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Patricia Izzo, Red Kool Aid

Call for Art A Matter of Taste: Sweet/Sour/Salty/Bitter Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame 213 W. Malcom X St., Lansing Michigan August 3-Sat October 25, 2014 exhibit sponsored by WCAMI   DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: TUESDAY, JULY 2 2014   This juried exhibit will celebrate, examine and play with the meaning of taste, both in its literal and its metaphorical sense. Artists are invited to submit work that explores impressions, expressions and interpretations of the theme and how it moves through our lives and our world. The exhibit is open to all professional Michigan women artists.

Juror: Valerie Mann is an accomplished Michigan artist and part owner of WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor. Her work is in public and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. She holds a BFA in painting from Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and an MFA in sculpture from Michigan State Univ. She guest lectures and critiques at colleges and universities on the subjects of ‘art as problem solving’, ‘marrying craftsmanship with idea’ and ‘the power of the handmade’.

Size and format are limited. Work must be 2 dimensional, or wall-hung if 3 dimensional, and no larger than 24″x 36″x6″. Work may not weigh more than 40 pounds, and must have been completed within the last 2 years. It cannot have been previously exhibited at the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

How to Enter-2 Steps

  1. Attach 3 jpg images of your work and resume to an email addressed to
    1. On subject line enter Taste, your name and the total number of images you are sending.
    2. JPG Image files should be 300 dpi and 6″ (1800 pixels) on the longest side. File name should be this format: Name_title_medium_size.       Example: Smith_ tasteofhome_acrylic_20x24.
  1. Application fee due Tuesday July 2:
    1. $15 WCAMI member
    2. $35 non-WCAMI member

The fee covers 3 images; you may send additional jpgs at $5.00 each, not to exceed 6 entry pieces total.

Timeline for exhibit:

Deadline for entry Tuesday, July 2 2014

Notification of selection: Monday July 14

Delivery of work: Tuesday, July 26, 10-2,

Opening reception Sunday, August 3, 2-4 p.m.

For Entry Form and where to mail fee email


ANOTHER CALL FOR ART! I have another show for you from the Women’s Caucus for Art!  It’s really been a great couple of years as an Exhibitions Director.  I’ve been working very hard to help promote women in the arts and creating interesting exhibition opportunities on a variety of subjects.  Please read on below for more info about it (scroll under “Stories We Tell”).  It’s exciting that we have secured the entire Phoenix Gallery in NYC for the month of September and we’ll be kicking off the season! I hope that you enjoy getting my emails but please – let me know if you’d prefer to be taken off the list. REMINDER:  “Stories We Tell” – DEADLINE TO ENTER 5/31/13 The Women’s Caucus for Art announces a national call for Stories We Tell, portraying the tradition of visual storytelling through women’s voices. What stories do we tell ourselves, make up about ourselves, tell others, or share with our families, friends and the larger world? What needs to be heard? Whether activist or abstract, we are seeking artwork that addresses your aesthetic, political, or philosophical perspectives. Storytelling is central to human existence, common to every known culture and women are usually the record-keepers and the storytellers of the family. We use spoken and visual narratives to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. Your story may be activist/political, a contemporary interpretation of an ancient myth, or based on personal or family stories. This call is open to all self-identified women residing in the United States. We are seeking artwork in all media and genre: figurative/narrative, text based art, and abstract/conceptual; art that weaves together a story through mood and tone, work to provoke and inspire. Artists are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly; submit works that have resonance and meaning to you. ENTER HERE: CALL FOR ART:  “CHOICE” National call for “Choice” a juried exhibition of art in observation of 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade sponsored by Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA).  Women artists residing in the US are invited to submit 2D and 3D artwork around the theme choice. We are seeking artwork in a broad range of media and genre that give voice to women’s reproductive rights. Creative interpretations are encouraged. Works may be abstract, representational or incorporate language with visual representation. Only original artwork will be accepted. Exhibition Dates: December 12, 2013 – January 12, 2014 Venue: Arc Studios and Gallery, San Francisco, CA Deadline: September 22, 2013 11:59 pm in your time zone Eligibility: Open to all self-identified women artists residing in the United States Juror: Catharine Clark of Catharine Clark Gallery San Franciso Call for entries: In addition, written experiences on how you or others have been touched by abortion will be an art installation accompanying the exhibition “Choice”  Letters for the art installation may be submitted anonymously through the website, CONTACT: Kelly Hammargren, with any questions about “Choice” Best regards, Karen Gutfreund Vice President and National Exhibitions Director Women’s Caucus for Art Curator for No. California TFAP Representative The Feminist Art Project


