Your ‘Star Wars’ Fan Art Could Be Chosen for a Fall Gallery Show

An Art Awakens fan art submission based on the poster for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.
An Art Awakens fan art submission based on the poster for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

Star Wars fans eagerly awaiting Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the next installation in the beloved film series, have one more thing to look forward to: an official art exhibition inspired by the movies.

Los Angeles’s Gallery 1988 is teaming up with Lucasfilm to present a three-day Star Wars art show in November, featuring professional and emerging contemporary artists, and, possibly, your fan art.

That’s right. Lucasfilm and Hewlett Packard are soliciting Star Wars fan art for Art Awakens, a two-month-long nationwide contest that kicked off on August 11.

The Art Awakens logo. Photo: Lucasfilm.

The Art Awakens logo.
Photo: Lucasfilm.

The contest is accepting entries from amateur artists on ArtAwakens.com. Five winners, selected by a jurors from Disney, Lucasfilm, and visual effects house Industrial Light and Magic, will be flown to LA to see their work on view at Gallery 1988.

Artworks in the exhibition will be auctioned off in the name of Star Wars: Force for Change, with the proceeds going to UNICEF Kid Power.

The Force Awakens movie hits theaters on December 18, with original stars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill being joined by Girls‘ Adam Driver, Lord of the Rings favorite Andy Serkis, and Lupita Nyong’o of 12 Years a Slave, among others.

The series creator, George Lucas, has handed directorial duties over to J.J. Abrams for the latest installation. A well-known art lover, Lucas is currently working to open the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago, which will house his collection of movie memorabilia and art.

Art Awakens fan art submission TRAP. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

Art Awakens fan art submission TRAP. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

An Art Awakens fan art submission. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

An Art Awakens fan art submission. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

An Art Awakens fan art submission. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

An Art Awakens fan art submission. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

Art Awakens fan art submission <em>R2D2 and C3PO abstract</em>. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.

Art Awakens fan art submission R2D2 and C3PO abstract. Courtesy of Lucasfilm.


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