In partnership with the New Hampshire chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art, 3S Artspace announces an open call to artists from Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire for a juried exhibition. The exhibition, titled Glass Ceiling: Limitless View will be shown at the Gallery @ 3S Artspace from March 30 through April 22, 2018.

“The term “glass ceiling” is representative of intangible barriers within a hierarchy that prevents women or minorities from obtaining upper-level positions, but this exhibit relates to much more than women’s experience in the workplace.”, says Dayna Talbot of WCA/NH.  “WCA celebrates the successes of its women artists not only in New Hampshire but also on a national level. We are part of a national organization that promotes the advancement of women in the visual arts through educational programs, networking, and exhibition opportunities.”

“As 3S Artspace was curating our 2018 season, we wanted to provide a platform for artists to bring forward work related to women’s identity and experience.  WCA/NH had also proposed an exhibition, so we decided to reach out and propose working together to engage artists throughout Northern New England, raise the profile of their organization dedicated to supporting women artists, and invite submissions to a juried exhibition”, said Beth Falconer, Executive Director at 3S Artspace.

Glass Ceiling: Limitless View will be curated by Bethany Engstrom, a curator, artist, and educator living in Belfast, Maine. She is associate curator at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland, Maine, and was previously at the Farnsworth Art Museum.  She has taught as an adjunct instructor at Unity College and the Intermedia MFA program at University of Maine. Bethany received a BA in Art History, her MFA in Intermedia, and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Intermedial Collaborative Practices, all from the University of Maine. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation, and she was a 2013 fellow at Mildred’s Lane.

The Gallery @ 3S Artspace is an incubator of ideas, facilitator of original content, and advocate for contemporary artists. Each year the gallery presents exhibitions that highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.  www.3sarts.org

Glass Ceiling: Limitless View invites artists from all mediums to submit a proposal at www.3sarts.org.  The Proposal deadline is February 9, 2018.