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Kathmandu international artists in residency (KIAR 2023)







Nepal is the Best Value Destination to travel to. Nepal’s cultural landscape is every bit as diverse as its physical one. The spectacular Himalayas comprise the highest mountains on earth and boast a surreal landscape of snow-covered peaks sure to leave a powerful impression. The Himalayan country of Nepal, situated between India and China, offers some of the best access to these mountain peaks, where landscapes vary from subtropical valleys (complete with banana trees) to alpine forests (home to grazing yaks).

Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. A conglomeration lies in the capital city,  Kathmandu, where cultures are blending to form a national identity. Kathmandu Valley has served as the country’s cultural metropolis since the unification of Nepal in the 18th Century. A prominent factor in Nepali’s everyday life is religion. Adding color to the lives of Nepalese are festivals the year round which they celebrate with much pomp and joy. Food plays an important role in the celebration of these festivals.

Capital is surrounded by a valley full of historic sites, ancient temples, shrines, and fascinating villages. Kathmandu is an incredibly diverse historic city with breathtaking Newari architecture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhist religious sites. Stepping into Kathmandu is like stepping into another world that everybody should experience at least once in their lifetime. Kathmandu is a result of diverse cultures and lifestyles, a long history of faith and beliefs, and of arts and architecture. Therefore, more than just a city, Kathmandu is a living museum.

KIAR is an opportunity to travel back in time and to relive in history as well as experience natural beauty. This year we are going to organize a one-month-long residency (30 days) and two months long residency (60 days). There will be four Residency programs. Each time max. 2 applicants will be selected.

(* If participants are interested, KIAR will arrange 7 days of trekking during the residency program. But participants will be responsible for all expenses for Trekking. This year we have selected Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa trek and Annapurna Base Camp – ABC trek.)

Duration / Period of residencies (one month / 30 days)

4th period:  November - one artist

Residency conditions

Internet Connection

A private room during the residency

Shared working space during the residency.

Access to shared spaces (kitchen, toilets, bathrooms).

Laundry (once a week)

Possibility to organize workshop/debate in the residency

Promotion through social media

Human and technical resources

Connections with the local cultural scene

Expectations of the artist


Workshop for children or college students (optional)

Exhibition or open studio or research presentation

Expenses paid by the artist

Residency fee
Supplies / Material
Daily expenses
Volunteer Fee (if needed)
Health insurance
Expenses for Trekking (if participants are interested in trekking)

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Call for Membership







We are putting out a call to new members.

For forty-seven years, from Soho to Chelsea, Pleiades Gallery has spotlighted artistic movements and artists notable for creating work that crosses genres and borders, generational contexts and disciplines.

We seek out and welcome new members who continuously refresh our high standards and uphold and explore our vision.

Are you a Pleiades artist?

A spirit of commitment to its artists and their art has always been a cornerstone of the gallery. Throughout the year we host solo shows, curated group shows and juried shows.

Pleiades artists reflect a broad range of sensibilities from realistic to abstract and represent a diversity of styles, ages, viewpoints and mediums. Some of us have had work represented in major museums and a number have been selected to participate in competitions juried by curators of prominent institutions around the world.

Pleiades Gallery offers opportunities for both established and emerging artists.

We invite you to submit your work for consideration.






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Woman Made Gallery's Feminist Biennial juried by Ashley Wynn






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. 


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.


$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


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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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


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E.SUN Awards



E.SUN Awards organized by #E.SUN Bank to celebrate its 30th anniversary is calling for submissions from now on until August 31, 2022!!

1.    International category included for the first time
2.    The total prize for the international category reaches US$130,000.
3.    The winning works will be included in a traveling exhibition around Taiwan alongside works of renowned artists, and the organizer will cover the shipping costs of works to Taiwan.

Topic and method
The themes of the E.SUN Awards are the ecological landscapes and the historical and
cultural characteristics of Yushan National Park. Oil, acrylic, and Eastern gouache paintings will be accepted.
SEE MORE AND SUBMIT NOW https://www.esunbank.com.tw/event/drawesun/esunbank_en.html

Prize summary: 
Win up to US$130,000 cash prizes.

