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"Identity in Culture"

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Our identities are enlightened and influenced by a surfeit of factors. Social media, politics, technology, and social reform, among so many other attributes, make up various elements of each of our idiosyncratic and multifaceted selves. How have such factors influenced your selfhood? Why did this affect you in the way it did? What is something that had a more profound effect on yourself looking back on your journey than you realized? How have the arts affected, influenced, or encouraged your developing self-identity?  

The arts have always been a place where individualism and the pursuit of finding oneself are valued. Reflecting on this, ‘Identity in Culture’ intends to provoke questions of what aspects of society greatly influence the self through various forms of art expressions and mediums. 

We are looking for National and International artists to submit works for the upcoming "Identity in Culture". Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their 2-d work and be considered to join our strong artistic community by exhibiting in our 360-degree 3-D gallery at the Milostka Center for Exhibitions.

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Culturally Arts Collective is a nonprofit organization for arts education, outreach, and exhibitions based in the United States. We strive to promote a culture of artistic innovation upholding the academic integrity of the arts, uplifting contemporary expression, and challenging the status quo.

 

Prize Summary: 
Online Gallery Publication
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Get your work published in a 360-degree 3-D virtual art exhibition in Culturally Arts Collective's Milostka Center for Exhibitions. Get your work published in the exhibition's catalog, have an artist interview published on our site, and have your work exhibited in our spring benefit gala. With an audience in 76 countries, get your work seen and join a global community of arts advocates and gain access to exclusive professional development opportunities, education, and networking. 

Deadline: 
16/August/2022

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Fee Detail: 
NO FEE
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Woman Made Gallery Call For Art: ROE 2.0- It Ain’t Over Yet!

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Woman Made Gallery (WMG) seeks submissions for ROE 2.0- It Ain’t Over Yet! exhibition, with exhibition dates of January to February 2023. This is a hybrid (in person and virtual) group exhibition juried by WMG’s Programming Committee. Artists can enter up to three works, and the committee will choose at least one work per artist. ALL accepted works will be viewable online, but due to space limitations Woman Made is able to exhibit only up to forty works in its gallery. For this inclusive show, 

Eligibility: All individuals who have or have had the capacity for pregnancy, and their allies.

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums that has not been previously exhibited at our gallery. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.

(Image: Artwork by Jenny E. Balisle) 

Location: 
Woman Made Gallery • 2150 S Canalport Ave, 4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608
Deadline: 
26/November/2022

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$30 (WMG offers fee waivers to those who request the need and upon approved application.)
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Incarceration Affect on Families & Community

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Arts/Visual & Written: Incarceration Affect on Families and Community

This project includes writings, art exhibit, documentary, a book. Will focus on art making & writing that show how incarceration of humans has impacted families & communities who are related. Responding to the question - How we can can use art to protest, process, & object to How Incarceration Affects Families & Communities? Along with offering written works & art that take up the subject, we will create a documentary, and post our outcome online to show our discussion of the ethics of representation, & what it means to write about this violence & trauma, neglect & damage of people incarcerated & their families/communities. We will focus on the craft of writing and art, which will engage viewers in responding to the works of art in the exhibition.  In the Chicago neighborhood of North Lawndale, there is disagreement as to how many residents have been incarcerated at some time in their lives. It has been suggested that from 47% to 85% of families have had someone in their family imprisoned at some time. Imagine the effect on the children, families, school system, neighborhood, & the self-esteem & attitude of this community. Ask for guidelines on how to enter.

We will also provide opportunities for groups to see the exhibit and learn from it. This can include a workshop in the garden if requested. 

Location: 
Liz Long Gallery at Urban Art Retreat Center 1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60623
Deadline: 
30/July/2022

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free
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"Out of Wounds: Art Uncovering Gender Violence"

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Gender violence is a direct correlation to gender inequality; a social issue deriving from gender norms, and distinctions or assumptions made on biology. Gender violence includes sexual assault, rape, partner violence, sexual harassment, stalking, sex trafficking, and prostitution. Many people around the world experience a form of gender violence, with the majority being women.

 “Out of Wounds: Art Uncovering Gender Violence,” is a platform to allow those who have, or have known someone who has experienced gender violence, to artistically express themselves and their views.  We encourage you to join us on this journey to gender equality, which aims to use art to uncover the multiple forms the patriarchal system uses to oppress women.

This call is open to all women artists regardless of their age, location, education, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

“It is not only that we need to live in order to act, but that we have to act, and act politically, in order to secure the conditions of existence.” Judith Butler

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Culturally Arts Collective is a nonprofit organization for arts education, outreach, and exhibitions based in the United States. We strive to promote a culture of artistic innovation upholding the academic integrity of the arts, uplifting contemporary expression, and challenging the status quo.

Prize Summary: 
Online Gallery Publication
Prizes Details: 

Get your work published in a 360-degree 3-D virtual art exhibition in Culturally Arts Collective's Milostka Center for Exhibitions. Get your work published in the exhibition's catalog, have an artist interview published on our site, and have your work exhibited in our spring benefit gala. With an audience in 76 countries, get your work seen and join a global community of arts advocates and gain access to exclusive professional development opportunities, education, and networking. 

Deadline: 
27/May/2022

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Fee Detail: 
n/a
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"Broken Mirrors"

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Culturally Arts Collective is a nonprofit organization for arts education, outreach, and exhibitions based in the US. We strive to promote a culture of artistic innovation upholding the academic integrity of the arts, uplifting contemporary expression, and challenging the status quo.

