2023 Our Bodies Ourselves-50 Years On
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson NY
Final Deadline for Entry: Friday, June 2nd, 2023.
Entry Fee: $45.00 for minimum of 3 pieces; $4.00 additional for each entry thereafter up to a maximum of 6 pieces. ($57) The gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales.
Note: 50% of proceeds from ALL entry fees will be donated to support the work of Our Bodies Ourselves.org
The first mass-market, mainstream publication of the iconic book Our Bodies Ourselves made its debut 50 years ago. It has never been out of print since. Upstream Gallery is proud to partner with ourbodiesourselves.org to celebrate the incredible impact of the work that this organization and its publications have had on the health choices and well-being of women for decades across our country.
In May of 1969, as the women’s movement was gaining momentum, a group in Boston met during a “female liberation conference” at Emmanuel College. The eventual outcome of that conference was the revolutionary original pamphlet that in subsequent editions was ultimately titled Our Bodies, Ourselves. In the months and years that followed, that pamphlet grew into a substantial and empowering resource that became a trusted presence on the shelves of women for generations.
To celebrate the work that began fifty years ago and continues today, Upstream Gallery is looking for artwork that speaks to the theme of individual autonomy in health and sexuality. We seek work that illuminates the social, sexual, and political issues that affect people’s ability to live healthy, happy lives on their own terms. All styles from abstract to representational will be considered. Work in any medium may be submitted including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, or photography.
The exhibition will be at Upstream Gallery, Hastings on Hudson, NY from July 27th to Aug. 20th, 2023. Artists Reception Sunday, July 30th 2-5 pm
Eligible Work: Artists are invited to submit 2-D or 3-D work. Successful entries will demonstrate clear thematic relationships among two or more submitted pieces.
Specifications: Maximum framed size may not exceed 30 x 40 inches. Accepted pieces must be properly wired and able to be hung. 3-D work must be ready for wall-mounting or have a base included. The gallery reserves the right to reject poorly presented pieces.
Juror: Dr. Wendy Simonds
Wendy Simonds is an Artist and Professor of Gerontology and Sociology at Georgia State University. She is also a content expert on the Growing Older panel within Our Bodies Ourselves Today. Dr. Simonds will also award a Juror's choice and several honorable mentions for this show.
The juror may select two, several, all, or none of your submissions. All pieces must be for sale. The gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales during the exhibition.
Final Deadline for Entries: Friday, June 23rd 2023. All entries must be made via Submittable.
Friday, July 21st by 5 pm deadline for delivered work if shipping
Monday, July 24th 10 a.m. to 2 pm: Delivery of artwork to gallery if local
Thursday,July 27th Opening of exhibition
Sunday, July 30th Artists Reception 2-5 pm
Sunday, Aug. 20th Last day of exhibition
Monday, Aug. 21st Local Artists pick up work