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"Empowerment vs. Exploitation"

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"Empowerment vs. Exploitation" 

 February 7- March 26, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod celebrates women and the people who support them through this thought-provoking exhibition, "Empowerment vs. Exploitation." 

 As a woman-led organization, the Center is looking to present work fostering conversation about gender-based issues like discrimination, media objectification, sexual exploitation, and intimate partner violence. Therefore, we open this international call for original 2D or 3D artwork, written word, lighting, sound, and film.

 What's caused the injustice? Are we doomed, or is there a solution? As we look into improving these long-standing challenges, we ask, how do we move away from exploitation and empower ourselves and others? 

 What some consider empowerment, others might feel to be exploitative, and the opposite is also true. We invite your art to challenge societal views and to address this subject matter in thought-provoking ways. 

 The Center has six galleries with spaces that can accommodate complete transformation with lighting and sound and large sculptural pieces. We also invite proposals for programmatic content to be considered.  

 IMPORTANT DATES

Show runs from Feb. 7- Mar. 26, 2022

JPEG’s due by Mon., Jan. 3, 2022

Notification of acceptance by Fri., Jan. 7

Local drop-off of work on Mon., Feb. 7, between 8am - noon

Work being shipped must arrive by Sat., Feb. 5 and no sooner than Mon., Jan. 31

Opening event on Fri., Feb. 11 from 6-9pm

Pick up unsold work on Mon., Mar. 28, between 8am-noon

Work being shipped will be sent the week of Mar. 28

ENTRY FEE

$25 for members / $30 for non-members for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.

 ELIGIBILITY

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The Cultural Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers. 

RULES

Work that is copied or done under the guidance of an instructor is not eligible. Please submit only work that will be available at the time of the exhibit and will remain for its entirety. If the work does not fully reflect what is represented on the jpeg the Cultural Center reserves the right to eliminate it from the exhibition.

FRAMING

Framed work must be fitted firmly in frame with wire for hanging. No loose glass over mats. Gallery wrapped canvases are permitted. Poorly presented work will not be hung.

 ARTWORK DELIVERY

The artist is responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. 

Please send work to:
The Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Attn: Molly Demeulenaere
307 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS, FedEx, or USPS.

Works should be shipped in reusable containers for return. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Clearly indicate any packing directions for return of works. Works that do not include a return label, and/or works that are not picked up within one month of the end of the exhibition become property of the Center.

NO PACKING PEANUTS. 

JUROR

Juror’s Choice $1,000 cash award

NOTIFICATION

Notification will be done by email. If for any reason you do not receive your notification by the notification date, please check the filters in your email account.

FORMATTING

All images must be in JPEG or JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.  

SALES

The Center lists exhibiting work for sale using the price of the work listed on the artist’s CaFe account. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that their sale price is correct in their CaFe account. All works should be for sale. Members of the Cultural Center are charged a 30% commission on all sales, non-members a 40% commission.

REGULATIONS

By submitting images, you agree that the images are your own work, you own all rights to the images, and you take full responsibility for the content of all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist. The artists will grant copyright to the Cultural Center for display and promotional use. By entering our calls for art through Cafe you are agreeing to be added to the Cultural Center of Cape Cod's email list for forthcoming artist opportunities.

LIABILITY

The gallery staff will take great care handling artworks for exhibition. However, Center and its staff are not responsible for any damage that may occur. We strongly recommend artists insure the works themselves, and also purchase insurance from the shipping company used. Shipping your work means you agree to this.

**Disclaimer: The Center’s insurance does not cover damage to art during shipping and transit to or from The Center. Artists should insure all work to and from The Center.

The Center would like to know the stories behind this work. Please make sure that your artist statement on CaFe is 1000 characters (including spaces and punctuation) or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors. 

Submissions: All entries and payments must be submitted via Call for Entries (Cafe). Please follow the directions on Cafe. If you have exhibition questions, please contact exhibitions@cultural-center.org; questions related to submitting through the Cafe platform should be directed to Cafe. 

All 3D works that require presentation other than standard pedestals must include those items with the works. Works that require special installation must come with clear instructions. Any works that require complicated specialized installation must be installed by the artist. ALL WORK MUST BE HANG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images and/ or for craft issues. 

All images must be in JPEG or JPG format using CaFÉ guidelines. The image size must be 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Maximum file size is 5 mb.  

This call is open to artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Work needs to have been produced within the last five years. All styles and aesthetics are considered. The Cultural Center is a public non-profit art center open to everyone; as such, the content of submissions should be appropriate for all viewers.

Prize summary: 
Juror’s Choice $1,000 cash award
Deadline: 
01/03/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
$25 for members / $30 for non-members for first entry/$5 for each additional entry, you may enter up to 20 total. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
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