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Women Artists Sought for Juried Exhibition About Feminism Through the Ages

(June 9, 2015) Professional artists who self identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for Feminism Across the Generations by Monday, August 10. Entry is free. This juried art exhibition, sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) at Oakton, will take place October 1 - 23, at 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines.

Oakton’s annual WGS exhibition is one of the region’s premier art events, attracting hundreds of participants and routinely drawing submissions locally, nationally, and internationally. Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women and feminism; this year’s exhibition explores ways that feminists can reach across divisions of time and place.

Submissions should examine and celebrate feminism’s past, present, and future. What can feminists of today learn from the triumphs, sacrifices, and mistakes of women from earlier periods? What fresh perspectives and methods can a new generation of feminists activists bring to the table? How can feminists best learn from one another to advance the movement? Oakton invites artists to submit a single work that thoughtfully examines these and other questions related to “feminism across the generations.”

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Artists may submit one original work of any size for consideration.
  • Works must be submitted on a compact disc as a JPEG image with a 300-dpi resolution.
  • The CD must be labeled with the artist’s name, title of work, date, and medium. It should also contain an artist statement/biography in narrative form as a Microsoft Word document not exceeding 150 words (no resumes). The statement should refer to the specific artwork submitted.

Download the submission form (pdf file).

Submit entries to: Feminism Across the Generations Exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.

For more information, contact Nathan Harpaz at 847.635.2633 or

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