Voices: An Artist’s Perspective Seeks Art in All Media

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Hi Artists! Here is another great call for art that is in conjunction with UniteWomen.org. Hope you are having a great summer and I look forward to another impactful and meaningful exhibition by women artists!  Best, Karen

Voices: An Artist’s Perspective

Voice, by definition, includes a larger sense of expression than just the utterance of sound; it also signifies meaning and intention in artistic pursuits.  “Voices: An Artists Perspective” seeks art in all media with works portraying a unique, individual voice and style to tell stories, whether the voice is as soft as a whisper or a loud, primal scream that will engage the viewer.

Feminism advocates for freedom from restrictive sex roles and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights. This call for art seeks to include broad concepts of imagery using a woman’s voice as the visual narrative. Expressing your voice through art to tell your story is a means to reveal mind and spirit whether with symbolic bold energy or subtle poetic expression. Share your voice, your story, your art.

Enter here:  http://www.entrythingy.com/www.unitewomen.org#dashboard

JURORS:  Joan McLoughlin, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Amanda Uribe, gallery nine5, NYC.

The work will first be juried by Karen Gutfreund and UniteWomen.org from all entries to 100 pieces that will be included in the catalog and online gallery. From these works, Joan McLouglin and Amanda Uribe will also jury the selections for the gallery and choose their top three works each which will also be premiered on the UniteWomen.org website.

EXHIBITION VENUE:  NAWA Gallery, National Association of Women Artists. 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY.

DATES OF EXHIBITION:  April 2 to April 30, 2015

ARTIST RECEPTION:  Thursday, April 2, 2015. 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

ELIGIBILITY:  Open to all self-identified women artists.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  You must complete submission by Thursday, September 25th by 11:59 PM in your time zone. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by October 24th, 2015.

QUESTIONS?  Email KarenGutfreundArt@gmail.com

UniteWomen.org Mission Statement:

As a national non-partisan grassroots organization, our mission is to end inequality for women that stems from prejudice and discrimination and to defend and advance the human and civil rights of women and girls. UniteWomen.org Manifesto:  http://www.unitewomen.org/manifesto/

ABOUT THE NAWA GALLERY:

In January of 1889, five innovative women, Grace Fitz-Randolph, Edith Mitchell Prellwitz, Adele Frances Bedell, Anita C. Ashley, and Elizabeth S. Cheever, barred from full participation in the male-dominated National Academy of Design and The Society of American Artists, founded the Women’s Art Club. The organization flourished and in 1913 was renamed the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, reflecting its national influence and the increasing number of women sculptors. Through the 1920’s the organization was sponsoring exhibitions nationally and abroad. In the 1930s membership grew to over 1,000 and the organization opened its Argent Galleries on 57th Street in New York City. In 1941, the organization changed its name again to the National Association of Women Artists.

Early exhibitions included works by the notable artists Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon and Cecelia Beaux.  Later, membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Louise Nevelson, Cleo Hartwig, Malvina Hoffman, Minna Citron, Alice Neel, Theresa Bernstein, Nell Blaine, and Dorothy Dehner.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) is to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. The Association promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards, its historical archive, and other appropriate means.

While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, the Association honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.

Through N.A.W.A.’s exhibitions, programs, events, education programs and archive, the Association fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American culture and art. The organization is inclusive and serves professional women visual artists of all backgrounds and traditions that are at least 18 years of age and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. N.A.W.A. is a 501©3 not-for profit, tax exempt organization.

Terms and conditions:

SUBMISSIONS:  Artists may submit up to three works per entry with three separate entries (total of 9 images with three separate entries).  All media is accepted except giclees of original work.

DIMENSIONS:   There are NO size restrictions on the size of works that can be submitted. If your work is framed, please include the framed size.

VIDEO:   Enter in .mov or mp4 format up to 200 mb. If accepted, artists must supply ALL their own equipment to display their video.

ENTRY FEES:  Payment of $35 per entry through PayPal for 3 images.  You may submit up to three separate entries for $35 for each 3 images (which means with 3 separate entries you can submit a total of 9 images).

SALES OF ART:  35% to NAWA, 10% to UniteWomen.org, 55% to Artist.  All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. A check will be issued to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK

SHIPPED work should arrive to NAWA from Friday, March 27 to Wednesday, April 1st 2015 only. Schedule accordingly with your shipper of choice. Shipped works will be boxed and returned by May 5th.

Hand delivered works may be brought to the gallery on Wednesday, April 1st from noon to 4:30 p.m. only.

Hand delivered works must be picked up on Friday, May 1, 2015 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and shipped works will be shipped back that week.

All shipped works MUST include a return prepaid shipping label.

INSURANCE & LIABILITY:   All exhibited works must be self-insured by the artist.

AGREEMENT & RELEASE:  By submitting this application the Artist confirms they read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Permission is granted to UniteWomen.org, Karen Gutfreund Art and the NAWA Gallery to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They also may be featured on the organizations websites. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of UniteWomen.org, Karen Gutfreund Art and the NAWA from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of the gallery.

Enter here:  http://www.entrythingy.com/www.unitewomen.org#dashboard

QUESTIONS?  Email KarenGutfreundArt@gmail.com

Best regards,

Karen Gutfreund

Curator/Exhibition Director

www.unitewomen.org

Member, ArtTable

No. California TFAP Representative

The Feminist Art Project

http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/

www.karengutfreund.com

Gallery & Museum Liaison
Women’s Caucus for Art

www.nationalwca.org

 

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