The Flow Gallery


Rules to Play By

July 27–29, 2018 @ St. Louis, MO, USA

Opening reception Friday July 27, 7:00pm @ Snapdragon Studio.

Gallery hours Sat/Sun July 28–29, 3:00pm–7:00pm @ Snapdragon Studio

Also @ PixelPop Festival July 28–29, 10:00am–6:00pm

Participatory performance of Frans Van Lent's A Performative Walk 3:

Rules to Play By is a playful weekend exhibition of rules, instructions, recipes, scripts, programs, and scores exploring the theme of “rules to play by.”

We are particularly interested in the point where instruction art becomes game-like, or where game rules intersect conceptual art.

Selected pieces will be displayed in two locations for the weekend of July 27–29, 2018. One location is Snapdragon Studio, a florist studio converted into a gallery during the summer. The other is within PixelPop Festival. Both locations are in St. Louis, MO.

Featuring work by

Selected work will also be compiled or photographed to be included in a show catalog that will be made available as a free pdf.

Call for entries

*Submissions are now closed.*

Notice of acceptance will be sent by May 10, 2018.

Deadline for submissions: Monday April 30, 2018.

We invite you to submit anything from a tabletop RPG to a musical score. All media are welcome.

Looking for inspiration?

Here are some examples of work that have inspired us while putting together this exhibition.

Submitting your work

Provide a text description and, if applicable, visual documentation (digital images, videos, or web pages). If the work cannot be documented visually, please provide a clear description of the piece and how it would be presented.

Please note that artists are responsible for delivery and pickup of all work. Further information will be sent out to selected artists.

If you have any questions please contact or

If selected you will receive a notice of where your work will be showing.