ABOUT JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) hosts juried exhibitions which explore a wide variety of themes that connect women-identified and nonbinary artists and foster dialogue within contemporary feminism and social justice.

The WMG programming committee (composed of WMG staff, Board and volunteers) identifies initial themes and potential jurors, and collaborates with each juror to develop an exhibition theme.

PAST JURORS HAVE INCLUDED: Whiney Bradshaw, Cat Chow, Melanee Cooper, Amy Galpin, Malika Jackson, ,Indira Freitas Johnson, Sam Kirk, Mia Lopez, Dolores Mercado, Brenda Oelbaum, Kymberly N. Pinder, Faith Ringgold, Lynne Warren, Juana Williams, and Zg Gallery, among others.

Current and archived exhibitions are AVAILABLE ONLINE.

ELIGIBILITY

Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists. We welcome art from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. 

No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds. Artworks must be delivered to the gallery “ready to exhibit.” Technology and/or works requiring special instructions will be organized upon acceptance.

SUBMISSIONS FEE

Unless indicated otherwise, WMG juried exhibitions require a submission fee of $30. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. Paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. No refunds offered.

Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption. 

WMG offers 30 fee waivers reserved for BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ artists. If you can not afford the entry fee and are a BIPOC and/or an LGBTQIA+ artist, reach out to us at general@womanmade.org with the subject line "Fee Waiver" and we will respond with a fee waiver within 48 hours. 

TERMS OF EXHIBITION

Terms of exhibition will be distributed for agreement to all accepted artists upon acceptance notification. Terms of exhibition include exhibition schedule, shipping and delivery, installation requirements, insurance disclaimer, art sales and commissions, right of reproduction of digital files and images, website and publicity requirements, among others. For details on terms of exhibition, please review details for each call for art or email general@womanmade.org with questions.

Woman Made Gallery (WMG) seeks submissions for the ROE 2.0- It Ain’t Over Yet! Exhibition, with exhibition dates of January - February 2023. This is a hybrid (in person and virtual) group exhibition juried by WMG’s Programming Committee. Artists can enter up to three works, and the committee will choose at least one work per artist. ALL accepted works will be viewable online, but due to space restrictions Woman Made is able to exhibit only up to forty works in its gallery.  


EXHIBITION DESCRIPTION ROE 2.0 is a hybrid exhibition at WMG in direct protest and response to the United State Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973. We invite artists (working in any medium) who identify as women, non-binary, trans women, trans men, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists and their allies, to submit images of up to three works created in any medium.

This verdict leaves people with the capacity for pregnancy at the mercy of each individual state to set their own abortion laws. Access to safe and legal abortions and reproductive health are a basic human right that the U.S. government actively chooses to exploit. The denial of reproductive rights and access is detrimental to this country as it disproportionately affects women of color and women from economically disadvantaged communities. Our bodies and reproductive capabilities are not a political playground.

We at WMG believe that art can and does create lasting social change. As an intersectional feminist organization, WMG stands in solidarity with pro-choice activists and organizations. This exhibition seeks to document artist voices in this time of urgency, as a means of resistance to facilitate change and create a space for open dialogue regarding abortion rights.

For this inclusive show, WMG encourages intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.

Keywords:  Roe v. Wade, Reproductive Rights, Pro-Choice, Feminism, Feminist, My Body, My Choice,  Planned Parenthood, Abortion Is Healthcare, Womens Rights  

Woman Made Gallery seeks artwork in all mediums that has not been previously exhibited at our gallery. We encourage intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.

ABOUT THE JURORS WMG’s Programming Committee, made up of a group of professional artists will review all entries with the intend to include at least one work per submitting artists. Final selection is at the discretion of WMG's Program Committee.


IMPORTANT DATES
EXHIBITION DATES: January 28 - March 4, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 28 at 4-7 PM CST
FIRST DEADLINE: November 26, 2022, 12 AM CST
EXTENDED DEADLINE (submission fee increase to $35):*  December 3, 2022, 12 AM CST NOTIFICATION: December 17, 2022


SUBMISSION FEE
*The submission fee is $30 until the first deadline. The submission fee will then increase to $35 per entry for an extended deadline . Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires one artwork, though up to three artworks may be considered per submission. No refunds offered.

Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email general@womanmade.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.

WMG offers fee waivers to those that request the need and upon approved application. WMG offers up to 30 fee waivers per exhibition. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, they are exclusively reserved for ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+. Factors that result in an approved application include financial instability or low income status, student or recent graduate status, identification as ALAANA/BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+, or a demonstrated need otherwise. WMG accepts Fee Waiver Request forms on a rolling basis until all fee waivers have been distributed. A note declaring all fee waivers have been distributed will be added to the Submission form at that time. (That is, if you are reading this, the form is active, and there are still fee waivers available!) The team at WMG will approve and send a Submittal fee waived link within 4 days of application receipt.  To request a fee waiver please email WMG at general@womanmade.org.

ELIGIBILITY
Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and nonbinary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. We welcome art from women and non-binary artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world.

Due to wall size restrictions, artworks must fall within 6’ horizontally and under 75 pounds in weight, unless delivered to and picked up from our 4th floor gallery by the artist. Artists may be additionally responsible for the installation of oversized works.

