Call for Submissions Truth as a Contested Concept
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International Deadline: August 18, 2019 – WMG invites all artists worldwide to submit artwork for this exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date.
We used to think of “truth” as being absolute. That our choices were binary. But today “truth” is a contested concept. [how so?] One of the many questions that come up is whether truth is subject to human interpretation. Does truth change according to circumstances so that what is true for a particular time is not true at a different time? Does this mean that truth for one person may not necessarily be the same for everyone? If this is the case then can anyone really know “the truth”? The juror is interested in creating a dialog around what we consider truth to be. Do we feel that truth is important? Does the constant wearing away of our belief in truth jeopardize our well being?
Exhibition dates: Nov 1 – Nov 23, 2019.
JUROR – Indira Freitas Johnson
Award winning artist and educator, Indira Freitas Johnson’s passion to make art part of everyday life and to involve local communities in the art process is evident in all her work. Influenced by an artist father and a mother who was a social activist, Johnson believes strongly that art and activism are a powerful combination for social change.
Born in Mumbai, India, Johnson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Bombay and the Sir JJ Institute of Art and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the prestigious Illinois Governors Award for the Arts and Chicago Magazine named her the 2013 Chicagoan of the Year.
Johnson’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in numerous private and public collections including the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Transit Authority, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI.
ENTRY & FEE
The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No work may exceed 6’ horizontally or be over 75 pounds in weight unless delivered and picked up personally. WMG will refuse receipt of art that is heavier than 75 pounds.
All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work.
Notice: Week of September 23, 2019.
WMG will retain a 40% commission. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the end of the show. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit.
WMG does not carry art insurance. Artist may self-insure the work that is on exhibit at WMG.
Images of select artworks will be chosen for marketing and publicity. Images of all accepted are included on the WMG website.
All shipping and/or custom fees to and from WMG are the responsibility of the artist.
By submitting their work to WMG exhibitions artists agree to allow reproduction of their slides, digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes.
Woman Made Gallery is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its goal is to cultivate, promote and support the work of female-identified artists by providing exhibition opportunities, professional development, and public programs that invite discussion about what feminism means today. More than 8,000 women artists have exhibited their work since WMG was established. WMG welcomes the participation of people of all gender expressions and orientations as artists and program participants, members and supporters.
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