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Celebrating Change: Women and the right to vote

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Dallas Public Library seeks visual art makers to apply for the Celebrating Change: Women and the Right to Vote virtual exhibition. This open call opportunity encourages artists to share their point of view as it relates to women and the right to vote through the medium of different visual aesthetics, techniques, and narrative concepts. Modest honorarium will be provided.

This show will feature images that engage the notion of celebrating women and the right to vote, on topics of conceptual, political, or social importance using the medium of choice to unveil hidden histories and reveal truths of women and the right to vote. The show will run from November 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020 on the Dallas Public Library website.

This event is made possible by the generous grant from Community Foundations of Texas. 

Please send submissions no later than October 23, 2020. Selected participants will be notified October 25. 

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10/23/2020

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What Are You Voting For? ( A Virtual Exhibition)

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VIRTUAL EXHIBITION DATES: October 9-31, 2020

FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: September 24, 2020 | 11:59 p.m. CDT

NOTIFICATIONS: September 30, 2020

JURORS: Karen Gutfreund + Sherri Cornett | Gutfreund Cornett Art

Exhibition Description: With What are You Voting For, we ask — in this upcoming election year, what are the issues that will drive you to the polls? As the United States becomes more isolated from other countries due to its own policies and the current partisan political landscape, the lives of its citizens become more difficult and even dangerous through the erosion of social, health and environmental policies and even common decency. There is so much at stake in the November 2020 elections and there are so many issues that polarize and define us: racism, Black Lives Matter, women’s rights, abortion, the ERA, intersectionality, power, privilege, the Covid19 pandemic, masks, the climate crisis, unemployment, education, health care, jobs, the economy, voting, surveillance, privacy, constitutional rights . . .

With this exhibition, we ask you to share your voice and your vision, and to respond to the issues above in relation to policies, decisions, laws, protests, your experience, and attempts at civil dialogue and protest. Consider our democracy and the debate over freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom to choose to live as you wish. Whether you lean to the right or lean to the left, show us what you think through art that reflects and addresses these complex socio-cultural issues. Art submissions can range from literal to poetic, abstract to representational, and include social and political commentary.

Open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community, Woman Made Gallery is seeking art that illustrates the issue(s) that will determine how they cast their votes this fall. This will be an on-line only exhibition, viewable on Woman Made Gallery’s website and social media channels.

Co-Jurors: Sherri Cornett + Karen Gutfreund | Gutfreund Cornett Art is a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and create social change. https://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/about-us.html

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09/24/2020

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Suffrage Now: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition

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On August 18th 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women in the US the right to vote. Since then it has become such an assumption of the body politic that it is all but unimaginable to conceive  of its absence. But it was a long and arduous campaign to reach this milestone, and it wasn’t, in fact, until  August 6th 1965, with the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that all American‐born women were  guaranteed to share in this privilege.    

In SUFFRAGE NOW, the Elisabet Ney Museum asks contemporary American women photographers to  share photos that comment on the Centennial of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment. Photos can  be old or new, but must be taken by the submitting photographer. Given the current national health crisis,  the exhibition will be online only. The exhibition will open online on August 6 2020, and remain accessible  at least through Inauguration Day, January 20, 2021.  

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07/20/2020

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