Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Theme: Twelve WCA members will be selected to be featured for one month each during 2011. The ”Featured Artist“ section of the website will include the artist's name, images, and a link to her own website, or a website of her choice.
Location: www.nationalwca.org home page
Eligibility: Current members of WCA may submit
Entry fee: FREE
Juror: WCA President, Janice Nesser-Chu
Application process: To facilitate a blind review, please email one jpeg to firstname.lastname@example.org using ‚ “Featured Member Competition” as the subject line and naming your JPEG with your MEMBER ID number (for example: 0123456.jpg). You must use this email address to be considered. Upon preliminary selection, members will be asked to submit five images for final selection.
Image size: 72dpi, not exceeding 500 pixels in any direction.
Selection Process: Blind review of each applicant's digital image.
Notification: December 20, 2010
2011 National Juried Exhibit for WCA LIVE SPACE conference button.
Entry deadline: Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5 pm
Juror: Executive Board WCA National
Theme: Enter and create the winning design that will represent the 2011 Women’s Caucus for Art Conference button. Buttons will be available for purchase at the conference. A free button goes to anyone bringing knitting needles and yarn to the conference and taking part in the WCA “Knit In and Community Latch On” during any part of the CAA and WCA events.
Requirements: Design must be a circle, 3.5 inches across (diameter), accommodating a 1/4 inch bleed. Art must be camera ready, in JPEG format at 300 dpi.
Entry fee: $5 per design; limit 3 designs, make checks out to WCA-MI,
3060 Newcastle Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(Send entries via email with copy of check you have sent.) email@example.com
Eligibility: This competition is open to all WCA members
For more information contact: Brenda Oelbaum at
Thursday, October 28, 2010
to download all relevant information.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
DEADLINE: November 19, 2010
2011National Juried Exhibition
Venue: New Century Artists Gallery
"Hidden Cities" - No matter our place in society, we all have our Hidden City , a place of refuge from gender, race, class and sexual exclusions, a place that shapes the feminist viewpoint. Some cities, like wrapped boxes, conceal unexpected gifts, others are riddles and lyrical abstractions. These are performative spaces where we may imagine retribution for injustices, righting wrongs or conversely, delving into the dark side. Artists are invited to explore their idea of their Hidden City, real or imagined, in an array of media. The theme may be broadly interpreted from an activist, political or personal context. Convince the viewer of its viability, a live space filled with passion and imagination.
For more information on the exhibition, contact:
Karen Gutfreund, National Exhibitions Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Juried by: Lisa Phillips, Director
New Century Artists Gallery
530 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Show Dates: February 1 to February 12, 2011
Women's Caucus for Art Reception with the artists:
Friday, February 12, 2011
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Open to all women artists. Work must not have been previously exhibited in any exhibition sponsored by National WCA.
Entry Deadline: Friday, November 19th, uploaded by 11:59 PM PST.
Submissions: All 2D and 3D submissions are to be made online at:
Video submissions to be BOTH uploaded at above website and sent via CD to:
Hidden Cities Exhibit/WCA
P.O. Box 1498, Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013-1498
ABOUT THE JUROR: Lisa Phillips, Director of the New Museum, NYC
Lisa Phillipswas appointed Director of the New Museum in December 1998, and arrived in April 1999. She is the second person to occupy that post in the museum's 30 year history. Since it's founding in 1977, the New Museum has had a unique role in the New York art world as a leading destination for new art and new ideas and is Manhattan 's only dedicated contemporary art museum. She lectures on contemporary art at museums throughout the world and has served as a Visiting Critic at Yale University and as a panelist and juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Public Art Commission, and the Fulbright Fellowship Review Committee.
