- EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 21, 2020
- ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2020
- NOTIFICATIONS: SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.
Prizes Awarded: Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100.
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. We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 200 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
About the Juror: Juana Williams is a contemporary art curator from Detroit, Michigan. Her curatorial practice predominantly focuses on deconstructing complex, contemporary cultural issues and attempts to provide a dialogue within which these issues can be discussed. As an emerging African American curator and scholar, she is also particularly sensitive to and interested in issues of diversity. Williams is passionate about engaging communities, elevating diverse voices, and giving a platform to artists for innovative expression. She persistently advocates for supporting artists and preserving art-centered spaces.
Williams is currently the Exhibitions Curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) and based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has curated exhibitions at multiple galleries and museums featuring a roster of artists at various stages of their career including Devan Shimoyama, Firelei Báez, Allie McGhee, Wangechi Mutu, and Elizabeth Catlett, to name a few.
She holds a BA in Art and an MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to joining UICA, Williams held multiple positions at various art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Wayne State University Art Department Gallery, the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. For more information visit https://www.curatorjuana.com/