CALLS FOR ART
DEVASTATING LOVES & TRANSCENDENT HATREDS
An NCWCA Sponsored Regional Exhibition
Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany CA
DEADLINE EXTENDED to OCTOBER 6, 2023
Exhibition Dates: November 1-29, 2023
Artist Reception: Saturday, Nov 11, 3-6pm
Robert Abrams, Owner, Abrams Claghorn Gallery and Sculptor
Leah Andrews, Curator, Olive Hyde Gallery
Exhibition Director: Elizabeth Addison, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair and Multi-disciplinary Artist
Love and hatred can be considered opposing sides of the same coin. They overlap and influence each other in life, and both love and hatred activate the same region in our brains. They lead to heightened states of passion, obsession, and often result in similar behaviors. On either side of the coin, individuals might commit heroic, bold, or simply evil acts. At their extremes, love and hatred can both place us in an obsessive state where we give the object of our affection or hatred an excess of attention. When we’re in love with someone, for instance, we want to know everything about them and find reasons to love them even more. For those we despise, we want to discover everything about them to support our hatred.
There’s a saying, “Don’t hate someone too much, it may bloom into love.” It’s well known in psychology that a fine line exists between love and hatred. These are the strongest and most passionate emotions that we hold for one another, often resulting in devastation or transcendence.
For Devastating Loves and Transcendent Hatreds we seek artwork created by women, including those who identify as female and non-binary, in a variety of media that tell stories of these extreme emotional states — of passion and obsession, devastation and transcendence. This is a Western States (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) regional call for art sponsored by the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION
Friday, October 6, 2023, 11:59 PM, your time zone
=> This regional call for art is for women artists, including those who identify as female and non-binary, residing in the Western Region of the United States: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
=> We request hand delivery of artwork. Shipped works will be considered on a limited basis.
=> Artists selected by the jurors whose work cannot be hand-delivered or shipped will have their work exhibited in the NCWCA Online Gallery.
NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEE
=> $20 for NCWCA Members and Western States WCA Members (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming) in good standing. You may submit up to three artworks with your entry fee. A maximum of one entry per person is allowed. You may join NCWCA by going to https://nwca.memberclicks.net/. Your membership eligibility will be verified and you will be contacted if our records show that you are not a current member.
=> $40 Public: Western States-residing women artists (non-NCWCA or Western States-residing WCA Members).
=> You may join NCWCA or update your membership by going to https://www.ncwca.org/join.html.
FOR DETAILS OR TO SUBMIT
An exploration of the intersection between art and activism.
A National Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC Chapter
WCADC invites women/women-identifying artists based in the United States to submit work that explores socio-political and economic protest, injustice, resistance, and activism, and how artists work to pivot us towards a more just society.
Deadline: September 30
For the full prospectus and entry instructions, go to
Women's Caucus for Art
PO Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013
c/o Karin Luner
131 Burnett Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477
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