Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition


Klaire A. Lockheart

Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition

Challenge the social custom of giving boring store-bought greeting cards for every occasion by participating in Subversive Celebration: International Altered Card Exhibition. Artist Klaire A. Lockheart wants you to help celebrate her birthday by altering a standard greeting card into a work of art, which she will display at Gallery 110 in the Warren M. Lee Center of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota. All entries that follow the guidelines will be included in the show from March 4-27, 2020. The reception will be on March 4, 2020 from 5-7 pm. An online gallery will be available through

Any artist worldwide can submit an altered card. This can be any type of greeting card as long as it is changed, manipulated, or mutated. It can be a birthday card. It can be an anniversary card. Even better, it can be a regifted/recycled card. The entry fee is $20. No artwork will be returned. (This is a birthday celebration, folks!) For an additional $10, you will receive a personalized thank you card for participating in the exhibition.


10/20/2019: Opportunity opens

02/15/2020: All submissions must be received

03/04/2020: Reception from 5-7 pm at Gallery 110, Warren M. Lee Center for the Arts,  Vermillion, SD 57069

03/04-27/2020: Exhibition at Gallery 110, Warren M. Lee Center for the Arts, Vermillion, SD 57069

03/04/2020: Online gallery publication on


•All altered cards are welcome, but cards must be able to stand on their own when open
•No artwork will be returned
•“Happy Birthday” messages are strongly encouraged but not required
•Remember to sign to your card
•No glass or stabby bits
•Artists may submit up to 3 cards, but each entry must include the exhibition application and entry fee
•No hateful, misogynistic, or racist imagery will be accepted


•Complete and sign the submission form
•Artists under 18 years old need a parent/guardian to sign the form
•Include the required $20 entry fee for each submission
•Include the optional $10 thank you card fee
•Write checks to Klaire Lockheart
•Ship artwork, submission form, and required fees so everything arrives by 02/15/2020 to Packard Group LLC, C/O Klaire Lockheart, No. 7 Center Street, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA
•You will receive confirmation by email after your artwork arrives
•For questions, please contact [email protected]

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Sep 30th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Saturday, Feb 15th 2020, 11:45pm

Application Location

MN Artists