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Voting Daughters - 100 Years of Women's Suffrage




Voting Daughters

March 20th, 2020 - May 1st, 2020


The Call for Entry: 

The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Voting Daughters," celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This exhibition calls on artists, regardless of their gender identity, to comment on the ways women's voices affect our contemporary landscape. All media and expressions are welcome for submission.



Best in Show awarded a “Going Solo” Exhibition 

Two Juror’s Choice Awards -  $150 cash prize 



Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional. This includes alternative and traditional artwork. 

Questions about eligibility can be sent to 


Entry Fee:

Artists may submit up to 3 works for a non-refundable processing fee of $35. FAC members get a discounted processing fee for up to three works at $24. 


Entry Specifications:

A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Larger pieces must be able to enter the gallery through an 84” x 71” doorway. Once installed, work may not exceed 11 feet in height. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Manager to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the Foundry Art Centre website using the online form, or if there are complications, the artist can email For emailed entries, include required entry information with each image sent, mirroring the entry form online. Limit to 2 jpegs per artwork: one full view (required), and an optional second alternative or detail view. This email submission still requires the $24 membership submission fee, or the non-member $35 submission fee. 

Submissions that do not comply with these rules will not be presented to the juror. 

See Exhibitions FAQ on for details. 



Judith Mayer is an American artist and illustrator working in Chicago—born and raised in the Midwest, and the daughter of an immigrant. After working at several design firms, she decided 20 years ago to start her own practice where she creates paintings, illustrations, lettering, design and murals. Mayer's work is influenced by her years as a graphic designer and her love for mid-century modern and pop art.

Her work has been published in over 35 books and magazines including Communication Arts, Uppercase Magazine, HOW Magazine, Graphic Design USA, and LogoLounge. Recent work has been exhibited at Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, You Are Beautiful HQ Gallery in Chicago, Red Bull House of Art in Detroit, and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Mayer has a BFA from Ball State University. She teaches traditional calligraphy at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago; currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for South Shore Arts (and is proud to have been a member of their board for 18 years); and served as Professional Programs Director for Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago.


Exhibition Space:

The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic community art center dedicated to the creation and presentation of contemporary visual arts. Our mission is to connect everyday people with the arts through our educational classes, special events, studio artists,and exhibitions. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery space, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 


Delivery and Pick Up:

Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, one 3” x 5” card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Foundry Art Centre. Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of  the FAC at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the FAC to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition. 



The Foundry Art Centre reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 

Sales, Liability, and Insurance:

The Foundry Art Centre will retain a 35% commission on all sales directly attributed to the exhibition. All prices include the frame and matte, are set by the artist at the time of entry, and should include 35% commission. The price will remain the same price for the duration of the exhibition. Foundry Art Centre provides standard insurance at 50% of retail on all exhibited works while on premises. Artist is responsible for work in transit.

Prizes Details: 

The Best in Show winner will recieve the chance to hold a solo show in one of our galleries in the following season of exhibitions. 

Second and Third place winners will recieve a monetary prize of $150 each. 


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