Under Ms. Phillips direction, it is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. In 2003, with the Board, she initiated a major capital campaign to fund a new building project that resulted in a 60,000 square foot new world class cultural destination which opened in 2007 designed by the cutting edge firm, SANAA. In late 2007, the New Museum opened on the Bowery, having raised over $64 million and having established an endowment for the first time in the Museum's history. She has more than doubled the New Museum's income and membership; increased profile and visibility through higher quality programming, rebranding, and marketing initiatives; expanded Board from fifteen to thirty-eight members; developed long term partnerships with corporations like Target, Altoids, and Bloomberg LP; dramatically expanded education and youth programs; and took on Rhizome, a new media organization as an affiliate.
Prior to joining the New Museum , Phillips, was a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She organized such landmark exhibitions as "The American Century Part II: Art and Culture" (1999), "Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965" (1995), "Frederick Kiesler" (1989), and "Image World: Art and Media Culture" (1989). She presided over mid-career surveys of Richard Prince (1992), Terry Winters (1992), and Cindy Sherman (1987), in addition to overseeing the 1997 Biennial Exhibition and serving on the curatorial team for each Biennial between 1985 and 1993.
SELECTION OF WORK
The juror will select works that will be on display at New Century Artists Gallery (NCAG) on 530 W 25 Street, New York, NY. These works will also be in the exhibition catalog. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be in the catalog only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the physical limitation of the gallery.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Non-refundable entry fees are:
Mandatory Specifications and Guidelines for the On-line Submissions:
· Shipped work to New Century Artists Gallery (NCAG), 530 West 25th Street, New York, NY to arrive Tuesday, Jan. 25 to Friday, Jan 28 noon to 5 p.m. Mark box for shipper to deliver between 12-5 p.m.
· Must be sent in reusable packaging with no styrofoam packing peanuts.
· Work that does not arrive by Friday, January 28th will not be included in exhibition.
WCA will retain a 30% commission. Work remains the property of the artist until sold. Sold artworks shall remain in the exhibition until the last day of the show. All exhibited works need to be self insured by the artist. Sold works may be picked up on Saturday, February 12 from 5-6 p.m. Checks for sold works will be sent via mail to the artist postmarked by March 12th, 2011.
The WCA or NCAG may use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes.
One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They will also be featured on www.nationalwca.org. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes.
Calendar - Important Dates to Remember:
· Friday, November 19 - all entries to be uploaded by 11:59 PM PST
· Friday, December 17 - artist notifications emailed
· Jan. 25 to 28th - all shipped work to arrive between noon to 5 p.m.
· January 28 or 29 - hand-delivered work due between 11-6 p.m.
· Sunday. Jan. 30 to Monday, Jan 31 - Installation
· Tuesday, February 1 - exhibit opens
· Friday, February 11 - WCA artist reception 7-9p.m.
· Saturday, February 12 - last day of exhibition
· Saturday, February 12 - pick up hand-delivered art, 5-6 p.m.
· Tuesday, February 15 - all shipped works are returned
Mail Video (ONLY!) Materials to:
Hidden Cities Exhibit/WCA
P.O. Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013-1498
For more information on the exhibition, contact:
Karen Gutfreund, National Exhibitions Coordinator at email@example.com
Please do not contact the juror or the gallery concerning inquiries or questions about the exhibition, contact WCA directly through email as noted above.
BECOME A WCA MEMBER TODAY!
For Membership info: We encourage all women artists to become members of WCA. Please visit www.nationalwca.org for more information on a chapter near you.
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. We are committed to:
The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). It is a national organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators and museum professionals. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education and social activism. We are committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts, providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development, expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women, supporting local, national and global art activism and advocating for equity in the arts for all. WCA has affiliates in over 40 states.
AGREEMENT & RELEASE
By submitting this application and Paypal payment, the Artist confirms he or she has read and agrees to the conditions set forth in this prospectus for 'Hidden Cities.' Permission is granted to WCA to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They will also be featured on www.nationalwca.org. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of National Women's Caucus for Art and New Century Artists Gallery from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of New Century Artists Gallery.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
ARC Gallery is a non-profit, alternative space run by a collective of women artists since its inception in 1973. ARC is proud to be hosting “INTIMACY” a group exhibition juried by ANDREA GREEN, Director of the Visiting Artists Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously, Green was Associate Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis where she curated the exhibitions Janaina Tschäpe: Melantropics, Laylah Ali: Painting and Drawings, and co-curated Contemporary Masterworks: Saint Louis Collects and Alexander Ross: Survey.
