Call For Entry

The Exhibition Where a Gallery Exhibits Anime Art

DEADLINE EXTENDED: January 20, 2024
Exhibition: February 23 – March 22, 2024
Opening Reception: February 23, 6-8pm

In this episode, the Trolley Barn Gallery is calling artists from all over the globe to celebrate anime, manga, and comic books through a fun, vibrant exhibition of art inspired by Japanese anime and manga.  Click here to submit.

We want artists to embrace that “main character energy” and show us what your anime universe would look like. We are accepting art in every medium including: short animated films, comic strips, comic books, sketchbooks, pages torn out of sketchbooks, original concept art, tattoo designs, digital art, illustrations, nondescript amorphous blobs that remind you of your favorite anime hero … and anything else that is 2D or 3D. But!! We are not taking any NSFW content. No gore, no sexual content – just good, clean cartoon fun.

Art of all ages welcome! This exhibition will come with a series of ‘side quests’ events: a cosplay contest, an anime movie night, and a “How to Draw Comics” workshop. 

Who will exhibit in the show? Will the youth curators overcome societal norms and change the gallery world forever? And what’s that thing?! For answers to these thrilling questions and more, tune in this Spring for the newest Trolley Barn Gallery International Juried Exhibition!

PKX Teen Arts & Film Festival

Call Dates: November 3, 2023 – January 27, 2024
Exhibition: April 18 – May 17, 2024
Opening Reception: April 18, 2024 from 6-8pm

2D & 3D ART: 

The call is OPEN for the PKX Exhibition – part of the 3rd Annual PKX Teen Arts and Film Festival, celebrating art and film created by teens ages 14-19 from around the globe.

The PKX Exhibition celebrates imaginative and original artworks created by young people who have a passion for their medium, and a desire to share it with their peers and artists around the world. If you feel your work is too weird, too different, or too crazy – it’s perfect for this exhibition – where teen artists take the lead on taking art in a new direction. 

We are accepting all 2D and 3D work by artists ages 14-19 from anywhere in the world.

The PKX Exhibition is the most recent exhibition from the Trolley Barn Curatorial Team and is a key element of The Art Effect’s Annual PKX Festival. This international juried teen exhibition will be held April 18 through May 17, 2024 at The Art Effect’s Trolley Barn Gallery, 489 Main St, Poughkeepsie, New York, with an Opening Reception Thursday, April 18, 6-8 pm as first day and entry point of the PKX Festival. For our juried exhibitions, the Trolley Barn Gallery brings together an international roster of vital voices in art and culture, presenting thought-provoking artwork and ideas that reinvent the industrial space that is the hub for the area’s thriving arts scene.

View the Call and Submit Your Work Here


The 2024 PKX Festival (fka Reel Exposure) features youth-produced short films – narrative, animation, experimental, and documentary – created by talented young artists, ages 13-19 from across the world. All genres of short films under 10 minutes will be accepted. Films should be appropriate for PG13 audience.

View the Call and Submit Your Work Here

Deadline EXTENDED: January 27, 2024