Sunday, November 21, 2010

Call for Art: National WCA, WCA Chapters, Soho Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts,

Call for Submissions

Washington Project for the Arts
Contain, Maintain, Sustain
Curated by Welmoed Laanstra, Sara Reisman and Ernesto Santalla
DEADLINE for Submissions:Monday, December 20th, 2010 5 PM
Exhibition location: Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
Exhibition dates: Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, July 17, 2011

Contain, Maintain, Sustain is a juried indoor and outdoor exhibition hosted by Artisphere in collaboration with Washington Project for the Arts (WPA) and Washington Sculptors Group (WSG). The exhibit will feature static and time-based artworks conceived to explore sustainability as it relates to contemporary sculpture and installation practices. Artists are encouraged to widely interpret this call for submissions so that the exhibition concept will reflect the concerns of artists living and working in the Washington DC area and beyond. Selected artists will receive a stipend of $250 to assist with the execution and transportation of works.Entry to the exhibition is open to all current members of Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington Sculptors Group (WSG) and directory members. Artists who are not already members should join either organization before submitting their entry to this exhibition online.

All media and application materials must be submitted online via the Arlington Slideroom site

You are invited to participate in an on-line exhibition, open to all artists.
The theme — “Manipulated” – (anything and everything that means).

The objective of this exhibition is to create artwork that demonstrates being manipulated, manipulation, and anything and everything that means!

“Manipulate” is defined as (1) manage or influence skillfully, esp. in an unfair manner: he manipulated people's feelings. (2) move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner: She manipulated the lights to get just the effect she wanted. (3) To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously: He manipulated public opinion in his favor. And (4) tamper with or falsify for personal gain: manipulated stock prices.

Our Juror: Linda Ravenswood is an artist, writer and vocalist. She was born in Los Angeles, California and lived in Europe throughout the 1980's. In 1993 she moved to Ireland with her husband, the songwriter and music interpreter/musicologist Garrison White, to write and publish work. Her drawings have been published in the The Wilshire Review (Los Angeles, California, Volumes 1 and 2 2000). She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and is a triple graduate of The California Institute of the Arts in Art, Music and Theatre. She studied at several other academies worldwide, including Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles. She currently is on the faculty of Occidental College, in Los Angeles.

Entry Deadline: Entries accepted now through November 15, 2010

Accepted Entries: Will appear on the juried show website:

Go to shows to download the Prospectus and Registration Form
If you have questions or need help, please e-mail me at


WCA February Conference Opportunities:

Hidden Cities

Entry deadline: Friday, November 19, 2010, 11:59 pm PST

2011 National Juried Exhibition held in conjunction with WCA and the College Art Association (CAA) Conference.

Juror: Lisa Phillips, Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC

Theme: No matter our place in society, we all have our Hidden City, a place of refuge from gender, race, class, and sexual exclusions, a place that shapes the feminist viewpoint. Some cities, like wrapped boxes, conceal unexpected gifts, others are riddles and lyrical abstractions. These are performative spaces where we may imagine retribution for injustices, righting wrongs or conversely, delving into the dark side. Artists are invited to explore their idea of their own Hidden City, real or imagined, in an array of media. The theme may be broadly interpreted from an activist, political, or personal context. Convince the viewer of its viability, a live space filled with passion and imagination.

Entry fee: $35 for current WCA members/$45 for non-members

Location: New Century Artists Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, NYC

Exhibition dates: February 1 - 12, 2011

Reception: Friday, February 11

Eligibility: This exhibition is open to all WCA members and USA women artists.

Go to upload your artwork, fill out the application, and submit payment.

For more information contact: Karen Gutfreund, exhibition chair, at

7th Annual WCA International Video Shorts Festival

Entry Deadline extended: Wednesday December 1, 2010 (postmark deadline)

Held annually in conjunction with the College Art Association and WCA conference. The Festival’s premier will take place during the week of the WCA conference in New York City.

First viewing: Friday, February 11, 12:30 - 2pm, WCA reception at CAA

Juror: Verena Mund is the Film Studies Coordinator at the University of Minnesota. She is a film author and curator, and has taught at several universities and art schools. She has worked for the film/video department at Walker Art Center and was Co-Director of Feminale, International Women's Film Festival Cologne, Germany. In 2009 she was member of the selection committee of International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany. In 2000 she co-edited Girls, Gangs, Guns. Zwischen Exploitation-Kino und Underground and in 2007 Working Girls. Zur Okonomie von Liebe und Arbeit. Forthcoming is an article on Austrian director, actress and writer Kathrin Resetarits.

Eligibility: Open to all women artists. The works must be created by women videographers, or directed/co-directed by women.

Exhibition Format: All genres will be accepted: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, collage, etc. Entries must not exceed 15 minutes in length, should be in DVD format ONLY and cued to start. Please do not send original/master copy.

Entry Fee: US$25 for current WCA members/US$30 for non-members. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: WCA/New Media Fund

Mail Entries to: WCA-STL, Art Dept/STLCC-FV, ATTN: Leslie Hume, 3400 Pershall Rd., St. Louis MO 63135

Entry form/prospectus: Available on the national website beginning Wed. October 13

For more information contact: Leslie Hume, WCA Video Festival Director at



Presented by the Young Women's Caucus

Proposal due date: DECEMBER 15, 2010

Performance date: Thursday, February 10

Performance locations: National Women's Caucus for Art Conference (CAA) snd Raandesk Gallery (NYC)

What we are curating performances, and performance artists

How to participate: Email Performance Chair, Bonnie MacAllister at the following information: Name, Address, Cell Phone, Email, Website. 50-250 words on how your performance. Include: any audio visual, prop, costuming needs. If you have prior performance video and/or .jpgs. Subject line: "YWC PERFORMANCE"

You MUST be available and able to be in New York the entire evening of February 10th.

We STRONGLY encourage ALL CURRENT ART STUDENTS and EMERGING PERFORMERS to participate. You need not be a current member of the Women's Caucus for Art or Young Women's Caucus to participate.

Residency Opportunity:
This is a really nice opportunity to work in a studio within a gallery space in the Chelsea district of New York city. Our first resident artist has used the space to show her work to interested parties, and to engage the public. She has been included in group shows in commercial galleries as a result. Check it out.
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