Deadline for Submissions: December 5, 2010
All submissions are to be by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
This juried exhibition aims to explore the notion of “intimacy” as it affects art-making. How can feelings be represented in the formal expression of art? “Intimacy” can be about the sense of belonging-a sense that you are not alone in the world, that others are literate in your thoughts and feelings. “Intimacy” can be an attachment to a person
or thing that allows you to remain tethered to the world. This juried exhibition aims to explore how notions of intimacy can inform artistic practices and how art can portray the many aspects of intimacy, including, but not limited to, relationships between people, people and things, creator and object, individual and environment, private and public. We would like the entries to consider ideas of: scale, familiarity, proximity, closeness, tenderness, attachment, (inner or inmost nature), being knowledgeable about. While we welcome work that engages intimacy as subject matter, we are primarily interested in investigations of intimacy as a concept in art-making. Artists should examine not only the meanings of intimacy, but its expression in formal, social, social and political contexts.
Open to all artists working in any media.
On-line application. To download prospectus for “Intimacy” follow this link:
Monday, September 27, 2010
Winners will have their work online at the magazine
and have a short write up and their website listed.
There will be an exhibit some of the artwork chosen
in late October at a location near Damen and North
Avenue. There are a lot of active bars, restaurants,
etc in the area and it is very much an art district.
Please go to www.sobs.org
and read the twelve poems chosen from Rhino
Poetry Magazine and choose one to three.
You can submit existing work. YOUR WORK
DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A PERFECT MATCH,
just something that you feel connects your
work with one of the poems.
You can paint a work to match a poem
but if you have a work that matches one
of the poems in some way please send it in.
REMEMBER, it doesn't have to be an exact
match in the content, just connect to the poem
in some way. So if it is a poem about a garden
you can send in a floral, a poem about the action
at a jazz place, sends something that touches
on musical performance, something about
a certain street send a picture of a street
that has something in common.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Submission Deadline: October 4, 2010 at 5:00pm.
a link to the relevant materials on their website: http://www.oldtownschool.org/artists/
For more information about the new building: www.oldtownschool.org/support/expansionproject.html
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Clatsop Community College presents our fifth annual international juried exhibition. Au Naturel: the Nude in the 21st Century, to be held February 17th – April 14th, 2011Au Naturel is an international juried competition open to all artists working in any two-dimensional drawing, painting, and printmaking media with a focus on the nude human figure as subject matter in any form ranging from representational to abstract, and in which the handmade mark is employed as the primary means of image-making. Entrants must be 18 years or older. Artwork created under the supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last three years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including giclée prints) will not be accepted. Please visit www.aunaturelastoria.com to view artwork of previous Au Naturel exhibitions and for further information about the exhibit.
We are pleased to announce that the juror for the 2011 exhibit is Jane Beebe, owner and director of PDX Contemporary Art, one of Portland’s leading galleries showing art that, as Ms. Beebe describes, "has a slight conceptual edge. It is personal work which is both intellectually and visually satisfying."
Each individual is permitted a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 15. The entry fee is $35 and $5 for every image over the minimum. The maximum dimensions are 6 ’x 10 ’and must not weigh more than 50 lbs. uncrated. All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented with wires or hanging devices (no saw-tooth hangers). Awards consist of $1000 in cash prizes, and up to $2000 in purchase awards. One artist will be chosen to be featured in a solo show for the following exhibition season, and a select number of Visiting Artist Workshop awards will also be granted.
Applications are being handled online through CaFÉ™ (Call for Entry) www.callforentry.org , register a username and password, navigate to Apply to Calls, and search the list for Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.
