Tuesday, October 31, 2023

[No] One [Is an] Eyeland

I’ve just been announced as one of the winners of One Eyeland Awards | World’s Top Mobile Photographers! My 2014 photo On the Boardwalk won Bronze, and my 2015 photo Spiral and 2017 photo Singing Sands are Finalists. All shot on my iPhone 5s, of course. You can view more of my mobile photography here.

Pivoting to showing off the work of other artists: The open call for my new zine, LAMINATOR, has been included in Artwork Archive’s monthly “Best Artist Opportunities” list!

And here’s a sneak peek at one of the submissions I’ve gotten so far. I usually don’t share art until after the application deadline (which is Monday!), but I couldn’t resist. Happy Halloween!

Oil painting by Kelly Eden,
a contemporary artist in Los Angeles, CA

Submit to Artists on the Lam’s inaugural zine here, where you can also sign up for pre-orders!

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Open Call for Artists, Poets, & Writers: Submit to Artists on the Lam’s 1st Zine, Laminator

Artists on the Lam is thrilled to announce the launch of our inaugural zine, Laminator! All artists, poets, and writers from anywhere in the world are welcome to submit work for publication!

Artists on the Lam's open call for artists, poets, and writers for LAMINATOR zine

In an ever increasingly digital world, we often find ourselves seeking ways to unplug, searching for the tangible, the analog, something tactile and physical we can touch and hold with our own hands, something to keep and cherish as a memento, as ephemera, something to lose, something to find, something to give and share with a loved one like a secret.

Don’t get us wrong—we’re all about the digital realm too; after all, Artists on the Lam started out as a blog back in 2011 (and it’s still going strong!), and during this ongoing pandemic we pivoted to virtual exhibitions (such as SLAYSIAN in 2020, DECAHEDRON in 2021, and HYGGE in 2023). And, of course, you’re reading this online.

But this project has been a long time coming; Laminator is the brainchild of Chicago-based artist, indie curator, writer, and Artists on the Lam founder Jenny Lam, who has been keeping snail mail—and the USPS—alive for the past 15 years with her beloved postcard project Dreams of a City, and who was probably the only young person in the world who didn’t get a smartphone until 2014 (and then stubbornly used that same old phone for 7 years).

And, much like the soothing sounds of a pencil scratching on paper, there’s just something about the feel of flipping through the pages of a good book.

What we’re looking for:
  • Visual art
    • All mediums and forms are welcome! Examples:
      • Drawing
      • Painting
      • Photography
      • Printmaking
      • Collage
      • Etc.!
  • Poetry
  • Prose
    • All forms are welcome, including non-fiction such as personal essays, anecdotes, letters, etc.!
There’s no theme; submit your best work! (But if that’s too broad for you and you’d like some guidance, here’s a theme Artists on the Lam has always been obsessed with: Dreams. Interpret that however you wish.)

There’s no application fee! It’s free to submit to the zine!

Ready to apply? Complete the steps below:

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