2024 WGSS Art Show Call for Submissions

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

+ 8 dates

  • Thursday, May 30, 2024
  • Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Monday, June 3, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2024
  • Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Friday, June 7, 2024
  • Monday, June 10, 2024

1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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The theme for this year's Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS)  art show is Inflection Point: Gender Futures, Political Possibilities. For this year’s annual juried art exhibition, Oakton College is looking for submissions that express life at the gender margins, especially those exploring the uneven spread of these challenges across socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, religious, ability-based and international/global/regional groups. We are even more interested in works exploring this moment's complexity, works that see glimmers of joy and pleasure where we are as seeds for imagining and growing better worlds. We ask for work that contends with the simultaneous tragedy and hope all around us.

 

This year's exhibition takes place at Oakton College's Koehnline Museum of Art. The exhibit runs from October 3 through November 1, 2024. A public reception is held on Thursday, October 10, 2024, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Artists are encouraged to attend this special event and discuss their work with students and other attendees.

 

Submission Details:

Submissions should focus on women, non-binary or queer communities in the United States or globally, have either a contemporary or historical context and may focus on either the public or private sphere. Entries are judged on artistic quality and adherence to the exhibition theme Infeflection Point: Gender Futures, Political Possibilities. Please note: Submissions that do not directly relate to the exhibit theme will not be considered.

 

Female-identifying, trans, and/or non-binary artists can submit materials for the exhibition. Submissions must be from professional artists who have a record of professional exhibitions and are 18 years of age or older.

 

Submission Guidelines and Deadline:
1) Image or video of work: The image should be a JPEG (.jpg) of at least 300 dpi. (at least 1 MB). Label all work with the artist’s name, title of work, date and medium.

 

2) Artist Statement and Biography: The artist statement and biography should be a Microsoft Word document only (no PDFs or JPEGs) and should not exceed 150 words (no résumés). Please be aware that statements and biographies will be edited for spelling, grammar and context. Submissions without statements and bios will not be considered.
  
Media: All media is considered. Performance works will be considered if appropriate to the space. Installations and work that the artist determines to be delicate must be installed and removed by the artist. The Museum manager will determine if works should be installed and removed by the artist.


Please complete the Art Submission Form and attach the required documents by Friday, August 9, 2024.

 

For questions, please contact, Museum manager, Nathan Harpaz at 847.635.2633 or by email at nharpaz@oakton.edu.

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