I am doing an art show with the wonderful Hot Art Wet City gallery. This is a show I’ve dreamed about doing for a decade and it’s finally happening!
Here are the show details and the call for submissions from H.A.W.C.
August 7-10, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday August 7 from 7-11pm
OTHER EVENTS TBA
2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Sara Bynoe hosts an art show of embarrassing art by adults made when they were teenagers. Inspired by Teen Angst Night and her book Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry, this show features pieces of art (sketches, paintings, sculpture, etc) created between the ages of 10-18. The show highlights the stories behind the work and the angst that went into them. Teenage Wasteland includes an audio tour with background interviews with the artists and live performances related to the work throughout the week.
Call for Submissions
We want your angsty and embarrassing art for “Teenage Wasteland.” We’re not interested in your photo-realist painting of a swan, we’re looking for angsty and expressive teenage art.
- The work must have been created by you when you were a teenager (aged 10-18) and you must be over 21 years old to submit
- You should be embarrassed of the work now
- You must be willing (and available) to talk about your piece in July for audio tour recording and potentially in front of a live audience at the show in August
Please email a JPG of your piece to firstname.lastname@example.org along with some background information about the piece: why do you still have it, how old were you when you created it, how do you feel about it now, what’s the story behind the work, etc. This is a juried show. Artists selected to participate will be notified after the deadline. Submission deadline: Wednesday July 4, 2013 at 12pm
Here’s what happened last Wednesday at the Say Wha?! show”
I read from the poems of Suzanne Somers. Here’s a very funny video of Kristen Wiig reading from the same book.
Stu Popp entertained us with a reading of Tailchaser’s Song. It was wonderfully horrible and is currently being made into an animated film so we can relive the pain of it in 2014.
Lee Ann Kepel brought sexy back with her reading of Gloria Vanderbuilt’s most recent erotic novel, Obsession. Quick recap: the sex was boring but the shopping scenes were euphoric. Fun fact: this was written by the 89 year old mother of Anderson Cooper.
Devon Lougheed edu-tained us with a cookbook, The Alternative Vegan, because being vegan isn’t alternative enough.
Our event came to a climax with Briana Rayner sharing from Electric: The Best Lesbian Erotic Fiction. There was a story about waitresses in Dunkin Donuts and one about exploring caves.
Thanks to everyone who came out and packed the Cottage Bistro for the show.
The next show is on June 19 and it’s the Three Year Anniversary show. There will be cake or something like that. Then I’m taking a summer break from Say Wha?! so this will be your last chance to see the show live until September or even October. Don’t miss out!
Don’t live in Vancouver? Did you know there’s a Say Wha?! Podcast? Four episodes are out. Subscribe on iTunes.
The lovely and talented photographer Evil Patrick came to the April Say Wha?! show and took some lovely photos. Here they are! Thanks Patrick!
Here I am, most likely applauding my own joke.
… because only 30 people RSVP’ed to the Facebook event,
but more than double that show up
Thank you to all the wonderful readers Lee Ann Kepel, Stu Popp, Devon Lougheed and Briana Rayner – you guys were fantastic! Thanks to everyone that attended. See you June 19 for the 3 year anniversary show!
Did you like this post? Why not like it below, leave a comment or share it on some social media site. The buttons are just below this post and it’s sooo easy to click.
I am. So is this cat.
You know what will make you feel better? Laughing. Good thing tonight is Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing.
From 8-10pm at the Cottage Bistro, I will make you laugh so will Briana Rayner, Lee Ane Kepel, Stu Popp and Devon Lougheed. It’s $5-10 and we work on a sliding scale.
Facebook event page.
Look! That’s my podcast on the New and Notable page on iTunes, middle row, on the far left. At least it did in Canada. I’m not sure how iTunes works.
How did I find this out? A stranger on Twitter told me they heard my podcast and found me because of it. Neat!
That means random strangers are listening to and reading what I’ve put out into the Internet. I mean, I knew that was the point but now it’s confirmed. Amazing!
Are you a stranger? How did you find me? (This is where I invite you to leave a comment on this post)
Are you a friend of mine? Why don’t you download my podcast so you can honestly say you heard it first.
Did ya do it? Really? Awh, shucks! Thanks so much!
(Only said with a much less red face… Why is she burnt?)
PS – If anyone can help me fix my podcast feed so it no longer say “Unknown” under my podcast I’d be very appreciative.
I read this thing about managing social media accounts that said you should encourage your audience to ‘like’ your posts.
So… here goes.
Hey guys and gals, It would mean a whole lot to me if you a) liked this post b) “Liked” my page on Facebook c) subscribed on iTunes to my Podcast. c) Shared my podcast with your friends on your social media accounts.
I’m just a woman doing her thing all by herself. I need my lovely audience to help me keep going. Please validate my existence and my ‘art’ by sharing it with your friends. Of course, only do this if you like it. If you hate it, I don’t know why you’re even bothering to read this post.
Share the love and I will continue to produce podcasts, shows, events, and blog posts.
Thanks to all my fans in BC and Ontario. Ontario, I have plans for you. Fall plans. Let’s talk.