•Submission deadline: entries must be received by Midnight (11:59:59 pm) Mountain Time, Sunday, November 7th, 2010 . (Please note: Online CaFÉ™ Tech support is available weekdays M-F 9 a.m. -5 p.m. MT)
•Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be e-mailed by November 29th
•Accepted work to arrive at the Art Center Gallery no later than February 1st, 2011
•Exhibition dates: February 17th – April 14th, 2011
•Artist Reception: Thursday, February 17th, 2011
•Pick-up date of hand-delivered work: Friday, April 15th, from 8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
•Shipped work will be returned ASAP
For questions about eligibility and other competition requirements, contact email@example.com
SeaFair provides a private interactive experience for artists and artisans with current and prospective clients," said David Lester. "Collectors can directly view contemporary art and jewelry in a luxurious shipboard environment, without leaving their local communities. This innovative program offers artists and artisans an upscale platform and direct channel to sell their works and meet new collectors."
Each fair is meticulously created by a board of art experts composed of gallery owners, museum professionals and experienced IFAE staff. All applicants and participants must be approved in advance by the committee. Regional gallery owners are invited aboard to meet with participating artists and view their work, making possible future gallery representation.
"Art on the HARBOR" will take place in:
Miami Beach, Florida - December 9-12, 2009
As a pre-Christmas show, the fair will draw attendees from Miami's wealthy, year-round collector-base as well as its affluent winter residents from New York and other northeast cosmopolitan areas.
Sarasota, Florida - January 27 – 30, 2011
At the height of Florida's winter season, the fair opens up this lucrative art market on Florida's West Coast to artists and artisans. Known for its rich tapestry of arts, there is no other community of its size in Florida that supports as many significant arts and cultural institutions.
Palm Beach, Florida - March 17 – 20, 2011
This well-heeled community has supported multiple art fairs over the past two decades, and this show fills a void in the marketplace after the city's land-based fairs are over. Seafair will dock in the heart of the luxurious and bustling community, drawing affluent winter and year-round residents.
Now accepting applications for all locations DOWNLOAD APPLICATION here.
We invite you to view more information about SeaFair, and we look forward to speaking with you about how we can expand your collector base with these innovative shows.
Lee Ann Lester, Organizer
Sunday, July 25, 2010
n conjunction with the 2011 Conference, WCA will be offering 3 opportunities for exhibition: the national WCA exhibition at New Century Artists Gallery in Chelsea and 2 exhibitions sponsored by WCA Caucuses: Jewish Women Artist Network (JWAN) and New Media.
The JWAN exhibition, Sanctuaries in Time, will be presented at the Columbia/Barnard University - Kraft Center for Jewish Life, 606 West 115th Street, New York, NY 10025 from January 18 – March 1, 2011. A ‘Meet the Artists’ reception will be held February 10, 2011, 5:30 – 7:00 PM.
Deadline for entries is Thursday, November 4th at 5p.m. For more information or to download the prospectus visit the website at: nationalwca.org
Look for updates on the National exhibition and the Video art competition in the August update. Prospectuses should be online by mid August.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
San Diego Womens Caucus for Art is launching an on-line gallery and exhibition space.
In a refreshing departure from traditional gallery operations, artists will not have to play the who-knows-who, elitist game to be featured in this gallery. They will be selected for their talent. Our online art gallery will be dedicated to helping contemporary artists display their original art while making it easier for the public to find them. The public can use the online gallery to search or browse for original art, then contact the artists or their galleries. We simply highlight the artists and their art. We provide a way to find art, artists, and galleries and help artists promote their contemporary art.
All WCA members are invited to participate in juried and non-juried exhibitions. The SDWCA juried show website is directly linked to our WCA chapter website.
Here is the theme of our first on-line juried show
GOING GREEN - SUMMER 2010
The exhibition objective is to present a collection of work that uses organic, natural, sustainable. recycled materials, non-toxic materials or digital methods. It is hoped that the works will educate the audience about environmental crises; art that informs and interprets natural processes; art that reinvents or reclaims natural found articles; and art that celebrates our emotional and physical connection to the earth. Ultimately, the juror seeks visually compelling creations that educate, enlighten, and inspire stewardship of the earth.
