June 2018

“Your Definition of Gender in Society” – TVAA Gallery Art Exhibition for June 2018

Artists have been addressing through artwork the ideology and issues of the definition of gender especially as the women’s movement gained momentum in the 1960’s, Gay rights in the 2000’s, and has gained international acknowledgment with the MeToo Movement. We have been challenged in what is gender, how do we define our roles, and what is accepted and rejected in society. How do you define gender, how would you challenge acceptance, can art address the negativity and positive sides of the entire issue, and how creative can you be to address the issues or definition of gender. What does gender look like at the personal, communal, and global level? In the first half of the twentieth century, artists such as Claede Cahun and Frida Kahlo made self-portraits that emphasize the fluidity of gender, refusing to adhere to statically masculine or feminine characteristics. Be open minded and creative with this call for art and make the most of the challenge. Define in your own way with color, shape, or texture!

This is an invitation to explore the meaning that connects with you and your art work, and then share it with others.  This is open to members and non-members of TVAA (Texas Visual Artists Association) with ribbons being awarded to Best of Show, 1st, 2nd 3rd place, and honorable mention.  Cash awards for Best in Show and 1st place!

All artwork must be wired correctly. No ½” canvases will be curated without a frame. Gallery wrapped work must have clean edges and no staples showing. Work that does not follow gallery requirements will not be hung.  If invited to the exhibition you must sign up for one sitting day during the month or pay a $25.00 sitting fee for someone to cover your day. Any work not picked up on take down day with be stored for a $5.00 a day fee and then considered abandoned after 30 days. Any artwork sold pays a 25% fee to the TVAA.

If you have further question you may contact the Gallery Director, Maegan Kirschner, at tvaagallerydallas@gmail.com

About the Curators: Maegan Kirschner

Maegan Kirschner

She is the new Gallery Director for the TVAA Gallery in the Plaza of the Americas building. She is currently an art teacher to the homeschool community and a freelance artist in the Dallas area as well. She is an American and Art History Scholar with a focus on women artists.  She is an award winning artist with her unique mixed media pieces that have a running theme of circles and recycled items. In 2017-2018 she has participated in 21 exhibitions winning several awards.

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 18th at midnight. Fees must be paid at the time of submission via the online form.  $30.00 for up to 3 images for Members and $45.00 for up to 3 images for Non-Members. Please submit up to three entries (jpgs at 72 dpi and no longer than 1800 pixels on longest side). You must include your name, your e-mail address, the name of the piece, the size, medium of the work, and the selling price.

CALENDAR:

Submission Deadline:             Friday, May 18th, midnight
Acceptance Notification:        Friday, May 25th
Deliver artwork:                      Saturday, June 2nd between 10am and 2pm
Exhibit Open to the Public:    June 4th-June 29th -Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm
Reception:                               Saturday, June 9th, 4-6pm
Pick up artwork:                      Saturday, June 30th 10-2pm

Eligibility:
This show is open to TVAA members (and/or non-members).

Liability:
Entering this exhibition constitutes an agreement to release the Texas Visual Arts Association, the TVAA Gallery, and the Plaza of the Americas from any liability for loss or damage to works of art in this exhibition. TVAA, the Gallery, or the Plaza of the Americas reserves the right to remove any work that is deemed objectionable for any reason.

Parking:
For delivery and pick up, you can park in the garage for $1.50 for each twenty (20) minute interval (vouchers are provided for delivery or pick-up). Metered parking is available on Pearl and Crockett Streets. Parking in lots on Crockett and San Jacinto is $6.00. DO NOT park in the permit-only zones behind the building on Crockett Street. Full-day Gallery sitters may park free in the garage (entrance on San Jacinto – between Pearl and Crockett).

Artist Registration Form

TVAA Member: $30 for 3 entries  Non-members: $45 for 3 entriesFile cannot exceed 2 mb per entry.

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