Looking for America 

An Art Exhibit on what it means to be American 

March 8 - May 7, 2021

Hera Hub DC
5028 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Suite 100
Washington DC 20016
Juried and curated by Philippa P.B. Hughes

Key Dates:

Call for Art: Open through February 1, 2021

Juror Notifications: Sent by February 22, 2021

Exhibit: March 8 - May 7, 2021

In partnership with Client Raiser and Hera Hub DC, the DC area Chapter of Women’s Art Caucus invite members to submit work for a juried exhibition entitled “Looking For America: Washington, DC”.  This exhibit explores the diverse communities of the United States, and challenges artists to share their stories and perspectives on what it means to be American today.

This is inspired by a larger project, Looking for America by Philippa Hughes, developed to explore immigration and American identity in various communities across the United States through public art, storytelling, and dialogue.

This exhibition will be physically located at the Hera Hub location in Washington, DC and will be available to see by appointment. It will also be on view virtually on the WCA-DC website.

 

This call is open to all two-dimensional/wall-mounted sculpture mediums and styles. Works should be no larger than 4’x4’. Video and freestanding sculpture cannot be accommodated. Please keep in mind that, as the venue is a co-working space, we are unable to exhibit violent or sexually explicit subject matter. Approximately 25-35 pieces of art will be included in this exhibit.

 

This is a juried exhibition open ONLY to members of the DC Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. Non-members may qualify by joining both the WCA and DC Chapter prior to the application deadline via https://WCADC.org/to-join. WCA members from other Chapters may join the DC chapter to become eligible.

Entry Instructions:

Entry submission will be available via the WCA DC Entrythingy

The current call is listed as: "Looking for America"

Entry fee is $25 per person.

There is a submission limit of three pieces per artist. Each JPEG/PDF image must be named with the artist's last name_title (example: Vangogh_Starrynight).

For each piece, you will be required to the provide title of the work, year created, medium, dimensions in inches as width x height (24x36, 48x24), sale price,  and statement under 75 words how the piece relates to the theme. All applicants will receive email notification of acceptance or nonacceptance. Please also make sure your Artist Statement in your Entrythingy Profile is up to date. 

 

Any work submitted must not have been in any previous WCA/DC exhibition. Submission of work to this exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions stated in this prospectus and a commitment to show accepted work for the duration of the exhibition.

The curator and/or WCA-DC representatives and partners reserve the right to reject any artwork that does not meet the standards shown in the images supplied. No substitutions are allowed. To be exhibited, entries must be WIRED ready to hang. Sawtooth hangers are not accepted.

 

Accepted Artwork:

All accepted artists will be required to sign the Hera Hub agreement for exhibition and commission. All sales will be handled by the artist directly, and a total of 35% commission  will be paid to Hera Hub and Client Raiser. Accepted artwork must be dropped off and picked up at designated dates and times in person. Work cannot be shipped. If you cannot drop off your artwork, please arrange for a friend/fellow artist to do it for you.

About the Curator: Philippa P.B. Hughes produces art-fueled projects to spark humanizing and empathy building conversations between people who might not normally meet. As a Social Sculptor and creator of the Pink Line Project, her practice is constructed around the principle that art can inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the world, which inspires curiosity, which inspires empathy. She has designed and produced hundreds of creative activations since 2007 for curious folks to engage with art and with one another in unconventional and meaningful ways. She leads CuriosityConnects.us, a partner in Looking For America a national series inviting politically diverse guests to break bread and talk to each other face-to-face using art as the awe-inspiring starting point for conversation.

About Client Raiser: Client Raiser is a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, Client Raiser’s Principal, Danielle Glosser, has worked with over 130 artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Danielle’s expertise in strategic planning, project management, research, writing, and networking comes from years of working and building relationships in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors on social justice issues from inner-city schools in Oakland, California to The White House. These professional opportunities — coupled with her personal belief that the arts are central to igniting conversation and enhancing human understanding — moved her to help artists with the business elements of their practice and to share their work with the world. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers.

Exhibit Location: Hera Hub DC is a respected and women-forward collaborative workspace and community in the heart of Friendship Heights, DC. Since we opened in May 2015, we have showcased the works of over 20 women artists from the local DC area. We are proud to have supported many of them by giving them their first public showing and in some cases, selling their first works of art. Also, since our opening, we have supported over 5,000 women through our membership, events and educational programming. We are also connected with five other Hera Hub locations in Southern California and support our member community now through our virtual programming and networking offerings. 

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