Voting Daughters – 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage
Foundry Art Centre
Entry Deadline: Jan. 27
The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Voting Daughters,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This exhibition calls on artists, regardless of their gender identity, to comment on the ways women’s voices affect our contemporary landscape. This exhibition helps to look back on history and understand how much women of all ages and races had to fight for the right to vote. Being treated as an equal at the Federal level was a huge undertaking for the past generations, and now with the suffragettes’ daughters and granddaughters utilizing the right a 100 years later. All media and expressions are welcome for submission.
Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces of artwork for this exhibition. Entries must be submitted by January 27th, 2020. “Voting Daughters” will open with a grand reception on Friday, March 20th, 2020, from 5:30-8pm in the Main Gallery and Grand Hall. The exhibition will be on display from March 20th to May 1st, 2020. Three prizes will be awarded at the Opening Reception: two Juror’s Choice Awards of $150, and a Going Solo Award that offers the recipient a solo exhibition in one of our galleries.
Judith Mayer will serve as juror for this exhibition. Judith is an illustrator working in Chicago whose work has been published in over 35 books, born and raised in the Midwest and the daughter of immigrants, teaching traditional calligraphy at Lillstreet Art Center and currently serving as Vice President of Marketing for South Shore Arts. Most recently, Judith is one of the 36 woman artists participating in the “Her Flag” nationwide art project created by Marilyn Artus. “Her Flag” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, whereby an artist from each of the 36 ratifying states creates a stripe for an 18 x 26 foot flag. Judith is representing Illinois in the collaborative project. To learn more about this call for entry, please visit www.foundryartcentre.org.
The Foundry Art Centre is a Community Art Centre with fine art galleries overlooking the Missouri River in historic Saint Charles, Missouri. The non-for-profit space features state-of-the-art exhibition spaces hosting juried exhibitions of national and international artists. The mezzanine level of the FAC features 20 working artists’ studios where visitors can watch and partake in the creative processes of local artists, with FAC’s Gift Shop featuring these local artists best work for the public to take home with them. The Grand Hall may be rented for events such as weddings and reception up to 300 guests, as well as corporate events such as fundraisers and holiday parties. Along the sides of the Gand Hall are the Baue and Ameristar Galleries; the Baue Children’s Gallery features artwork made by kids from local elementary, middle, and high school districts; the Ameristar Gallery features artists from around the country who are up and coming as a part of FAC Emerging Artists Series which changes and correlates with the Main Gallery exhibitions. Hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday from 10am-5pm, and Sunday from 12pm-4pm. Admission is free and donations are warmly appreciated. For more information, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.