Monday, October 17, 2011

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

Momentum -Contemporary Women's Art.  Commemorating 40 years of the Women's Caucus for Art, Momentum presents the art and ideas ofintergenerational contemporary women artists.  Moving forward and yet still in touch with our roots; what has influenced you as an artist looking back over the past 40 years of women in the arts.Reflecting on struggles and accomplishments; how does this inspire you in your momentum, moving ahead? With this and the definition of momentum in mind (impetus, force, power, drive, energy, strength,physical energy or intensity, vitality,  gathering speed,power residing in a moving object, repeat of recent success) -- Show us your best work.
Juror:  Rita Gonzalez, Associate Curator in the Department of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. (LACMA)
Exhibition Venue: Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, 825 N. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Show Dates: February 17 to March 2, 2012.  
Reception with the artists: Friday, February 24 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all US self-identified women artists.  
Entry Fee:  Up to three pieces of work.  $35 for WCA and LAAA members in good standing, $45 for nonmembers.  
Entry Deadline: Friday, November 18th, uploaded to online entry system by 11:59 PM PST.
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 pollutesthe environment causing respiratory illness, endangers wildlife, andnecessitates 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?

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?
Juror: Eleanor Heartney, is a Contributing Editor to Art in America andArtpress and has written extensively on contemporary art issues for such other publications as Artnews, Art and Auction, The New ArtExaminer, the Washington Post and The New York Times.
Exhibition Venue: DeniseBibro Fine Art - 529 West 20th Street 4W, New York, NY 10011
Show Dates:  May 18to June 23, 2012  
Reception with the artists: Thursday, May 24th 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Eligibility: Open to all USself-identified women artists.  
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 PMPST.

About Women's Caucus for Art:
The Women's Caucus for Art was founded in 1972, and is an Affiliated Society of the College Art Association (CAA). It is a national memberorganization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museumprofessionals. The mission of WCA is to create community through art,education and social activism.

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