Exhibition Dates: April 13 – May 5, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: February 9, 2018
Juror: Janet Bloch

Exhibition Description:

Is There a Mother in the House?  The current state of our world might compel us to say no.  The swell of women’s voices says otherwise, and how.  We all come from mothers.  We inhabit Mother Earth.  From Mother Nature to Mother Superior, from the Mother of Invention to Motherf*@%!#, there are many forms of Mother.  This exhibit aims to consider them all.  Fierce to funny. Domestic to mythic.

What is the meaning of Mother, and what house does she inhabit?  What sway does a mother’s voice, presence, love—or lack of these things—have?  Must one bear a child, or be a woman, to be a mother?

WMG invites all female identified artists to submit work that explores the multiple facets of Mother—political, personal, comic, symbolic, historic, biological, idealized or actual—and her impact on their own lives or on the wider world.  All material and techniques will be considered.

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: general@womanmade.org.  All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work.  Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Submit Your Work

**Works in all media are welcome.
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: general@womanmade.org.  All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work.  Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Juror: Janet Bloch

Janet Bloch is an artist, administrator and author.  She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She is the recipient of numerous grants including an Illinois Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Regional/ Midwest Fellowship and three Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission.  Janet has had several solo exhibits nationwide and her work is in numerous collections which include the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Illinois State Museum, Deloitte and Eaton Corporations.  She is the author of a workbook, Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists.  After a long career as a professional artist, Janet now serves as the Executive Director at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana.

(Banner Image: artwork by Janet Bloch)