We are currently looking for national and international artists to submit works for the upcoming call: "Broken Mirrors". Emerging and mid-career artists are invited to submit their work and be considered to join our strong artistic community, presently located in 76 countries, by exhibiting in our 360-degree 3-D gallery in the virtual Milostka Center for Exhibitions.

Prize Summary: 
Online Gallery Publication
Prizes Details: 

Get your work published in a 360-degree 3-D virtual art exhibition in Culturally Arts Collective's Milostka Center for Exhibitions. Get your work published in the exhibition's catalog, have an artist interview published on our site, and have your work exhibited in our spring benefit gala. With an audience in 76 countries, get your work seen and join a global community of arts advocates and gain access to exclusive professional development opportunities, education, and networking. 

Deadline: 
18/May/2022

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no fee
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Woman Made Gallery's Feminist Biennial juried by Ashley Wynn

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Woman Made Gallery seeks submissions for the first iteration of The Feminist Biennial, with the exhibition dates of September - November 2022. This is a group exhibition juried by Ashley Wynn (Recent Director at Monique Meloche Gallery, Board Member at LATITUDE Chicago). This exhibition will be held at Woman Made Gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

The Feminist Biennial is a bi-annual exhibition at WMG that puts forward reflections and evolutions of contemporary feminism, as a movement and personal subjective act. It highlights artistic excellence by artists working in any medium and who identify as women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. 

As legendary historical moments, the first three waves of feminism are well theorized and widely known. The first, woman’s suffrage; second propelled forward by the civil rights act, woman’s sexual and financial freedom; and the third the rise of queer theory, race justice and intersectionality within the feminist moment and sex positivity.

Now speculating the fourth wave, which has yet to be theorized and is less understood, WMG asks what does it mean to be a feminist today? At its core, feminism has been and continues to be a personal and collective reclamation of power in a patriarchal world that undervalues and devalues feminine-presenting expressions of self.  It is a lived experience, a daily act, and held in community to makes sense of the world through a feminist lens. WMG's Feminist Biennial as an exhibition seeks to provide a platform for marginalized voices to put forth artwork that explores feminist thought, action, intersectionality and lived experience in 2022. 

As a juried exhibition, each iteration of the Feminist Biennial offers applicants the unique opportunity to have their work reviewed by esteemed arts professionals and industry connectors. The exhibition then results from a highly selective juried competition and presents work across career levels.  Awards include cash prizes or an additional two-person exhibition a WMG in spring 2023. A committee of professionals including the juror will award a two-person exhibition opportunity to awardees based on merit and the spirit of the exhibition.

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.

PRIZES 

$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, 

A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023

ABOUT THE JUROR

Ashley Wynn is an independent arts professional living in Chicago, IL.  Formerly the director of contemporary spaces in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and most recently the director at Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, Wynn has collaborated with established and emerging artists on projects and exhibitions operating across the disciplines of art and performance.  From 2017 - 2019 Wynn held positions at MoMA PS1 and MOCA, where she assisted with curatorial work focused largely on the intersection of art and politics, facilitating commission projects, architectural installations, site specific performances, and film installations from a diverse array of contemporary artists.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Art History from UCLA and currently sits on the board of LATITUDE Chicago.

IMPORTANT DATES

EXHIBITION DATES: September 24 – November 7, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 24, 4 - 7 PM CST

FINAL SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 11:59 PM CST

NOTIFICATIONS: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FEE
The submission fee for The Feminist Biennial is $30. The submission fee will then increase to $35 per submission for an extended deadline. 

Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.

Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

WMG offers fee waivers to those that request the need and upon approved application. WMG offers 30 fee waivers in total. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, 20 of the 30 are exclusively reserved for ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. Factors that result in an approved application include financial instability or low income status, student or recent graduate status, identification as ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+, or a demonstrated need otherwise. WMG accepts Fee Waiver Request forms on a rolling basis until all fee waivers have been distributed. To request a fee waiver -- complete this form.

ELIGIBILITY
Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and nonbinary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. WMG seeks to exhibit artists who self-identify as women and non-binary artists. 

Due to limited staff and wall size restrictions, artworks must fall within 6’ horizontally and under 75 pounds in weight, unless delivered to and picked up from our 4th floor gallery by the artist. Artists may be additionally responsible for the installation of oversized works.

New media artworks are eligible. To be considered, artists must  submit a sample .mp4 or url under 10mins for purposes of consideration. For exhibition, WMG requires a digital transfer (Google Drive, Vimeo downloads, WeTransfer) as well as a USB formatted in .mp4 file format delivered to the gallery. WMG can provide a limited number of media players, Epson projectors and TV monitors with basic speakers. All other new media needs are the responsibility of the artist.

ART SALES
Accepted work may be listed for sale, though is not required. WMG will retain a 40% commission on sold works. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the exhibition. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.

TERMS OF EXHIBITION
An artist contract with full terms of exhibition will be administered at the time of acceptance notification. Please note that the shipping/delivery to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist including all associated fees, insurance of work en route. If work is not picked up from exhibition by the date noted in the artist contract, the work will become the property of Woman Made Gallery and subject to donation to WMG's fundraising efforts, or otherwise discarded. WMG is happy to talk through preparations, offer advice, and recommend resources as requested. 

Prize Summary: 
$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023
Prizes Details: 

$1,000 in awards including the Best of Show cash prize of $500, 

A two-person exhibition at Woman Made Gallery scheduled for May 2023

Deadline: 
22/May/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
30
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