William Woods issues call for art for Equality Matters exhibit

87584835The Mildred Cox Art Gallery at William Woods University is issuing a call for artists to submit pieces for an upcoming Equality Matters exhibit.

The exhibition will take place March 3-April 3 during WWU’s “Equality Matters – Conversations on Gender and Race” Symposium. Artists are invited to submit art that explores their understanding on how issues of gender and race influence contemporary culture.

The symposium has two purposes: to explore how sexism and racism work together to hinder the American dream of equality and to engage the campus community, especially the students, in a robust intellectual conversation.

Submission for the exhibit is open to artists and art students in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin). The deadline to submit work is Feb. 15.

All traditional and non-traditional genre and media (2D, 3D, digital) are welcome. Artists are invited to submit up to three artworks. A flat, nonrefundable entry fee of $10 per artwork will be charged for the first two entries or $25 for three entries.

For (digital) new media submissions, the artist is responsible for providing the required technology needed for the presentation/installation of the artwork. Racial-Equality

The exhibition jurors, Dion Dion, Kenny Greene and Sharon Kilfoyle, will select first, second and third place awards.

Dion is a multi-media, nationally recognized and award-winning artist. She has worked with a variety of non-profit arts organizations over 30 years. As a professional arts administrator and consultant, she has served as juror, curator, director and awards judge.

Kilfoyle is a designer and fiber artist specializing in shibori dyeing and nuno felting, teaching in her studio near Ashland, Missouri, and annually in the summer fashion program at the Paris American Academy in Paris, France.

Green, owner of Monarch Jewelry in Columbia, Missouri, is president of the North Village Art District Board of Directors and serves on the boards of several other art organizations. He is a studio artist and adjunct professor of art at Columbia College.

Full event details and a registration form are available at www.williamwoods.edu/coxartgallery, under the Call for Art section.