Boundaries juried by Whitney LaMora due 3/20. Announcing Water Becomes Blood due 4/18.
Call for Art - Deadline Extended!
CALL FOR ART: Boundaries Exhibition Dates: April 15 – May 16, 2021
FINAL SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM
ABOUT THE JUROR: Whitney LaMora (she/her) is a queer Chicago-based creative. Her artistic background spans from theatrical production to art curation, entrepreneurial leadership, goal-oriented mentorship, and beyond. She is a champion of interdisciplinary projects and emerging / DIY creators. She lives in Logan Square, obsessively reads, and takes in plants. Whitney is the creator of multiple Chicago art entities like LOCUS and the Accountability Club.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: It's been a year of boundaries. At the conclusion of one full year of pandemic conditions, the parameters of how we live and move through the world have drastically changed. While many new physical boundaries have been defined for us, other boundaries were left to be defined. This exhibition considers the magnitude of this particular moment, as well as conceptual dimensions and negotiations of boundaries broadly, and as particularly experienced by womxn and non-binary individuals. We encourage intersectional approaches that include consideration of sexuality, race, class, and disability.
The juror is especially, though not exclusively, interested in artworks from the following mediums:
Fiber / textile / fabric / weaving based installations
*The ability to perform in the gallery space may be limited due to CDC and City of Chicago COVID-19 guidelines. In the event that a physical performance may not be possible, a video documentation of the performance will be exhibited.
CALL FOR ART: Water Becomes Blood Exhibition Dates: May 27 – June 27, 2021
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: April 18, 2021
ABOUT THE JURORS:
Aliya Parashar (she/her) is an interdisciplinary artist who works in mediums of fibers + materials and installation art in order to communicate the intersection of gender identity, post-colonial theory, and mythology. She strives to strike a balance between celebrating femininity and honoring bodies while creating a vision of resistance through garments and fiber production. Her work has been featured in SHUBA, Paper, Post, Crux, and Posture Magazine with her most recent show taking place at ACREprojects in 2019. Aliya holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago after transferring from Otis College of Art and Design. She is now pursuing her MA/MFA dual degree at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.
Zakkiyyah Najeebah Dumas O'Neal is a Chicago-based visual artist, educator, and independent curator. Zakkiyyah's work is most often initiated by personal and social histories related to family legacy, queerness, community making, and interiority. Zakkiyyah's practice borrows from visual traditions such as social portraiture, video assemblage, and vernacular found family sourced materials. Currently, Zakkiyah's body of work prioritizes social relationships related to queerness, Black women’s identity formation, family, social architectures, and the desire for connectedness. Zakkiyyah is a Co-founder of Concerned Black Image Makers, a collective-driven project that prioritizes shared experiences and concerns by lens-based artists of the Black diaspora; and most recently has been featured in exhibitions at South Bend Museum of Art, Goldfinch Gallery, Blanc Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, ADDS DONNA, and Zhou B. Art Center.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: Water Becomes Blood is an exhibition that centers on chosen families in LGBTQIA+ communities. When safety is not always promised in blood relations, chosen families can create a space that centers around the security of their individuals. These families host love, joy, and acceptance at their core via unquestioned support. This allows members to explore and self-actualize in the form of true liberation. They also provide room for members to question themselves and the greater community during the process of their journey. Woman Made Gallery is looking for work that represents and appreciates these invaluable connections.
This exhibition is particularly, though not exclusively, interested in investigating the following conceptual questions and welcomes all mediums.
What does chosen family mean to you?
What are some of the best memories of joy and love that you have with your chosen family?
What struggles/hardships have you experienced/overcome together?
If you live with your chosen family, how have your daily interactions shaped your routine?
What role do you play in your chosen family?
Does your chosen family have a rich generational history? How does that history impact/inspire you to continue to grow your family?
Join Woman Made Gallery for a fun night of virtual art trivia! Support WMG from home on Thursday, March 25th from 7 - 8:30 PM CST. Test your feminist art history knowledge with multiple choice questions, learn something new, and catch up with WMG.
All proceeds will benefit Woman Made Gallery. The cost is $25 per screen.
Prizes for the top three winners and include a free a WMG Enhanced Artist Membership, gift certificates from Dark Matter Coffee, Dick Blick, and Music Box Theatre.