Welcome to Exquisite Corpse Games, LLC
Exquisite Corpse is a game that has been played by many, never like this version before!
Ann Marie Cash
Ann Marie Cash is the Gamekeeper of Exquisite Corpse Games, LLC. She has taken the Exquisite Corpse Game to new levels with the addition of photography, poetry, music and film to the already existing paintings and sculptures.
“My philosophy is, ‘Life is meant to be lived.’ What better way than living every moment in Fun? Since I was a child, I enjoyed listening to people’s stories and life experiences. I always believed people can agree to disagree and learn how to co-exist while having fun. I also believe people who have chosen the arts as their career, have a responsibility while communicating with the world through their craft. Every moment is a choice; why not enjoy them? That is how I decided to get involved with this game.”
Organizer, Curator and Gamekeeper
At an early age, I realized I enjoyed playing games as part of a team. How to get things accomplished as a group, minimizing issues and chaos. I was raised in a world where aspiring artists were told, “If you want to be an artist, you must get an education first, in order to obtain a ‘real job’.” Those words still haunt me!
All I knew was I wanted to succeed; therefore, I followed advice and went to college to obtain a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.
I have always had an entrepreneurial creative spirit with a mind that enjoys science and technology. I owned various different small businesses and enjoyed a successful (14 years) Corporate America career in PR/Marketing and Sales, until it all crashed in 2007.
A New Beginning
Like many, I was forced to make some changes. That’s when I decided to reconnect with my inner child and accomplish things I’ve always enjoyed: writing and filming as my first objectives.
I moved to St. Petersburg, Florida to get involved in the arts. I started in music, and managed and worked with various mainstream musicians, songwriters and singers such as reggae legend Cutty Ranks, Grammy award winner Tony Perez, Jazz vocalist Fred Johnson and more.
During the process, I used my technology skills creatively and in 2011 started an Internet Radio station: WSPF-DB, RhinoOnAir.com “Your favorite, Friendly Internet Radio Station.” From the Arts to the people, a local voice that goes global and only plays independent musicians’ music.
I also Founded networking (virtual venue) “The Best of St. Pete.” A networking venue for people within the Arts, Fashion, Sports, and Hospitality and Cuisine industries. It takes a village…so get involved!
Exquisite Corpse International
In 2014, I was approached by two young sculptors who asked me if I was familiar with the surrealist parlor game “exquisite corpse,” and from that moment forward, I was hooked – and the ideas and possibilities started flowing. After a two-year partnership under the name of “Exquisite Corpse International,” changes occurred, and we parted ways.
Exquisite Corpse Games, LLC
That is how Exquisite Corpse Games, LLC (version 2.0) came to life in 2017. This is a private-sector organization dedicated to creating innovative, fun and creative marketing opportunities for all involved.
It’s a company based on a blind artistic collaboration. A game with rules and an organization with procedures.
Rule#1: Have Fun at all times!
The goal is to establish a brand-new business model to create revenue streams within the Arts that contributes to the Economic development of ALL involved. There is much strength in unity!
As the ECG Gamekeeper, my main job is to protect the secrecy and integrity of the game, while curating. The force that moves the game is the synergy created by all the like-minded participants. I am a funnel for the game, and I strive to maintain a fun, positive, happy vibe and flow.
Every Year, the game culminates with an unveiling of the art pieces created. After the unveiling, the artwork becomes a traveling exhibit of thought-provoking art.
The 2018 unveiling was a huge success, held at the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. The ECG 2017 and 2018 Exhibit has been on display at:
- Duncan McClellan’s Gallery
- The Chihuly Gallery
- The Gallery (currently closed)
- Grace Howl Gallery in Sarasota
- The Temple Beth-El 2019 Art Festival
- The Historic Gilbert Chapel Gallery (downtown St. Pete)
- The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Every year is a brand-new game. The #ECG2018 was definitely a night that defined the unveiling as a Festival of The Arts and set the stage for many more to come.
Call to Action: Playing the Game
To play this game, you must be invited. If you or someone you know is on the same frequency and would be interested in participating, please let us know you’re out there.