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Windows to the Inside: Expressions of Mental Health

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Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is seeking entries for "Windows to the Inside: Expressions of Mental Health,” a virtual group exhibition curated by Grace Heaney with support by WMG’s team. Artists may enter up to three works plus an artist statement related to the exhibition theme. At least one work per artist will be accepted. ALL accepted works with statements will be viewable online.

EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION: Times are really difficult. Many of us are feeling the impact on our mental health, and some people are feeling the effects of mental illness for the first time. From global disasters to family strife, the toll on our psyches is heavy. The Covid-19 pandemic, political turmoil, police brutality and systemic discrimination, environmental decline and conflicts at every turn, whether direct or indirect, have affected us all. How do we cope? How do we thrive?

In recent years we've seen mental health become a focal point of political and cultural discussions. "Windows to the Inside" aims to broaden the dialogue around mental health with a spectrum of visual work by artists who have been responding to these tumultuous times through their art. What stories need to be told? Can art be a lifeline? Woman Made Gallery welcomes artwork that prompts awareness of and experiences around mental health.

This virtual exhibition is open to artwork in all media that has not been previously exhibited at WMG.

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.

Location: 
Woman Made Gallery • 2150 S Canalport Ave, 4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608
Deadline: 
14/January/2023

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$20 entry fee until January 14, 2023. $25 entry fee for extended deadline until January 21, 2023.
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Any visual artists from anywhere in the world can apply.

CALL FOR ARTISTS

"Art as a Response to Mental Health 2021"

We are excited to announce this incredible exhibition opportunity part sponsored by Doncaster council. 

STAGE 1 - ONLINE EXHIBITION

If your application is successful and you make the longlist, your work will be exhibited on

Doncaster Art Fair website for at least 4 weeks.

All longlisted works will be voted on by the general public to select their favorite pieces which will go on to the next stage.

Our last exhibition received over 145,000 views and 54,000 votes from 42 countries - this is your chance to share your art with the world.

STAGE 2 - TOP 20 FINALIST

The finalists will be selected in two ways as follows: 

The 10 artists with the highest number of votes.

10 further artists selected by the Curators 

These 20 finalists will receive the following: 

A cash prize of £50 each

Their £10 participation fee refunded. 

Opportunity to be represented by us and sell your works via Doncaster Art Fair with the chance of becoming a 'Featured Artist' on our homepage.

Video promotion on our social media platforms.

Your work will pass before our panel of judges and you will be in the running

for the top 3 cash prizes. 

 If you are taking part in this exhibition, this is where you want to be. This stage is the most exciting part of our exhibition. 

STAGE 3 - THE FINAL THREE

The final three artists chosen by our panel of judges will receive cash prizes.

First Prize - £400.00

Second Prize - £300.00

Third Prize - £200.00

Further Prizes - £50 for 6 selected artists

Due to the subject matter of this exhibition, we are pleased to say that we will hold an online zoom share session where 6 selected artists will share how their work is a response to mental health. We hope that this session will inspire others.

These 6 artists will be selected based on their written description of how their art piece is a response to mental health. Each selected artist in this section will receive £50.  

Eligibility:

This competition is open to all visual artists worldwide.

Entry Fee:

Application is free of charge. You can submit up to 2 artworks.

Artists who make the longlist will be asked to pay an exhibition fee of only £10.00

Submission Deadline:

21th May 2021

Longlist announced on 28th May 2021 and online exhibition opens for public voting.

Voting Closes on 12th June.

Shortlist announced on 19th June

Top 3 winners announced on 23rd June 

Exhibition Closes 30th June 2021

 

Prize Summary: 
Up to £2200
Prizes Details: 

WE have three sets of prizes

The final three artists chosen by our panel of judges will receive cash prizes.

