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It’s that time of year again, stuffed-animal designers/cuddlers. Art Whino is now accepting entries for Mortal Plush, “an exhibit of emotional plush art.” The deadline for entries is May 1 and the show will run from July 11-Aug. 11 at Art Whino’s Oxon Hill location. Full presser with rules and FAQ after the jump:

The show will be held July 11, 2009 through August 11, 2009 at Art Whino Gallery 173 Waterfront Street, [Oxon Hill], MD. Entries must be original handmade plush works of art produced within the past two years. A maximum of four works may be submitted by any artist. There is no size restriction. Works may be created by any methods that produce a soft plush work of art such as: sewing, felting or crocheting.

To enter:

1. Make incredibly creative plush works of art that convey emotion.

2. Email up to four images to mortalplush@artwhino.com in the following format: 2550×3300 pixels 300dpi JPEG. Please include title, emotion, date, medium, and dimensions and the following contact information: Name, email address, phone number, city, state, province and country.

Deadline is May 1, 2009.

3. Paypal a $20 entry fee to mortalplush@artwhino.com

This call is open to all domestic and international artists. Artists chosen will be featured in a book that will accompany the show and will be available online and at Art Whino Gallery.

What emotions are we looking for? acceptance affection, anger, annoyance, anticipation, affection, anger, annoyance, anticipation, apathy, anxiety, awe, boredom, compassion, contempt, curiosity, depression, desire, disappointment, disgust, ecstasy, empathy, envy, embarrassment, euphoria, fear, frustration, gratitude, grief, guilt, happiness, hatred, hope, horror, hostility, hysteria, interest, jealousy, joy, loathing, love, pity, pride, rage, regret, remorse, sadness, shame, suffering, surprise, wonder or worry(1)…just to start.

Please email any questions to mortalplush@artwhino.com.

You can find more information at the Mortal Plus blog.