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2016-2017 Solo Exhibition Series
June 1 - August 19, 2015


Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage selected artists to create new work; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.

 

Women & Their Work requests applications for our 2016 - 2017 Solo Exhibition Series.

Please use our call on the CaFE website to upload your application:

https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2711&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Apply for Women & Their Work’s 2016 - 2017 Solo Exhibition Series.

Women & Their Work provides opportunities for ambitious work made by women artists living in Texas. Please apply online by August 19, 2015.

CALENDAR
August 19, 2015: Deadline for all applications online.
October 1, 2015: Notification to all applicants.
May 2016 – May 2017: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates. 

ELIGIBILITY
Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered. Artists must be able to exhibit their work by May, 2016. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition at Women & Their Work. We will choose artists to premier in 6-week solo exhibitions occurring between May 2016 and May 2017.

CRITERIA
Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage selected artists to create new work; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.
 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
 1) 2-D & 3-D Images, Videos
 Applicants should upload ten images of 2-D, 3-D or video work. 

Upload size options for:

Image: JPEG, Audio: AIFF, WAV, XMF, MP3, Video: 3GP, WMV, AVI, MOV, ASF, MPG, MP4, M2T, MKV, M2TS

Upload options for image files

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum

  3) Artist’s Statement
Include a one-page statement describing your work, your aesthetic vision, and your plans for a future solo exhibition here.

  4) Résumé
Upload a current resume. Do not include announcements, catalogs, reviews, or letters; they will not be reviewed.

 5) Application Processing Fee
 A $25 processing fee is required. This year we are using CaFE, a widely used online application, which should make the uploading process simple and clear for you.

GALLERY DIMENSIONS
The gallery is approximately 1,700 square feet with 10.5 feet high ceilings, track lighting and seven moveable walls. Projectors and sound equipment are available.

JURY PANEL
The 2016 - 2017 Solo Exhibition Series jury panel will be comprised of arts professionals from other cities, artists who have had a solo show here in the past, and gallery staff. Every applicant is carefully reviewed, considered and discussed.

NOTIFICATION
You will be notified by email of your application. Please do not seek information on the status of your application prior to the deadline. If you have questions about how to apply online, please ask them anytime via email at koper@womenandtheirwork.org or by calling 512-477-1064.

HONORARIUM
Women & Their Work will award an honorarium of $600 to the artists who are selected for our 2016 - 2017 Solo Exhibition Series. Our gallery staff will work with you to help you achieve all aspects of your vision. We will provide a curatorial advisor for the development of your work and commission a writer to write about your work. The catalog we publish featuring your work will be sent to over 100 galleries and museums throughout the country.

SALES
You will receive 75% of the sale price of any work sold during your exhibition.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT
Women & Their Work agrees to insure artwork while in its custody. Artists are responsible for transportation of artwork to and from Women & Their Work gallery. Artists agree to exhibit work that has not previously been shown in Austin.

TECH HELP
Please upload your application by August 19, 2015. We appreciate this opportunity to view your work. We encourage you to begin your application early. We are happy to clarify the guidelines, encourage you, offer you free wifi, or direct you to CaFE tech support. We’re here to assist you weekdays 10-6pm. We look forward to seeing your work! 

FORMAT & FILE SPECIFICS
Read about how to size you jpegs and other upload details here: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml

ABOUT US
Women & Their Work is a visual and performing art organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For over 37 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin, with exhibitions, performances, and educational workshops.

Known for our pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, our goal is to enrich the cultural experience for Texas by:

  • Emphasizing the value and excellence of art by women
  • Educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art
  • Equipping artists with financial and technical support
  • Engaging the community through diverse exhibitions, performances and other programs.

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Gallery Floor Plan
Gallery Floor Plan

Gallery Floor Plan
Gallery Floor Plan

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

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Front door

Related website: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2711&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes