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Woman Made Gallery CFA: Word of Mouth (Food + feminism)

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Woman Made Gallery seeks submissions for our January- February 2022 group exhibition juried by Rosalyn D'Mello (international art critic, feminist writer, columnist, and recent evaluator for the Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant). 

This exhibition will be held at Woman Made Gallery located at 2150 S. Canalport Ave., Chicago, IL 60608 in the Pilsen neighborhood. 

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION

For the upcoming Jan/Feb 2022 exhibition Word of Mouth, Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork exploring food through an intersectional feminist lens across mediums. It asks artists to subvert socially conditioned, gendered conceptions of a kitchen, an ingredient, a worm, or even a plate.

"The kinky tactility of that which is edible, materially or intangibly, spiritually or secularly is our pursuit. It forms the fibrous conceptual core of this exhibition. We seek that which evangelizes or is informed by orality, by sensory interventions that are performative and exploratory, inconclusive yet holistic; that which relates to tongue or lingual papillae, that which is linked to the irrepressible, bound by the fluid interstices between resonance, laughter, and/or rage; that which relates to dimensions of hunger and satiation, gluttony and greed, miracles and grief, that which connotes the alterity of word-made-flesh-made-text-made-loaf…

Imagine the sound a knife makes as it sluices the petticoats of onions; the void in the pit of a freshly de-seeded cherry; the earthiness of organic fertilizer; the rapture of an almond tree full-blossomed in spring; the gospel according to a caterpillar, or a bee." - Rosalyn D'Mello

The juror is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in investigating the following conceptual questions for "Word of Mouth":

  • If we are what we eat what nourishes our collective soul? 
  • How does your garden grow? How does the squirmy earthworm embody hope? 
  • How to advance queer table fellowship? 
  • What makes a particular orifice a mouth? 
  • How do we salvage leftover joys? 
  • How do you undo a pomegranate without the application of a knife? Can you cut a pineapple underwater? 
  • How does the gut relate to emotion? How do you ferment old wine?

 

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and disability, among other social locations.

ABOUT THE JUROR

Rosalyn D’Mello (she/her) is a feminist writer, art critic, columnist, essayist, editor and researcher. She is the author of A Handbook for My Lover. She writes a weekly feminist column for mid-day, a fortnightly one on contemporary art for STIR, and regularly contributes to OPEN. Rosalyn was an evaluator for the Andy Warhol Foundation Art Writers Grant in 2020 and is an Ocean Fellowship Mentor for 2021. 

She is presently working on a book for Oxford University Press based on her visits to South Asian artists’ studios, thanks to an India Foundation for the Arts research grant. Her freelance writing has been internationally published and anthologized.  Her art criticism has appeared in publications like Tate etc, Art Review, Art Review Asia, Artsy, Vogue, Firstpost, The Hindu, and Mint Lounge, among numerous others.

SUBMISSION FEE
The submission fee for Word of Mouth is $30. 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 25 fee waivers in total. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, 15 of the 25 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. A note declaring all fee waivers have been distributed will be added to the Submission form at that time. (That is, if you are reading this, the form is active, and there are still fee waivers available!) The team at WMG will approve and send a Submittal fee waived link within 4 days of application receipt.  

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. We welcome art from women and non-binary artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world.

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 the 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 the 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. If work is not picked up from the 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.

Deadline: 
10/02/2021

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$30 with fee waivers available
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Open call • Food Studio (an open kitchen for art, theory and politics)

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In the framework of this residency program, we are looking for projects where food grows to become one the media of contemporary art. We are particularly interested in concepts where the kitchen is conceived as common ground for a better understanding, where foodstuffs count as political, historical, and cultural beings. We would like to provide a space to projects examining the social dimension of food and which would consider working with Prague’s art scene, our international community of residents, and – last but not least – MeetFactory employees. 

MeetFactory is a non-profit international centre for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make current developments on the art scene accessible to the broadest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual art, theatre, and music, as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space in which art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and visitors, as well as between different fields and generations.

From a seasonal trend in exhibition-making to yet another sub-medium in contemporary art, food is becoming an increasingly important element of today’s art practice. Over the course of the preceding decade, one can follow the appropriation of foodstuffs by a broad spectrum of artists developing community-based and socially engaged projects. It can be seen as another path to recognising identity politics or dealing with post-colonial topics. Since our residency programme is mainly oriented towards building relationships between the Prague art scene (art audiences and residents), we would like to use a food-oriented art practice as a platform for connection and mutual understanding. Let’s have a bite!

 

What we provide:

- accommodation in a shared apartment
- studio space
- a fee of 700 euros (gross) per month
- a production budget of 200 euros
- further production budget related to the project

Make sure you are able to spend at least 80% of your residency time here in Prague.

Interested applicants must send following information in English:

- CV
- a short description of the project you’d like to work on – up to 1000 characters
- your portfolio
- information about when you’d prefer to come

Possible dates:

1st of March – 31st of May 2022 
1st of June – 31st of August 2022 

Application deadline: August 15th 2021

Selection results will be announced on the 5th of September 2021 at the latest.

