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Inedible Cakes

Artshow & Salon: February 23rd, 2020

February 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 10:00 pm Unceeded Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver

Featuring art by: Louise Chow, Christopher Alan Slater, Kay Slater, Heather Bell, and perhaps you! Submit your piece today!

Open call for submissions deadline: February 16th, 5PM

Open Call (see below). Now accepting applications. Send and other inquiries to submissions@thepapercutarcade.ca

Whether she said it or not, Marie-Antoinette’s infamous quote “let them eat cake” has been used for everything from a call to arms for class revolution to ironic patisserie slogans.

These words have come to be associated with the naive, the willfully ignorant, the libertine, and the apathetic. This event provides a place for us to come together to show, discuss, and contemplate our place in the class war – and we welcome your contributions and thoughts!

Share your thoughts on “perfect” food, sugar addiction, diet shaming, class inequality, food for show, access to food, and more. What does the title “inedible cakes” meant to you?

Maybe it means: A painting, a photograph, an illustration, a dance, a recipe, a short story, a sculpture, or a poem. We’re open to your interpretations!

This salon/art show will feature an open call to artists* and creators. Non-collective members are invited to submit one project for consideration (in progress or final art, writing or performance). Due to space constraints, we’ll only accept one submission per artist* at a maximum framed size of 24 inches (width or length), or a sculptural piece with a max base diametre of 24″. Works on paper must be framed and all 2D work should be ready to hang (unless it is a booklet or reading material). For interactive submissions requiring technology, artists and creators will be responsible for acquiring hardware and setting up their projects for the salon. Projects that incorporate food items (perishable or non-perishable) will need to be contained, and cleaned up sustainably by the artist at the conclusion of the salon.

Send us your:

Your name

Title of Work


Size (in inches)

Price  (or NFS if not for sale)

Phone number or email

A photo of the work (finished, in progress, or drafts are great). Send us this so we can approve you being in the show, so work in progress is 100% welcome.

The Papercut Arcade

Submission deadline for consideration is Sunday February 16 at 5pm. Drop-off work to collective from February 17–20 (11am–5pm) – be sure to submit your jpg/write up in advance! DO NOT BRING IN YOUR ART UNLESS YOU’VE RECEIVED APPROVAL. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Work can be submitted for sale or NFS. We are a small collective hosting a space to share, but are not insuring any work.

Note: The Papercut Arcade defines *artist as a person who practices any of the various creative arts, such as a sculptor, photographer, painter, novelist, poet, or filmmaker. The keyword is practice; therefore, if you make art or produce work with the intent of participating in a The Papercut Arcade challenge or exhibition, you ARE an artist.

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