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Call for Art: “Radiance,” Group Show Juried by Karen Azarnia

Karen Azarnia, “Radiate,” 2009. Oil on linen, 16 in. x 14 in. Courtesy the artist.

Woman Made Gallery: Call for Art



March/April 2015

Woman Made Gallery is seeking submissions for “Radiance,” a group show juried by Karen Azarnia, Director of Exhibitions, Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery.



Exhibition Dates: July 10 –  August 20, 2015

Entry DEADLINE:  April 26, 2015

With long historical significance, light has been the subject of artwork throughout a variety of cultures for centuries. This exhibition will focus on contemporary approaches and investigations into light in the broadest sense. With the traditional use of light as allegorical subject matter in mediums ranging from painting and drawing to photography, video and installation, light is often employed to construct visual metaphor and imbue meaning in a given work. Contemporary artists such as Maria Nordman, Uta Barth, and Jennifer Steinkamp, for example, create a space for a mode of investigation that explores the physical traits and properties of light as medium, rendering an intersection between medium and meaning, intellectual and emotional engagement. All mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation are welcome and encouraged.

Juror Bio: Karen Azarnia is an artist, curator and educator. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at Terrain, Oak Park, IL; the Union League Club of Chicago, IL; as well as recent group exhibitions at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE; Morehead State University, Morehead, KY and Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL. She is a grant recipient from the Illinois Arts Council and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and has been included in Hyperallergic, Art in America, the Huffington Post and Newcity. She currently serves as Director of Exhibitions at the Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery.

Notifications: May 14, 2015

Exhibitions are open to artists of any gender identification and geographic location. Please see WMG’s Online Entries page to submit an entry form.


To Submit Work: 
The application fee for juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of works, including details. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]. All applicants should  submit an artist’s statement explaining how their work relates to the exhibition’s theme. Please visit WMG’s website for more details.


Membership is not required in order to enter juried shows or exhibit at WMG.  Artists do not have to log in to submit an entry online, although creating an online entry in a single session is the best way to submit. We suggest that you have your images, titles, mediums, sizes and statement readily available for uploading.


Please include one detail per work only if necessary. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.


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