23rd International Open
- EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 30 – NOVEMBER 21, 2020
- EXTENDED ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 28, 2020
- NOTIFICATIONS: SEPTEMBER 19, 2020
Exhibition Description: Invitation to all female identified artists worldwide to submit artwork for this open exhibition. All themes, styles, and media will be considered. Artwork that explores or challenges conceptual and material boundaries is encouraged.
Prizes Awarded: Best of Show $500 / 2nd Place $250 / 3rd Place $100.
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: email@example.com. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 200 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.
Please note: Woman Made Gallery is offering a modified and flexible exhibition platform to all accepted artists. With many changes in social engagement since the Covid-19 breakout in March and in accordance with citywide reopening guidelines, the exhibition planning and preparation will be focused on the safety of the participating artists as well as the gallery members.
By offering this hybrid exhibition, those who cannot arrange their travel plans or artwork shipments due to their circumstances may still participate in the show by sharing the images of their work. Their work will be shown in the gallery space as a slideshow. All accepted work that can be shipped or hand-delivered will be curated and installed in the gallery space.
Both physical and virtual presentation of selected works will be included on WMG's website, in a virtual opening event and shared through WMG social media sites.
About the Juror: Juana Williams is an independent contemporary art curator from Detroit, Michigan. Her curatorial practice predominantly focuses on deconstructing complex, contemporary cultural issues and attempts to provide a dialogue within which these issues can be discussed. As an emerging African American curator and scholar, she is also particularly sensitive to and interested in issues of diversity. Williams is passionate about engaging communities, elevating diverse voices, and giving a platform to artists for innovative expression. She persistently advocates for supporting artists and preserving art-centered spaces.
Williams previously served as the Exhibitions Curator at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has curated exhibitions at multiple galleries and museums featuring a roster of artists at various stages of their careers including Wangechi Mutu, Firelei Báez, Devan Shimoyama, Mavis Pusey, and Elizabeth Catlett, to name a few. She has recently guest-curated at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art and the Grand Rapids Art Museum.
Williams holds a BA in Art and an MA in Art History, both from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Prior to joining UICA, Williams held multiple positions at various art institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Wayne State University Art Department Gallery, the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. For more information visit https://www.curatorjuana.com/