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.
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
*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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.