Monday, March 3, 2008

Call for Plush Artists

Wanna snuggle?
Call for Artists & Writers for Largest Plush Show in the World

St. Louis, MO—On June, 6, 13, 20 and 27, you’ll find the largest collection of plushies and stuffies in some of St. Louis’ hottest shops from artists and crafters all around the world. Organizers seek ardent fans of plush to submit essays and hand made plush goods for inclusion in a show and comprehensive book, Crammed Organisms, to be published this spring. Artwork and essays should align with the theme: Fairy, Folk and Fable. The published book will be for sale during the show. What is plush? Plush is the modern word for stuffed animals (no, we’re not talking about taxidermy…), also known as stuffies, plushies and now Crammed Organisms.
Accepted artists will need to submit a minimum four plush items for the show for display in the four venues (described below). Show-goers may purchase the exhibited plush items and pick them up at the completion of the four-week show.
WHAT: Crammed Organisms—the Largest Plush Show in the World
Call for Artists & Writers

WHEN: Fridays, June 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 7 to 11 p.m.
Artist application due: March 29
WHERE: June 6- Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Avenue, University City Loop, St. Louis
June 13- Cranky Yellow Boutique
2122 Cherokee Street, St. Louis
June 20- Subterranean Books & Gallery
6275 Delmar Avenue, University City Loop, St. Louis
June 27- Apop Records
2831 Cherokee Street, St. Louis
FEES, ETC: Free to apply, $35 fee for accepted artists. No fee for book copy submissions. Visit for rules and details. Artists need not be present at the show. Organizers will donate 10% of the show’s proceeds to American Forests ( They work to protect, restore and enhance the natural capital of trees and forests because healthy forests filter water, remove air pollution, sequester carbon, and provide homes for wildlife.

Show organizer David Wolk of Cranky Yellow Publications expects submissions from around the world, “I say bring it! This show is going to rock the cosmic world and showcase talented, creative thinkers, hopefully encouraging the public to buy hand made items and patronize individually-owned shops.”

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