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CALL for ENTRIES: The American Dream

2010 October 15

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How often have you heard the sentence, “What’s more American than pie?”  Honestly, I’m not a huge fan.  I know you are shocked that I am not over the moon about any food; however, apples just aren’t my thing.  I like raw Granny Smith apples with a generous dash of salt, but I just don’t want them cooked.  Let start a new saying, “What’s more American than rhubarb pie?”  You heard it here first, folks.  This next Call from the Woman Made Gallery is also looking to redefine the idea of American.

Check out this Call for Entries called The American Dream: A Juxtaposition from the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago.  I’ve shown work at Woman Made before, and I always admire the curatorial eye of their jurors.  The fee is reasonable, and you know how I love a theme.  Take a closer look…

Visit the Woman Made Gallery!CALL for ENTRIES:
The American Dream

It has been since the Founding Fathers declared in 1776 that “all men are created equal” and Americans were granted the privilege of “certain unalienable rights” such as “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” that people began to search for the abstract notion of ‘The American Dream.’  

The American Dream is a philosophy that has grown out of the perspective of the people living it and has become as individual as those who still seek to pursue it and understand it.

Visit the Woman Made Gallery!The American Dream: a Juxtaposition seeks to define our current interpretation of ‘The American Dream’ while acknowledging what this dream exposes our minds, bodies, and environment to. 

MEDIA:  This exhibition is open to all media that address the hopes, promises, and prosperity of ‘The American Dream’ as well as the inconsistencies and consequences of ‘The American Dream’.

Online Submissions: Submit jpgs of up to three of your works on their website.  Please include an artist statement and a $30 entry feePlease note the deadline is FIVE days away.  You don’t have time to mail an entry…use the online submission.

Juror: Catherine Blackwell Peña  (BFA/MFA) is a working artist and educator. Her artwork blends photography, installation, public art, and sculptural elements in works that challenge the viewer to reposition their perspective physically and mentally. Reoccurring themes in her work are humans altered relationship with nature and the boundaries and limits of our built environment.

Peña’s work has been exhibited in-group shows in Seattle, New York, Chicago, Memphis, St. Louis, Boulder, Las Vegas, and Kansas City.  Outside of her studio practice, Peña is dedicated to teaching, and exploring Public Art and Social Practices not only through educational settings but also in collaborations with nonprofits and community organizations.

Peña currently teaches at Memphis College of Art and Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN and also acts as a Public Art Workshop Coordinator for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Entry Deadline: October 20, 2010

Notifications:  November 10, 2010

For full details, Download the Prospectus!

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