UniteWomen.org and Karen Gutfreund Art announce a Call for Art!
EXHIBITION in conjunction with Karen Gutfreund Art at the NAWA (National Association of Women Artists), 80 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1405, New York, NY 10011 opening April 2nd to April 30, 2015. Deadline to enter is September 25, 2014.
Voice, by definition, includes a larger sense of expression than just the utterance of sound; it also signifies meaning and intention in artistic pursuits. “Voices: An Artists Perspective” seeks art in all media with works portraying a unique, individual voice and style to tell stories, whether the voice is as soft as a whisper or a loud, primal scream that will engage the viewer.
Feminism advocates for freedom from restrictive sex roles and the inclusion of all voices in its push for gender equality and the fight for social, cultural, economic and political rights. This call for art seeks to include broad concepts of imagery using a woman’s voice as the visual narrative. Expressing your voice through art to tell your story is a means to reveal mind and spirit whether with symbolic bold energy or subtle poetic expression. Share your voice, your story, your art.
JURORS: Joan McLoughlin, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco and Amanda Uribe, gallery nine5, NYC.
The work will first be juried by Karen Gutfreund and UniteWomen.org from all entries to 100 pieces that will be included in the catalog and online gallery. From these works, Joan McLouglin and Amanda Uribe will jury the selections for the gallery and choose their top three works each which will also be premiered on the UniteWomen.org website.
ABOUT THE NAWA GALLERY:
In January of 1889, five innovative women, Grace Fitz-Randolph, Edith Mitchell Prellwitz, Adele Frances Bedell, Anita C. Ashley, and Elizabeth S. Cheever, barred from full participation in the male-dominated National Academy of Design and The Society of American Artists, founded the Women’s Art Club. The organization flourished and in 1913 was renamed the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors, reflecting its national influence and the increasing number of women sculptors. Through the 1920’s the organization was sponsoring exhibitions nationally and abroad. In the 1930s membership grew to over 1,000 and the organization opened its Argent Galleries on 57th Street in New York City. In 1941, the organization changed its name again to the National Association of Women Artists.
Early exhibitions included works by the notable artists Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon and Cecelia Beaux. Later, membership rosters included Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Louise Nevelson, Cleo Hartwig, Malvina Hoffman, Minna Citron, Alice Neel, Theresa Bernstein, Nell Blaine, and Dorothy Dehner.
The purpose of the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) is to foster public awareness of, and interest in, visual art created by women in the United States. The Association promotes culture and education in the visual arts through exhibitions of its members’ works, educational programs, scholarships, awards, its historical archive, and other appropriate means.
While encouraging contemporary and emerging artists, the Association honors and continues the long and important contribution of women to the history of American culture and art.
Through N.A.W.A.’s exhibitions, programs, events, education programs and archive, the Association fosters awareness of the monumental contribution of women to the history of American culture and art. The organization is inclusive and serves professional women visual artists of all backgrounds and traditions that are at least 18 years of age and U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents. N.A.W.A. is a 501(c)3 not-for profit, tax exempt organization.