Friday, September 2, 2011


OK...after some trouble here and there, we are officially moving the MAPA Cell-a-Bration 2011 Animated Art Show to October 7th at Screenland Crossroads for First Friday! (Thank you Butch Rigby and Patrick Matthews!)  That means the deadline for submissions is extended until September 28th!

Keep working on those pieces and expect more surprises for the show to come!

Dylan Dietz
Midwest Association of Professional Animators

Submission forms below:


  1. This sounds great!! I'm a student from the Kansas City Art Institute. My class attended MAPA's After Effects Workshop last fall. We have a few short films that we'd be happy to submit.

    Could you possibly link me to the submission requirements?

  2. Dear dmeloche,
    Greetings from MAPA!!

    Sorry for the delay in responding to your request. We have been very busy building an art show you can be proud to be a part of.

    The submission requirements are simple. We allow any original aritistic piece relating to animation. That includes (but is not limited) animated reels, storyboards, illustrations, animated character design, 2D/3D imagery, sculpture, etc.

    Download the form, make copies of page 2 for each submission (up to 3) that you plan to put into the show and submit the form(s) no later than Sept. 28.

    By the way, we are very proud to remind you that Elizabeth Alex from NBC Action News will be our guest M.C. for the evening!!! With her help, the MAPA Cell-a-Bration 2011 Animation Art Show is now sponsered by NBC Action News and KMCI: 38 The Spot. We are very honored by her participation with our efforts.

    If you are interested in submitting work for the show, entry forms can be found on the blog: All submissions must be turned in no later than Wednesday, September 28.
    Digital/media exhibitors must provide a playback device (i.e. PlayBook, iPad, laptop, etc.) You have the option of providing headphones for spectators, or using computer speakers. We will try to spread the media entries apart to allow for experience. We will allow mutliple entries, we just need all the proper information for each. TV's and projectors are permitted, but we may have to limit the number of media entries if space becomes and issue.

    Let me once again apologize for the late reply. I sincerely hope the quality of our show makes up for the wait.


    Dylan Dietz


    Midwest Association of Professional Animators


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