- EXHIBITION DATES: JANUARY 16 – FEBRUARY 8, 2020
- ENTRY DEADLINE: OCTOBER 18, 2019
- NOTIFICATIONS: WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2019
Exhibition Description: Open to all female identified artists residing in one of the twelve Midwestern States to submit artwork for an open themed exhibition. States include: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.
Awards: 1st place: $300 | 2nd place: $150 | 3rd place: Honorable Mention
We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement. 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: email@example.com.
Juror: Mia Lopez
Mia Lopez is Assistant Curator at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago where she works on exhibitions, publications, and public programs focused on expanding the art historical canon. At DPAM she has contributed to numerous projects, including the exhibitions Remember Where You Are, Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee, and Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite. Mia was previously Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis where she assisted with the exhibitions International Pop and Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections.
Mia completed dual Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; she also has a BA in Art History from Rice University. She has interned and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and the Museo Alameda in San Antonio. Mia is a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program and a 2016 alumnus of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in publications by DePaul Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center, Prospect New Orleans, and Arte Publico Press.