Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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Meeting 12:00PM - 3:00PM, SAT. OCTOBER 5, 2013

Join us:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20005 202-783-5000  

Artist Lecture: Faith Ringgold: More Than 50 Years
Monday, October 28
5-7 p.m. Exhibition Viewing
7-8:30 p.m. Lecture                More info later.....
General admission $10; Members, seniors & students $8

RSVP by Oct 17th cindyart1@yahoo.com  

Art Tour

Alsion Saar Sculpture Thurs. Sept. 12th 

The David C. Driskell Center is very much excited to present to you our first-ever all-sculpture show, "Alison Saar: STILL..." an exploration of 11 of her massive sculptural works. We warmly welcome you to join us for this exciting exhibition opening.
Saar's upcoming exhibition will unveil a distinctive interplay between the ruggedness of nature and unrelenting solid structure. As you know, Alison Saar is a prolific figure in contemporary American sculpture. Please show your support by joining us in spreading the word about this exciting, new solo exhibition.
The show opens on Thursday, September 12th at 5:00pm at The David C. Driskell Center.  Ms. Saar will conduct a private gallery tour for all attendees of the opening reception.  Also, it's free!  Please let all your friends/visitors/art collectors, artists, and constituents know about this amazing opportunity to see and hear about great contemporary sculpture. Attached is our press release for further information.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private tour with the directors, please don't hesitate to contact us.  We look forward to sharing this exciting artistic experience with you.
Thank you,
David C. Driskell Center
David C. Driskell Center
For the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
TEL 301-314-2615
FAX 301-314-0679

Art Opportunities   

Paper dolls:
Half the Sky information about the exhibition if you'd also like to apply your own piece or essay:
Please spread to your other networks.  We need as many dolls as possible.  Please feel free to make multiples. If we don't get enough, it would be disappointing to not be able to complete the project.
Questions?  Project Chair, Joanna Fulginiti is cc:ed.

Dear Artists,

Detailed in this email are four separate, really great calls for art. Read on below for more details but click through for full information on each.

   International WCA for China exhibition:  Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art.Seeking both art and essays.  Deadline 10/6/13.  Go here to enter and for more info:  http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/call-for-art-half-the-sky-intersections-in-social-practice-art.html#dashboard 
Questions?  Email: wcainternationalshows@gmail.com 
  NCWCA "Choice".  Deadline 9/22/13.  Go here to enter and for more info:  Questions:  4choice2013@comcast.net
Call for Art and Essays: WCA's China project
The International Caucus of the Women's Caucus for Art is so very fortunate to offer Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art. This is an unprecedented, art-based cultural exchange for BOTH women artists and essayists in the US to exhibit and share their work with women artists in China at LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. Luxun Academy is one of the premier art academies in China.
Exhibition Dates: April 15-30, 2014
Venue: LuXun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China
Eligibility: Open to all self-identified women in the US and both international and national WCA members
Facebook page: Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art
Indiegogo campaign: igg.me/at/WCA-China-Indiegogo 
Jurors:  Alma Ruiz, Senior Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art - Los Angeles, for the art and Terri Weissman, assistant professor of Art History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for the essays.

Call for Art  We are encouraging all media, especially new media and social practice art documentation. Deadline October 6, 2013
Call for Essays  We are pleased to be able to include writers, professors and historians in this project. Deadline October 13, 2014
A small working delegation of WCA members will go to LuXun Academy to build community, enhance mutual understanding, share our artistic perspectives and techniques through art-based events that this delegation will lead. More information at http://wcainternationalcaucus.weebly.com/half-the-sky-2014shenyang-china.html 
Theme/Background for Call for Art
Almost a half-century ago, Chairman Mao Zedong, who famously said "Women hold up half the sky," believed women's active participation in reform would solve China's economic and societal challenges. More recently, women and men leaders across the world are calling for women's voices to be heard in all decision making. The theme is now a movement, a documentary, a musical recording. Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, opened the UN Commission on the Status of Women 2013 conference by extolling the benefits of being 53% of the world's population.  "Women do not need permission, they simply need to speak and act."
Artists are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly. What does it mean to be the majority of the world's population? What must women do to hold up their "half"? How do women from different cultures interpret this responsibility, this call to action? How do we encourage and support each other through art?
Theme/Background for Call for Essays
LuXun Academy has asked us to have an essay component to the catalog related to the topic of Contemporary Art Practices of Women in the US. Are there any remaining and defining boundaries to women's art practices and how does this relate to a definition of art as a whole? Are there still niches of art practice particular to a woman's perspective? What are the roots of Social Practice Art in relation to women's art history? How are Social Practice Art academic programs shaping the work of women artists? This art-based cultural exchange project with its opportunities for building community and common understanding, collaborative art creation, and dialogue is, in itself, a piece of Social Practice Art. How are such works critiqued? How do we put Social Practice works in context with other art forms? Which women artists in the United States are creating excitement in today's art marketplace and/or influencing art practices?
"Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes"
This show focuses on the rich multi-textured character of the city of Detroit in the midst of radical change. Whether it's the current physical landscape, evolving neighborhoods or political makeup, show us evidence of a re-imagined terrain. What is the next chapter in the story of this quintessential American city, or what whispers not to be forgotten? Detroit's historic artistic achievements are monumental - the architecture of Albert Kahn and Eliel Saarinen, the auto industry's design revolution, the public murals of Diego Rivera and the intensely personal work of Frida Kahlo, the music of Motown and Hip Hop. Recent creative momentum has given voice to a new vision of the city in this post-Fordian post-modern era and gained national and international attention. How do you see the city of the future, the city in your imagination, what inspires you about Detroit?
Last year the Michigan Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art gave a Detroit Art Tour for attendees of the National WCA Summer Board Meeting. Response was so great that the Michigan Chapter organized this exhibition to instigate a national response to our city, and to hear from artists from around Michigan and especially from Detroit about how they see this time of crisis and regeneration.
Eligibility: All self-defined women artists nation wide may submit up to 3 works of any medium including video and performance.
The exhibition will take place at 555 Gallery, Detroit, from November 1 - 21, 2013. Sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art, Michigan.
For complete information and to submit work go to: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.miwca.org#dashboard 

