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Is There a Mother in the House? Call for Art – Woman Made Gallery


Is There a Mother in the House?

Exhibition Dates: April 13 – May 5, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: February 9, 2018

Juror: Janet Bloch


Invitation to all artists worldwide to submit artwork for this exhibition.Is there a Mother in the House? The current state of our world might compel us to say no. The swell of women’s voices says otherwise, and how. We all come from mothers. We inhabit Mother Earth. From Mother Nature to Mother Superior, from the Mother of Invention to Motherf*@%!#, there are many forms of Mother. This exhibit aims to consider them all.  Fierce to funny. Domestic to mythic.

What is the meaning of Mother, and what house does she inhabit? What sway does a mother’s voice, presence, love—or lack of these things—have? Must one bear a child, or be a woman, to be a mother?

WMG invites all female identified artists to submit work that explores the multiple facets of Mother—political, personal, comic, symbolic, historic, biological, idealized or actual—and her impact on their own lives or on the wider world. All material and techniques will be considered.

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. 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 about their body of work. Accepted artworks must not exceed 72″ horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG.About the Juror: Janet Bloch

Janet Bloch is an artist, administrator and author. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous grants including an Illinois Arts Council Visual Artists Fellowship, a National Endowment of the Arts Regional/ Midwest Fellowship and three Artists Grants from the Indiana Arts Commission. Bloch has had several solo exhibits nationwide, and her work is in numerous collections which include the South Bend Regional Museum of Art, Illinois State Museum, Deloitte and Eaton Corporations. She is the author of a workbook, Strategic Marketing Tools for Visual Artists. After co-directing Woman Made Gallery from 1993 to 2000, Janet Bloch is now the Executive Director at Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana.

Banner Image: Artwork by Janet Bloch

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Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992. Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women in the arts through exhibitions and other programs that serve, educate, and enrich our community. We rely on membership contributions and individual donations to create the programs that support our mission.

Woman Made Gallery is supported in part by grants from The Arts Work Fund; The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation;  The Efroymson Family Fund, a CICF Fund; The Illinois Arts Council Agency;  The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; and the generosity of its members and contributors. We thank our Art Angel, an anonymous donor who contributes generously and repeatedly through BMO Harris Bank.

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