Oakton seeks entries for art exhibition focused on fashion

Submitted by Oakton Community College
Posted6/24/2019 10:33 AM

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for its juried art exhibition, "Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?"

The exhibit, sponsored by the college's Koehnline Museum of Art and Women's and Gender Studies at Oakton, will take place Oct. 3-25 at the college's Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road.


"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," says Nathan Harpaz, the museum's manager and curator. "Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women and feminism."

This year's exhibition examines how fashion can have many definitions and how what is worn can be used as a vehicle to provoke, embellish, speak or conform. Artists are encouraged to enter works of any size that provide commentary on what women wear and what it means.

Submissions may focus on women in the United States or globally, have either a contemporary or historical context, and focus on issues related to women in either the public or private sphere.

Artists may submit one original work of any size for consideration. Works must be submitted on a CD or flash drive 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, date and medium.

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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. Text will be edited for spelling, grammar and space.

Entries are due Tuesday, July 30, and should be submitted to: "Fashioning the Self: You Are What You Wear?" Exhibition, Koehnline Museum of Art, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016. Artists must also include a submission form, which can be found at https://www.oakton.edu/newsevents/events/WGS_call_entries2019.php.

For information, contact Harpaz at (847) 635-2633 or nharpaz@oakton.edu.

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