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SPE Media Fest

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The SPE (Society for Photographic Education) Media Festival (originally the SPE Women's Film Festival) has featured innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction by, for and about women and minorities since 1995. The 2020 festival will be screened in Houston, TX, on Friday and Saturday, March 6&7, at the 2020 SPE National Conference.
Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts under 30 minutes, that address issues of concern to women, minorities, global or LGBTQ communities are eligible. All rights must be cleared. All selected films will be screened live at the conference. Filmmakers may also choose (or decline) to be included in the on-line festival on a password-protected site from June 2020-May 2021. The theme of the conference is 20/20 VISION. Preference will be given to films/videos that reflect the conference theme.

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10/28/2019

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$10-25
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Athena Project

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Athena Project, located in Denver, Colorado, is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). This Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in one of three models: concert or table readings and our workshops. Rehearsals and presentation will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2020. Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and basic design elements during presentations. Scripts are accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2019.

Submission Guidelines are as follows:

1. Playwright must be a woman and may submit only ONE full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.

2. Previously un-produced plays only. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised for the playwright to get the most from this opportunity.

3. Submission must include:

a. BLIND script in PDF format – PAGE ONE of PDF script MUST have TITLE, CHARACTER BREAKDOWN & SYNOPSIS of script, 200 word limit (This file will contain NO playwright contact info*)

b. Cover letter addressing: 1) what the playwright would like to accomplish working with a director, dramaturg and cast and 2) how she heard about the call for submissions

c. Resume 

4. Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified.

5. We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed, and for at least one performance at her own expense. We will select 3-6 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected. Travel stipends are offered.

*Contact information must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, not on the script, the first page of which will be its title, a character breakdown and a short synopsis (submissions will be read blind).

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Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2019**
Three – six finalists will be selected by September 2019
Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by October 2019
Casting will be between November-December 2019
Rehearsals will begin in February 2020
Plays In Progress Series will open approximately March or April 2020

**Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2019.

Deadline: 
04/15/2019
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Last Call for Submissions! - Art About the Issues: A Show for Women

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The deadline for submitting to Chicago Urban Art Retreat's first show of the year is approaching, and we are still looking for artists to participate!

Artists are encouraged to create and submit art that tells a story about violence against women and girls, but we welcome all submissions related to contemporary women's issues.

Women need to continue to speak up and let their voices be heard. Men who support women need to get on board. This art show will allow viewers to discuss contemporary women's & girls issues through art.

We are offering workshops during the run of the show for new artists an opportunity to learn and make art about contemporary women's issues.

Check us out our Home Page or on Facebook to learn more about these opportunities and everything else we have going on this Spring.  We're also getting started up on this Instagramthing, so find us if we don't find you first!

Thank you for your consideration,

//Ms. Dianna C. Long, Director & Founder//

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Shows Coming to the Liz Long Gallery in 2019!

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Represented Artists 2019
at Liz Long Gallery
located at Chicago Urban Art Retreat Center
1957 S. Spaulding Ave. Chicago Illinois 60623

Represented gallery artists will be included in art shows as appropriate throughout 2019. Women artists who have art appropriate for the Women Artists Show will be included in that show- Feb/March. Represented artists who live outside the USA will be included in the International Show-April/May. Represented artists who have art about animals will be included in the About Animals Show-June/July.
Represented artists will have their art on display during theme shows as appropriate, and during August-December 2019.

SHOWS COMING UP AT THE LIZ LONG GALLERY:
Feb./March Women Speak Up About Important Issues
April/May International Artists
June/July About Animals
August-December Represented artists (and other shows as appropriate)

 

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Women Artists: Speak Out About the Issues!

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Women Artists Speak Out About the Issues!

An ART SHOW

February & March 2019

Liz Long Gallery

1957 S. Spaulding Ave. at 21st   

Chicago, Illinois   60623

In addition to other subjects of interest to women, artists ARE ENCOURAGED to create and submit art that tells a story about violence against women & girls - whether in the past or current. We gather art for display that shows how violence against women & girls is happening now, and how it's use in the past, shows how women have been controlled through fear.

Rape keeps women from going outside and having a full life. Domestic violence keeps women in abusive relationships and away from their own personal power. Honor killings keep women from leading full lives & having options. These are just a few ways that women are controlled by violence.

Women need to continue to speak up and let their voices be heard. Men who support women need to get on board. Women need platforms for their opinions and their voices to be heard. This art show will allow viewers to discuss what they see, and what the status of women's & girls lives are like.

During the art show, we will offer art workshops to make art about issues women are particularly concerned about.

 

Right now these are the shows coming up:                   

February/March: Women Speak Up About Important Issues              

April/May: International Artists                                                  

June/July: About Animals

August/December: Represented artists (and other shows as appropriate)

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BeYond #MeToo

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Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery
January 22 – April 30

The #MeToo movement has brought to the surface long ignored injustices perpetrated mostly against women for generations that are demanding to be remedied. For this juried exhibition we are looking to feature works that eloquently depict how to honor women and others who have been maligned, how to implement change within our culture, how to alter perceptions and ultimately erase this malady forever.

Entry Requirements:

Submissions must be entered through CAFE (https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5799) and should include: artist statement, images/media of each piece, artist bio and entry fee.

Entry fee is $20 for up to 3 artworks.

Each artist may submit up to 3 artworks.

Mediums accepted include: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, small constructions or installations, short films, and crafts.

Shipping/drop off of accepted work to Monmouth University is the responsibility of artist

Presentation Guidelines:

Only artwork of professional presentation will be accepted.

Wall-hung items must be appropriately framed and/or edges adequately finished.

Pictures must use sturdy wire as the hanging medium. No saw-tooth hangers or metal eyelets accepted. Frames must be free of defects.

Three-dimensional works must be stable to stand on their own or be submitted with adequate display stands.

Three dimensional artwork cannot exceed 5′ h x 3′ w and not weigh more than 75 pounds.

The call for entries closes at midnight on November 30, 2018. Participants will be notified by December 17. The show will run in Monmouth University’s Pollak Gallery from January 22 -April 30, 2019 with an opening reception on February 1 from 6-8 PM.
For more information or questions please contact Kelly Barratt at 732.263.5114 or email kbarratt@monmouth.edu

Deadline: 
11/30/2018
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$20
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