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Alice in Wonderland Call to Artist

Presented by Downtown Arts District, Inc. at CityArts Orlando, Orlando FL

Feb 28 2023
Apr 01 2023
Alice in Wonderland Call to Artist

Alice in Wonderland Prize Exhibition Dates of Exhibit: April 20 – May 14, 2023 Third Thursday April 20, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. This exhibition will award $15,000 worth of prize money to four winning artists!

Alice in Wonderland Prize Exhibition
Dates of Exhibit: April 20 – May 14, 2023
Artist Opening Reception: Third Thursday April 20, 2023 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Community Partner: Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, this exhibition will award $15,000 worth of prize money to four winning artists!
This upcoming April, CityArts Orlando will join literary and artistic forces to celebrate the whimsical imagery created by Lewis Carroll in his stories, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.
Artists are invited to create an original work of art inspired by their favorite quote, scene, character, or concept/feeling from Alice in Wonderland.
Beloved by all ages, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland aka Alice in Wonderland (1865) by Lewis Carroll inspired generations to delve into imaginary worlds and pursue their dreams. A little girl following a rabbit down a hole, meeting the Cheshire Cat, and having a tea party with the Mad Hatter became one of the most recognizable stories in modern literature. It provoked incredibly rich art from authors and creatives, who immortalized the story in new adaptations, prints, and drawings.
Take Alice to the next level. Think about her in the world today. Take us on a journey to WONDERLAND! Artists are encouraged to find inspiration from any works related to Alice in Wonderland. This includes images and themes from the books, animated films, live-action films, theatrical productions, etc.

A cloudless, golden afternoon on the river above Oxford. Alice picks a jar of marmalade from a cupboard as she is falling down the rabbit hole. She begins to cry giant-sized tears in the dark hall of doors, and notices a vial on a high shelf that says, ‘Drink Me.’

Characters to Consider
The White Rabbit
The Smoking Caterpillar
The Cheshire Cat
The Mad Hatter
The March Hare
The Dormouse
The Queen of Hearts
The Gryphon
Tweedledum and Tweedledee

Scenes to Consider
The Garden of Singing Flowers
The Mad Tea Party
Falling Down a Rabbit Hole
Caucus Race
Mushroom Valley
Croquet Game: hedgehogs used as balls, flamingos used as mallets

Other Imagery to Consider
Pocket Watch
Flamingo Mallets
“Drink Me” Bottle
“Eat Me” Cake
Door in a Tree
Playing Cards
Chess Pieces that have come to life

Thanks to the a generous anonymous donor, the following prizes will be awarded:
– 1st Place (Best in Show): $10,000
– 2nd Place: $2,500
– 3rd Place: $1,500
– People’s Choice: $1,000

The Downtown Arts District and CityArts Orlando will be accepting art submissions for Alice in Wonderland until 11:59 p.m. of April 1, 2023.
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******* TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES: If you are experiencing any technical difficulties with the online form, you may email your images, art info, and contact information directly to Kat Quast, Operations and Events Manager at the Downtown Arts District/CityArts. She can be reached at or (407) 648-7060.
All media is accepted.
Must be an original piece for sale.
Show opens Thursday April 20, 2023 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $20 non-refundable submission fee (for up to 4 pieces)


CityArts Orlando

39 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

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