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CALL for ENTRIES: Gender Definition

2010 July 19

Click Here to Subscribe to by Email!I am a product of a Southern upbringing and all the loveliness–and baggage–that goes with it.  As a woman in the South, we are often expected to be in charge in the boardroom, have dinner on the table by 7…and do it all in heels and pearls.

Gender issues have been the subject of art for as long as art has been a subject.  “Girl, Please!” is a Call for Entries from the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and is a great exhibit opportunity to re-examine gender issues from a slightly different perspective.

Take a look…

Call for Entries:
Girl, Please!

Exhibition Dates: November 5 – December 23, 2010

We are all born naked, the rest is just drag” -Rupaul

Visit the Woman Made Gallery!Gender is a performance, an act that is perpetuated and maintained by societal norms and expectations, but how, and to what extent does it define us? “Girl, Please!” seeks to push and transcend the definition of gender while also exploring its relation to individual character amongst collective expectations. Bearing in mind Rupaul’s statement, drag in this case is not disco, but rather an illustration of feminity and masculinity in shades of grey.

Visit the Woman Made Gallery!Open to all genders! Artwork in all media may not exceed 72” horizontally, frame included. Please include an artist statement and a $30 entry fee.

Online Entries Submit jpgs of up to three of your works on our website.

Mailed Entries Mail slides or cd with images of three of your works, completed entry form, and a $30 entry fee to Woman Made Gallery, 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642.

Visit RuPaul online!Jurors: Kristen Carter and Emanuel Aguilar

Kristen Carter is WMG’s Gallery Coordinator. She is a graduate from DePaul University, and has a BA in History of Art and Architecture with a minor in Studio Art, in addition to studying Art History and Fine Art in Florence, Italy. Carter is a Ph.D candidate in Art History at the University of British Columbia as of September 2010. She is also a member of the Keeper Team for ArtSlant Chicago where she writes monthly reviews about art exhibitions in Chicago, and writes for the online art magazine, Jettison.

Emanuel Aguilar is assisting Woman Made Gallery with its exhibition programs. In addition he volunteers his marketing skills to the organization. He is a Fine Arts Major at Columbia College with concentration in Identity Politics and a Minor in Marketing, and he studied in Florence, Italy at the Lorenzo De Medici University. Aguilar works for Chicago’s Jean Albano Gallery and A & D Gallery. He has curated several exhibitions, and helped found the online arts magazine, Jettison.

Entry Deadline: August 11, 2010

Notifications: September 8, 2010

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