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Queer Camp Classics- Art Show Submission Guidelines & Submission Form

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This June-July, The Frida Cinema will be celebrating Pride month with some campy, LGBT+ programming and a lobby art show to compliment it, Queer Camp Classics!

We are pleased to invite Southern California-based artists to submit art inspired by, or featuring their favorite Campy/Queer films (pieces do NOT have to be inspired by the specific films we’re screening!)  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

When is the show?

Queer Camp Classics will run from June 1- 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 11PM Friday, May 24th.  Artists will be notified as to whether or not their art will be included in the show by EOD Tuesday, May 25th

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 starting May 25th, with a hard deadline on Thursday, May 30th

What size does my art need to be?

For this show we do not have size limits for submitted pieces, but keep in mind that our lobby is limited in size, so we recommend that pieces do not exceed 20′ x 36′

Where will my art be displayed?

Your art piece will be displayed in our lobby throughout June and July

What are the films I can choose to design a piece for?

All pieces can be inspired by the wide range of Queer, LGBT, or Campy films

CAMP: A sensibility that revels in artifice, stylization, theatricalization, irony, playfulness, and exaggeration rather than content

Here are some examples (pieces do NOT have to be inspired by these specific films, just to serve as inspiration!)

Pink Flamingoes, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane, But I’m A Cheerleader, D.E.B.S., Death Becomes Her, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Hairspray, Jawbreaker, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Bottoms, The Birdcage, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar, Sleepaway Camp, The Watermelon Woman, Shiva Baby, Bound, Showgirls, Velvet Goldmine, Elvira Mistress of the Dark, Ma Vie En Rose, Bodies Bodies Bodies, Jennifer’s Body, Nowhere, Some Like it Hot, Mulholland Drive, Ed Wood, The Living Dead Girl, The Haunting, Cabaret, Paris is Burning, Thelma and Louise, Charlie’s Angels, The Witches of Eastwick, Xanadu, Mars Attacks, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, Sex and the City, Party Monster, Cry-Baby, Psycho Beach Party, Down With Love, Barbarella, Female Trouble, All About Eve

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.

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 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 20th, 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 Southern California 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, small sculptures, etc!), 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!

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.

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