Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary Show – Call For Artists

Posted by on January 11, 2017

Northwest Area Art Council announces a call for artists for Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary show, a juried fine art exhibit celebrating women artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jan 2017

This show is presented annually by the Northwest Area Arts Council at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, IL. Women’s Works 2017: 30th Anniversary provides an opportunity to showcase the creative artwork of women artists. The show opens in March, in honor of Women’s History Month, and runs through the end of April.

In honor of the 30th Anniversary, the jurors for this year’s show will be the founders of the Women’s Works show, the artists of the Workshop for Contemporary Artists. The judge for this year’s show will be Brenda Oelbaum, the current president of the Women’s Caucus for Art.

Women artists 18 or older may submit any original work completed in the last two years. No previously accepted works in either Real People or Women’s Works will be accepted for Women’s Works 2017. If your work is collaborative please contact us so that we can make sure all information is collected. All work must be for sale.

Each show displays works by 115-120 artists to the greater Chicago area. Women’s Works has become a much anticipated area event and the show enjoys excellent media coverage and exposure. Along with the Opening Reception, other events are at The Old Court House Arts Center during the exhibition to encourage attendance.

The Northwest Area Art Council award $1500 in prizes for 1st-3rd, 3 Artistic Merits, and 2 other awards. In addition, this year the founders of Women’s Works will be choosing one artist to have a solo show at the Old Court House Arts Center later in 2017.

Women's Works 2017: 30th Anniversary Show - Call For Artists

About the Northwest Area Arts Council

The Northwest Area Arts Council (NAAC) is a regional arts council. It has operated in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for over 30 years. NAAC is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to the arts and connecting artists and the general public.

As of 2014, NAAC has been running the Old Court House Arts Center, located in the old McHenry County Courthouse building, which was built over 150 years ago. The Art Center occupies the second floor of the building and has over 7,500 square feet of usable gallery space. It has five distinct galleries and a consignment gallery for local art. The building is on the historic square in Woodstock, IL. The Art Center has been in operation for over 35 years. Each year NAAC and the Old Court House Arts Center jointly arrange for 25+ distinct local, regional, and national exhibits. Women’s Works is one of two international juried exhibitions held at the art center each year.

For more information, contact womensworks2017@naac4art.org.

Contemporary Woman 10 – Call for Artists

Posted by on February 06, 2016

The Chico Art Center announces a call for artists for the Contemporary Women 10.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

Our 10th annual Contemporary Woman 10 art showcase is open to all women 18 and older worldwide. This is a juried show. This very important exhibit examines the contributions of women in the art world and their expression as female artists.

The show dates are April 8 – May 6.

Selected artists notified by March 14.

Cash prizes for: 1st $500, 2nd $300, and 3rd $200 place winners.

This year’s juror is Ruth Waters, President and Founder of the Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, CA.

For more information, contact chicoartcenter@att.net.

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Working Women – Call for Artists

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Artworks Loveland is calling on Colorado women artists to submit proposals for contemporary artwork for its upcoming exhibition, Working Women, that comments on women in the labor force.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 24 Jan 2016

  • Juried exhibition open to female artists who reside in the state of Colorado.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces, representing the theme, Working Women.
  • A maximum of two works of art per artist will be chosen.

All themes and mediums that deal with evolving family dynamics and relationships with women as earners throughout history will be considered. The topic is broad as many transformations and changes over the past decades have had a profound impact on the lives of women. The subject has been left open to a variety of interpretations to complement and further explore themes of the women’s economic, social, and cultural status. We encourage you to submit artwork that is exciting and unique.

The exhibition is inspired by talented contemporary women artists working in Colorado, and will be curated by Maureen Corey curator at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. The intention is to support and strengthen women in the arts by selecting a cross-section of artists engaging in dialogues about furthering progress for women’s rights.

The selected artists’ artwork will be featured in the Working Women exhibition at Artworks Loveland, 310 N. Railroad Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Working Women will be held in the main gallery space. Cash prizes are available.

Artworks Loveland the largest nonprofit Studio Artist Community in Northern Colorado dedicated to advancing contemporary art and artists. We foster a collaborative studio environment supportive of the creative process and opportunities to exhibit.  Artworks Loveland is located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Loveland.

For more information, contact  info@artworksloveland.org.

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Women in Art – Call for Artists

Posted by on November 29, 2015

Las Laguna Gallery in Laguna Beach, California is looking for unbelievable women artists.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Dec 2015

All women artists and mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Artists work will be on display in our Laguna Beach gallery from January 7th through January 29th, 2016. Gallery split: 60% artist – 40% gallery.

Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Village, a premier location with an artist alcove that includse artist galleries, shops, and dining overlooking Laguna Beach. Most nights offer live music near the fire pits. Las Laguna Gallery is a member of Laguna Beach ArtWalk. The trolley stops nearby for visitors and lovers of art to visit.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

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7th Passion for Freedom – Call for Artists

Posted by on August 04, 2015

Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists working in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, photography, mixed media, installation and video.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 28 Aug 2015

Artists are asked to respond to the following questions or one of them through their work and a short artist statement discussing their work (online form – one of the sections):

  1. What is freedom?
  2. How easy is it to lose freedom?
  3. How hard is it to get freedom back?

Selection panel:

  • Gary Hill – one of the most prominent American foundational artists in video art.
  • Sarah Maple – provocative young British artist, feminist and activist.
  • Dr Lee Weinberg – curator, art researcher and lecturer at Goldsmith University.
  • Jasvinder Sangera – one of The Guardian’s ‘100 most inspiring women in the World,’ the Ambassador for Peace Award, the Pride of Britain Award, among many others.
  • Paul Carter Robinson – founding partner and CEO Artlyst – a comprehensive international what’s on guide for art events, exhibitions, fairs and auctions.

The premier art festival dedicated to freedom and open-entry exhibition. This represents traditional and cross-media art, which will be presented together with selected books, film sections and
renowned journalists. Three visual artists will be nominated for General Awards and three film productions will receive Freedom Film Awards. The audience will vote for their favourite piece of art for the People’s Choice Freedom Award during the Gala Ceremony.

The PFF exhibition will showcase uncensored art from UK, Europe and around the world who aim to promote human rights and freedom of expression. Hero artists risk their lives for greater good – some of them hiding under the artistic pseudonym or bravely creating despite threats and backlash in their home countries.

This year at the festival there will be collection of 10 films, 6 books, 6 journalists and around 50 artworks from all over the world.

Passion for Freedom (PFF) is a non-governmental, voluntary-based organisation that promotes human rights and freedom of expression through art. PFF was started in London in 2007 by a small group of friends, mainly women, and is today supported by a huge international network of artists, activists, journalists and professionals.

The festival was recognized by Madonna and highlighted in her Freedom Calendar 2014. PFF cooperated with BBC on its Freedom Year Program last year, and it continuous cooperation with Royal Holloway University on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Passion for Freedom stands for freedom. PFF involves others in education projects and breaks political correctness in media.

Mall Galleries is a major contemporary gallery space in the heart of Central London, championing the work of new and established artists. For over 40 years Mall Galleries has played a crucial role in diversifying the practice of figurative art, exploring its boundaries while promoting, inspiring and educating audiences with new exhibitions and interpretations of the contemporary world. Mall Galleries is operated by the Federation of British Artists, a major visual arts charity established in 1961.

For more information, contact info@passionforfreedom.co.uk.

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Outskirts: Bodies, Places, and Identities – Call for Artists

Posted by on April 07, 2015

This is an exhibition project working towards creating a place for women artists from all walks of life, diverse cultural backgrounds, and different identities of race or sexuality.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Jul 2015

The main focus will be on issues and concepts in relation to the embodied experience in time and space; the hybridization between identities and cultures; and the binary constructs of gender, homosexuality vs. heterosexuality, domestic vs. public spheres, and outskirt vs. center with respect to progress, societies, social spaces and identities.

The project will showcase the works of the participating women artists in a series of solo and collaborative exhibitions. Artists are encouraged to express new ideas and experiment with various media.

tAd is a small, not-for-profit, artist-run space, established to promote contemporary art practices as a way to stimulate dialogue between visual art, culture, and society.

For more information, contact contact@tadgallery.org.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 6th PASSION FOR FREEDOM FESTIVAL – London

Posted by on May 20, 2014

CALL FOR ENTRIES – 6TH EDITION OF PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART COMPETITION

The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” in the categories of film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, journalism, book, performance and other forms of artistic expression. So far the competition has featured hundreds of artists from all over the world, including Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.

Click here to apply.

“Brave” artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have courage to show his work for the fear of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid “offending religious feelings”.

As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20th September 2014. The festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be announced on later date.

WHAT IS FREEDOM?

HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?

HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?

Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.  www.passionforfreedom.co.uk

“Honored to have been the recipient of last year’s ‘Visitors Choice Award’ I would urge everyone to support, in whatever way that they can, the tireless work being done by the ‘Passion for Freedom Festival’. The Festival brings together artists from many corners of the globe whose work treats about human rights issues and defends freedoms of expression,

It provides a much needed platform for information dissemination, reflexive discussion and artistic articulation. It highlights ongoing repressive issues and potentially enables social, governmental, and dogmatic change at this time of increasing global conservatism.’

-Steve Rosenthal (UK), Visitors Choice Award 2011

“Freedom is a fragile balance and they stated this with their beautiful view and exhibition they worked on so carefully and balanced. This festival deserves worldwide recognition and attention. It has more than proven its existence because it shows us how precious peace, freedom and security are”

-Johan van der Dong (Netherland), Shortlisted Artist 2012

The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up for freedom of speech and artistic expression. More in the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4fu9tXYVsg.

For more information, contact katka@passionforfreedom.co.uk.