There are no cash prizes. There is no money changing hands between players. This is a fundraiser for i-5 Gallery, a program of the Brewery Art Association (a California Non Profit Organization). If you are accepted, we deposit your entry fee and you are exhibiting your art and competing for a chance at a solo show. If you are NOT selected, we will NOT cash your check – You CAN’T lose ... at least not until you start playing Poker!

This Exhibition Opportunity is open only to artists who can attend the Poker Games at the Gallery on Sundays during the summer at i-5 Gallery. Poker games will be scheduled for Sundays from June 18 thru July 30 – The more you win, the more you play (Losing artists won’t be playing at all). Artists will have the chance to sign up for the Sundays of their choice when they drop off their work at the gallery in early June. You should be a working artist with enough art to fill all 1300 square feet of the i-5 Gallery’s exhibition space.

Artwork submitted will be judged for quality against that of other applicants.
Inclusion is the decision of the organizer, Mat Gleason.

Winning Applicants will be notified of when to bring their initial artworks by the gallery. There, they will be able to schedule which Sunday tournaments they will play in.

Tournament slots are on a sign-up, first-come, first-served basis.

Artists may NOT designate anyone to play their poker.

This unique exhibit is a three-month project of i-5 Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles.

This is a fundraiser for the gallery and a conceptual investigation into the roles played by chance and skill and their correlation to quality in art, as well as the experiential reconfiguring of exhibitions.

No real money will change hands between players.

Art World Poker is open to the first 48 qualifying artists. The show opens in early June before any Poker is played. By qualifying and registering, you will be included in the group show!

Tournaments are straight Texas Hold ‘em with 6-8 players designed to eliminate 3-5 artists per tournament.

Artists who enter should have some Sundays in Mid-June through July free.

Join us each weekend to see the reconfigured show
Winning artists will add work, losing artists will be GONE.

Exhibition Information
organized by Mat Gleason for the
i-5 Gallery
at the Brewery Art Colony
2100 N. Main Street, Suite A-10 • Los Angeles, CA 90031

June 9 - July 30
Reception for the artists: Sunday, June 11, 4 -7 pm

Gallery Hours
Friday and Saturday, Noon - 4 pm

Artist Poker tournaments on Sunday afternoon
June 18 - July 30, 2-7 pm

Winner’s Solo Show August 4 - 26, 2006

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE Email the organizer, Mat Gleason at:



Top Prize
An August Solo Show at i-5 Gallery in Downtown L.A.

Prizes 2 - 48
Your art exhibited for a duration to be determined by the luck and skill of your poker play…
Your Art will be on view anywhere from two days to two months - with a chance to add to the amount of your art on display with each winning Poker tournament.

Entry Fee: $40

To Enter
Mail 4 images (slides, photos, printed images) of your art with title, size and media along with your payment ($40) and a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope for return of your images).

Mail the to
i-5 Gallery • 2100 N. Main St. Suite A-10 • Los Angeles, CA 90031

Entries must be postmarked by May 22