Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

CFE Black Velvet: The Seedy Side of Kitsch

April 13, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

Call for Entry – Black Velvet: The Seedy Side of Kitsch

Call for Entry Deadline: April 13 by 4 p.m.

Black velvet paintings of Elvis Presley or dogs playing poker are kitsch and we all know it, but what if we reinterpreted that tacky-but-luxurious material into something relevant for today? That is exactly what we are asking artists to do. Submit your kitschiest velvet work for consideration into this exhibition and help the audience see this medium in a new light. All subjects, techniques, media and styles are encouraged although black velvet must be utilized in some fashion. Peel back the seedy side of this lost art form and show us what you’ve got!

The opening reception will include a cool car cruise, live music by the Woodaddies, and fab food. Black velvet attire encouraged!

Exhibition dates: June 14 – August 2, 2018

Opening Reception, Car Cruise and Live Music: June 14 from 6-9 p.m.

Entry Deadline: April 13, 2018




April 13, 2018
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


Schmidt Art Center
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
+ Google Map
618-234-4410 ext 7044

Comments are closed.