Call to Artists | All Media welcomed
Submission deadline: December 24th, 2019
Exhibition will run January 17th- February 28th, 2020

We are inviting artists to submit pieces that intersect with political activism and social justice causes.

Throughout history, art has been used as an accessible tool for communication, raising awareness about social issues and affecting positive change. Hashtag activism is a term coined by media outlets which refers to the use of Twitter’s hashtags for Internet activism. The point of hashtag activism is arguably to share certain issues with one’s friends and followers in the hopes that they will also share the same information. This leads to a widespread discussion and allows for change to occur. They can be seen as a way to help or start a revolution by increasing the number of supporters from across the world who have not been in contact with the issue.

#socialjustice #equality #blm #activism #blacklivesmatter #activist #climatejustice #community #justice #humanrights #equityandjusticeforall #racism #environmentaljustice #sjw #sustainability #resiliencetoresistance #blackwomen #empowerment #communitiesofcolor #myvoicemyvote #marchtothepolls #getouttovote #powerofthepolls #election #powertothepeople #representation

Eligibility:
Open to all Milwaukee artists with additional juror points awarded to Public Allies Milwaukee Alumni and Leaders Igniting Transformation Artists.

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: December 24th, 2019
Artist Notification: January 2nd, 2020
Drop off: Artwork can be dropped off at the gallery after submission is accepted. Drop offs can be made January 2nd through 8th (Monday-Saturday) noon-5 pm. All artwork must be received by 5:00 pm on January 8th. Alternative drop-off time and dates can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact Xela Garcia at
submissions@wpca-milwaukee.org or 414.672.2787

Exhibition Date: January 17th- February 28th, 2020

Opening Reception: January 17th, 2020

Awards: Jurors will select up to $1,500 in awards. Best in Show will be awarded $1,000. Honorable Mention Juror Awards will also be selected. Awards will be announced at the opening of the exhibition.

Jurors: Artwork for the exhibition will be selected from all eligible artwork by a panel of art professionals.

Artist Eligibility:
Artists may submit up to 3 separate works for consideration. Additional works will not be considered.

Accepted mediums: Both 2D and 3D artwork in various mediums are accepted. 2D (painting, print, photography, assemblage…) Accept up to three (3) pieces total. A diptych counts as two pieces. Triptych counts as three pieces. Size: 48″ max., frame included.

3D (sculpture, ceramic…) Accept up to two (2) pieces total. Size: Base size 24″ in diameter max; span of 48″ in diameter.

You may provide your own pedestal, as we have a limited amount of them.

How to submit:

1. Email form and up to three artwork images to submissions@wpca-milwaukee.org

  • Fill out this Consignment form. Print or fill it out electronically. Download the Consignment Form here!
  • Send up to three images in JPEG or PNG file format, 72 dpi, and numbered 1, 2, 3 and match the order in the Form.

Commision information:

WPCA retains 30% commission on artwork sales as a way to generate income that supports our FREE year-round arts education programs in the community.

Please price your work accordingly. If work is not for sale, please note “NFS” (not for sale) in the “Value/Price” section of the entry form and list the value of the work. The value must be provided for insurance.

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