First Prize - £400.00

Second Prize - £300.00

Third Prize - £200.00

Further Prizes - £50 for 6 selected artists

Due to the subject matter of this exhibition, we are pleased to say that we will hold an online zoom share session where 6 selected artists will share how their work is a response to mental health. We hope that this session will inspire others.

These 6 artists will be selected based on their written description of how their art piece is a response to mental health. Each selected artist in this section will receive £50.  

A cash prize of £50 each

Their £10 participation fee refunded. 

Opportunity to be represented by us and sell your works via Doncaster Art Fair with the chance of becoming a 'Featured Artist' on our homepage.

Video promotion on our social media platforms.

 

Deadline: 
21/May/2021

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Submission if Free £10 participation if Longlisted for the exhibition
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Hysteria

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Open Call “3/21 - hysteria”

The history of hysteria is a history of the relation between the colonizing father and the colonized devalued other.”

Judith L. Alpert

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Hysteria was considered a "female" illness until well into the 20th century and was treated with violent methods. Today, gender minorities who fight for their rights are described as "hysterical", while populations who rebel against dictatorships are oftentimes not only silenced on a daily basis but also brutally beaten down during protests. Victims and survivors of psychological and physical violence are met with a lack of awareness. Those, who speak up about their experiences face victim blaming, defamation and retraumatization. 

But what exactly is hysteria and how does it manifest? When is hysteria a needed call for action, when is it hyperbolical selfishness? And why is there a lack of support for those, who don't want to accept what is occuring to them? How is it possible that politicians world wide are still able to stir up fears? 

 

The above mentioned and many other questions will be discussed during the exhibition hysteria organized by Lisa Jureczko and Ava Weis. The exhibition will take place between March 12th and 14th, 2021, online - and if the current situation allows it - offline at our studio kollektiv drei in Wuppertal, Germany.

hysteria is meant to be a possibility to deconstruct the patriarchal structurs of the art scene. Especially marginalized groups are those, who are faced with the accusation of being "too hysterical" and whose voices are oftentimes overheard, ignored, appropriated or censored.

 

Therefore, this call for applications is aimed particularly at FLINTA and artists of color.

 

We look forward to your submissions by February 10, 2021.

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Wurde Hysterie noch bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert als psychische Frauen*krankheit gesehen und mit gewaltvollen Methoden behandelt, erlebt sie heute ein denkwürdiges Revival. Gender-Minorities, die weltweit um die ihnen zustehenden Rechte kämpfen, werden als hysterisch verschrien, immer mehr Bevölkerungen lehnen sich gegen diktatorische Staatsgewalt auf und werden dabei brutal niedergeschlagen. Betroffenen von psychischer und körperlicher Gewalt wird Unverständnis entgegengebracht und die Schuld für ihr Schicksal zugesprochen. Wer mit den eigenen Erfahrungen an die Öffentlichkeit tritt, wird nicht selten diffamiert und re-traumatisiert. 

Aber was genau ist Hysterie? Welche Formen kann sie annehmen? Wann ist hysterisches Verhalten ein benötigter Aufschrei, wann ist es übertriebener Egoismus? Warum mangelt es an Unterstützung für Menschen, die nicht stillschweigend hinnehmen wollen, was mit ihnen geschieht? Wie schaffen es Politiker*innen immer noch mit Polemik Ängste zu schüren?

Diese und weitere Fragestellungen behandelt die von Lisa Jureczko und Ava Weis konzipierte Ausstellung hysteria, die vom 12. bis 14. März im kollektiv drei in Wuppertal stattfindet. In den Räumlichkeiten sollen dafür weitere Arbeiten diverser Künstler*innen aller Sparten gezeigt werden, die "Hysterie" und den Umgang mit eben dieser thematisieren.

Mit hysteria möchten wir die patriarchalen Strukturen der Kunst- und Kulturbranche durchbrechen, denn es sind vor allem marginalisierte Personengruppen, die mit dem Vorwurf der Hysterie konfrontiert, und deren Stimmen weitestgehend übergangen, angeeignet oder zensiert werden.