New media artworks are eligible. To be considered, artists must  submit a sample .mp4 or url under 10mins for purposes of consideration. For exhibition, WMG requires a digital transfer (Google Drive, Vimeo downloads, WeTransfer) as well as a USB formatted in .mp4 file format delivered to the gallery. WMG can provide a limited number of media players, Epson projectors and TV monitors with basic speakers. All other new media needs are the responsibility of the artist.

ART SALES
Accepted work may be listed for sale, though is not required. WMG will retain a 40% commission on sold works. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the exhibition. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.

TERMS OF EXHIBITION
An artist contract with full terms of the exhibition will be administered at the time of acceptance notification.

If work is not picked up from exhibition by the date noted in the artist contract, the work will become the property of Woman Made Gallery and subject to donation to WMG's fundraising efforts, or otherwise discarded. WMG is happy to talk through preparations, offer advice, and recommend resources as requested.

It's the most wonderful time of the year to be a Woman Made Gallery member and to be included in the Small Works Members Show!  


ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This group exhibition is open to all current WMG members, regardless of gender working across mediums. Please join or renew membership here:  https://womanmade.org/join-wmg/. Any entry received without paid member dues by October 21, 2022 will not be accepted. 

WMG defines small work at or under 16 in. at the longest side and with a list price of up to $300. All works in this exhibition are required to be listed for sale. 

Members may submit up to 3 works for consideration, with one artwork guaranteed for inclusion. Entries are selected by WMG's Membership Committee.


KEY DATES
(Please mark your calendar)

  • Entry Due Date: Fri. October 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST
  • Notifications: Sat. October 22, 2022
  • Exhibition Dates: November 26 – December 17, 2022
  • Open House Dates: Sat. Nov. 26 and Sat. Dec. 17, 2 – 4 PM
  • Members / Volunteers Appreciation Party: Sat. Dec. 10, 2 – 4 PM
  • In Person Art Delivery: Thurs. Fri. Sat. Nov. 10 – 12, 12-5 PM
  • Shipped Art Due at WMG By: Fri. Nov 11, 2022
  • In-Person Pick Up #1: Sat. Dec. 17, 2022 | 4 – 5 PM 
  • In-Person Pick Up #2: Thurs. Fri. Dec. 22-23, 2022 | 12 – 5 PM 
  • In-Person Pick Up #3: Thurs. Fri. Sat. Jan. 5-7, 2023 | 12 – 5 PM 
  • Ship Out Date:  Thurs. Fri. Jan. 5 – 6 PM
  • Art Ship Out: Unsold artworks will be shipped for return to artists on Thurs. and Fri. January 5 – 6, 2023.
  • Please Note:  WMG is not responsible for artwork that has not been picked up by due dates. Any artwork left unclaimed at the gallery after Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 will become the property of Woman Made Gallery and may be used in future fundraising efforts with WMG retaining 100% of profits. 

*WMG will closed for Winter Break from Friday, December 24, 2022 to Wednesday, January 4, 2023. WMG reopens on Thursday, January 5, 2023 from noon to 5 PM. Please understand that communication with staff may be delayed during this scheduled break. 

ENTRY FEE
The Small Works Members Exhibition has no ENTRY fee, but WMG membership must be current. Please ensure membership dues are paid by October 15, 2022. You may become a new member or renew your membership at: https://womanmade.org/join-wmg/ 

ELIGIBILITY
Woman Made Gallery is a space for women and non-binary artists, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists. WMG will accept art into its Small Works Members Show regardless of gender. 

Submit images of up to three works in any medium. At least one work is guaranteed to be included. Accepted artworks must not exceed 16" at the longest side. Applicants will be asked to submit a general artist’s statement and artist bio of no more than 250 words each. 

New media artworks are eligible. To be considered, artists must  submit a sample .mp4 or URL under 10mins for purposes of consideration. For exhibition, WMG requires a digital transfer (Google Drive, Vimeo downloads, WeTransfer) as well as a USB formatted in .mp4 file format delivered to the gallery. WMG can provide a limited number of media players, Epson projectors and TV monitors with basic speakers. All other new media needs are the responsibility of the artist. 

ART SALES
Accepted works are required to be listed for sale. WMG will retain a 40% commission on sold works. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the exhibition. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.   

TERMS OF EXHIBITION
An artist contract with full terms of exhibition will be administered at the time of acceptance notification. 

The Small Works Members Exhibition will be hung salon style. WMG has ample pedestals and general hardware for installation (e.g. screws, nails, T-pins, magnets).  WMG requests that artists provide all supports and hardware that may be unique to the artwork (e.g. quilt/fabric art support bars, beyond usual hardware, stabilizers, hanging systems, etc.). WMG is happy to advise on installation preparation needs and recommend resources. 

Please note that the shipping/delivery to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist including all associated fees (e.g. the decision to insure work en route, require signature, etc.). To ensure a timely return, WMG requests a prepaid return label be included for return shipment of unsold work. Shipping companies typically only charge upon ship out at the time the label is scanned. 

If work is not picked up from exhibition by the date noted in the artist contract, work will become the property of Woman Made Gallery and subject to donation to WMG's fundraising efforts. 


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