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52nd Annual Juried Competition
March 4 - June 20, 2015 (Monroe, LA)

The Masur Museum of Art / Juried Show
This long-running annual juried competition is for contemporary artists throughout the United States and showcases some of America's best curatorial talent. The 2015 competition is curated by Sandra Firmin, Director and Chief Curator of the Colorado University Art Museum. The Masur Museum of Art is the largest collecting and exhibiting institution of modern and contemporary art in Northeast Louisiana. Visit the museum's website to learn more.

Creative Tallahassee 2015
March 25 - May 25, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

City Hall Art Gallery / Juried Show
The Council on Culture & Arts hosts the annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition to highlight the work of both well-known and emerging regional artists. As always, competition was fierce, and MANDEM was honored to receive an Honorable Mention jury award! This highly-anticipated annual juried exhibition is part of the City of Tallahassee's Art in Public Places program. Learn more about COCA and the City Hall Art Gallery:

Artists' League Summer Annual Salon: A Beautiful Idea
May 15 - July 10, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

Museum of Fine Art / Juried Show
This exhibition of regional artists was juried this year by Barbara Cohenour, the art events coordinator for Tallahassee Community College. The Museum of Fine Arts is located at the corner of West Tennessee and Copeland Streets. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts online for more information about exhibits, parking, and hours.

Decatur Arts Festival: Fine Arts Exhibition
May 19 - June 7, 2015 (Decatur, GA)

Dalton Gallery / Juried Show
This exhibit is described as "an intriguing collection of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and mixed media selected by this year's distinguished jury. The Fine Arts Exhibition attracts submissions from regional and national artists and is reviewed by respected members of the Atlanta arts community." This year's jurors are Molly Rose Freeman, Ben Goldman, and Amanda Hellman. MANDEM has been invited to give a gallery talk during the "Last Call" Closing Reception on June 7 (4pm-6pm). Learn more here.

(Learn about past shows here.)



MANDEM is a symbiotic pair of transdigital -punk artists, Maize Arendsee and Moco Steinman, working in both digital art and traditional art mediums such as oil painting, mische technique, mixed media, and acrylics. Our themes include: mythpunk and mythology; steampunk and alternative history; cyberpunk and human-animal-machine hybrids; gothic, horror, and dark fantasy; monsters and chimeras; and queer feminist art. Important visual influences include German Expressionism; influential sci-fi fantasy artists such as Brom and Giger, and traditional painters such as Maxfield Parrish, John Atkins Grimshaw, and the surrealist and visionary movements. Other influences include James Barrie (Peter Pan), Lewis Carroll, Lovecraft and other Gothic Victorian writers; Bertolt Brecht and epic theater (also theater of cruelty and theater of the absurd); Robert Graves, Mircea Eliade, and the great mythographers of the Gilded Age; Jungian philosophy; the ancient Greek and Roman poets — especially Euripides and Ovid; and epic modern myth-makers such as Tolkein, Clive Barker, Guillermo del Toro, George Romero, and Neil Gaiman. Our work has appeared in gallery shows and we have designed album or book art for the Cruxshadows ("Dreamcypher" and "Ethernaut"), Michael Schulman ("Home"), Abney Park ("Airship Pirates" RPG), and we designed the promotional art for the Dragon*Con 2012 Horror/Dark Fantasy Track.