Call for Artists

Totally Tiki Artist Call

…and We’re Back!!!

Oddball Art Labs presents

Totally Tiki
A Tidal Wave of Tiki Art and Culture

We are currently looking for entries for this year’s tiki themed summer show. Be a part of it all this July in Oddball Art Lab’s 2022 gallery show!

This year’s celebration of faux-Polynesian art has an obvious theme…Tiki! Submit your tiki artwork today. Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculpture, woodcarvings…we want it all.

Some thoughts to get your imaginations started:

  • A scale recreation of the Mount Rushmore, but with Tikis? You Bet!
  • Tiki-headed aliens bringing the knowledge of cocktails to 1950’s mankind? Sure!
  • Moai building Stonehenge? That would work!
  • Your giant tiki themed fabric pattern? Love it!
  • A surfboard with tiki painted all over it? That’s why we’re here!
  • Dancing people in a lowbrow tiki lounge atmosphere? Definitely!

These are just a few ideas…but we really want to see what you’ll come up with.  Surprise us with your tiki creations!

Still looking for inspiration?

Check out this amazing show that was at the La Luz De Jesus Gallery in Los Angeles in 2017.

Hey, will this show be ‘All Ages’?

We’re glad you asked. The art displayed at the Robin and Mark Siegel gallery in Elgin Artspace Lofts at ArtSpace will definitely need to be tasteful and ‘All Ages’. We are hoping to arrange to have an after party at a 21+ venue. If they are open to hanging artwork, we plan to coordinate hanging artwork there that is not ‘family friendly’ in their venue. Tasteful nudity and/or innuendo is encouraged, but no pornography please. (More details to come.)

This is intended to be a lighthearted and fun show for everyone. So please note: any artwork that Oddball Art Labs views as negatively depicting indigenous Polynesian people and culture will not be allowed in the show.

Check our our Extra Reading section for some helpful articles and links.

What about the Art Machine?

We’d love to fill the Art Machine with tiki blocks too, so if you have any ideas and need a set of blanks to make it happen, let us know.

We hope we’ve given you enough info to get you inspired. Let your imaginations get ‘Totally Tiki’!

Submit your work before June 20, 2022 to be a part of this wild show.

Opening Reception

Friday, July 1st, 2022
Hours: 6pm-10pm

The Robin and Mark Seigel Gallery at Elgin ArtSpace Lofts
51 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Closing Reception

Saturday July 16th, 2022
Hours: 10am-3pm

The Robin and Mark Seigel Gallery at Elgin ArtSpace Lofts
51 S. Spring St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Tiki Artwork Open Call Has Closed!

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