TITLE: Who’s Afraid of Feminism?
The Women’s Caucus for Art, hosted by AIR Gallery with juror Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth Sackler Center announces a Call for Art: Who’s Afraid of Feminism? for September 2015.
There is a momentum growing with a surge of interest about the place of women in the art market and art world at large. With a record number of discussions about women in the arts through social media channels, what still needs to be said about feminism and what is relevant to be addressed to influence cultural attitudes and transform stereotypes?
WCA is seeking art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that address feminism with a contemporary spin through works that present a message about the women's experience to incite the viewer to question the social and political landscape and the need for gender equality – where feminism has been and where it is going. The theme may be broadly interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media.
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EXHIBITION VENUE: A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (gallery II and III).
DATES OF EXHIBITION: September 10 to October 11, 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, September 10, 2015. 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
JUROR: Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art since 2009.
At the center she has curated numerous exhibitions including “Chicago in L.A.: Judy Chicago’s Early Work, 1963-74,” “Materializing Six Years: Lucy R. Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art” (co-curated with Vincent Bonin), “Twice Militant: Lorraine Hansberry’s Letters to the Ladder,” “Between the Door and the Street: A Project Initiated by Suzanne Lacy,” “Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor and Historical Quilts;” “Kathë Kollwitz: Prints from the War and Death Portfolios;” “Rachel Kneebone: Regarding Rodin;” “Newspaper Fictions: The New York Journalism of Djuna Barnes, 1913-1919;” “Matthew Buckingham: The Spirit and the Letter;” “Lorna Simpson: Gathered;” “Sam Taylor-Wood: Ghosts;” “Kiki Smith: Sojourn;” and “Healing the Wounds of War: The Brooklyn Sanitary Fair of 1864.” She was in-house curator of “Eva Hesse Spectres 1960” and “Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958- 1968.”
Before taking up her position at the Brooklyn Museum, Catherine was an independent curator organizing, among other projects, “Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Women and Land Art in the 1970s” at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, “9 Evenings Reconsidered: Art, Theatre and Engineering, 1966” for the List Visual Arts Center, MIT, and “Gloria: Another Look at Feminist Art of the 1970s” and “Food” at White Columns, New York. From 2004 until 2009 she was Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art for the Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she curated shows of Josiah McElheny, Lucy Gunning and Cameron Martin.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to all self-identified women artists.
ABOUT THE GALLERY: A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Residence, Inc.) was established in 1972 as the first not-for-profit, artist-directed and maintained gallery for women artists in the United States.
A.I.R. Gallery’s goal is to provide a professional and permanent exhibition space for women artists to present work of quality and diversity. A.I.R. is an artist directed and maintained gallery, providing a sense of community for women and serving as a model for other alternative galleries and organizations. Through lectures, symposia and a Fellowship Program for emerging women artists, A.I.R. Gallery sustains a political awareness and voice, and brings new understanding to old attitudes about women in the arts.
SUBMISSIONS AND MEDIA: Artists may submit up to three works per entry with a total of three separate entries. Multiple views per piece are accepted when uploading 3D images of work.
All media is accepted except giclees of original work. The use of giclees, if part of a larger work/collage or assemblage is acceptable.
The artist will be responsible for any special equipment beyond pedestals (video monitors etc)
ENTRY FEES: Payment of $35 per entry for current WCA members and $45 for non-members.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Must complete submission by Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:59 PM in your time zone.
SALES OF ART: A 20% commission will go to the Westbeth Gallery, a 20% will go to WCA, 60% will to go the artist. All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition
DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Delivery instructions will be provided to artists accepted into the show. Artists are responsible for the costs of shipment of their work to/from the gallery and insuring their work during travel.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY: All exhibited works must be self-insured by the artist.
AGREEMENT & RELEASE: By submitting this application the Artist confirms they read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus for National WCA: “Who’s Afraid of Feminism?” Permission is granted to WCA and the A.I.R. Gallery to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They also may be featured on www.nationalwca.org. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of National Women's Caucus for Art and the A.I.R. Gallery from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of the A.I.R. Gallery.
ABOUT WOMEN'S CAUCUS FOR ART (WCA)
WCA was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.
The mission of WCA is to create community through art, education and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national and global art activism and advocating for equity in the arts for all.
To join WCA, visit www.nationalwca.org
Questions? Email: Wcashows@gmail.com