5 Jul 2020

Call for Submissions Craftivism: The Art of Action

Woman Made GalleryChicago, Illinois, United States

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 25, 2020 – Craftivism is an art-form that fuses art, craft, and action. This broad definition creates endless opportunities for artists to innovative solutions to today’s biggest cultural, structural, and societal issues. At its best, craftivists use their work to build community, give voice, challenge systems of oppression, and demonstrate tangible outcomes.

Open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local, national, and international community, Woman Made Gallery is inviting artwork in any media that focuses on the message to engage the broader community with the intend to effect change.

All entries should include a brief theme-related statement (max. 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

Exhibition dates: Sept 18 – Oct 10, 2020

JUROR – Shannon Downey
Shannon Downey better known as Badass Cross Stitch, is a community organizer disguised as a fiber artist and craftivist. She blends her politics, activism, and art into projects that are designed to inspire others to take action, think, discuss, engage with democracy and their community, and find some digital/analog balance.

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: general@womanmade.org.


We encourage entries of recent works in all media, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Applicants should submit a general artist’s statement. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.

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.

Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3
Chicago, IL 60608
t: (312)-738-0400

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Call for Submissions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Extended Deadlines, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Exhibition – Group and Sales.

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