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Call for Art: Why I Vote

Call Deadline: Extended to April 30, 2020

Entry fee: $25 per person

Show dates: September 11 - November 16, 2020

Location: City of Gaithersburg Gallery at Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD


The City of Gaithersburg and the Washington Women’s Art Caucus invite women artists to submit work for a juried exhibition entitled “Why I Vote.” This exhibit commemorates the one-hundredth anniversary ratification of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote while exploring the contemporary topics that galvanize women voters, such as climate change, immigration, education and women’s rights. “Why I Vote” invites artists to share the ideas and convictions that drive them to the polls and helps to shape political outcomes across the United States.

This call is open to all two-dimensional mediums and styles, Works should be no larger than 5’x5’. Sculpture cannot be accommodated. Please keep in mind that, as the venue is a family- friendly community center, we are unable to exhibit violent or sexually explicit subject matter, as well as any art depicting current political figures.

Approximately 40 works will be juried into the show.

This is a juried exhibition open to members of the DC Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art and other women artists in the Delmarva area, as well as to additional invited artists. We encourage all entrants to join both the WCA and DC Chapter prior to the application deadline via (click membership link).

The exhibition will be juried by Anne Burton, Curator at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland. The exhibit is co-organized by Sandra Davis (WCA) and Mary Weiss-Waldhorn (City) and will be held at the Bohrer Park Activity Center.

Key Dates

Deadline for Entries: Extended April 30, 2020
Notification of Jury Results: May 30,2020

Art Drop-off to Gallery: September 8, 2020, between 10:30am-Noon
Show Start Date: September 11, 2020
Show End Date: November 16, 2020

Opening Reception: TBD
Date Artist must pick up work: November 16, 2020

Entry Instructions

Entry will be available via Entrythingy: with the current call listed as: "Why I vote."

Entry fee is $25 per person.

There is a submission limit of three pieces per artist. Each JPEG/PDF image must be named with the artist's last name_title (example:Vangogh_Starrynight).

Submission of work to this exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions stated in
this prospectus and a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition.

Any work submitted must not have been in any previous WCA/DC exhibition.

For each piece, you will be required to provide Title of Work, Year Created, Medium, Dimensions, Sale Price, and statement under 75 words how the piece relates to the theme. All applicants will receive email notification of acceptance or non-acceptance. Please also make sure your Artist Statement in your Entrythingy Profile is up to date.

The juror and/or WCA-DC representatives reserve the right to reject any artwork that does
not meet the standards shown in the images supplied. No substitutions are allowed. To be
exhibited, entries must be WIRED ready to hang or display.

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