WMG JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Woman Made Gallery annual programs include juried exhibitions which explore a wide variety of themes: spirituality, environmental concerns, race and gender issues, historical observations, political investigations, etc. with an emphasis on celebrating human diversity. Unless otherwise specified exhibitions are open to artists worldwide and of all genders working across all disciplines. One exception is the annual International Open which invites female identified artists to submit their work.
Group exhibitions are curated and juried by different professional women, artists and non-artists. Artists are challenged to translate chosen topics into visual presentations and a short general artist statement is required of the artist and exhibited together with the work. This gives additional information to the viewer who in return is often challenged to investigate and question his or her own belief system based on traditional values.
All exhibitions are viewable online: https://womanmade.org/exhibitions/
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- EXHIBITION DATES: Sept 20, – Oct 19, 2019
- FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE: July 19, 2019
- NOTIFICATIONS: Week of August 12, 2019
Open to artists who use paper as their substrate or primary medium. Works made on, or of paper may include, (but are not limited to) – painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, collage, cut paper, paper constructions, etc. All mediums on paper will be considered.
The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: email@example.com. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
Juror: Kathryn Markel, Principal, Markel Fine Arts
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, established in 1975, specializes in contemporary works on paper with the addition of paintings by the young avant-garde. The gallery is run by women and from the list of represented artists, 81% are women. Markel operates in two NY locations: Chelsea and Bridgehampton
To learn more about Kathryn Markel and her enduring support of the arts: https://www.markelfinearts.com/blog/92/
- EXHIBITION DATES: Nov 1 – Nov 23, 2019
- ENTRY DEADLINE: August 18, 2019
- NOTIFICATIONS: Week of September 23, 2019
Truth as a Contested Concept is open to all artists whose work addresses the theme.
We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?
We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
Juror: Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work. Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.
Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governors Award for the Arts and Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.
Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.
Ten Thousand Ripples, Johnson’s current Chicago area Public Art, Peace and Civic Engagement initiative uses art as a catalyst for conversations about peace and nonviolence.
For more information visit http://www.indirajohnson.com/