Call for Art
Small Works Members Show | Exhibition Dates: November 25–December 23, 2023
This group exhibition is open to all current WMG members, regardless of gender working across all mediums. Please join or renew membership Here. Any entry received without paid member dues by October 12, 2023, will not be accepted.
WMG defines small work at or under 20 in. at the longest side and with a list price of up to $400. All works in this exhibition are required to be listed for sale. WMG Members may submit up to 3 works for consideration, with one artwork guaranteed for inclusion. Entries are selected by WMG’s Program Committee.
Entry Due Date: October 12, 2023, 11:59 PM CST | No Entry Fee
Digital Alchemy: Transforming Pixels into Emotions | Virtual Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2023 – January 13, 2024
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is seeking entries for Digital Alchemy: Transforming Pixels into Emotions, a virtual group exhibition open to women and non-binary artists. Entries are curated by Willea Zwey. This exhibition focuses on the emotional impact of digital art. Artists experiment with digital tools to evoke feelings, sensations, and narratives. The show can feature multimedia installations, audiovisual experiences, and emotionally immersive digital artworks. Artists may submit up to three works plus an artist statement related to the exhibition theme. ALL accepted works with statements will be viewable online.
First Entry Due Date: October 14, 2023 @ 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $20) | Final Entry Due Date (fee increase to $25): October 21, 2023 @ 11:59 PM CST
mine, yours, ours | Exhibition Dates: January 20–February 17, 2024
Open to women and nonbinary individuals, this juried call invites visual artists, designers, and performers based in the United States to submit their distinctive ways in treasuring their traditional food recipes while exploring adaptive methods of cooking. What are their kitchen stories and familial traditions? How are their ancestral or indigenous foods cooked and shared with others? What are the challenges or marginalizations encountered by them for sustaining their familial food traditions for future generations to embrace? How is food consumed for sustenance during joy or conflict or despair at home or in their communities? How do they bring diverse communities of people together, establish belonging, and promote hope through food? Entries are juried by Archana Shekara. $30 entry fee allows submission of up to three works.
First Entry Due Date: November 11, 2023, 11:59 PM CST (entry fee: $30) | Final Entry Due Date (fee increase to $35): November 18, 2023, 11:59 PM
WMG Call for Words: My Abortion: My Choice
OPEN CALL THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2023
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ABOUT JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Woman Made Gallery (WMG) hosts between seven and nine exhibitions annually, five of which are juried exhibitions and open to submissions from women and non-binary artists. These juried exhibitions explore a wide variety of themes that connect women and non-binary artists with high profile art industry professionals and foster dialogue within contemporary feminism and social justice.
The WMG programming committee (composed of WMG staff, board, and volunteers) identifies initial themes and potential jurors, and collaborates with each juror to develop the exhibition themes.
Our list of jurors include:
Alison Wong (Director and Curator at Wasserman Projects, Detroit); Dolores Mercado (Associate Curator at National Museum of Mexican Art), Jessica Bingham (artist, mother, and recent Curator at University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, IL), Juana Williams (Independent Curator, Detroit), Mia Lopez (Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago), Kathryn Markel (Director of Markel Fine Arts, New York City), Whitney LaMora (Curator at The Martin and LOCUS, Chicago), Amy Galpin (Chief Curator at Frost Art Museum of Florida International University), Sam Kirk (Multidisciplinary Artist, Chicago), Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman (collaborative photographers, Milwaukee, WI), Dorit Jordan Dotan (multi-media artist, Chicago), Indira Freitas Johnson (artist and educator, Chicago), among others.
Woman Made Gallery is a space for Women and non-binary artists from our local community, regionally based, and around the world. We welcome art from all women, including trans women and femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer and non-binary artists.
No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up by the artist. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds. Artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to the gallery “ready to exhibit.” Technology and/or works requiring special instructions will be organized upon acceptance.
Unless indicated otherwise, WMG juried exhibitions require a entry fee of $30-$35. Only one submission may be entered per artist. Each submission requires at least one and up to three artworks. Selections are made by respective jurors. A paid submission does not guarantee an exhibition opportunity. Entry fees are non-refundable.
Members at the Enhanced Artist Level and above receive one free entry annually. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your one-time code for free entry redemption.
WMG offers fee waivers to those that request the need. WMG offers around 30 fee waivers per juried exhibition. To acknowledge the historic inequities of wealth distribution, 15 of the 30 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 Requests on a rolling basis until all fee waivers have been distributed. The team at WMG will approve requests and send a Submittal fee waived link within three days to applicant.
Please send an email to email@example.com to request a fee waiver.
TERMS OF EXHIBITION
Woman Made Gallery expects accepted artworks to arrive to the gallery as pictured and with installation requirements submitted at the time of application. A limited number of accommodations may be made, but must be approved by the WMG at the time of artist contract agreements. Artist contract agreement with the full terms of exhibition will be distributed for agreement to all accepted artists upon acceptance notification. Terms of exhibition include final exhibition schedule, shipping and delivery, installation requirements, insurance disclaimer, art sales and commissions, right of reproduction of digital files and images, website and publicity requirements, among others. For details on terms of exhibition, please review details for each call for art or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.