Mollie Kellogg, local artist will be our juror. Mollie studied art in Colorado starting her career in graphic design and illustration. In 1992, she co-founded Planet Earth Multi-Cultural Theatre and Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2002, Mollie moved from Seattle, Washington to San Diego, California where she is working full-time as an artist. Mollie will be looking for art that incorporates natural processes; art that reinvents or reclaims natural found articles; and art that celebrates our emotional and physical connection to the earth. Ultimately, she seeks visually compelling creations that educate, enlighten, and inspire stewardship of the earth.
Entries accepted through September 1, 2010
Once entries have been accepted they will appear on the juried show website: www.zhibit.com/sdwcajuriedshow
GO to our website: www.sdwca.org and click on the "on-line shows" tab
This show will include work responding to the concept of personal and private investigation. How are you investigating yourself, creatively, artistically, interactively? What images are called forth by the phrase Private I? Noir? Gumshoe? Freud? Self Reflective?Submit your piece now for the opportunity to show in the Skylight Gallery in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan. Curated by Beacon Artist Union and Gallery Director Carla Goldberg
Guidelines for submission: Include the following information with your submission please, no exceptions will be made to the format described. Send 1 to 3 images on CD. 72 dpi not larger than 2 megs. file name Last Name_First_Title of work. Work not fitting this format will not be shown or returned to that artist.
12”x 12” piece in any media-framed or unframed is acceptable. Final dimensions including frame may not exceed 12 inches.
-On a back of your work include -Name, Title of work, Media-$25 submission fee, checks and money orders accepted, made out to Skylight Gallery sent to ATTN: Laura Haut Skylight Gallery at 538 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001
Submission deadline Friday Aug. 6th 4pm
notification by email or phone on Aug. 10th
delivery of work to the gallery between Aug. 16 and Aug, 23rd
Opening reception Thurs. Aug. 26th 6 to 9 pm
Show runs through Sept. 15th.
Pick up work Sept. 16th 10 am to 4 pm or include return shipping.
-Accepted Works can be hand delivered to Skylight Gallery at 538 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001 on-Monday Aug. 23rd 10 to 4 or Tues Aug. 24th 10 to 2 pm
-Include return postage and return address if you want your work returned to you after the show.
ARTIST INFORMATION SHEET
phone #__________________ email
address of artist ________________
Deadline for entries: August 11, 2010
Call For Entries - open to all gender
Deadline for entries: August 11, 2010
Exhibition Dates: November 5 - December 23, 2010
"Girl, Please!" PDF:
"The American Dream: A Juxtaposition"
Deadline for entries: October 20, 2010
Exhibition Dates: January 21 - February 24, 2011
"The American Dream: A Juxtaposition" PDF:
"14th International Open"
Call For Entries - open to women only
Deadline for entries: November 10, 2010
Exhibition Dates: March 4 - April 28, 2011
"14th International Open" PDF:
More details and how to upload your entry online: http://www.womanmade.org/entryform.html (scroll down on that page)
Please note: if you anyway purchase your art supplies from Blick Art Materials, you can do so through the link below, and as an affiliate WMG would receive 10% commission:
Support WMG - Get your supplies at Blick Art Materials
drawing - brushes - canvas - paints - framing - easels - more...
The link is also on the main page of our website: www.womanmade.org - it only works through the link.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Koehnline Museum of Art: Women Artists - No Place Like Home: Examining Changing Landscapes in Our Lives
No Place Like Home: Examining Changing Landscapes in Our Lives
A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women
Deadline for entries: September 1, 2010
Sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and theWomen’s and Gender Studies Program at Oakton Community College.
The concept of home resonates with personal truths, as well as social, political, and economic realities. Our individual identities are formed by where we come from, and where and how we live. Home can be a building, a person, a nation, or a memory. Homes can be lost, found, or abandoned. They can be cleaned, improved, or destroyed. Home can be a place of refuge—or a place of oppression. For this year’s juried exhibition, Oakton Community College invites women artists to submit a single work in any media that thoughtfully examines the theme, “No Place Like Home: Examining Changing Landscapes in Our Lives,” and how the concept of home shapes our individual and shared experiences.
