2012 National Women's Caucus for Art - Call for Art!

Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?

The discovery of oil, in 1859, in Pennsylvania, transformed our way of life; we are enveloped by petroleum products - from the shoes we wear, to the materials our clothes are made of, to the way we heat our houses, to our modes of transportation.  Oil dependency pollutes the environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, and necessitates the large scale loss of life as we search to secure sources of oil overseas. How do we maintain our optimism despite this rush to grab dwindling non-renewable energy assets, instead of focusing on renewable energy and the prevention of global warming?


Our founding fathers could not have envisioned our two-party system, with the built in checks and balances, would fail to safeguard against tyranny of big business oil companies. The failure of our elected officials to implement an effective energy policy leaves the American people in a vulnerable position. A petroleum based economy subjects our citizens to resource-based wars that jeopardizes our children and holds our standard of living perilously tied to the price of a barrel of oil.


Fossil fuels are contributing to global warming and misinformation about global warming on media networks owned by major corporations, benefits the status quo. The self-interest of the American people is not paralleled by the self-interest of energy companies that seek to maximize profits at the expense of innovation and development. This exhibit seeks to raise awareness of our imperiled democracy and the Petroleum Paradox. What do you think about the Petroleum Paradox and what is happening in our oil dependent society and world?


About the Exhibition:  Petroleum Paradox:  For Better or For Worse is a collaborative exhibition with the Women's Caucus for Art and Denise Bibro Fine Art.
Please upload a current Bio and Artist Resume as the Denise Bibro Gallery will be promoting the artists selected and their work.


Juror:  Eleanor Heartney, is a Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New Art Examiner, the Washington Post and The New York Times.


Exhibition Venue: 
Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street 4W
New York, NY 10011


Show Dates:  May 18 to June 23, 2012


Reception with the artists:  Thursday, May 24th, 2012, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.


Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.   


Submissions:  All submissions must be made online at www.nationalwca.org  or http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#dashboard  


Entry Fee:  Up to three pieces of work.  $35 for WCA and $45 for nonmembers.


Entry Deadline:  Friday, February 10, 2012, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM PST.


Questions:  email karengutfreundexhibitions@yahoo.com

Call for Art!
MASS Visual Arts - Gainesville, Florida


deadline January 14th, 2012

MASS Visual Arts is a non-profit fine arts organization based in Gainesville, FL conceived by artists to produce and present exhibitions in Gainesville, FL. Their mission is to provide emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary fine artists with twice yearly exhibitions presented to the burgeoning arts community in Gainesville, FL. Other forms of community based involvement will include art related events  such as visiting artists lectures, presentations, workshops, and fund-raising events


A themed group exhibition open to all media and to artists residing in the Southeastern United States (FL, AL, GA, MS, LA, SC, NC, TN). Broad interpretation encouraged.  Any work relating to the theme “Below the Belt” will be considered for exhibition, regardless of medium.  With your submission, please include your brief resume, artist statement, cover letter, and artwork detail list (including title, medium, dimensions, and artist’s compensation expected for of each piece submitted) with up to 5 digital .jpg images for a small curation fee of $20.


For more information - website www.massvisualarts.wordpress.com



Maitland Library - Maitland, Florida

March 1st- March 30th, 2012

deadline January 31, 2012

A Bit of Her-story: LITERAL IMAGES was WCA, Florida's first juried exhibition , held in 1995 at Kitty Petterson's "ArtWorks Orlando". Kitty gave WCA, Fl a home, where we held our meetings for several years. Kitty served as VP, wrote our first set of by-laws, was most instrumental in the formation of our chapter and was on our board of directors, even through her breast cancer. It is in her honor that we formed the "Petterson Student Scholarship Fund" and in her honor that we have revived. LITERAL IMAGES with the assistance of the Maitland Library.


LITERAL IMAGES is open to all members. It is where the visual image meets the literal. There is a display case, so smaller sculptures are also welcome. Works are selected when delivered depending on space available, as the library has room for about 50 artworks only. The 'literal' can be words, or letters incorporated into the image somehow. And what better location than in a library? At the opening, last year, we had a poetry reading by some of our members. We would love to continue this as an annual event (held on Women's History Month) and see it grow.


Inasmuch as it is NOT juried, we DO need a proper count of who is interested, so we know how many images each artist should bring. The installation is on March 1st, so we need to have RSVP's ASAP. The exhibit is up throughout the month of March, coming down on March 30th, 2012.  

For more information contact judyorlando@cfl.rr.com








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