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Entries for Women's Art Exhibition at Oakton due Aug. 8

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Submitted by Oakton Community College

Female professional artists, time is running out to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for "Bodies by Design: Modification, Coercion, and Resistance." This juried art exhibition, co-sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women's and Gender Studies at Oakton, will run Oct. 3-25. Entries are due by Thursday, Aug. 8. There is no fee.

Oakton's annual WGS exhibition is one of the region's premier art events, attracting hundreds of participants from across the country. Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women and the feminine; this year's exhibition explores how women's bodies may be modified.

Gendered embodiment has always been plastic: We adorn ourselves with piercings and tattoos; bind, confine and refine our contours; and learn to move with or against societal expectations. Today, consumer culture puts unprecedented pressure on people to conform, while the abundance of subcultures allows for more outrageous inventions and expressions. Submissions must relate to this theme.

Here's what you need to know:

• Artists may submit only one original work for consideration.

• Works must be submitted on a compact disc as a JPEG image with a resolution of at least 300 dpi.

• The CD must be labeled with the artist's name, title of work, and medium. It also should contain an artist statement/biography in narrative form as a Microsoft Word document not exceeding 150 words. The statement should refer to the specific artwork submitted.

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