WOMEN CREATE – CALL FOR WORK
Women Create invites women to submit work for consideration for its second biennial juried exhibit of women’s art at the 3rd On3rd Gallery at the Reg Lenna Center For The Arts in downtown Jamestown, New York.
Applications are being accepted from women of all ages in any media, and artists from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on Saturday, March 1, 2014, and it will close on SWAN Day, March 29. A series of salons and other related activities will take place in the gallery during that time.
SWAN Day, which stands for Support Women Artists Now, is an annual event held on the last Saturday in March,Women’s History Month, and in the weeks surrounding that date. First celebrated in 2008, it is an international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of women’s creativity.
Artist and instructor Debra Eck and photographer Jennifer Schlick are creative directors for Women Create. The exhibit grew out of Eck’s collaboration with Shane Hawkins at Jamestown’s Infinity Visual and Performing Arts to host a SWAN Day event in 2011.
The resulting Art Market featured several Jamestown area women artists. From it came the decision of Arts Council for Chautauqua County Program Coordinator Len Barry to set aside time in their new 3rd on 3rd Gallery for a proper exhibit of women’s artwork.
“The 2012 Women Create was a resounding success,” said Schlick, “both in terms of the outstanding caliber of the artwork on display and the overwhelming number of visitors to the exhibit. We are anticipating an even more marvelous event in 2014!”
Deadline for applications for the Women Create exhibit is December 15, 2013. Accepted artists will be required to deliver their pieces in person.
Juror for the show will be Dr. Leesa Rittelmann, Associate Professor of Art History at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Rittelmann’s teaching and research focus on Modern and Contemporary art in Europe and the United States, with an emphasis on the intersection between gender, race and nationality in artistic production and reception. She holds a B.S. degree in Museum Education from Penn State University as well as M.A. and PhD degrees from The University of Pittsburgh. A former Curatorial and Research Assistant at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, she recently curated the 2013 exhibition “Gone Viral: Medical Science and Contemporary Textile Art” for SUNY Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery. Her current research investigates the relationship between labor, gender, craft, and political activism in the public sphere.
More information and complete guidelines for applying for the Women Create exhibit are on the Women Create website.
The gallery is located in the Arts Council office building at 116 East Third Street in Jamestown, New York.
The shows are made possible by support from Active Artists Alliance, Arts Council For Chautauqua County & The New York State Council On The Arts State & Local Partnership funds.
Monday-Friday, 10am until 4pm.
Admission is free.
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