Calls For Entry

Her Water, Her Future

Invitational WCA/NH Member Show

March 4 – March 29, 2018

NHTI Library Gallery
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301

 

Deadline: February 16, 2018 Extended to February 22, 2018

 

All over the Globe, the role women play as providers, users, and guardians of water—one of the most elemental of our human rights—can be seen in action. From women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa spending 40 billion hours in one year in search of and carrying water, to women in Flint, Michigan; Sacred Stone North Dakota; and Houston fighting for safety of and preservation of clean water, there are examples of contributions made by women that improve water governance and acquisition for present and future generations. Time spent carrying water is time absent from school. Drinking water contaminated with water borne illnesses, lead, and other chemicals causes sickness, irreversible damage to bodies and brains especially of children, and death—of individuals and entire communities alike. Clean water is needed for a civil society to grow and prosper.

 

One of the major principals of the Dublin Statement on Water is “Women play a central part in the provision, management, and safeguarding of water.”

And from the United Nations: “World Water Day (March 22) is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle water and sanitation issues.”

With these thoughts in mind, and in celebration of WWD 2018, WCA/NH invites artists to be inspired to participate in the Her Water, Her Future exhibit.

 

See Prospectus for details, instructions, and link to the entry form.

 Glass Ceiling: Limitless View

A WCA/NH and 3S Artspace Juried Exhibition

WCA/NH welcomes the opportunity to work with 3S Artspace on a collaborative juried exhibition. Glass Ceiling: Limitless View seeks to present a carefully curated selection of contemporary artists’ reflections on the idea of the Glass Ceiling as well as the Limitless View your perspective may hold.  Where and how has the idea of the Glass Ceiling affected you?  What joys and sorrows do you relate to gender or to society’s notion of gender?  Power?  Potential?  Limitless view?
The term “glass ceiling” is representative of intangible barriers within a hierarchy that prevents women and minorities from obtaining upper-level positions. WCA/NH celebrates the successes of its women artists not only in New Hampshire but also on a national level. Collectively, we draw inspiration from the world around us. Whether it be in nature, politics, or the environment, we would like to encourage you to submit your work to this exhibition and share your perspectives.  Our organization believes we should all embrace and practice an appreciation for different disciplines, processes, modes of our artistic expression, promoting inclusion, diversity and education in the world of art making.

 

Guest curator:  Bethany Engstrom, Curator, Center for Maine Contemporary Art

See the 3S Artspace Prospectus for details and to enter.