The Flow Gallery

Rules to Play By

Call for entries

Submission form

Submissions due Wednesday August 14, 2019.

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.

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

Selected pieces will be displayed at PixelPop Festival in St. Louis, MO during the weekend of September 14–15, 2019.

Looking for inspiration?

Check out our talk about Rules to Play By at PixelPop 2018.

Here are some pieces that have inspired us while putting together this exhibition.


August 14 — Submissions due
August 16 — Notice of acceptance
September 6 — Work must be delivered
September 14–15 — Exhibition

See full submission details and submit online through our submission form. (requires Google sign-in)

Submission form

Please contact Derek at with any questions.