“Re-imaging Gender” A Juried Exhibition Call for Art

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG) invites all graduate students enrolled at colleges, universities, and art schools within the State of Michigan as well as at Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities to submit works on paper and similar flat canvases for inclusion in “Re-imaging Gender,” a competitive, juried exhibition. Selected works will be displayed at IRWG’s Lane Hall Gallery for a six-month period, beginning Thursday, January 15, 2015, ending Friday, June 26, 2015. A single $1000 prize will be awarded to the winner who demonstrates the best creative use of materials, unique interpretations of gender, and visual appeal.   Three honorable mentions of $300 each will also be awarded. The winning entry gains a permanent home in the Lane Hall Gallery collection.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2014.

Our understandings of gender have shifted dramatically in recent decades. No longer is gender a matter of an immutable binary, or a set of predetermined preferences and predilections. This exhibition—the first of its kind—both celebrates and interrogates the visual aspects of the re-imaging of gender.

For an exhibition, entitled “Re-imaging Gender,” scheduled to open  January 15, 2015, at the Lane Hall Gallery, a space shared by IRWG and the U-M Women’s Studies Department, graduate students in all disciplines, including the fine arts, from colleges, universities, and art schools in the State of Michigan as well as  CIC universities (Chicago,  Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State,  Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin-Madison) are invited to submit up to two works of art (no more than three images for each work), for consideration by a distinguished jury, including Prof. Matthew Biro, chair, U-M History of Art Department; John Gutoskey, artist, designer, and recent U-M MFA;  Amanda Krugliak, artist and curator, U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery; Mark Nielsen (jury chair), director of exhibitions, UM Stamps School of Art & Design Slusser and Work galleries; and Greg Tom, gallery programs director, Art Department, Eastern Michigan University. We are accepting works on paper, or other flat canvases, with maximum dimensions of 6 x 4 feet.  Smaller works preferred. Submit works at:  https://www.callforentry.org/.

Through the CaFE web site, please provide:

  • Your name as you wish to be identified in the show
  • Name of your department and university, and proof of graduate student status
  • Title of the Artwork
  • Medium
  • Year of Completion
  • Dimensions

While the official application permits a thousand-character artist’s statement, we much prefer a short 75-word statement describing the artwork and why it is relevant to the theme. This description will appear on the exhibition label.

All artworks should be framed, using Plexiglas, with D rings for hanging.

Artists should choose a shipper of their own choice and are responsible for handling round-trip postage and insurance. All shipping charges, up to a maximum of $300, will be reimbursed by IRWG when a receipt is provided.  No Styrofoam peanuts please.

The winner will receive round-trip transportation and lodging to attend the exhibition opening, planned for Thursday, January 15, 2015.

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender reserves the right to reject work that differs from the submitted digital image/and or description of the work.

Incomplete or late entries will not be accepted.

All entrants will be notified of the results of the selection process in a timely manner. Please do not call to inquire about status.

By entering your work, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, and certain personal information in conjunction with the exhibition.



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