29 Mar 2024

Art Calls Access: An Ordinary Notion

Northern California Womens Caucus for Art San Francisco, California, United States

Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: April 17, 2024 – With ACCESS-An Ordinary Notion, the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) seeks artworks that tell individual stories and advocate for social justice and human rights. We are committed to amplifying various voices and viewpoints as we strive for peace using art as a visual narrative.

ACCESS-An Ordinary Notion will showcase art in all media that speak to and illuminate the ongoing conversation around race, women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights, reproductive rights, disparities in global wealth, power, access to food, water, shelter, education, health services, disability access, child and elder care, along with immigration issues, climate change, and criminal (in)justice in the modern world. We are open to, and encouraging, a wide range of interpretations.

NCWCA showcases artwork as a conduit in our collective determination for rights that should never be exclusive or for the privileged, but instead are interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible for all. We believe that art can be a powerful vehicle to spark meaningful discussion and ignite inflection points. We also believe in the artist’s voice to foster these important dialogues worldwide. For the ACCESS Exhibition, we invite artists to inspire us to action and to create visions for a new, more inclusive, and just society.

On display Saturday, June 15 -Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Arc Gallery, San Francisco.

NCWCA is seeking art from women, including trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary artists. Open to original artwork created through the media of painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, collage, digital, sculpture, assemblage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, storyboard, installation, ceramics, glass art. No reproductions.


  • Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair, Visual Artist, Educator, Curator
  • Karen M. Gutfreund, Independent Curator, Consultant, Artist
  • Meghan Lewis MacLeod, Ph.D., Ecofeminist Artist, Creative Arts-based Counselor, WCA LGBTQ+ Pod Leader

$15 NCWCA and National WCA members, $25 Public. After 4/3/2024, $30 all submissions.

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Founded in 1972, Women’s Caucus for Art is an affiliate society of the College Art Association and founding partner of the Feminist Art Project. The Northern California Women’s Caucus is one of its earliest chapters, formed in 1973. It is one of three California chapters and serves members in San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Marin and all parts of Northern California. Our Mission is to create community through art, education and social activism.

NCWCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN 77-0183213.

P.O. Box 31101
San Francisco, CA 94131

Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Art Calls. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Education and Exhibition - Group.

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