Bridging the gap between inspiration and recognition


FUTURE DEAD ARTISTS (FDA) is having an open call for emerging, mid-career, and established visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers and videographers in the Atlanta area to participate in their group exhibition,  DEAD RINGER Vol. 2.

What is a dead ringer exactly? Well, since you asked, a dead ringer is a person or thing that seems exactly like someone or something else. 

For what seems like forever painters have used photography as a source of inspiration. I've been known for taking a screenshot of an image that captures my eye. But more times than not the source material is rarely acknowledged as being a work of art in its own right. This exhibition aims to change that by bridging the gap between inspiration and recognition. All visual artists will collaborate with a photographer, videographer of their choosing by creating works inspired by new images collaborated between the painter/sculptor and paired photographer/videographer. During the show the painting /sculpture and the photography/videography will be hung side by side.

Sounds like a dope show you'd like to be a part of? Then please submit your work by June 9, 2018, to be considered. Read below for more information on how you can apply. 

ENTRY DEADLINE: SaturdayJune 09, 2018, by 11:59 pm

NOTIFICATIONS SENT: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

ARTWORK DROPOFF: Sunday July 8-11, 2018 from 3-9 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 7-11pm

CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 30, 2018 from 7-11pm

ARTWORK BREAKDOWN: Sunday, July 31-Aug 2, 2018 from 3-9pm

1692 Thorne Ave SW, Atlanta

All works will be selected by FDA founder EuGene V Byrd III


  • All works must be original and created by the artist within the last year
  • Artists/Photographers may submit up to 5 images that reflect a cohesive style
  • Artists/Photographers must be at least 18 years of age.  
  • Each artist will be paired with a photographer of their choosing (and vice versa)
  • All works must be for sale


  • All submissions must be made online to 
  • Include "DEAD RINGER Submission" in the Subject Box
  • Attach up to 5 images directly to the email
  • Include name and contact information
  • Include artist bio/statement
  • Include social media and/or website information
  • Include name and social media of suggested artist or photographer/videographer you propose to be paired with.
  • You may submit without a pairing, FDA will pair you.


  • Acceptance emails will be sent out Saturday, June 13th
    • All work must arrive professionally framed, WIRED, and ready to hang.
    • Artists/photographers are responsible for delivery, and breakdown of artwork.
    • Artists/Photographers will keep 50% of sales.
    • All accepted artists are required to pay a $20 hang donation. (Sorry hate to do this, but it takes money to throw shows) Every artist will receive a Limited Edition Destroy & Rebuild tee shirt for donation.

    Direct all questions and concerns to

    We look forward to seeing your submission to DEAD RINGER Vol. 2!