Women and Gender Studies Program Sponsors Second Annual Feminist Art Exhibition

Posted: January 20, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Women and Gender Studies Program is helping Mason to celebrate Women’s History Month in March with their second annual juried exhibition, “Reve(a)ling: Feminist Art.”

Feminist art is not simply art by women, but art that exposes important world issues, according to the exhibition organizers. The art focuses on content as well as medium. Feminist art deals with subjects such as the human body, race, class, sexuality, capitalism, globalization, politics, power, domination and beauty.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to submit feminist artworks to be displayed in Gallery 123 in the Johnson Center from March 2 through March 13.

All submissions must be turned into the Women and Gender Studies Center, Room 240 K in the Johnson Center, by Friday, Feb. 20. Submissions must be original; works in all media will be considered. However, wall works should not exceed six feet by six feet, and 3-D works should not require more than three feet by three feet of floor space. Videos and animation should be less than 10 minutes in length.

Entry forms are available in the Women and Gender Studies Center and in the Art and Visual Technology office in College Hall, Room C200. An entry form is required for each work submitted; no more than three entries per participant will be accepted.

All submissions will be juried, and the juror’s decisions about selection are final.

The exhibition will be juried by Maria Karametou, assistant professor of art and visual technology; Suzanne Scott, associate professor in New Century College; and Vicki Kirsch, associate director of Women and Gender Studies.

Prizes will be awarded for the two works judged best in show.

Those who submit work will be notified via e-mail by Feb. 27 to let them know whether their submission was accepted and to provide instructions for pick up.

For more information, contact Kirsch or Susan Miller, program coordinator of Women and Gender Studies, at 703-993-2896.

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