The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series in the Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries at Rutgers University invites women artists to submit their materials for review by jurors who will select exhibiting artists for forthcoming shows < http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/exhibits/dana_womens.shtml>.
The Dana Women Artists Series, founded in 1971 by Joan Snyder, is the oldest continuous running exhibition space in the U.S. dedicated to making visible the work of emerging and established contemporary women artists. Artists who have shown in the Series include, among others: Emma Amos, Vivian Browne, Ida Applebroog, Dotty Attie, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothy Gillespie, Harmony Hammond, Joyce Kozloff, Ellen Lanyon, Hung Liu, Alice Neel, Howardena Pindell, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Berni Searle, Joan Semmel, Sylvia Sleigh, Mimi Smith, Nancy Spero, May Stevens, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Anita Steckel, Athena Tacha, June Wayne, and Zarina.
The Series is a program of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) at Rutgers , in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries. Professor Judith K. Brodsky, Founding Director of the Brodsky Center/Mason Gross School of the Arts, and Dr. Ferris Olin, Head of the Margery Somers Foster Center/Rutgers University Libraries, serve as its curators and are also the directors of the IWA < http://iwa.rutgers.edu/>. The Series is also a program of The Feminist Art Project < http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/>.
We are especially interested in artwork that relates to the following themes, but are open to other subject areas as well: The Culture of Rights/The Rights of Culture: Artwork that explores social histories, political struggles, and cultural assumptions.
Gendered Agency: Artwork that explores how women and men respond to conditions such as impoverishment and globalization in ways that are gendered and/or resistant. The Art and Science of Happiness: Artwork that explores the biological, physiological, psychological, emotional, social, and cultural factors which contribute to making a person “happy.”
Review will be made by a panel of distinguished arts professionals: Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Jersey City Museum ; Sheryl Conkelton, Temple University Art Gallery , Philadelphia ; and Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Robeson Gallery, Rutgers . The jury selection process will take place in Spring 2008. résumé
artist’s statement (with reference to theme, if applicable) Up to10 jpeg images sent on a CD; each image file not to exceed 3 MB. The CD should be accompanied by a numbered list with title, year, medium, & size for each image.
Please Note: *Dimensions of selected artworks cannot exceed 3 feet x 4 feet.
*Artwork selected must be installation ready. *Artists living 100 miles or more from New Brunswick , New Jersey , will be responsible for the transportation of their artworks.
*All packets must be received by Friday, December 14, 2007. *After the jury completes its work, submitted materials will be processed for inclusion in the Contemporary Women Artists Files of the Margery Somers Foster Center , Rutgers University Libraries.
Mail the packet to: Nicole Ianuzelli, Curatorial Assistant
Dana Women Artists Series
Douglass Library-Rutgers University
New Brunswick , NJ 08901-8527