2018 – CALLING ALL NASTY WOMEN ARTISTS:
This is the Memphis exhibit of the Nasty Women Exhibition that took place in Queens, NYC. We are a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and reproductive rights.
STILL HERE. STILL FIGHTING.:
Last time we were responding to the inauguration, now we respond to the confirmation of Kavanaugh. Now is the perfect time to let out our frustrations through art and use that artwork for positive change. Not only do we want our voices to be heard, but we also hope the new exhibition will bring more energy to the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. Our exhibit serves as a fundraiser to support our local Planned Parenthood and to echo the platform for organization after the Trump Presidential Inauguration in January 2017.
WHO DO WE WANT INVOLVED?
Nasty Women Artists of all ages, races, religions, sexes, sexual orientations, gender or non-gender identifications, economic backgrounds, immigrants and non-immigrants. The subject matter is up to the artist who identifies as, or supports a Nasty Woman.
THE EXHIBITS IN THE MEMPHIS SHOW WILL BE SELECTED FROM ENTRIES:
Please enter your work to appear in the show by Tuesday, October 16, 2018.
By Saturday, October 13, 2018 we will start notifying submitting artists through their provided contact information, and again after the entry deadline.
Since our opening reception is on Friday, October 19, 2018, we ask that you submit your entry as early as possible. If you are not sure whether or not your work meets the below criteria, please send us a message and we will be in touch!
- Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 2018, 6 pm-10 pm
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 11 am-3 pm
- Closing Reception: Friday, October 26, 2018, 6 pm-9 pm
- South Main Artspace Lofts, 138 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126
Ready to hang/install pieces only, at South Main Artspace Lofts, 138 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, 38126
- Saturday, October 13, 2018, 4 pm-5 pm
- Sunday, October 14, 2018, 12pm-1pm
- Monday, October 15, 2018, 6pm-7pm
- Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7pm-8pm
- Friday, October 19, 2018, 6 pm-10 pm
- Friday, October 26, 2018, 6 pm-9 pm
- Following the closing at 9 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018
at South Main Artspace Lofts, 138 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126
THIS EXHIBITION IS A FUNDRAISER:
The works in this exhibition will be available for sale – 50% of the sale will go to Planned Parenthood and exhibit expenses not covered by donated supplies, with the other 50% to be paid to the artist. If the artist chooses to allot more than 50% from the sale of their art, up to 100%, please indicate such intent in your submission or at the time of acceptance.
There is no fee to participate in the show if you provide a piece to sell in the exhibition.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SELL YOUR WORK:
We will still accept it because we understand how valuable it is to show your work and participate in solidarity with other Nasty Women. We will mark your work NFS, however we ask that you then either:
- donate a second work that can be sold
- make a $10 donation to the NASTY WOMEN Memphis exhibit after acceptance and upon drop-off, and an additional donation yourself to Planned Parenthood
Inside the South Main Artspace Lofts Gallery space we will install large, pink, free-standing letters covered in black mesh: “N” and “W” for NASTY WOMEN. The letters will dramatically create a NASTY WOMEN monument around which submitted works will be displayed.
Each work will represent its own unique voice while being unified by the overall installation. It is the hope that this installation will create a strong visual statement of solidarity.
2D & 3D WORK (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc.):
– All 2D and 3D work must be no larger than 24″ wide and arrive READY TO HANG/INSTALL
We would like to include video for those of you who are video artists through small monitors and projection. Please be aware that depending on how many video entries we receive we may have to loop multiple works on one monitor/projection. We will of course provide the necessary information to the audience about authorship of each piece.
Sound will be presented on a television installation within the exhibit. Please contact the curatorial team to discuss specifics if you have alternate ideas.
We welcome writers and text artists to participate! We will include your written work in a bound book or on the walls of the exhibit for viewing and ask that you provide a nicely printed and framed version of your poem or other written work for sale at the event.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK:
Submission Forms must be received by Tuesday, October 16, 2018, by completing the web form, using the SUBMIT ENTRY link at the top of each page.
The accepted work itself must be dropped off at South Main Artspace Lofts, 138 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126, during the art drop-off times listed above.
PLEASE FILL OUT SUBMISSION FORM:
- Contact Information
- