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Wordplay Call for Art from Chicago’s Woman Made Gallery

Artwork by Trina Merry - https://womanmade.org/is-there-a-mother-in-the-house/

Wordplay Exhibition Dates: July 6 – 28, 2018

Final Entry Due Date: April 28, 2018 Juror: Vernita Nemec

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT WORK https://womanmadegallery.submittable.com/submit Intertwined throughout history, text and image have been used to deliver message and effect change. From sketchbooks to video, poetic thought to political activism, artists have added letters, numbers and words to give meaning to their art.

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and encouraged.

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

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Wordplay Call to Artists

Detail of work by Vernita Nemec

Call for Art: Wordplay July 6 – 28, 2018 Entry Due Date: April 22, 2018 Juried by Vernita Nemec

This exhibition serves to highlight the voice of all female identified artists who use text and image or text as image as a means of creative expression. Works in all media are welcome and encouraged. Submit your work here: https://womanmade.org/call-for-art/ (Image: Detail of work by Vernita Nemec)

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VARA and the Rights and Responsibilities of Oregon Artists and Galleries

Checking in at LinkedIn the other day, we found an interesting discussion with information to clarify the rights and responsibilities of galleries to artists and vice versa. An artist presented this question:

I recently requested my former gallery give me the list of clients who’ve purchased my work. While the owner said he will comply with the law, he understood the law to be that he simply has to tell me the name and the city that the person is from. I told him I would be back to him with the specifics of the law. can anyone tell me the name, or legal code the law if known by, as well as the specifics of the law?

Also, how does the artist know that the gallery doesn’t just give him the names of the gallery owner cousins and friends in an effort to keep the artist from bothering them

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