Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance
A Juried Exhibition of Art by Women
Sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Oakton Community College.
Gendered embodiment has always been plastic: we adorn ourselves with piercings and tattoos; bind, confine,
and refine our contours; and learn to move in and out of step with societal expectations. Today, consumer society
places unprecedented pressure on women and men to conform, while the proliferation of subcultures allows for
ever more outrageous inventions and expressions. How do we survive and thrive in these extraordinary times?
Where: Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL, 847-635-2633.
When: The exhibit runs October 3 - 25, 2013. A public reception will be held Thursday, October 3, 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 who have a record of professional exhibitions and are18 years of age or older.
Jury/Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Catalog: The College will produce an exhibition catalog.
Submission of Work: Each artist may submit one original work for consideration. Work should relate to the theme of
“bodies by design.”
DEADLINE AND GUIDELINES:
Submissions must arrive at the Koehnline Museum of Art by Thursday, August 8, 2013.
Submission on CD only. Image should be a JPEG (.jpg) of at least 300 dpi. Label the CD with the artist’s name, title of
work, date, and medium and include on the CD an artist’s statement and biography (single piece) in narrative form as a
MicrosoftWord document only (no PDFs or JPEGs) not exceeding 150 words (no résumés). The statement should refer to
the specific artwork submitted. Text will be edited for spelling, grammar, and space. Also complete the attached form and
return it with your CD. If you would like your CD returned, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Media: All media 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.
Size Limitations: None.
Insurance: All work will be insured while in the Museum.
Delivery of AcceptedWork: All work, hand-delivered or shipped, must arrive at the Museum by 5 p.m., Monday,
September 23, 2013. Shipped work must include a prepaid return shipping label for the artist’s preferred carrier.
Pickup of Work: Monday, October 28, 2013, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment. If the indicated times for delivery or
pickup are not convenient, contact Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D., manager of the Koehnline Museum of Art, 847-635-2633, to
arrange a more convenient time and date.
Other Information: On the back of each piece, please place the artist’s name and phone number, title of work, year
completed, medium, and insurance value. The Koehnline Museum does not take commissions on sales. Artists will be
placed in contact with interested buyers. Questions? Call Nathan Harpaz at 847-635-2633.
click on Call for Entries- Women Artists.