OPPORTUNITY: CALL FOR ENTRIES
An Artsy International Exhibition Honoring Inspiring Women
Open to all Professional Local, National and International Artists
DESCRIPTION OF SHOW
The Year of the Woman was a popular label for 1992, after the election resulted in 5 female US Senators. The term has also been used to refer to the 2018 House elections, in which a record 103 women were elected, 90 of whom were Democrats. Now, in 2021, 119 women represent 27.4% of the total 117th US House of Representatives. Of the 119 women, 89 are Democrats.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton spoke of the glass ceiling, a metaphor which refers to an invisible barrier that prevents women and minorities from moving forward. In 2020, Kamala Harris broke that ceiling hard and shattered glass was heard around the world when she made history as the first woman and woman of color as Vice President.
Drawing Rooms sent out prayers across the country in the 2020 national public art exhibition, Prayers for the Pandemic; Prayers for Progress; Prayers for the Planet; Prayers for the Presidency. While these issues are ongoing, we think there is a lot to be hopeful for in 2021. This year we want to celebrate women. So many women in government stood up to the powers that be to help save our democracy. So many women’s accomplishments in every field haven’t gotten the same attention that men have. Straight, gay, trans, Black, Brown, Asian, Indigenous, White, etc– women have not been fairly represented. After all, history was written by men.
This exhibition attempts to set the record straight and rewrite history to include herstory. We want to honor inspiring women (special shout out to BIPOC) who are historic or newsworthy- whether or not they got their due in their day. These women could be contemporary, as well as throughout history, national, as well as international. We want to tell their stories visually and through text.
Although we all have women in our family, friends or acquaintances who are inspiring, this exhibition seeks to include women who have affected people on a larger historic scale.
Rewriting Herstory will be an Artsy exhibition and featured on our website, as well as social media. The show will run all year. We will also produce a print and online catalogue of the exhibition.
Let’s join together in solidarity. Go Girl Power. Go Sisterhood. Inspiring. Phenomenal. Audacious. Courageous. Let’s do this!
Once an EXHIBIT STARTS, it will continue through 2021, and new artworks can be added any time.
Submissions are open for any of these exhibits after the SUBMISSION START DATE.
Accepted works will either be added to the upcoming exhibit at the EXHIBIT START DATE, or added to an exhibit that has already started. Please submit for the EXHIBIT THEMES below.
EXHIBIT START DATES: EXHIBIT THEMES / SUBMISSION START DATES
March 1: Women Making the World Better** / Submit NOW through 2021
May 1: Women in Music and Dance / Submit April 1 through 2021
July 1: Women who Excel in the Written Word and Sports / Submit June 1 through 2021
Sept 1: Women in TV, Radio, Cinema, Theatre / Submit August 1 through 2021
Nov 1: Women in the Visual Arts / Submit October 1 through 2021
**EX: Politicians, Doctors, Scientists, Teachers, Engineers, Humanitarians, Activists, etc....
We are seeking submissions in any media– either portrait-based or non portrait-based work using symbols, concepts or text, 2D or 3D. (no video)
1. Upload up to 4 jpgs in one of the above exhibit themes. Submit form below for each jpg. (4 jpgs = 4 times you'll hit the submit button)
2. Size: 1-2mb (at least 1000 x 1000 pixels each side)
3. Jpg MUST be labeled:
First Name Last Name_Title_Media_Size_Price_Exhibit Theme.jpg
(Ex: Mary Smith_Yes She Can_Year_Watercolor_24x48_$2500_Women Making the World Better.jpg)
SUBMIT THROUGH FORM BELOW
NO FEE TO SUBMIT OR PARTICIPATE
Images will be selected by Drawing Rooms Curator for the online exhibition and catalog.
ALL WORK MUST BE FOR SALE
Split is 50/50
Artists are responsible for shipping works that sell. Buyer pays shipping.
If after referring to this information, you still have a question, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with subject header: HERSTORY QUESTION
Anne Trauben, Exhibitions Director / Curator
James Pustorino, Director
926 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ, 07306
Drawing Rooms is a program of Victory Hall Inc., a 501c3 non-profit organization producing exhibitions and classes in the NY/NJ area since 2001.