Open Call to All Artists on “Art as Activism” Theme for Chelsea NY Gallery

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Hi Artists,

Listed below are two calls for art. The first is from Gutfreund Cornett Art on Democracy and is open to all artists as this is an “art as activism” theme. The second call for art is from the Women’s Caucus for Art and is titled “Trending: Contemporary Art Now!” This show is open to self-identified women artists. Let’s change the world through powerful art! Please contact me with any questions at karengutfreundart@gmail.com and as always, I hope you don’t consider my email notifications “spam”. But we will remove you from our list if you’d prefer not to hear from us.

If you haven’t worked with GCA or WCA before – below is an example of our work. It is the mission of GCA to change the world with art as activism and the mission of WCA to promote women artists who are underrepresented in the art world.

Below are links to the online catalog and gallery for an upcoming show at AIR Gallery, titled “Who’s Afraid of Feminism” from the Women’s Caucus for Art. Enjoy!

Online catalog:  http://issuu.com/karengutfreund/docs/whos_afraid_of_feminism_for_issuu

Online gallery:  http://nationalwca.org/nationalshows/whoseafraid.php#gallery

CALLS FOR ART!

WHAT’S RIGHT, WHAT’S LEFT: DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA

In the upcoming election year, what does democracy mean in the United States? It’s time for artists to get on their soap boxes – whether it is a conceptual soapbox (Warhol) or direct Statement Art (Jenny Holtzer) and tell us what you think about democracy in America.

What is happening within our borders with the increasing polarization of our political parties and how do our views of democracy affect those outside our borders when we try to spread the American Dream? Have we made progress or are we going backwards? Whether you lean to the right or lean to the left, tell us what you think about the current state of affairs. How does increasing surveillance affect the tenets of democracy? We have both freedom and a lack of privacy in this digital and Patriot’s Act world as drones and wiretaps are commonplace and virtually unquestioned and unopposed; but do we have a voice in any of this Big Brother culture and with voting restriction laws being passed across the country to silence particular demographics of the American public. How does the media portray democracy — truth vs. spin? What is actually news versus entertainment in bombastic, biased editorials? Consider democracy in relation to civil, personal and political rights, economic gain, and the debate over freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom to choose to live as you wish. What did our forefathers intend in the Constitution with the freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the pursuit of happiness, etc. To whom do these tenets apply in a racially, religious and politically divided country?

GCA is asking artists to share their voices in this art-based conversation about democracy and seeks art that address and interprets these broadly.

TO ENTER, GO TO: 
http://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/whats-right-whats-left-democracy-in-america-2016-phoenix-gallery.html

TITLE: What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America

VENUE:  Phoenix Gallery, Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea
548 West 29th Street, Suite 528, New York City

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Must complete submission by Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:59  p.m. in your time zone.

JUROR: Dr. Kathy Battista
Founder and Director of the MA Contemporary Art program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York and Senior Research Fellow of the Centre for Global Futures in Art, Design and Media at the Winchester School of Art University of Southampton.

CALL FOR ART:  While all media is accepted and there are no size restrictions, we encourage the submission of smaller works, due to the size of the gallery. Works will be chosen for the gallery with additional works chosen for the online gallery and catalog and shown in a looped slide show in the Phoenix Gallery.

DATES OF EXHIBITION: January 6-30, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: January 7, 2016

Eligiblity: Open to all artists

TO ENTER, GO TO:   http://www.gutfreundcornettart.com/whats-right-whats-left-democracy-in-america-2016-phoenix-gallery.html

Please email us with any questions at gutfreundcornettart@gmail.com.
 

CALL FOR ART HOSTED BY THE WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ART!

TRENDING, Contemporary Art Now!
The Women’s Caucus for Art, hosted by Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory with juror Elizabeth K. Garvey announces a Call for Art: ‘Trending: Contemporary Art Now!’ for January 23 -February 28, 2016.

TRENDING seeks works that are driving the direction of contemporary art. Show us your visually compelling and conceptually exciting work that signal the direction of where art is headed. WCA seeks art in all media that are leading edge and have the potential to go viral. Show us your most interesting work!

This show is non-themed. The juror, Elizabeth K. Garvey, will select the strongest works based on her experience as a Chelsea (NY) gallerist and collector of contemporary art. “Trending…” seeks to promote innovative established artists and nurture promising talent from the next generation of women artists. Share your art with us and the world!

EXHIBITION VENUE:
Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St.
Alexandria, VA 22314

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all self-identified women artists.

DATES OF EXHIBITION: January 23 – February 28, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, February 5, 2016 (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.)

READ MORE AND ENTER HERE (Deadline 9/30/15): http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=2305

JUROR: Elizabeth K. Garvey is the co-founder and owner of Garvey Simon Art Access. She has been a fine art dealer and advisor in New York City for over 20 years and leverages her professional relationships with galleries, auction houses, private dealers and artists to offer clients a relaxed entry into the often intimidating visage of the New York art world. She is a member of ArtTable, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

ABOUT THE GALLERY: Target Gallery is the contemporary national and international exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery hosts nine exhibitions annually — some juried, some curated — featuring a variety of themes, artists and media. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. An Alexandria landmark for more than 40 years, it’s the highlight of the Potomac Riverfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.

GALLERY & ON-LINE GALLERY
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Target Gallery and the On-Line Gallery.

The juror will also select additional works that will be shown on the WCA website’s On-Line Gallery ONLY. The On-Line Gallery only works will also be shown on a monitor in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the physical limitation of the gallery.

CATALOG: All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog both printed and online. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of the show opening.

NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
Payment of $35 per entry for current WCA members and $45 for non-members and $20 for full-time students. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. Credit card payments are made through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal and may use your credit or debit card instead.

SUBMISSIONS AND MEDIA
Artists may submit up to three works per entry with a total of three separate entries. Multiple views per piece are accepted when uploading 3D images of work.

All media is accepted except giclees of original work. The use of giclees, if part of a larger work/collage or assemblage is acceptable.

ARTWORK SIZE: There are no size restrictions for the artwork.

ENTER HERE: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=2305

ABOUT WOMEN’S CAUCUS FOR ART (WCA)
WCA was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

The mission of WCA is to create community through art, education and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national and global art activism and advocating for equity in the arts for all.

To join WCA, visit http://www.nationalwca.org

ENTER HERE: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#dashboard

Questions?  Email   wcashows@gmail.com

Best regards,

Karen Gutfreund

Curator/Artist

Partner, GutfreundCornettArt.com

Member, ArtTable
Gallery & Museum Liaison,
Women’s Caucus for Art

Northern California TFAP Representative

The Feminist Art Project

Curator, www.UniteWomen.org
www.KarenGutfreund.com

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