Apply for one of CAA's three travel grants to attend the 2014 Annual Conference in Chicago: http://www.facebook.com/l/TAQHLaUO3/www.collegeart.org/travelgrants/

Join HAC

2013 Annual HAC membership and membership renewal
Annual HAC Membership: $30 for calendar year 2013
Benefits: waived application fees for all artist calls of entry 2013 (themed juried exhibition, guest artist exhibitions, window art installation opportunities, and application fee waived for gallery membership - excludes HACBox fees).
Annual membership PLUS: $60 for calendar year 2013
Benefits: same benefits as Annual Membership (see above),
PLUS: 1 year web page listing as HAC member artist on www.hamiltonarts.org (artist supplies: up to 6 images, bio, artist statement, image list, links to Facebook, web page etc.) The web page is maintained by HAC - 1 update per year permitted. Once your membership form and check are received you will be contacted by HAC staff with instructions on how to submit content for your HAC member web page.


 Artist Residencies VisArt Rockville 

Other D.C. Opportunities

Washington Sculptors Group - Calls for E

Capitol Arts Network
Life Drawing Open Studio

YEAR-ROUND Weekly Open Figure sessions are now available at Capitol Arts Network, starting June 3rd, 2013. Sessions are offered on a weekly basis Monday evenings from 6-9pm throughout the year, providing a great opportunity for students and artists of all levels to practice drawing from a live model. The model will be clothed and there will be a mix of gesture poses for warm-up and one 90 minute pose for the evening. We are located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD  20852. Drop in will be $5-10 dependent on turnout, so bring a friend.

Call for the Halls

Capitol Arts Network is calling all metro DC area artists for a tremendous opportunity to showcase your work in our new art center located in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Hanging system has been installed throughout our hallways and we look forward to showcasing the work of a wide variety of talented area artists for two months at a time. Each participating artist will have the opportunity to hang up to three pieces in our gorgeous light-filled building and the work will remain up for two First Friday gallery openings that CAN hosts along with the Washington School of Photography in our amazing new 27,000 square foot building on Wilkins Avenue in Rockville.
Artists and their guests are invited to the two First Friday openings during the run of their show to visit and enjoy the "Halls" show along with the current show in the 1100 square foot gallery, and the chance to see our 31 resident artists' studios.

Work will be hung on a first come-first served basis, so early birds will indeed snag the best placement spots in our building. Capitol Arts Network is acutely aware that display opportunities for metro area artists are disappearing, and in our efforts to build and sustain community we are excited to offer this fantastic new venue and a gathering place for artists of all disciplines. Up to three pieces for two months, just $50. A nominal 25% commission on sales taken by the gallery.

The Studios currently available at Capitol Arts Network:
Studio 1 -(18.75 x 17 or approximately 320 square feet) Very large studio with premium access to the gallery and our front door. This is an interior studio with no windows and great solitude and privacy for working when the door is closed, and the potential for lots of visitors when the door is open.  A single artist renting this space may teach up to 5 students at a time. Artists may also choose to share this ample studio with a roomy storage closet. $800/month
Studio 2 -  (23 x 19 or approximately 437 square feet) Exceptionally large and spacious studio with premium access to the gallery and our front door. This is an interior studio with no windows and great solitude and privacy for working when the door is closed, and the potential for lots of visitors when the door is open. A single artist renting this space may teach up to 5 students at a time. Artists may also choose to share this great space. $975/month
Judith Olivia HeartSong  
Executive Director  
CAN Studios... where the artists are
Capitol Arts Network  
12276 Wilkins Ave.  
Rockville, MD 20852  
office (301)661-7590  
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2014 Artist Residency Application!
Application at www.goldenfoundation.org
A unique opportunity for artists working in paint to
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2014 Residency Sessions
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