Geeks OUT is seeking original artwork inspired by Sir Ian McKellen for a one-night art show. McKellen has been an inspiration to many, both as a tremendous actor and as an advocate for LGBT rights. “McKellen Me Softly” will be a tribute show in his honor. Artists are free to depict him in one of his many famous roles, one of his lesser-known performances, or to just dress him up as the character you’d love to see him play. Use your imagination! Art will be raffled off to lucky fans in attendance at the show.
“McKellen Me Softly” is Geeks OUT’s third annual tribute gala. Previous shows have honored George Takei and Sigourney Weaver. Proceeds from the event will fund Geeks OUT’s ongoing mission to rally, empower and promote the LGBT geek community by hosting exciting social events in numerous cities, and bringing queer-interest content to comic conventions.
All media types are welcome. Display space will be limited, so please keep the size under 24”x36”.
When your masterpiece is complete, send a JPG of the artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your name, contact information, website url, and a brief 100-word bio. If selected, we’ll contact you to arrange shipping details. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.