Committee: MeetFactory Artists In Residence team

Deadline: 
08/15/2021

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“Food” Digital Art Contest

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Draw, have fun and win prizes in Pixarra’s new illustration contest!

Pixarra is announcing a call for artists for a new digital art contest under the theme of “Food”. Submission is free of charge and is not limited in the number of entries. 2D and 3D artists from around the world are invited to show their art.

All submissions must be digital paintings created with illustration software and the participants must have the full copyrights on them. Traditional art, photos, photo manipulations, collages and animation are not accepted.

Participants can submit their entries at www.pixarra.com/competition between June 25 and July 21, 2021.

The winners will be selected by a jury and will be announced on July 24, 2021. The determinative criteria will be: quality, technique and thematic relevance.

The prizes consist of illustration software by Pixarra, as follows:

First Place: TwistedBrush Pro Studio 24

Second Place: Pixarra Studio Bundle 3 

Third Place: Pixarra Studio Product  (Paint Studio, Tree Studio, Blob Studio, Liquid Studio, Luminance Studio, Pixel Studio or Selfie Studio) by choice.

For more information, please visit the Contest Rules page www.pixarra.com/rules or contact us at support@pixarra.com.

Deadline: 
07/21/2021

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Niezaspokojony Głód//Endless Hunger

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Wirtualne Muzeum Antropocenu announces an international open call for our next exhibition “Niezaspokojony Głód//Endless Hunger” From March 15 – April 3rd, 2021 we invite artists — regardless of background, education and nationality to submit works to our second exhibition.

Consumption

1. the action of using up a resource to satisfy a need

2. the action of eating or drinking something

We consume food, but also goods, images, content, relationships. However, do we consume only ever when we try to satisfy a need? Is consumption still a means to an end or has it transformed into the end goal itself?

Consumption, old as life on Earth itself, at its core is the fuel powering the charging Anthropocene machine: make more, faster, stronger, better.

Consumption is also production.

Production is also waste: in times of cheap goods and products we are incapable of consuming all that we produce.

I the paradox reality of mass consumption of all kinds of products by the late capitalist society, we want to pause for a moment to examine the act of consumption itself.

What creatures are hiding in the back of your fridge/pantry/closet? Purchased to be consumed but long forgotten as new, better, shinier items emerged on the horizon ripe and ready for consumption?

Could consumption be an act of creation? Could it be an opportunity for critical reflection and artistic consideration? We believe it can be.

 

From March 15 – April 3rd, 2021 we invite artists — regardless of background, education and nationality to submit works to WMA’s next exhibition “Niezaspokojony głód//Endless Hunger”.

This time we want to focus on food consumption and we encourage to submit works inspired by food consumption.

The exhibition will be created in partnership with Kupuj Odpowiedzialnie foundation, run by sustainable consumption experts.

 

All visual, performative, literary, and sound works are welcome.

Deadline: 
04/03/2021

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Food Glorious Food

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CALL FOR ART:  Food Glorious Food
 DEADLINE: July 12,  2020
Artist Notification: July 16, 2020
SHOW DATE:  August 6 to August 29, 2020
Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist - 35% Gallery
$35 for up to 3 images
 

Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting submissions of artwork by artists who create works depicting food. Our gallery is now open again to the public and the only requirement is that you wear a mask when you visit.

There are no restrictions on style, medium or context.

This exhibition opportunity is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Works can be still art, drawings, paintings or photography of any kind of food or beverage.

Medias considered are: Acrylic, Air Brush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Collage, Digital Art, Encaustic. Fabric Art, Fiber Art, Graphite, Mixed Media, Oil, Pen & Ink, Photography (Traditional & Digital) Printmaking, Screen Printing and Watercolor.

Acceptable sizes:  We do not have a limitation on size of works submitted but have found pieces over 60 Inches to be costly for shipping and recommend manageable sized pieces.

Deadline: 
07/12/2020

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$35 for up to 3 images
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Call for Art: Food, Glorious Food

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CALL FOR ART:  Food Glorious Food
 DEADLINE: July 12,  2020
Artist Notification: July 16, 2020
SHOW DATE:  August 6 to August 29, 2020
Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist - 35% Gallery
$35 for up to 3 images
Guest Artist: Jeffrey Hartman

Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting submissions of artwork by artists who create works depicting food.

There are no restrictions on style, medium or context.

This exhibition opportunity is open to all local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.
 
Works can be still art, drawings, paintings or photography of any kind of food or beverage.

Medias considered are: Acrylic, Air Brush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Collage, Digital Art, Encaustic. Fabric Art, Fiber Art, Graphite, Mixed Media, Oil, Pen & Ink, Photography (Traditional & Digital) Printmaking, Screen Printing and Watercolor.

Acceptable sizes:  We do not have a limitation on size of works submitted but have found pieces over 60 Inches to be costly for shipping and recommend manageable sized pieces.

*Sorry of sculpture, video or jewelry at this time.

Please note that if due to COVID-19 we are unable to hold a show our gallery show at our brick and mortar location it has been decided that ALL artists will have at least one of their works accepted for our online exhibition on our website, promoted on Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites.

Deadline: 
07/13/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$35 for up to 3 images
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