Where: Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 847-635-2633
When: The exhibit runs Thursday, October 21, through Saturday, November 6, 2010. A public reception will be held Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. Artists are encouraged to attend this special event and discuss their work with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Who: Artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit one work for consideration. Submissions must be from professional artists 18 years of age or older.
Jury/Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Catalog: A catalog of the exhibition will be produced.
Submission of Work: Each artist may submit one original work for consideration. Work should relate to the theme of “home.”
For questions, please call Nathan Harpaz, manager of the Koehnline Museum of Art, 847-635-2633
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Only Fair Exclusively for Emerging Art
Deadline July 15
VERGE ART FAIR
Miami Beach 2010
The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club
1732 Collins Avenue
2D / 3D "Small Works" Juried Competition for artists of the Great Lakes states. (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylania
2D work not to exceed 12 x 12" including the frame, if framed. 3D work not to exceed 12 x 12 x 12" and weigh no more than 40 lbs.
Deadline: July 3, 2010 Exhibit: Sept 2 - 25, 2010
Read the Prospectus Online
Open and Save the Prospectus to Your Computer
Sunday, April 4, 2010
presents our 6th Annual Exhibition of Art by Women
Our annual exhibition of art by women, Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres is always an exciting exhibition of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media work by local, national and international women artists. The work ranges from traditional to cutting edge contemporary and brings together women artists that are daring both inwardly and outwardly - artists who continue to make art with the knowledge that art made by women has been largely ignored throughout much of cultural history.
Mujeres, Mujeres, Mujeres exhibition dates are May 1 through June 12, 2010.
To submit work for consideration, email us a jpeg of your work to www.RaicesTaller222@aol.com or call us at (520) 881-5335 for more information.
CALL FOR ART!
Proposal: “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze”
May 24th through June 18th, 2011
The Women’s Caucus for Art (www.nationalwca.org), a leading supporter of since 1972, is requesting art on the theme of “Men as Object: Reversing the Gaze”. This proposal for an exhibition for Ceres Gallery is a collaboration between the Northern California, South Bay Area and Michigan WCA chapters and is open to all US women artists.
Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Images that pertain to the theme
- Image list with number, title, media, size and date for each image
- Artist resume
Since the early years of Feminist Art, women artists have responded to their subjugation in art by male artists by using their own bodies as the subject matter in their work. We credit feminist art of the 1970’s with giving artists today the “permission to be personal”.
“Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves. The surveyor of women in herself is male: the surveyed female…thus she turns herself into an object- and most particularly an object of vision: a sight”. Ways of Seeing, by John Berger
The goal of this exhibition “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze” is to turn the tables and to exhibit works that put the male in the position of subject and spectacle. Not only will the male be taking on the female role, but the surveyor is now female, no longer a “masculine” part of the female, thus creating a truly Feminist stance. The male is the spectacle for a woman’s enjoyment or mere viewing.
This is effective in two ways: as the male viewer encounters the male nude, he is forced like many women before him to turn the mirror on himself and secondly to feel the powerlessness of being owned or submissive. The individualism of the artist, the thinker, the patron, the owner, and the woman is transformed. The person who is the object of their activities, the man, is treated as a thing or an abstraction. By reversing the unequal relationship between men and women that is so deeply embedded in our culture, men will do to themselves what they have done to women for centuries. They observe themselves and their own masculinity as women observe their own femininity.
This exhibition will explore women’s responses to a male dominated world in a different way than an exhibition of women’s images of themselves. It will mark an important development in Feminist Art which has long concentrated on images of women meant to challenge stereotypical notions of womanhood.
A gallery filled with works depicting men, created by women, comments on the prevalence of the male gaze in art and of the continued domination of male artists exhibiting in galleries and museums.