Woman-centric art exhibition coming to Oakton Community College

Female professional artists are invited to submit entries for an upcoming exhibition at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines.

"Our Bodies, Our Health: Navigating the Wars Within and Around Us" will focus on the historical and ongoing challenges women face, according to the college.

The threat of war, losing bodily autonomy, sexual violence, discriminatory laws, colonialism and community violence are among the topics that could be addressed. So could mental health, physical disabilities and financial instability.

The exhibit also will explore how women can continue their fight and achieve liberation, peace, wellness, stability, love and community.

Artists working in any media, including performance artists, may submit a single work for consideration. The work should provide social commentary and inspiration.

Entries will be judged on artistic quality and adherence to the exhibition theme.

The application deadline is Aug. 5.

The exhibit will run from Oct. 6 through Nov. 3 at Oakton's Koehnline Museum of Art, 1600 E. Golf Road. It's sponsored by the school's Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

A public reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 6.

To apply, visit For more information, email

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