Call For Art: Solo Series 2014-2015
Open call for artwork entries for Women & Their Work's 2014-2015 Solo Series is live through December 18, 2013. You need not be nominated to apply. We would love to consider you for a solo exhibition. Apply today!
We encourage you to apply early. We are happy to clarify the guidelines or offer tech support! If you are having trouble using the online application system, please don’t hesitate to call us at 512-477-1064. We’re here to assist you weekdays 10-6pm. We can walk you through the process over the phone. We look forward to seeing your work!
LOGIN GUIDELINES & LINK TO APPLICATION
This long link is used to register you as a user initially. Once you have created a user name and password, use this short link, to log back in. You may return to your application as often as you like at this link http://entries.womenandtheirwork.org.
Women artists residing in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past eight years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered. Artists must be able to exhibit their work by December 2014. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition. An artist advisory panel (made of staff, art professionals from around the state and past solo artists) evaluates the applicants on the strength of their work and then selects the individuals for exhibition. We will choose 5-7 artists to premier in 6-week solo shows occurring between December 2014 through January 2016. Thanks for your interest in Women & Their Work.
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 but may be used to demonstrate capability in your portfolio. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo show that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.
1) 2-D & 3-D Images, Videos
Applicants should upload ten images of 2-D or 3-D work. If you wish to add details or installation views, you may combine them within one image (create a paneled jpg).
For video art, you must upload a still image for each video piece. This is needed for the online application to work and for us to not skip any pieces. The panel will view 3 minutes of each video; longer videos may or may not be seen in their entirety. Please don’t include promotional videos or interviews. You have 2 options:
a. Upload a still photo jpg and video title for each video. Include a link: to youtube, vimeo or website where videos are viewable. Include: title, medium, date & run time for each work.
b. Upload a still photo jpg and video title for each video. Include a list with: title, medium, date & run time for each work. Mail W&TW a labeled DVD to: Artists Advisory Panel, Women & Their Work, 1710 Lavaca, Austin, TX 78701. Unfortunately, DVDs cannot be returned.
2) Image Captions
Fill out the image caption fields that correspond to the added images. These captions should include: title, medium, date and dimensions for each piece.
3) Artist’s Statement
Include a one-page statement describing your work and aesthetic vision. A word .docx, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf are the acceptable formats.
Upload a current resume. A word .docx, .doc, .rtf or .pdf are the acceptable formats. Do not include announcements, catalogs, press reviews, or letters; they will not be reviewed.
5) Processing Fee
A $15 processing fee payable to Women & Their Work is required. For the site to allow you to upload your application, payment is required. Please use Visa or MasterCard in the secure online form. Once you’ve logged in as a user and paid the fee, you can visit your application profile multiple times. Remember to save your login user name and password.
The gallery is approximately 1,700 square feet with 10.5 feet high ceilings, track lighting and seven moveable walls. Pedestals, shelves and AV equipment are available.
December 18: Deadline for all applications online.
January 31: Notification to all applicants via email.
December 2014 through January 2016: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.
You will be notified by email in accordance with the application calendar. 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 email@example.com or by calling 512-477-1064.
Women & Their Work will award an honorarium of $600 to the artists who are selected for solo exhibitions. Our gallery staff will work with you to help you achieve all aspects of your vision. We will provide a curatorial adviser for the development of your exhibition and commission a writer to create an essay about your work. The color catalog we publish will be sent to over 100 galleries and museums throughout the country.
Artists receive 75% of the sale price of any work sold during exhibitions.
LIABILITY & AGREEMENT
Women & Their Work agrees to insure artwork while in its custody and during transit. Artists are responsible for transportation of artwork to and from the gallery. Artists agree to exhibit work that has not previously been shown in Austin.
On the left menu click 'Catalog' for an easy to print pdf of these guidelines.