Call for artwork by women/womyn artists, makers crafters, and designers of all gender identities and expressions using but not limited to traditional methods of sewing, textiles art, weaving, welding, woodworking, cold connections, and contemporary techniques e.g., laser cutting or digital design and fabrication.
The City of Baltimore is in the midst of a cultural renaissance. While artists’ studios, maker spaces, DIY workshops, and tech labs are proliferating in neighborhoods across the city, within these progressive working environments encouragement and support for marginalized groups may be lacking. To address these issues, a small group of like-minded people came together to form The Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective (BWMC), a growing, intersectional feminist group of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and craftspeople. The BWMC was recently awarded a Grit Fund Grant by The Contemporary, XXChange is able to expand the visibility of BWMC and celebrate the achievements of all people in the greater Baltimore region and beyond who are breaking gender and racial barriers. Through XXChange, we hope to build a creative exhibition and series of symposium style events that complement the community and conversations already taking place. This event will provide the arts community an opportunity to network with and inspire more self-identifying women interested in pursuing and/or participating in the fields of art, craft and technology. Artists selected for the exhibition are eligible for one of 15 honoraria awards of $100.
This application is open nation-wide and all are encouraged to apply
Submission Fee: $15.00.
Reception: First Friday, November 4, 5-8pm
Deadline for Applications: August 31