Hollywood Apocalypse! is a competitive art exhibit open only to artists specially invited by Black Maria. Curated by writer and 3D artist Ray Zone, who originated the concept for the exhibit, Hollywood Apocalypse! gives life to a painting described in the classic Hollywood novel "The Day of the Locust" by Nathanael West, first published in 1939.
In support of those affected by the writers’ strike, 10\% of all proceeds from the exhibition will go to the Writers Guild Foundation’s Industry Support Fund.
Three judges will decide on the top entries:
Patricia Arquette, actress ("Medium" "Lost Highway" "True Romance")
Thomas Jane, actor ("The Mist" "The Punisher" "*61") and comic book publisher (Raw Studios)
Billy Shire, curator/owner/publisher (La Luz de Jesus, Wacko and Billy Shire Fine Art)
29 March - 19 April 2008
Opening Reception: Sat 29th March, 7:00 - 10:30pm
Hollywood Writer Event with Skylight Books: Sat 5th April, 5:00 - 8:00pm (book sale and author reading)