EXHIBITION DATES: MARCH 13 – APRIL 4, 2020
ENTRY DEADLINE: DECEMBER 21, 2019
NOTIFICATIONS: WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2020
Exhibition Description: It’s been 100 years since women were given the right to vote in the United States. In this exhibition, WMG is soliciting work by female identified artists that represent the experience of being a woman and the nuanced (and overt) ways that being female supports or subverts your daily life. Artwork should reflect your narrative experience – your story of being female. We’re searching for a variety of voices to share triumphs and setbacks that highlight gains made or what is missing in our society in terms of equality between the sexes. What is your story and how is it woven into a struggle for equality over 100 years old that has only definitively delivered the right to vote?
We encourage entries of recent works in all media, 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.
Curator | Juror: Candace Hunter
Candace Hunter is a Visual Artist, Culture Writer, Curator, and Water Rights Activist. She creates collage, paintings, and installations that often interweave text. She tells stories through the use of appropriated materials from popular magazines, vintage maps, and resourced materials, offering them back to the viewer with a sense of history and admiration of the beautiful. Her mixed media artworks are sometimes applause and sometimes ranting about the effects of politics and history. By squaring off the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, she absorbs the tradition of remembrance art into daily practice. This personal story-telling is important as an act of meditation and mediation.
The untold stories of enslaved peoples, of women fighting for potable water, of children who never made it home for dinner and never would again, of men sitting on death row, and of the girls of Chibok, are just some of the stories that Candace yearns to tell visually.
As plainly as the Speculative Fiction writer, Octavia Butler wrote, “I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell”, and, like Octavia, she is compelled to “write” these stories in color and shape and form. Visit https://chleeart.com/ for more information.