2 exhibits seek Dallas submissions

Anthony Jacobus’ 2007 UnScene submission, "Cabaret."

Want to test the limits of censorship?

Local boy Robb Conover is mounting 50 /50, an exhibit that’s scheduled to go on display at Buli Café for June’s "First Wednesday," June 4.

His goal is to have 50 queer artists submit works. Conover promises full artistic freedom — none of the works will be suppressed for obscenity or political acceptability. There is only one requirement: In order to accommodate 50 pieces, submissions can be no larger than 12 inches by 12 inches.

In an effort to discover "hidden talents" in Dallas’ queer scene, Conover is opening 50/50 to many mediums: sculpture, jewelry, pottery and blown glass.

The works will also be for sale, and Conover’s aim is to make them affordable — perhaps discovering some "hidden patrons."

Proceeds will benefit the Nutrition Center Food Pantry at the AIDS Resource Center

Contact Conover at artistrobb@sbcglobal.net

Continuing its hunt to expose the nation to incredible emerging photographers, The UnScene Mobile Gallery Tour returns to Dallas on June 11. Professional and amateur photographers can submit a $25 entry fee along with a portfolio with up to 20 photos to Unscenetour.com

Only five finalists will be chosen to showcase up to 10 of their most stunning, interesting and jaw-dropping images at the W Dallas — Victory. The winning photographer will be awarded a mini show at the DECORAZONgallery.

Queer-themed photos are more than welcome. Dallas shutterbug Anthony Jacobus was one the UnScene finalists last year.

An example of a 50/50 submission.

Submission deadline is May 27. Go to unscenetour.com

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 23, 2008.

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