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Art Show: Welcome to the Theatre

Prospectus and Entry Instructions

Exhibit Entries accepted from 8/1/2008 to 8/31/2008.

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Ah, the Theatre. That magical place where illusion and artifice become delightful fact with the dimming of the lights and the lifting of the curtain. It is such a compelling experience that there is no need to travel to New York or London to see a play or musical. Even the smallest of towns will often boast a community theatre group. Whether on stage or in the audience, most of us had some experience with live theatre. With “Welcome To The Theatre” we invite you to show us the world of the theatre. It doesn’t matter what aspect of the this world you choose to depict - ticket window or dressing room, actors waiting to make an entrance or patrons waiting on line for tickets., costumes or sets or proscenium arch. All the people, places, activities and architecture are fair game.

Since this show is about the theatre and the theatre experience, all entries must be in the context of the theatre. For example - if you say a man in a rumpled suit carrying a suitcase is Willie Loman, we need to know what scene from “Death Of A Salesman” it is from and why you chose to dress him the way you did. Without this context, the work becomes a discussion about the character and how you see him rather than the character as it is to be portrayed on the stage. If you want to depict the witches’ scene from “Macbeth“, the setting should be something that could be created on stage. If your entry is more general, let us know that the actress is waiting for the curtain call, that the follow spot operator is waiting for his cue and why the man in the tux is standing by the stage door and what the woman in jeans is waiting for. If you wish to submit actual set or costume designs, feel free! Please be sure to submit designs that you would submit for an actual production and with the same attention to detail.

Any and all materials may be used to create your entry. An artist's statement is required with every entry. This statement should include information about your subject and why you chose it. Tell us about the materials and process you used to create your entry and something about why you chose to represent your subject in the manner or media that you did. Your statement is an important element in presenting your work online and helps make your work more accessible for the viewer. If texture or other small elements are pivotal to the piece, detail shots are encouraged. Eligible entries need to meet all points of the prospectus. If you have any questions regarding the prospectus and its requirements, please send them to

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