Feb. Heart Attack 2 Our second annual hidden heart exhibit. This open exhibit has only one rule: There must be a heart (in ANY of its various forms) somewhere in the finished piece. Art due: Submissions due Thursday Feb. 8 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Feb.10 from 6-9 p.m.
Mar. Purple We love these color themes...any yes, there must be some purple in your submission. Whether it's a little or a lot...just bring the purple! Art due: Submissions due Thursday Mar. 8 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Mar.10 from 6-9 p.m.
Apr. Spring Open A completely open show..It's spring, bring some fresh artwork! Art due: Submissions due Thursday Apr. 12 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Feb.14 from 6-9 p.m.
May. Pencillarium’s Gra*fight Club Gra*fight Club is a bracketed graphite drawing tournament. The drawings will all be 8"x8" square and done in graphite only. Votes will be compiled in person and on-line. Winning pieces will move ahead in their brackets. At the end the winner will be crowned the 2018 Gra*fight Club champion! This is going to be fun! The first rule of this Gra*fight Club is Always talk about Gra*fight Club. There are only 32 spots so sign up early. 1 entry per artist. Art due: Submissions due Thursday May 10 Opening Reception: Second Saturday May12 from 6-9 p.m.
Jun. Christine Sikora Memorial Exhibit II Please Join us in this open exhibit Which honors the memory of Christine Becker Sikora. Best known for her large colorful paintings of flowers and plants, Christine also explored numerous subjects and media in her artistic pursuits. Because of her exploratory nature, all media and subjects are welcome. This exhibit will have cash awards, chosen by her family. Best of Show: $100 1st Place: $50 2nd Place $25 3rd place $20 2 honorable mentions $15@ Art due: Submissions due Thursday June 7 Opening Reception: Second Saturday June 9 from 6-9 p.m.
Jul. Atc’s ~exhibit and swap In the 90's a group of European artists organized the very first Artist Trading Card swaps. They wanted to own a piece of each others worked but couldn't afford large pieces...and the idea of swapping sports card sized (2 1/2"x 3 1/2") pieces of original art began. This show will be an ATC show with pieces for sale, and pieces available for trade. Art due: Submissions due Thursday July 12 Opening Reception: Second Saturday July 14 from 6-9 p.m.
Aug. The Pencillarium Retro Advertising Invitational. Old advertising posters are truly amazing. Artists competed with one another to capture the imaginations of the public. The posters would feature fanciful, brightly colored imagery that depicted a product as the "hero" of the graphic. Images in this exhibit will be inspired by the great advertising posters, with the pencil as the "product" These images will be reproduced in card and poster form. More details to come. Art due: Submissions due Thursday July. 1st Opening Reception: Second Saturday Aug.11 from 6-9 p.m.
Sep. Fall Open Open (non-themed) exhibit Art due: Submissions due Thursday Sep. 6 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Sep.8 from 6-9 p.m.
Oct. Monster 12 Tiny Terrors...and a very special "creepy" project...intrigued? Art due: Submissions due Thursday Oct. 11 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Oct.13 from 6-9 p.m.
Nov. Cheapskate Show ($50 and under art exhibit) Attention collectors! Here's a great chance to pick up some great pieces at very reasonable prices! Art due: Submissions due Thursday Nov. 8 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Nov.10 from 6-9 p.m.
Dec. Happy Holidaze Exhibit: Featuring Santa/Satan/Santana! & Artist Ornaments. I mean come on...this may be the greatest theme ever! Do with it what you will...We are also looking for artistically hand made ornaments! (No these do not beholden to the theme..do your thing) This is a cash and carry exhibit. You do not have to wait until this show ends to bring pieces home with you immediately! Art due: Submissions due Thursday Dec. 6 Opening Reception: Second Saturday Dec.8 from 6-9 p.m.