Fresh Hell

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The theme for our fourth issue, Fresh Hellcomes from a famous quotation attributed to wisecracking American satirist Dorothy Parker:

"[Parker’s] way of looking at life was incurably pessimistic. Confronted by the unknown, she immediately prepared for the worst. Ordinary occurrences—the doorbell or a ringing telephone—made her wonder 'What fresh hell is this?'"

  • Marion Meade, Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? (1988)

The phrase “fresh hell” embodies the intersection of humor and despair in the face of life’s twists and turns. We invite you to respond to this theme by responding to the tumultuous and unpredictable facets of human experience—personal, social, cultural, global, or otherwise.

This might mean delving into intimate encounters with life’s daily challenges. Or dissecting the absurdities of our world, casting a light on its more comically tragic elements. Maybe you have a pessimistic satirical take on life’s inherent chaos. Or perhaps your work explores personal growth our of the depths of fresh hells.

As always, these are merely suggestions to get you thinking about the theme. Indeed, we always appreciate thematic angles we haven’t considered!

Deadline: 
15/October/2023

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Call for Entries

Las Laguna Art Gallery

Laguna Beach

2024 - LIMITLESS (Open Theme)

31/July/2024

Call for Submissions

Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou

International exhibition Art Resilienc

10/August/2024

Call for Artists

Hudson Valley Art Organization

Old Lyme, CT

Renaissance in Pastel

01/August/2024

Call for Entries

Santa Clarita Arts

Santa Clarita

“Nature’s Palette” Juried Exhibition

29/July/2024

Call for Artists

City of Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY

City Mark Capital Art Project

08/August/2024

Contest

ArtCabbage

Online

ArtCabbage Prize 2024

01/August/2024

Call for Entries

Santa Clarita Arts

Santa Clarita

“Autumn Expressions” Juried Exhibition

05/August/2024

Call for Entries

ARTgrID

Worldwide / Athens

Open Call | Infinite Forms 2: Transformations

30/July/2024

Call for Submissions

Creative Youth Charity

Kingston upon Thames

Echos: The Art of Preservation

30/July/2024

Call for Submissions

NY Handmade Collective

New York, NY

Artisans and makers — join the NY Handmade Collective

02/August/2024

Residency

Draw to Perform

Brighton

Draw to Perform Residency Sep 2024

31/July/2024

Call for Artists

Silvia Bianco

Latera

“Latera The Art Farm” call for artist

05/August/2024

Call for Artists

Alicja Wieczorek

Torun

2ND INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL ‚THE ONE’

31/August/2024

Call for Artists

Ale Shack

ART CHALLENGE exhibición Los Angeles

26/July/2024

Call for Artists

Discovery Art Fair

Frankfurt am Main

Discovery Art Fair | Open Call for Galleries + Projects + Artists

31/July/2024

Call for Artists

Moon Art Fair Hamburg

Hamburg

2024 MOON ART FAIR HAMBURG

01/September/2024

Call for Artists

Shaharee Vyaas

BARCELONA

Manifesta del Raval

31/July/2024

Call for Artists

The Other Art Fair

Brooklyn

CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS

31/July/2024

Call for Entries

Sarah Elgart | Arrogant Elbow

Los Angeles

Dare to Dance in Public Film Festival

01/August/2024