Call for Entries: Stories We Tell

24 04 2013

Stories We Tell 

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces a national call for Stories We Tell, portraying the rich tradition of visual storytelling through women’s voices. What stories do we tell ourselves, make up about ourselves, tell others, or share with our families, friends and the larger world? What needs to be heard? Whether activist or abstract, we are seeking artwork that addresses your aesthetic, political, or philosophical perspectives. Storytelling is central to human existence, common to every known culture and women are usually the record-keepers and the storytellers of the family. We use spoken and visual narratives to make sense of our world and to share that understanding with others. Your story may be activist/political, a contemporary interpretation of an ancient myth, or based on personal or family stories. 

This call is open to all self-identified women residing in the United States. We are seeking artwork in all media and genre: figurative/narrative, text based art, and abstract/conceptual; art that weaves together a story through mood and tone, work to provoke and inspire. Artists are encouraged to interpret this theme broadly; submit works that have resonance and meaning to you.


JUROR: Rachel Uffner, owner of the Rachel Uffner Gallery, NYC. 

Phoenix Gallery 
210 Eleventh Avenue @25th Street, Suite 902 
New York, New York 10001 

September 4 to September 28, 2013 

Saturday, September 7, 2013, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

Open to all self-identified women artists in the USA. 

Artists may submit up to four works per entry with three separate entries. All media is accepted except giclees of original work. 

Payment of $30 per entry for WCA members, $40 for Non-members through PayPal. 

Must complete submission by Friday, May 31st 2013 at 11:59 PM in your time zone. 

A 25% commission will go to the Phoenix Gallery and a 15% will go to WCA, 60% will to go the artist. All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. 

SHIPPED work should arrive at the Phoenix Gallery the week of July 9th from Tuesday the 9th to Saturday, July 13th and HAND DELIVERED work can be brought to the Gallery Tuesday through Saturday, the week of July 9th, Hours: 11:30-6:00 PM. The gallery will be closed for the summer and will not re-open until Tuesday, September 3rd. Your work will be stored in the locked gallery so they may install it upon their reopening on Sept 3rd. 

Shipped works will be boxed and returned on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Hand delivered works must be picked up by noon on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. 

All exhibited works must be self-insured by the artist during shipping or delivery. The Gallery carries only fire and liability insurance and cannot be liable for any theft or damage to works of art. All exhibited works must be self-insured by the artist. 

By submitting this application the Artist confirms they read and agree to the conditions set forth in this prospectus for Stories We Tell. Permission is granted to WCA and the Phoenix Gallery to use images of artwork accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. One or more artworks may be chosen for the cover design of invitation for the exhibition. They also may be featured on Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity, and archival purposes. The Artist hereby releases and discharges representatives, employees and volunteers of National Women’s Caucus for Art and the Phoenix Gallery from any and all claims occasioned by loss or damages of said work while in the possession of the Phoenix Gallery. 



WCA was founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA). WCA is a national member organization unique in its multidisciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students, educators, and museum professionals. 

The mission of WCA 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. 

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