Call To Artists for Submissions:
BLOOMS, Spring 2020
SPRING 2020: CALL TO ARTISTS: “BLOOMS” (COMMUNITY GALLERY)
Register: Register HERE to Upload Submissions
Exhibition: February 28, 2020, to May 16, 2019
Opening: Friday, February 28, from 6-8 p.m.
Submission: Please submit online with all details, including a .jpg image, size, price, style, plus a 100-word (no more) artist statement. Submit here. Be sure to upload a high-resolution photo with 300 DPI resolution.
Deadline: Submit by Thursday, January 23, 2020
Drop Off: Either Saturday or Sunday, January 25-26, 2020, from 1 to 6 p.m. (Featured artists preferred on Saturday)
Pick Up: Sunday, May 17, 2020, 1-6 p.m.
Entry fee: $15 for up to three pieces for “community garden” gallery only. (Featured artists will donate 20% of any sales to help fund our “See The Women” art program.)
Size: 16” x 20” max size preferred but larger pieces will be considered. Smaller pieces tend to sell more easily.
Contact: Jennifer Wolfe: Jennifer@WomenWritingJacksonville.com
Theme: We are celebrating flowers, beauty, the natural world, and all that we see blooming around us…good or bad. What is blooming in ourselves, our backyards, and the larger world? Still life and figurative work encouraged, but non-figurative, metaphorical work accepted gladly; the theme is open to interpretation. The use of women and words in the art is encouraged but not necessary.
Featured artists: Krista Lee Weller, Tiffany Manning, Jamie Galley, Susan Ober, Suzanne Pickett, Ana Kamia
Location: Women Writing for (a) Change, Jax, 1610 Osceola Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32204. This is a historic home where numerous writing and related events are held each semester. The writing this semester is based on writing in nature.
Guidelines: Paintings, collage, mixed media, photography, and sculptures will be accepted. Artwork must be original work by the artists. Art must be properly framed with wire on the back (no saw-tooth hangers). Gallery-wrapped canvases must have all sides painted. All frames must be in good condition; worn, chipped frames and art with mats that are not clean will not be accepted. Please be sure each piece is clearly marked with a paper tag noting the name of artist, title, framed size, and medium.
Insurance: Please note that Women Writing for (a) Change will not have insurance in place to cover your work while it is in the show. Please obtain your own insurance.
Media: Artists agree that images of work submitted may be used in promotional materials for show and related events.
Lifting the Expression of the Feminine in All Forms
At Women Writing for (a) Change Jax, our vision is to lift the expression of women in all forms, starting with writing but extending to all forms of media and the expressive arts and sciences, including musical, performing, theater, film, journalism, and of course, the visual arts. We have a legion of reasons for this, but the fact that our national museums have traditionally focused almost exclusively on white men is a compelling reason enough.
Up until now, the data shows that less a ridiculously small percentage of art in our national and international museums and galleries is by women, much less women of color. We aim to change that, starting our own backyard. Each semester we hold an art show featuring local women artists, some as our primary artists but always with a “community gallery” where any female-identifying artist can submit their work.
The work from these artists, and the writing it inspires each semester, is collected into an annual anthology titled, (a) river rising: Anthology of Women’s Voices. Our first anthology was printed in November of 2019, with the theme of Rise and Shine, based on our 2018-2019 art shows, and including work from the past five years of writing in the Jacksonville community.
Benefits of Exhibiting
- Your work will have multiple exposures to a variety of audiences, as we hold regular classes and a variety of events throughout the semester. Hundreds of people will view your work.
- The artwork is hung in a home setting, creating an inviting environment so that potential patrons can see the way the art might look in their homes.
- The artwork is tied to a positive experience for participants and is therefore imbued with more meaning to patrons.
- Your work and your name will receive press coverage.
- Your work will be captured in our Annual Anthology if you submit it.
- We may ask to create a journal or a booklet with your artwork, providing another platform for your work. You will be reimbursed for this use.
Current and Future Art Exhibits
- RISE (Fall 2018) and SHINE (Spring 2019): Rise and Shine anthology [exhibit curated by Cookie Davis and Deborah Reid]
- BIRDS (Fall 2019) and BLOOMS (Spring 2020): Birds and Blooms anthology [exhibits curated by Deborah Reid]
- ROOTS (Fall 2020) and BRANCHES (Spring 2021): Roots and Branches anthology [exhibit curated by Jennifer Murray Jones (Roots) and Louise Freshman Brown (Branches)]
- RIVERS (Fall 2021) and OCEANS (Spring 2022): River and Oceans anthology
- AND JUSTICE… (Fall 2022) and …FOR ALL (Spring 2223): And Justice…For All anthology