Affecting change in a community or in the world takes a great deal of strength and power.  What does that look like to you as an artist?  A very common catch phrase of late, heard online and on the radio, “Man Up!” is even a title of a TV show.  Is doing one’s best gender specific?  As women and artists do we have to “paint like a man” in order to make truly great art as was deemed by our fore-bearers? “Man Up!”will be part of the national WCA Summer Board meeting to be held in Southeast Michigan this July. In our strolling convergence through Ann Arbor, we will see that much has been accomplished in the field of the arts by women.  From a collector’s passion at the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan, to the formation of the Percent for Art Program by the City of Ann Arbor’s Public Art Commission,the arts are often driven by the dedication and encouragement of this most dynamic and inspiring arts community. “Man Up!”will be the finale of this impressive tour. In this call for art, we are asking artists to create work that visualizes the essence of power and the notion of “besting” oneself, other artists or men as a whole.  Is power gender specific?  We hope that you will interpret this call widely.  The ability to elicit change does not need to come from the front end of a bulldozer; it can also be found in the quietest voice in a board meeting, forcing all in attendance to strain their ears to hear some pearls of wisdom.  What is your strength?  Where does it come from?  What does it look like?  What does it mean to you to “MAN UP!” ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to all self identified women artists nationwide.
  • All media including works of video and performance
  • Submit up to three works


  • Artist blind statement 530 characters maximum.  This statement will be used by the Juror to help in the selection process.
  • Provide dimensions of each piece as follows:  H x W x D.  If your work is framed, include the frame in the size.
  • Submit images in JPG files, high resolution approximately 4” W x 6” H” at 300 dpi.  In order for images to upload successfully they must be at lease 900 pixels wide.
  • Color profile for JPG files should be RGB color mode.  CMYK will not upload in this program.

ENTRY FEES: WCA Members in good standing $35.00 Non-Members $45 DELIVERY PROCEDURE: The WCA Michigan will notify you by email upon acceptance of your artwork.  In person deliveries will only be accepted July 9 & 10.  Artwork delivered by UPS or FedEx must arrive between June 29 & July 3. Please note:  All artwork shipped by UPS, FedEx or any other mail carrier must be accompanied by proper paperwork with pre-paid return shipping label from the original carrier otherwise artwork cannot be accepted.  No checks or cash accepted for return mailing. DISPLAY REQUIREMENTS: Upon acceptance, all visual art must arrive ready for display.  Pictures and fiber art must be wired and ready for hanging.  Sculpture must be stand-alone and secure.  Hardware must be supplied for hung sculptures.  Artist is responsible for stability of artwork.  Final acceptance of large-scale work is contingent upon gallery space.  WCA Michigan reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work that does not meet criteria or match the quality portrayed in the application. IMPORTANT DATES: Entry Deadline:  11:59 PM, May 15, 2012 Notification Date:  June 1, 2012 Arrival of Shipped Work:  June 29 through July 3, 2012 Hand Delivery of Work:  July 9-10, 2012 Opening:  July 12, 2012 Artist’s Reception:  Friday July 20, 2012, 2-9 pm Closing:  Aug 9, 2012 Pick Up Artwork: Aug 10-11, 2012 Return Shipping: Aug 10, 2012 ABOUT THE WCA AND WCA MI: The Michigan Chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art was founded in 2007 and became a non-profit organization in 2010.  Like the national organization our mission is to create community through art, education and social activism.  WCA is 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. WCA supports local, national and global art activism that advocates for equity in the arts for all.  As an NGO (non-governing organization) of the United Nations, the Women’s Caucus for Art supports the UN Millennium Goals to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases and ensure environmental sustainability.  As a founding member of the Feminist Art Project, WCA is part of a collaborative national initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history and art practices, past and present. To join the WCA, go to and for more information about “MAN UP!” contact Margaret Parker or Gabrielle Pescador at exhibitionswcami@yahoo.comABOUT THE JUROR: Born in Detroit, Suzy Lake now lives and works in Toronto Canada.  She was among the first female artists to adopt performance, video and photographic work to explore the politics of gender, the body and identity in Canada. Lake was the subject of a major mid-career retrospective organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in 1993.  In 2007-2008 she was one of 119 women in the historical show WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution 1965-1980.  The exhibition originated in Los Angeles at MoCA Geffen Contemporary and toured galleries and museums in three major US cities as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Suzy’s early work was also included in Jori Finkel’s Identity Theft:  Eleanor Antin, Lynn Hershman and Suzy Lake 1972-1978 at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2007.  More recently Lake’s work was the subject of a themed survey show entitled Political Poetics at the University of Toronto Art Centre this past May.  The show will travel to four other venues across Canada. Suzy took early retirement from the University of Guelph in 2008 to work in her studio full time.  She is currently in production for a retrospective exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario scheduled for the spring of 2013.  Her work is represented by Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto, Galerie Donald Browne in Montreal and Michael Solway in Cincinnati. THE VENUE AND SHIPPING ADDRESS: Gallery in the Duderstadt Center The University of Michigan 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094 (734)-763-0606


