Chicana/Latina Artists: Open Call for Art & Essays

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) seeks work on the theme of Time: Present, Past, and Future

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: January 5, 2015

Chicana/Latina Artists: Open Call for Art & Essays

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) has created a unique opportunity for Latina artists and essayists to exhibit and share their work on the theme of Time: Present, Past, and Future.

?À Artists may submit images of work created in a wide array of media including but not limited to community or social practice art.

?À Essayists may submit writings from an array of perspectives including but not limited to relational aesthetics.

EXHIBITION VENUE: Women's Caucus for Art Website at www.nationalwca.org

THEME: Time: Present, Past, and Future

DATES OF ONLINE EXHIBITION: April 15, 2015-October 16, 2015

CALL OPENS ON: January 15, 2015

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WCA Website - www.nationalwca.org#dashboard

DEADLINE: March 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM in your time zone

ART SUBMISSIONS: Artists may submit up to three images per entry for $10 USD

ESSAY SUBMISSIONS: Writers may submit one essay per entry for $10 USD

ENTRY FEES: Payment of $10 per entry for all participants. Individuals submitting to both the art and essay call must pay separate fees

ESSAY LENGTH: Essays may be in Spanish or English (12 point font, double-spaced, 500-700 words). All essays and art will be reviewed prior to publishing to ensure relevancy of theme by exhibition director

QUESTIONS: Krista Jiannacopoulos, WCA President Elect and The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) Regional Coordinator, at kjiannacop@gmail.com Please place "Latina Arts Outreach Open Call" in the subject field of the email


Artist, Linda Vallejo was included in The California/International Arts Foundation's L.A. Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980 and the Getty Foundation's Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980 in two exhibitions, Mapping Another LA: The Chicano Art Movement at the UCLA Fowler Museum, and Doin' It in Public: Art and Feminism at the Woman's Building at the Otis College of Art and Design Ben Maltz Gallery. Solo exhibitions of her newest work Make 'Em All Mexican have been presented at the Lancaster Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, CA and the Soto Clemente Velez Cultural Center in New York in 2014, George Lawson Gallery in Los Angeles and the University Art Gallery of New Mexico State University in 2013, as well as Arte Americas in collaboration with the Fresno Art Museum and Central California Museum of Art Advisory Committee and California State University, San Bernardino, Fullerton Museum in 2012. Vallejo was the recipient of the LA Department of Cultural Affairs COLA Fellowship in 2014 and recent publications include Brownout: Linda Vallejo Paints a New Color Scheme in Artillery Magazine and UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Aztl?ín: A Journal of Chicano Studies in 2014. Vallejo is represented by Salt Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA and by Bert Green Fine Art in Chicago, Ill.

Dr. Karen Mary Davalos is Chair and professor of Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her book, Yolanda M. L??pez, (UCLA CSRC Press with distribution by University of Minnesota Press, 2008), brings together her research and teaching interests in Chicana feminist scholarship, spirituality, art, exhibition practices, and oral history. It has received two honorable mentions. Between 2003 and 2009, she was the lead coeditor of Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social, the only interdisciplinary, flagship, peer-review journal of a Latina/o professional organization. Currently, she is working on Chicana/o Art: Improbable Subjects and Political Gestures, a book that is informed by life history interviews with seventeen Latino artists and a decade of ethnographic research in southern California.‌‌‎

Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of all women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all. As a founding member of The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), 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 practice, past and present.

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