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Visual Art ,
submitted by
Marta Kowalska-Porcz

LOSS, A Virtual Exhibition

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION DATES: September 4-27, 2020 ENTRY DEADLINE: July 18, 2020

NOTIFICATIONS: July 25, 2020

(Please note: one artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included in this virtual exhibition.)

Exhibition Description: "Every loss that we experience is individual, and how we navigate through it is also a varied experience. Those around us may try to comfort us in various ways, but often don’t know what to say or do, because we all experience grief or loss in different ways. Not only that, when we think of loss in the broader since of the word, that can encompass a great many other things. With the advent of Covid-19, some people are experiencing loss in the form of loved ones, jobs, divorce, businesses, independence, travel, family celebrations, and so on. How has loss impacted you?" -Felicia Grant Preston

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 explores the concept of loss. This will be an on-line only exhibition, viewable on Woman Made Gallery’s website and social media channels. 

All entries should include a brief theme-related statement (max. 200 words.) We like to receive entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. Accepted artworks must not have been previously shown at WMG. The application fee for this online exhibition is $20 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. One artwork from each submission is guaranteed to be included. 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: 

Juror/Curator: Felicia Grant Preston is an art instructor and visual artist. She received a BA in art from Southern Illinois University, an MS ED from Northern Illinois University, and an MA from Chicago State University. In addition, she has studied at the University of Illinois, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Governor State University and The Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work has been included in the Paul R. Jones collection at the University of Delaware, considered one of the largest collections of African American art. Publications include the University of Delaware’s 2005 date book, Abstract and All That, University of Delaware exhibition catalog, African art: the Diaspora and beyond by Daniel T. Parker, Cover design for Mystic turf poems by Quraysh Ali Lansana, and one image in Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, 2016. For more information visit:

Name: Woman Made Gallery
Address: 2150 S Canalport Ave, 4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-738-0400