CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: GENDER & THE LENS
DEADLINE MIDNIGHT, JANUARY 31st, 2017

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 Exhibition Summary:

This 1-week group exhibition in OCAD University’s Ada Slaight Student Gallery is part of an ongoing series of research and networking events focusing on gender and photography between Napier (Edinburgh), Ryerson and OCAD University.  This exhibition seeks to bring together a diverse selection of feminist-minded artists who have created artworks exploring themes of gender through/inspired by photography.  Curators Jenn Long and Clare Samuel are interested in showcasing multiple perspectives and artworks that promote critical reflection, gender equality and social change.  Although it is anticipated that the exhibition will focus on photographic and video works, the curators are open to reviewing any artworks which are inspired/critiquing gender and popular culture.

The exhibit will run from March 5-11, 2017, with an opening reception on March 8th, International Women’s Day.  Please note, this is an unsupervised OCAD U gallery located on the second floor of 100 McCaul Street.

Eligibility:

  1. Any student (full-time/part-time) currently attending Ryerson or OCAD University.
  2. Alumni who have graduated within the last two years.  (Note: preference will be given to students currently attending school).
  3. Artworks must be completed and ready for installation by Friday, March 3rd.  All applicants will be notified of the results by February 18th, 2017.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit the following items by email to jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca (images as jpegs and documents as PDFs). In the subject line, note: your name & proposal (example: Jenn Long Proposal).

  1. Up to 8 images representing one or two bodies of work or a specific project. Image files should be no more than 1024 pixels wide. Caption your images as follows:  File number, Artist Name, jpg – example: 01JennLong.jpg.  Website and Dropbox links will also be accepted.  If showcasing your work online, please clearly direct the curators to the imagery you would like considered.
  2. Links for up to 2 videos and include any installation requirements.
  3. An image list indicating:
    1. artist name, email address, school attending/alumni and program area
    2. file number, title of each work, dimensions in inches, medium, and year.
    3. if necessary, include any special installation requirements or equipment needed.
  1. A brief (1 paragraph) artist’s statement or written description that explains your work’s connection to the exhibition theme.

Questions: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jenn Long at jlong@faculty.ocadu.ca