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Women & Their Work 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series
1710 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701

Entry Deadline: 12/16/16
Application Closed

REQUIREMENTS:

Media
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 4
Total Media - Minimum: 10, Maximum: 10

Entry Fee (Women & Their Work's 2017-2018 Solo Exhibition Series Entry Fee): $25.00

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Women & Their Work requests applications for our 2017 - 2018 Solo Exhibition Series.
 
CALENDAR
December 16, 2016: Deadline for all applications online.
February 24, 2017: Notification to all applicants.
November 2017 – December 2018: Exhibitions will be scheduled for six-week periods between these dates.
 
ELIGIBILITY
Women artists currently residing in Texas (please provide a valid Texas address upon entry) who have not had a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work within the past five years are eligible. Recently created work in all media will be considered. We strongly encourage artists to create new work for exhibition at Women & Their Work. We will choose artists to premier in 6-week solo exhibitions occurring between November 2017 and December 2018.

CRITERIA
Women & Their Work seeks artists who create inventive, high-caliber contemporary art that breaks new ground or proposes innovative approaches to form and content. Selections are based on an evaluation of the work you submit; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. We encourage selected artists to create new work; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that commands the 1,700 square foot gallery.
 
APPLICATION GUIDELINES
 1) Up to 10 Images of 2-D and/or 3-D work, including up to four Videos if applicaple.
We will only be able to view three minutes of each video, so please queue accordingly. Please select your images/videos with great care as they are the basis of the selection process and are extremely important. 
 
 2) Artist’s Statement
Include a one-page statement describing your work, your aesthetic vision, and your plans for a future solo exhibition here.

 3) Résumé
Upload a current resume. Do not include announcements, catalogs, reviews, or letters; they will not be reviewed.

 4) Application Processing Fee
 A $25 processing fee is required. This year we are using CaFE, a widely used online application, which should make the uploading process simple and clear for you.

GALLERY DIMENSIONS
The gallery is approximately 1,700 square feet with 10.5 feet high ceilings, track lighting and seven moveable walls. Projectors and sound equipment are available.

JURY PANEL
The 2017 - 2018 Solo Exhibition Series jury panel will be comprised of arts professionals from other cities, artists who have had a solo show here in the past, and gallery staff. Every applicant is carefully reviewed, considered and discussed.
 
NOTIFICATION
You will be notified by email of your application. Please do not seek information on the status of your application prior to the deadline. If you have questions about how to apply online, please ask them anytime via email at info@womenandtheirwork.org or by calling 512-477-1064.

HONORARIUM
Women & Their Work will award an honorarium of $1500 to the artists who are selected for our 2017 - 2018 Solo Exhibition Series. Our gallery staff will work with you to help you achieve all aspects of your vision. We will provide a curatorial advisor for the development of your work and commission a writer to write about your work. We will publish this essay in a color catalog featuring images of your exhibition. We will also produce a six minute video of you discussing your work. This video will be featured in the gallery, on Women & Their Work's website, and on YouTube. 

SALES
You will receive 75% of the sale price of any work sold during your exhibition.

LIABILITY & AGREEMENT
Women & Their Work agrees to insure artwork while in its custody. Artists are responsible for transportation of artwork to and from Women & Their Work gallery. Artists agree to exhibit work that has not previously been shown in Austin.

TECH HELP
Please upload your application by December 16, 2016. We appreciate this opportunity to view your work. We encourage you to begin your application early. We are happy to clarify the guidelines, encourage you, offer you free wifi, or direct you to CaFE tech support. We’re here to assist you weekdays 10-6pm. We look forward to seeing your work! 
 
FORMAT & FILE SPECIFICS
Read about how to size you jpegs and other upload details here: https://www.callforentry.org/image_prep.phtml
 
ABOUT US
Women & Their Work is a visual and performing art organization located in Central Austin that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For over 38 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin, with exhibitions, performances, and educational workshops.
 
Known for our pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, our goal is to enrich the cultural experience for Texas by:
 
·       Emphasizing the value and excellence of art by women
·       Educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art
·       Equipping artists with financial and technical support
·       Engaging the community through diverse exhibitions, performances and other programs.