Call for Art: Access: An Ordinary Notion

Arc Gallery & Studios

Entry Deadline: Apr. 17

1246 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
PHONE 408 203-5221

ACCESS: An Ordinary Notion
National Juried Exhibition sponsored by Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art

Saturday, June 15 – Saturday, July 13, 2024 at Arc Gallery, San Francisco
Elizabeth Addison
NCWCA Exhibitions Chair, Visual Artist,
Educator, Curator
Karen M. Gutfreund
Independent Curator, Consultant, Artist
Meghan Lewis MacLeod, Ph.D.
Ecofeminist Artist, Creative Arts-based Counselor
WCA LGBTQ+ Pod Leader

Earlybird Entry Deadline: 4/3/2024, 11:59 PM, your time zone
Entry Deadline: 4/17, 2024, 11:59 PM, your time zone
Entry Fees: $15 NCWCA and National WCA members, $25 Public. After 4/3/2024, $30 all submissions.

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It has been 100 years since the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). This exhibition is in honor of Alice Paul, suffragist, who re-wrote the amendment in 1943 expanding the language to be more in line with recently passed legislation. Dubbed the ‘Alice Paul Amendment,’ the new amendment stated, ‘Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.’ The 19th Amendment, granting women suffrage, is the only mention of the word ‘woman’ in the U.S. Constitution. Furthermore, the only right guaranteed to women by federal law is the right to vote. The ERA has yet to be ratified.

With ACCESS: An Ordinary Notion, we seek artworks that tell individual stories and advocate for social justice and human rights. We are committed to amplifying a wide variety of voices and viewpoints as we strive for peace using art as a visual narrative. ACCESS: An Ordinary Notion will showcase art in all media that speak to and illuminate the ongoing conversation around race, women’s and LGBTQIA+ rights, reproductive rights, disparities in global wealth, power, access to food, water, shelter, education, health services, child and elder care, along with immigration issues, climate change, and criminal (in)justice in the modern world.

NCWCA showcases artwork as a conduit in our collective determination for rights that should never be exclusive or for the privileged, but instead are interrelated, interdependent, and indivisible for all. We believe that art can be a powerful vehicle to spark meaningful discussion and ignite inflection points. We also believe in the artist’s voice to foster these important dialogues worldwide. For the ACCESS exhibition, we invite artists to inspire us to action and to create visions for a new, more inclusive, and just society.

NCWCA is seeking art from women, including trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary artists for a national exhibition titled ACCESS: An Ordinary Notion. Hosted by NCWCA (Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art), this exhibition will be held at Arc Gallery & Studios in San Francisco, CA from June 16 to July 13, 2024, and is curated by Elizabeth Addison and Karen M. Gutfreund, and by Meghan Lewis MacLeod, Curatorial Assistant.

Categories Accepted:
Original artwork created through the media of painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, collage, digital, sculpture, assemblage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, storyboard, installation, ceramics, glass art. No reproductions.

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