie posters inspired by Frida Fan Favorites (listed below). Take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Submission Guidelines; then when you are ready to submit your art for consideration, fill out the form below and submit, and art show curator Bekah Phillips will be in touch! If you have any additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When is the show?
Blick Flick Summer Blockbuster will run June 1st- July 31st
By when do I need to submit my art? And when will I be notified that it’s been accepted for inclusion?
To submit your art for consideration, complete the form below. Photos of your art must be uploaded as part of the form submission process. All submissions must be in by 5pm Friday, May 26. Artists will be notified as to whether or not their art will be included in the show by Saturday, May 27th
What if I have more than one work of art to submit?
While we cannot guarantee that every piece submitted will be accepted due to limited space, artists are welcome to complete a separate submission form for each work you would like to submit for consideration.
If my art is accepted, when will my art need to be dropped off?
All accepted art work must be dropped off at The Frida Cinema or Blick Fullerton starting May 28th, with a hard deadline on Tuesday, May 30th by 6PM. At this time, all artists will need to fill out the Blick Art Materials release paperwork.
What size does my art need to be?
Since this show is all about alternative movie posters, we’ll only be accepting pieces made in 11″ x 14″ dimensions (11″ x 14” is for the artwork itself, the frame will can add length and width to the final dimensions), any pieces with 3 dimensional elements need to be light enough to hang with out a shelf, and all art must be dropped off completely dried and framed, ready to be hung.
Will my art be displayed at Blick Fullerton, or at The Frida Cinema?
Both! In June, all accepted art pieces will be split up between The Frida and Blick Fullerton, with all pieces moving to The Frida in July. While you can let us know if you have a preference for which location your piece will be, please know that there is a possibility it will end up being displayed at either The Frida or Blick, depending on the number of submissions!
What are the films I can choose to design an alternative movie poster for?
All artists are welcome to design their own take on the films in our Frida Fan Favorites list such as: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, HAROLD & MAUDE, BLADE RUNNER, AKIRA, BLUE VELVET, HALLOWEEN, ERASERHEAD, DIE HARD, BLACK CHRISTMAS, THE EVIL DEAD, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, JENNIFER’S BODY, THE ROOM, MANDY, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, THE MUMMY, PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE, PRINCESS MONONOKE, LORD OF THE RINGS, GREMLINS, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, THE BIG LEBOWSKI, FRIDAY THE 13TH, X, PEARL, HOUSE (HAUSU), THE SHINING, EL TOPO, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, PERFECT BLUE, ALIEN, DRIVE, PAN’S LABYRINTH, BATMAN RETURNS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, YELLOW SUBMARINE, LABYRINTH, THE LIGHTHOUSE, THE WARRIORS, THE NEVERENDING STORY, MOMMIE DEAREST, FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES, BELLADONNA OF SADNESS, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL
If my art is accepted and sells, what percentage of the sale price goes to the artist?
The Frida Cinema is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, and our Lobby Art Shows serve as one of our methods of raising funds for our organization and mission. We nevertheless believe an artist should be entitled to the majority of their sale, so The Frida Cinema only keeps 40% of the sale, with the artists keeping 60%. Please make sure to price your art accordingly. All sales will be processed through The Frida on our shop page, and in person at The Frida.
Can I submit a piece that’s not for sale?
As our Lobby Shows serve as one of our methods for raising funds for our organization and mission, we do not accept pieces that are not for sale.
Is there a competitive aspect to this art show?
Yes! Once the pieces are accepted and up for display, we’ll create voting forms (in person and one online) for patrons to choose their favorite poster, and whoever’s piece gets the most votes will have that movie screened at The Frida later in the summer, as well as a shopping spree for art materials at Blick Fullerton. There will also be several other prizes available to win such as movie tickets, gift certificates, concessions vouchers, and more!
If my piece sells, will it be kept up throughout the show, or go home with the buyer immediately?
We want folks to see your beautiful art throughout the show – even after it sells! At the same time, we understand that some buyers need to take their purchased art home right away (i.e. if the art is a gift, or the buyer is only in town temporarily). As such, when a work of art is purchased, we will ask the buyer if we can hold on to it through the show (buyers will need to provide contact information for coordinating artwork pick ups after the show) . If they say yes, we will put a sticker on its tag indicating that it’s been sold, and will contact the buyer after the show to let them know their art is ready to be picked up. If they say no, we will gladly let them take their new piece home.
If my art doesn’t sell, how long do I have to pick it up? And do I have the option of donating it to the cinema?
Bekah will inform artists as to whether or not their art sold. If your art does not sell, you will have two weeks to pick it up, or until Thursday, June 15th. You are also welcome to donate your art to The Frida Cinema (we love when artists donate their works to us, and truly appreciate it!), and you will receive a letter acknowledging your in-kind donation. Please note: If you do not pick up your art by August 10th, we will assume your work has been donated to The Frida Cinema.
Can I mail my piece to The Frida? Or can I have the piece mailed back to me if it doesn’t sell?
Again this show is open to Orange County-based artists only, but we understand if for whatever reason you need your art shipped. If you do choose to ship your art, either to the cinema before the show or back to you after, please note that artists are responsible for all shipping and delivery fees, and nay damages that may occur during transit. If you do choose to ship, do not ship directly to The Frida. Our shipping address is:
The Frida Cinema
c/o Bekah Phillips, Submissions
204 N. Broadway STE P
Santa Ana, CA 92701
What format of art is accepted?
All mediums are welcome (including digital art!), as long as they are within the 11″ x 14″ size limit and do not extend further than 2″ off the canvas. At this time we are not accepting pieces created using AI technology. All art must be dropped off completely dried and framed, ready to be hung.
Please complete the following submission form for each piece you would like to submit for submission, and don’t forget to hit Submit when done! Thank you, and we’ll be in touch!