Womens Caucus for Art Carolinas
Womens Caucus for Art Carolinas

Meeting the Moment

September 12 – October 17, 2024 Aiken Center for the Arts, Aiken, South Carolina
Deadline was June 17th. Open to Members and Non-Members.
Uncanny Valley by Barbara Snyder
Uncanny Valley by Barbara Snyder

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Deadline for entry was June 17, 2024
The Women’s Caucus for Art Carolinas presents Meeting the Moment. This juried exhibition explores that particular moment experienced by every creative that inspires them. It can be the smile received from a passerby, a fleeting butterfly landing on a freshly opened blossom, the shock of horror from a scene of a ravished bombing in a city under siege, the devastation of fire in a forest, a news item about the election, the laughter of a child on a swing, a quiet walk on a beach at sunset. It is through these moments that the artist invites the viewer to an open dialogue, to share their thoughts within that moment that touches them deeply.'

The Women’s Caucus for Art Carolinas (WCAC) is a regional chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA). The WCA was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association. WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals.

The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism. WCA is committed to recognizing the contribution of women in the arts; providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development; expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women; supporting local, national, and global art activism; and advocating for equity in the arts for all.

The WCACarolinas was started in 2020 to support the mission of WCA in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

For more information: nationalwca.org
Follow: @wcacarolinas

Eligibility

  • Open to women-identifying artists in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
  • WCA members receive a discounted application fee. To join the WCA and the WCACarolinas: nwca.memberclicks.net/membership-form
  • Open to two-dimensional and three-dimensional work.
  • All two-dimensional work needs to be wired for hanging and cannot weigh over 30lbs.

Juror

Meredith Connelly is an award-winning multidisciplinary artist, best known for her grand-scale installations that emphasize the interplay of light, science, and technology. Connelly’s illuminated, site-specific displays – complete with interactive elements – connect and submerge viewers into glowing, otherworldly environments.

Connelly also creates complex hand-cut works on paper inspired by nature, reflective of the microscopic world, which she presses against transparent materials to resemble microscope slides.

Connelly is committed to expanding community and culture through the arts, is an advocate for equality and women in the arts, and places great emphasis on supporting emerging and underrepresented femme, BIPOC, and LQBTQIA+ artists in all stages of their careers. More recently, Connelly has been honing her curatorial process, developing, and executing art exhibitions attached to causes she is passionate about that address complex social issues through art.

For more information about Connelly, visit her website: meredithconnelly.com

Entry Fees

WCA members: $25 for 2 pieces
Non-members: $35 for 2 pieces

To Apply

Complete application on ShowSubmit. The following will be required.
  • JPEG Images of 1-2 artworks. Images should be at least 1500 pixels on the longest edge and no larger than 30mb.
  • Artist statement referring to the specific artworks submitted. 200 words max.

Sales

All work must be for sale. The Aiken Center for the Arts Gallery will collect a 40% commission on sales.

Venue

Aiken Center for the Arts is a community arts center located in the heart of downtown Aiken amongst a wonderful variety of charming retail shops and restaurants. This dynamic, two-level visual arts space hosts a wide range of contemporary art from local, regional, national, and international artists, stimulating discussion and dialogue among audiences. In addition to their exhibition space, they host classes and workshops for all ages and have a Gallery Shop with artworks from local and regional artists available for sale. The mission of Aiken Center for the Arts (ACA) is to inspire and educate by providing unique visual and performing art experiences for all ages.

Shipping

Artist is responsible for shipping costs. More information will be provided to selected artists.

Additional Notification Information

Notifications will be emailed by the end of the day on July 5, 2024. We cannot respond to inquiries regarding the status of notifications before that time.

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After notifications are sent, you may view the status of your entry in your ShowSubmit artist account’s Entry History. Accepted works will be notated by a green check.

If you do not receive your email, you may also view your notification letter using the View Notification link in your Entry History.

Note: Entries made prior to 2023 may not display the View Notification link.

Image and Filename Specifications

  • Submit your original JPEG image files.
  • Crop out all parts of the photo that are not the actual work; do not show mat, frame, etc, only the work itself.
  • Image must be displayed right side up.
  • You do not need to resize your image files.
  • You do not need to rename your image files.

Additional Entry Information

  • You will pay for your entry by credit or debit card using our secure checkout system.
  • After your entry is submitted and paid for, you may log back in to review your entry, edit artist and image information, and add or substitute images up until the entry deadline (June 17, 2024.)
  • Entry fees are not refundable and must be submitted and paid by the entry deadline.
  • Entries cannot be accepted or changed after the deadline. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Support

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