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Artists' League Summer Annual
May 16 - July 11, 2014 (Tallahassee, FL)


Museum of Fine Arts / Juried Group Show
MANDEM's Medusa, Her Word Against His won first place! This exhibition of regional artists was juried this year by Amanda Karioth Thompson, the Acting Director of COCA (Council on Culture and Arts). 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.
» Featured Works: Medusa, Her Word Against His and Equivalent Exchange

 

Steel City Steampunk
June 6 - September 13, 2014 (Pueblo, CO)


Hoag Gallery / Juried Group Show
The Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center in Pueblo will be converted into "Steampunk Central Station" this summer with everything from fashion and tea dueling, to authentic Victorian clothing and century-old artifacts to explore the art, history, and culture of Steampunk. The Steel City Steampunk art show was juried by author Jeff VanderMeer (co-author of The Steampunk Bible). Get more information on the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Website.
» Featured Works: Inspector Hook and Notes from a Time Traveller's Journal

 

DragonCon Art Show 2014
August 29 - September 1, 2014 (Atlanta, GA)


Grand Hall West of the Hyatt Regency / Juried Group Show
DragonCon is the largest science fiction, fantasy, and pop-culture convention of its type in the world, with crowds of over 52,000 people. Competition to get into the art show is intense, with some of the most influential contemporary fantasy/sci-fi artists in attendance, and we are honored to be in attendance Labor Day Weekend, 2014. To learn more about DragonCon, visit their website.


NEXUS: SECAC 2014 Juried Exhibition
October 8 - 11, 2014 (Sarasota, FL)


Art Center Sarasota / Juried Group Show
This juried exhibit, judged by Dr. Matthew McLendon, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at The Ringling Museum, is accompanying the 70th annual Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) in Sarasota, FL. In addition to showing work in the juried exhibition, we will also be presenting our paper Medusa, from Ovid to Cixous to 'Once Upon A Time' as part of the Wicked Women in Art session at the SECAC conference. SECAC is a non-profit organization that promotes the study and practice of the visual arts in higher education on a national basis. Learn more on their website.
» Featured Work: Her Brother's Keeper: Domestication

 

POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange 2014
October 3 - 31, 2014 (Santa Fe, NM)


POP Gallery / Invitational Group Show
POP Femme features the Women of New Brow Contemporary Art creating works beyond mere whimsy, often dark and mysterious and taking cues from old masters and religious icons while referencing the ancient myths of feminine power. Internationally acclaimed artists include Carrie Ann Baade, Tammy Otis, Zoe Williams, Phresha LeVandale, Stefanie Vega, Marie Sena, Kristen Margiotta, Julie Zarate, and Lea Barozzi among others. Visit Pop Gallery's Website to learn more.


Anne Rice Tribute Auction
October 3 - 31, 2014 (Santa Fe, NM)


POP Gallery / Open Invitation Group Show
Running simultaneously to the POP Femme Sugar Coated Strange exhibit, this tribute show of small art works inspired by Pulitizer Prize winning Author, Anne Rice, will be an auction with 100% of the proceeds going to Southwest C.A.R.E. Center, which was established in 1996 and has been a model of excellence in the treatment of care for people living with HIV. Visit Pop Gallery's Website to learn more.


(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.


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