By Christopher Harrity
Originally published on Advocate.com November 08 2013 5:00 AM ET
Bent-Con’s 2013 Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition is made up of artworks created by professional, emerging, and amateur artists alike, each celebrating all things geek.
Entries selected for their 2013 show will be juried by a panel of special convention “Gaylebrities” in various categories. The gallery also features hand-selected artworks from professional artists who have exhibited a commitment to Bent-Con’s vision of promoting and celebrating LGBT contributions in pop culture, sci-fi, horror, comics, fantasy, gaming, and geekdom.
In addition to the Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition, the Gallery Committee is partnering once again with renowned artist Miguel Angel Reyes of the Tom of Finland Foundation to host a series of cosplay figure drawing sessions throughout the convention aptly called Live Action Figure Draw sessions.
Convention doors open at 3 p.m. Friday at the Los Angeles Burbank Marriott Airport and Convention Center. The gallery reception starts at 7 p.m. The awards ceremony is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday
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Mauleo, Angel vs. Demon, digital print
Choklit Daddy, Mickey Tattoo, digital drawing, ink-jet print on photo paper, hand embellishment
Michael Kirwan, Making Things Uncomfortable, watercolor, markers, pen on paper
Dave Davenport, Bentlings, illustration
Max Gnin, Chi Chi La Rue: Queen of Spades, digital print
Christopher J. Armenta, Dead Bear, photography
Robert Paul, Super Fierce, digital print, Flash, Photoshop
Luigi Fraga, Hare and Bear, illustration
Dave Davenport, Wrath, acrylic on canvas
Nick Leonard, SF Faux Queen Pageant: The Sisters Grimm, pen, colored pencil, watercolor
Britton Watkins, Supplication, digitally modified photography
Justice Wainwright, The Song Bird Watches Over You, graphic design print
Donna Barr, Try Outs, ink on paper
Gary Lucia, TWEAKED No. 54, comic strip panel