Monday, June 9, 2014


2014 Exhibition Opportunity FOR WCA-DC MEMBERS

You are invited to have your work in a Juried exhibit to place on WCA-DC exhibit proposals as well as on-line WCA-DC exhibiting website.

The Power Within gives you the opportunity to have your work juried in for WCA-DC proposals and exhibits.   IT GUARANTEES THAT YOUR WORK WILL BE EXHIBITED.

Jurying expertise of Sharon Burton, artist, curator and art consultant, her mission is to create opportunity, recognition and commerce for women visual artists.

Sharon Burton, a WCA National member, brings her artistic spirit, insight and professional art consultancy experience to WCA-DC exhibits by enhancing not only our collective resume but your individual recognition as well.

WCA-DC’s greatest success in securing exhibits is to present an entire proposal package.  Jurying assures full consideration of every proposal we send.  This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting exhibiting future of WCA-DC and to have your work currently on our exhibiting website.


JUROR: SHARON BURTON, Founder, The Artinista Art Advisory,
Washington, D.C


“The Power Within” is what we pull from the inside to push us forward, fulfill our dreams, and overcome adversities, help and love life, family, friends, to give of ourselves as women. WCADC is looking for interpretations of this definition. The theme is not limited to this specific idea; it is open to many other ideas of the theme.

SUBMISSION PERIOD: May 5-June 30, 2014 Deadline Extended, NO FEES


All artists guaranteed at least one artwork exhibited
HOW TO SUBMIT ENTRY:  Submit 3 digital entries to: Include “Entry Form” in the subject line.

In body of the e-mail include an image list. Include your name, Title of the piece. Medium, Height x Width in inches, information should correspond with the number on the image file. (image1, Michelle Doe, untitled, acrylic on canvas, 10” x 10”) REQUIRED: 150 words or less on how your work relates to the theme in the body of the e-mail


Image files 300 ppi; no larger than 3MB, minimum 150 dpi; 1MB
Your files must be labeled:  First name, Last name, number your images. (i.e., MichelleDoe1, MichelleDoe2, etc.)

(Digitals not correctly sized or labeled will be not receive consideration)

NOTIFICATION:  No later than July 30, 2014

ONLINE OPENING & RECEPTION  - SEPTEMBER 2014 Reception will be held on a date and place to be determined.

CATALOGS- will be available for purchase. An email will be sent to participants with ordering information.

About the Juror:  Sharon Burton, is a Washington, DC based artist, art advisor and independent curator. She is the founder and Creative Director of SJB Creative Ventures, LLC which consists of two entities: Gemini Visions Art Studio (launched in 2007) which focuses on her own artistic endeavors as a mixed media/collage/assemblage artist and The Artinista Art Advisory (launched in 2012) with the mission to increase number of professional women art collectors to close the gender gap in fine art collecting through a variety of art consultancy services.

Ms. Burton served as the first curator of the Tubman-Mahan Art Gallery which was located within the Center of Green Urbanism in Washington, DC from 2010-2011 which she coordinated a variety of environmentally-themed exhibitions featuring local emerging artists. Between 2006-2010, Sharon served as an art curator, consultant, juror and intern to a variety of organizations and venues in the Washington, DC area including the former Ramee Art Gallery (Washington, DC), Overdue Recognition Art Gallery (Bowie, Maryland), the Millennium Arts Salon (Washington, DC), DC Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Liberated Muse Productions (Washington, DC), and Lil So So Productions (Washington, DC).

Sharon has contributed as blogger/arts correspondent highlighting local artists and exhibitions for online websites including the DC (DC Fine Arts Examiner 2010-11), (local entertainment website) and the former She is currently contributing as a blogger for a new online lifestyle magazine, focusing on highlighting local artists and art galleries in the Metro Washington, DC and Baltimore, Maryland area.

Bonnie MacAllister is a multimedia artist who works in sound, fiber, 2D, and film.  She has shown at Et Al Projects (NY), the Delaware Art Museum, the Leap Second Festival (Norway), and Riverside Library at Lincoln Center. She plays music in Dental Dames and Rabbitry.

See more of Bonnie's work at The Women's Art Collaborative site.


Dissolution & Transformation
An Artscape Gallery Network Exhibition
June 26 – August 2, 2014
Opening Reception
Thursday, June 26, 2014
5 – 8 pm
Closing Reception
Thursday, July 31
5 – 8 pm
Gallery Hours:
Thursdays 6 – 9 & Saturdays 11 - 6
126 N. Madeira Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Contact Maxine Taylor


Professional Practices Presents: Working with Galleries
Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30pm 
Location: Capitol Skyline Hotel, Lounge, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 
Cost: FREE for members, $10 for non-members
To Attend: please RSVP to Jeremy Flick at or 202.234.7103 x2

WPA Professional Practices presents Working with Galleries, a panel discussion intended to address and demystify the often complicated relationship between gallerists and artists. WPA Membership Director, Jeremy Flick, will a lead a conversation with gallerists George Hemphill(Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC), and Amy Eva Raehse (Goya Contemporary & Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD) discussing various topics related to the complexities and protocols of working with commerical galleries. Expectations from the artist and gallery points of view including: gallery research, approaching a gallery, group shows, art fairs, flat files, backrooms, sales, commissions, and common business practices will be addressed followed by a question and answer session. 
Artists at all stages of their careers are encouraged to attend. 

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