HAVE MERCY: THE JOHN STAMOS ART SHOW
Riot Fest is proud to announce Have Mercy: The John Stamos Art Show, a group art show celebrating the magic of John Stamos. The walls will be covered with paintings, drawings and sketches in tribute to one of our favorite humans – the stunning, inspiring and legendary actor/musician John Phillip Stamos – it promises to be the greatest art event ever in the history of the world!
Are you an artist? Do you think you’re an artist? Did you get a useless art degree? Do you want to be an artist? We need you.
We are putting a call out to the Riot Fest community to tap into the inspiration that Mr. Stamos has shared with all of us, and to channel it onto the canvas. The result of which will be, by all accounts, the largest collection of John Stamos-inspired artwork under one roof.
We here at Riot Fest have been paying tribute to Mr. Stamos since our 2013 festival, where we proudly commissioned and displayed a life-size bust of John Stamos using nothing but butter and love and more butter.
The John Stamos Art Show will be at Cobra Lounge from July 14th to July 16th and be open from 11am to 6pm each day.
There will be a second showing of the John Stamos art at this year’s Riot Fest & Carnival from September 15th-17th. The artwork will be auctioned or sold with all proceeds benefiting the charity of John Stamos’ choice, Childhelp® exists to meet the physical, emotional, educational and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children. We focus our efforts on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.
A panel of celebrity judges will be evaluating the art and awarding prizes for the best John Stamos art. Our esteemed celebrity judges will include our friends Danette Chavez and Gwen Ihnat from The A.V. Club, Nihilist Arby’s, Riot Fest Twitter, Anna Cerniglia from Johalla Projects, and a very special surprise guest…
The Grand Prize First Place Best In Show winner will receive two VIP passes to Riot Fest and the boxed DVD set of Full House. The second place winner will receive two GA tickets to Riot Fest. Third place will receive one GA ticket to Riot Fest.
Artwork submissions are open to anyone and will be accepted through July 7th, 2017.
CALL FOR ARTISTS:
– Deadline for Art Delivery – July 7th, 2017.
– Art can be mailed to Riot Fest, 1658 N. Milwaukee Ave #125, Chicago, IL 60647
– Only art submissions 11”x14” and smaller will be accepted
– All packages must be less than 50lbs and less than 20”x20”
– Art must be delivered framed and/or ready to hang.
– All pieces must be labeled with name, title of artwork, media, email address, phone number and an estimated price.
– Artwork will NOT be returned. All pieces will be sold at auction, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the charity of John Stamos’ choice.
– If you submit artwork that displays any sexism, racism, homophobia or other discriminatory imagery, it will be promptly ridiculed and not accepted.