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The 27th September Competition
September 5 - November 22, 2014 (Alexandria, LA)

Alexandria Museum of Art / Juried Show
The 27th September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an annual, juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media. The juror this year was New Orleans-based artist James Michalopoulos. We're honored that our Medusa, In Her Sunday Best was one of only 50 works selected from the entries.
» Featured Work: Medusa, In Her Sunday Best (36"x54")


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.
» Featured Work: Cthulhu Lies (36"x36")


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.
» Featured Work: Claudia, Sunrise (5"x5")


26th Art in Gadsden
October 24 - December 23, 2014 (Quincy, FL)

Gadsden Arts Center / Juried Group Show
MANDEM won Second Place at this exhibit! The Gadsden Arts Center's juried signature exhibition of fine art, this year representing 87 regional artists working in a wide range of media. The juror for the 26th Art in Gadsden is artist Ljiljana Obradovic-Edmiston. The opening reception was on Friday, October 24. Learn more at the Gadsden Arts Center's Website.
» Featured Work: The Trials of St. Sebastian: Cypress (36"x48")


_Feminist Iconography_
November 11-15, 2014 (Pensacola, FL)

TAG (The Art Gallery) / Juried Group Show
The Women's Studies Collective of UWF is partnering with TAG (The Art Gallery) to present this exhibit, the theme of which is feminist iconography throughout history. MANDEM is proud to have three works appearing in this show. The public reception is on Thursday, November 13, from 5:30-7:00pm. Learn more at TAG's Website.
» Featured Works: Her Brother's Keeper (Domestication), Unnamed (Domestication), and The Usury of God (Translating Theotokos).


Rape Culture
February 19, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

Working Method Contemporary / Curator
MANDEM is curating this juried all-media show with an up-front political agenda aimed at increasing awareness of and dialogue about the rape epidemic on American campuses and a culture that subtly encourages rape. The initial one-day only show is slated for February 19, 2015 at the Working Method Contemporary gallery (Carnaghi Arts Building). There will also be an online and in-print catalog of the show, which will serve as a long-term extension of the show's core project. Select artists will be invited to participate in a traveling exhibit to be submitted to other local (and potentially national) galleries. Learn more at

March 14 - 15, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

North Florida Fairgrounds / Group Show & Convention
Tallahassee's geek convention is back for a third year, and MANDEM will be there with original paintings, affordable art prints, and time to answer all of your questions! Come say hi and enjoy this fabulous event at the North Florida Fairgrounds on International Pi Day! Learn more about ALT*Con.

Feminist Art Collective Exhibit
March 20 - April 3, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

Oglesby Gallery / Group Show
The Feminist Art Collective of Florida State University will be presenting an art show in Oglesby Gallery, located in the FSU Student Union. This exhibit will be highly visible to the student body. More details are coming soon.

Spring Graduating Artists
April, 2015 (Tallahassee, FL)

Museum of Fine Arts / Invitational Show
This show will feature the work of BFA and MFA students who are graduating from Florida State University's studio art program. MANDEM's thesis work will be exhibited. More details coming soon. You can keep your eye on the Museum of Fine Arts website for announcements.

(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.