Deadline March 30, 2019. 

Competition is open to female visual artists residing in Canada.

The Women’s Art Museum provides a platform to share and preserve art work made by women.  Through out history women’s art has been marginalized, prompting museums around the world to address the situation to cultivate an appreciation for female culture. Free public access gives Canadian women a place to showcase stories behind their heritage.  WAM gives voice to women of varied genres.

As early as the 17th century, the middle class had an opportunity to shop for more than the basic necessities.  This gave rise to new and improved shopping venues to entice consumers into the activity of consumption.  Social hubs, advertising and the availability of luxury goods played upon people’s emotions enticing them to purchase more extravagant items.  (Wikipedia, shopping, 2018)

Consumerism has been a hot topic for a number of years, present your perspective in the up coming show: The Motion of Shopping.

Artists can use their knowledge of the retail industry to explore their political views on shopping.  Possible topics could touch on – the joy and elation as we search for a perfect item; sadness and frustration the activity; ill effects of over shopping; or the social aspect of the activity.  Does shopping define your identity or alter your self esteem?  All types of art accepted: 2D and 3D, Digital and Audio

WAM has limited space, so please consider submitting smaller work, under 20”.

Submission Requirements:

  • A short statement to clarify your vision (300 words MAX)
  • Biography (300 words MAX)
  • Up to 3 internet quality JPG images of art work to be included in the exhibition
  • Image list
  • Contact information: email and phone number
  • Email submissions as one file here.
  • Subject: ShoppingThe exhibition will run from April 25 to May 31, 2019.