CALL for ENTRIES: Honoring Women’s Rights
One of my first real memories of (what I thought was) cooking is inseparable from the music of Helen Reddy. Yup. I was standing on a stool, at around age 8, in front of the stove stirring canned corn in a pot singing “I am woman, hear me roar” at the top of my lungs. Bizarre then. Bizarre now. Bizarre always. This next Call wants an entirely different perspective, I suspect. We’ve come a long way baby…
Check out this Call for Entries from four chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art for Honoring Women’s Rights at the National Steinbeck Center (Salinas, CA). Entry fee is reasonable; jurors are stellar; and, you have a lot to say. Say it with art…
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CALL for ENTRIES:
Honoring Women’s Rights
Historically women play a central role in the struggle for Civil Rights, yet their voices and experiences are generally ignored. We believe their roles should be examined and
interpreted. We propose an exhibition to visually interpret this struggle, from the local Salinas Valley community to the global level. By promoting and striving for protection and actualization of women’s rights, we are paving a path for a stronger and fuller civil and personal life. We can join our visual voices together to create authentic recognition, validation and compassion for each other. We can review our collective history as females, take stock of our present positions and envision our future, knowing what we want to improve, empowering ourselves and those who follow us. Rise to the challenge given by Hillary Rodham Clinton in her remarks to the U.N. 4th World Conference at the Women Plenary Session, in Beijing, China, Women’s Rights Are Human Rights!
“The great challenge…is to give voice to women everywhere whose experiences go unnoticed, whose words go unheard.”
MEDIA: All media accepted
DEADLINE: June 17, 2012
NOTIFICATION: July 20, 2012
ENTRY FEE: $25/3 for WCA members, $35/3 for non-members and $15 install fee for those accepted.
JURORS: Dr. Joyce Aiken, Professor Emerita of Art from California State University, Fresno, taught Feminist Art from 1973 to 1992 when she retired from full time teaching, but continues to teach for the University in their London Semester Program. She was the Director of the Fresno Arts Council from 2004 to 2008 and represents them as the Public Art Consultant for both the City and County of Fresno. Her current art is conceptual and centers on social issues.
Dr. Ruth Weisburg, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the Roski School, University of Southern California, received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in September 2011. Weisberg has had over 80 solo and 185 group exhibitions, including a recent major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and a retrospective, at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles as well as a solo exhibition at the Huntington in San Marino. Her work is included in sixty major Museum collections.
Patricia Rodriguez, co-founder of the “Mujeres Muralistas”, is one of the first Chicana Artist to create a course on Chicano Art History and a reader for the Chicano Art History course, at UC Berkeley 1977. She also taught at The Institute of American Indian Arts , Espanola Community college, and at Los Alamos Community College. Having just completed a 10-year career as gallery curator, for Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, Ms. Rodriguez continues to curate shows, through the Internet and locally. Her exhibition artwork has been monotype prints, box constructions, in the Bay Area; The Museum of Modern Art, Smithsonian, Mexican Fine Arts Museum, Daniel Saxon Gallery, and De Young Museum, The Triton Museum and many other community galleries and venues.