Upcoming Juried Exhibits Call for Submissions by November 6, 2017

Washington Women's Art Center

In the summer of 2018, the Alper Initiative for Washington Art at the American University Museum will have two juried exhibits that will honor the Washington Women's Arts Center, a feminist arts organization in the Washington metropolitan area in the 1970s -1980s. The juror for both exhibitions will be Françoise Yohalem.

We are currently soliciting work from former members and exhibitors of the WWAC. At this time, it is anticipated that there will be two contiguous exhibitions:

  • Work made between 1975 and 1985. This exhibition will show in the Alper exhibit space, providing historical context for the WWAC. It will be accompanied by a catalogue.
  • Current work by artists who were members and exhibitors of the WWAC between 1975 and 1985.

Please submit a copy of your bio, a short artist's statement expressing your relationship to the WWAC, up to 10 images (300dpi) of your work, and an image checklist with the title, date, dimensions, and medium of each piece. We encourage you to submit images of work made between 1975 and 1985 and images of current work if you have both. However, you are welcome to submit one or the other. Lastly, since not all submissions will be selected by the juror for physical display at the museum, we plan to include a slideshow identifying all former members. For that reason, we ask that you include a high-resolution headshot.

The deadline for submissions is November 6, 2017.
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Share Your Memories

Please contribute your thoughts and memories to the Memories of the Washington Women's Arts Center Facebook page, now up and running.

The best way to hear forthcoming information about this show is to join the Alper Initiative email list or check back here in the coming months.

Please share this information with collectors or the families of deceased members who might wish to submit qualifying work on their behalf.

If you have questions, contact Judith Benderson, former WWAC board member and Managing Director (1983-1985) at judypainter@comcast.net, or the Alper Initiative at aiwa@american.edu.