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Material Transformations Visual Arts Thematic | In Person







Material Transformations invites a collective investigation of the radical potential embedded in organic matter. Led by Candice Lin with Mel Y. Chen, Beatriz Cortez, and Kristine Thompson, this residency will think with the histories latent within natural materials used in artistic production, such as the extractive legacies of different insects, minerals, and clay. Open to visual artists working across mediums, the program will also look at the way in which plants have been used as modes of healing or resistance to dominant systems of power, examining links between plants, nature conservation, colonial bioprospecting, and discourses of hygiene and eugenics.

Embracing what Mel Y. Chen has described as “queer inhumanisms,” Material Transformations questions what constitutes the human and non-human and will explore connections between "matter and mattering."¹  By utilizing natural materials in a variety of modalities that change over time or offer surprising outcomes based on chance, the residency will reflect on de-centred notions of mastery and authorship, opening up the processes of making to aspects of transformation beyond one’s artistic control.

Alongside talks and studio visits with faculty and guest lecturers, the program will also incorporate a series of introductory workshops in various materials-based processes which may include natural ink-making; anthotype photography; lost wax bronze-casting; and soda-fired ceramics. Through these collective experiments in material transfiguration, participants will be invited to expand their knowledge in, and through, materials; expressing new relationships to both entangled histories and potential futures.

¹ This phrase is drawn from Jasbir Puar’s essay, “I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess”: Intersectionality, Assemblage, and Affective Politics, philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 2, no. 1 (2012): 56.

What Does the Program Offer

Residencies offer a structured program where visual artists, curators, and other arts professionals come together to create work and discuss pertinent themes. Through peer interaction, discussion groups, studio work, formal lectures, and studio visits from world-renowned visiting faculty, artists and curators, participants gain new ideas and insights that can be applied to creative exploration and professional development of their work.

Who should apply?

This residency is for visual artists with an exhibition/publication record who have completed formal training in visual arts at the post-secondary level, or who have equivalent experience and recognition from their peers. Collaborative groups of no more than two are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: March 09, 2022

Program Dates: June 13 - July 15, 2022

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*Financial Aid of 100% is available to cover tuition, and 50% is available to offset food and accommodation costs

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Open Art Exhibition





"Open" Art Exhibition

Our new Open Gallery is looking for artworks on the theme of "Open" for an exhibition in May 2022.

The Open Art Exhibition provides artists with a great opportunity to get greater exposure by exhibiting their work at the Open Gallery in front of a new audience.

The Open Gallery is looking for artists to display 2D and 3D artworks in our new gallery space in Greetland. The gallery is due to open in May 2022 and this will be the first exhibition. The gallery will be based in the Victoria Mills (currently under refurbishment), Stainland Road, Greetland, HX4 8AD. The exhibition will run for 3 weeks from 4th May 2022.

Artists are invited to produce and submit original work on theme "Open". You can interpret how ever you wish the word. It could be an open can, mind, air etc.. We will accept artwork from any individual artist who lives/works in the UK and will be able to deliver and pick up their artwork  to/from the gallery.

Any two dimentional art and 3D work can be submited through the curatorspace.com, the work can be in any media paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media etc. on the theme "Open".

To Apply:

  • Free to apply. If accepted there will be a fee of £28 per artist.
  • Provide a short description of your work (250 words maximum) and how is connected to the theme "Open". It will be published in the book about the exhibition.
  • Price (if you would like to sell it) and size mesurments if work is framed then the size of the frame in cms.
  • Two Photographs of your works.

The work can be offered for sale during exhibition, there will be a commission charge of 15% of the sale price of each piece of art, to cover the admin costs.

If you accepted, your artwork will be exhibited at the Open Gallery, on the Open Gallery's website, social media channels and will be published in the book about the exhibition.

By taking part in the Open Art Exhibition you agree that your images can be used for any publicity material (social media and/or printed matter like flyers or posters, etc).

To apply go to: https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/open-art-exhibition/6122 


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