WEAD News

CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR BIONEER’S CONFERENCE, DUE SEPT 13

August 1st, 2015 by Krystle Ahmadyar

CALL FOR ARTWORK FOR BIONEER’S CONFERENCE, DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

WEAD-sponsored Bioneers Exhibition

GENERATION TO GENERATON
Student and young artists inspired by pioneers of the EcoArt Movement
October 16, 17, 18   2015
Bioneers’ Conference. Showcase Gallery, Exhibition Hall
Marin Civic Center, Marin, California

 

This exhibition is open to young ecoartists and students whose work has been informed by research about and inspired by an ecoart pioneer from the environmental and social justice art movements. Submissions should be accompanied by a small photographic image and short researched biography of the inspirational pioneer artist.

All Two dimensional media, or relief sculpture that hangs on the wall, photographic documentation, Xeroxes of installations are acceptable.

Up to 24”x36” ready to hang.

Interested artists, please email your name, short bio and contact info, with

IMAGES OF WORK AND PIONEER ARTIST: DUE SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

Including a photograph and short bio of the pioneer artist who inspired it,

to WEAD JURORS:

Sharon Siskin, sharonsiskin@att. net and

Andrée Thompson, andreest@yahoo.com

Susan Steinman, steinmanstudio@gmail.com ?

You will be informed of acceptance by September 18.

Selected work should be mailed or hand delivered by appointment.

 

BY OCTOBER 5, 2015 to:

Andrée Thompson

1809 Short Street

Berkeley, California 94702

Packet should include:

Artist’s work (up to 3 entrees per artist) C.18”x24”

Photograph of Pioneer’s work: 11×17

Short bio of Bioneer’s work: importance, influence, issue

Artist’s statement: Name, title, media, statement about work and choice of pioneer

Return postage, if you want it returned.

 

Please note: As there is no insurance for this show, xerox copies are recommended. If works are for sale, interested parties will contact you directly.

This exhibition will expose Bioneer audiences to the importance and contributions of important pioneer ecoartists, and witness an inspirational trajectory of creative, innovative and educational work about environmental/social justice issues that is being passed on to the next generation of ecoartists and environmental activists.

Artists in the environmental and social justice art movement, as the artists in this exhibition, are testaments to the power of art to create change, to heal damaged environments and communities, to give voice to the silenced and oppressed, and to educate, advocate and provide hope for a healthy survival.

 

For information, please email or call

Andrée Thompson: 510 841 0588 or Sharon Siskin: 510 486 8118

WEAD MAGAZINE: NEW FEMINISM
CALL FOR ESSAYS & PHOTOS

July 31st, 2015 by Krystle Ahmadyar

ISSUE NO. 8:  NEW FEMINISM
to be published fall 2015

We are currently accepting proposals for articles and essays on current activist feminist art.

Possible topics might include (but are not limited to) discussions on:

 

  • Current projects that demonstrate and critique how feminism has been adapted to be politically, culturally, economically, environmentally relevant today.
  • The work of younger artists (45 years and younger) who explicitly or implicitly address feminist issues in their work, and the ways in which their identification with or approach to feminism may differ from previous generations.
  • The place of feminism in current discussions of gender equity and its effect on politics, culture, and society.
  • Art that addresses intersectional feminism, encompassing the “intersections” among different systems of oppression—e.g. sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, and classism.
  • The work of women artists outside of the U.S. and how their strategies speak to or call attention to women’s issues specific to their regions.
  • Op Ed Column — “ON MY MIND & COMMENTARY”:  One or more may be selected.  An opinion essay, review poem &/or manifesto. Submit a 400-word proposal.
  • Members’ Photo Portfolio— Submit 2-3 photos of artwork, caption, and three sentences about the photo in relation to “New Feminism.”

 

TO APPLY READ GUIDELINES BELOW. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWED TO BE CONSIDERED.

ESSAY PROPOSAL GUIDELINES
MEMBER PORTFOLIO GUIDELINES
ESSAY SPECIFICATIONS

Wead mourns Miriam Shapiro Feminist Art Hero 1923-2015

July 7th, 2015 by Krystle Ahmadyar
 

SPARE RIB: 21 years of radical feminist magazine put online

June 3rd, 2015 by Krystle Ahmadyar

UNEARTHING: 2 WEAD ARTISTS George-Ann Bowers & Reenie Charriere

February 9th, 2015 by Michele Guieu

 

Annie Creek by George Ann Bowers

Show runs from February 6- March 15th
Gallery Hours 11 to 5pm

Open every day except Tuesday.
In the Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California

WEAD Board directors Sharon Siskin and Susan Leibovitz Steinman were invited to curate this exhibit at Gallery Route One in Pt Reyes Station (western Marin County) to coincide with a national nature writers’ conference there in March 2015.  This year’s theme is “Women and Land.”

WEAD artists Reenie Charierre and George-Ann Bowers were selected from almost 300 listings for the high quality of their work, plus their art represents the Directory’s diversity in media, technique and strategy.  Reenie’s temporal installations and George-Ann’s woven wall sculpture address the beauty, strength and fragility of our natural world.

Meteor Shower by Reenie Charriere

Gallery Route One (GRO) is a long established, well respected, collectively run gallery that has been active in the environmental arts movement.   website:  www.galleryrouteone.org