Daher richtet sich diese Ausschreibung insbesondere an FLINTA und Künstler:innen of Color. 

Wir freuen uns über eure Einreichungen bis zum 10. Februar 2021.

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10/February/2021

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Call for submissions - Mental

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Open Call for powerful visual stories on mental health, the contest aim to exploring the topic in photography through the lens of artists, showcases the reality of those who directly or indirectly confront the challenges of mental problem and to raise awareness of mental health issues.

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Submission at https://www.artjobs.com/submit/mental

Deadline: 
31/January/2021
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“Shifting Perspectives on Trauma” Art Exhibition

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ABOUT THE PERCEPTION PROJECT

The Perception Project is a Los Angeles based art-for-healing non-profit organization devoted to providing survivors of trauma (muses) with services that take on creative forms as expressive outlets and serve the local community. Between an artist/survivor collaboration, the muse provides a personal story, and the artist creates a masterpiece showcasing the muse's strength and inner beauty. These works are showcased through public art exhibitions designed to promote mental-health awareness, then gifted to the muses as a symbol of their strength. 

 

DESCRIPTION

About the Project:

The volunteer artist will

a) Receive a written or audio story based upon the experiences of a trauma survivor (muse)

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b) Meet a trauma survivor (muse) in person or via Skype, to listen to the muse’s experiences with the presence of a therapist or mental health professional

and use it as inspiration to create an artwork meant to empower and inject positivity to the muse. Artwork is donated to the muse after the end of the exhibition. Acceptable mediums are canvas, wood panels, paper, digital prints, mixed media, 2D visual art, small-sized sculpture/3D art, and photography. A gift card or an art supplies goodie bag will be allocated to each artist (or artist team) to cover partial cost of materials. Artist travel fees are not covered.

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Works of art are created then gifted to the muses (survivors) as a symbol of their internal strength to continue thriving in life. The Perception Project devotes its creative platform towards promoting mental health awareness, maximizing community partnerships, local community involvement, providing meaningful work experience, and above all encouraging a shift towards positive perspective.

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The art exhibition will be held at a private gallery in Los Angeles, CA. The event will be open to the public.

 

ELIGIBILITY

All artists who are passionate about making a positive difference in the community are encouraged to apply. Application eligibility is not restricted to geographic location. Due to the sensitive nature of the material, artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. All entries must represent original works.

 

TIMELINE

Application Opens: March 2, 2020

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Notice of Applicant Status: June 2020

Artist & Muse Pairing: June 2020

Artwork Creation Period: June-October 2020

Artwork & Artist Statement Due: November 1, 2020

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: late November 2020

Deadline: 
31/May/2020

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Conscious | Art Call

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Murze is looking for artists creating artwork exploring our consciousness; the mind - mental health, and mental health activism or artwork created by artists living with mental health issues.

 

Murze Issue Eleven will be looking at artists responses and experiences with mental health and wellbeing - we are looking for artists and creatives to help start a conversation on our personal experiences with mental health, and the wider societal issues associated.

 

This artist's call is open to painting, collage, drawing, sculpture and creative writing. To enter please send in a portfolio of up to six images and tell us a little about your experience with mental health, or your reasoning for tackling it in your artwork.

 

Images submitted must be at least 300 DPI

 

Submission is Free

 

Deadlines for entry is the 10th March 2020

 

There are no other entry requirements, this submission is open to all.

 

The portfolios submitted will be reviewed by the Murze team, relevant art and artists will be contacted regarding Issue Eleven. Issue Eleven will be released in early April, looking at Emotions, Mental health and Wellbeing.

 

Prizes Details: 

The portfolios submitted will be reviewed by the Murze team, relevant art and artists will be contacted regarding Issue Eleven. Issue Eleven will be released in early April, looking at Emotions, Mental health and Wellbeing.

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10/March/2020

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