EXHIBITION THEME: The discovery of oil, in 1859, in Pennsylvania, transformed our way of life; we are enveloped by petroleum products – from the shoes we wear, to the materials our clothes are made of, to the way we heat our houses, to our modes of transportation. Oil dependency pollutes the environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, and necessitates the large scale loss of life as we search to secure sources of oil overseas. How do we initiate change with this rush to grab dwindling non-renewable energy assets, instead of focusing on renewable energy and the prevention of global warming? Our founding fathers could not have envisioned that our two-party system, with built-in checks and balances, would fail to safeguard against the tyranny of big oil companies. The failure of our elected officials to implement an effective energy policy leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. A petroleum based economy subjects our citizens to resource-based wars that jeopardizes our children and holds our standard of living perilously tied to the price of a barrel of oil. Fossil fuels are contributing to global warming and misinformation about global warming on media networks owned by major corporations, benefits the status quo. The self-interest of the American people is not paralleled by the self-interest of energy companies that seek to maximize profits at the expense of innovation and development. This exhibit seeks to raise awareness of our imperiled democracy and the Petroleum Paradox. What do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world? JUROR: Eleanor Heartney, Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION Must complete submission by Friday, February 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM PST. DETAILS AT:


Description: Consequences: aftermath, effect, conclusion, outcome, payback, repercussion, result, fallout, reaction, spin-off, inference, distinction, importance, or significant. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote, “Everyone, sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences.”  Arc Gallery is looking for contemporary works that will fill its space with a smorgasbord of perspectives on this theme. Dark, humorous, quirky or twisted, interpret the theme as you like. Juror: Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA Juror’s Award:  Juror’s Award ribbon and certificate awarded to three works that express the most imaginative interpretation of “Consequences.” Eligibility:  Artists residing in the continental United States Submission Fee:  $35 Media:  Sculpture, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, ceramics, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book. Deadline:  February 24, 2012 Exhibition Dates: May 12, 2012 – June 2, 2012. May 12 Opening Reception. Split on sales: 60/40 between artist & gallery. Online Prospectus & Application:  Go to

2012 Call for Artists Women & Water Rights: Concerning Water

Exhibition dates June 15-­July 22, 2012 Juried by a committee of artists from the original show exhibited at the Katherine Nash Gallery on the University of Minnesota Campus in 2010. About the exhibition: Concerning Water is a regional juried exhibition on the theme of women and water issues designed to provide visibility for innovative work that addresses the issues of water rights global and/or local. This work will be shown in the galleries at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, beginning June 15, 2012 and ending July 22. Work from the original show will be shown as well as the work selected from this call. Deadline for entries – March 1, 2012 Download the prospectus

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 18, 2012 6:47 pm
    This is the link to apply for the ‘Man Up! No Balls About It’ Exhibition

    • May 23, 2013 9:27 pm

      too bad i misseed the deadlines

      • May 23, 2013 9:43 pm

        Barbara are you here in Michigan? Are you a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art…you are more then welcome to join, we have a lot of calls throughout the year currently there are three with due dates at the end of this month and into June. Feel free to contact myself or Barbara Carson our membership chair for more information. You can get more information about the organization as a whole at

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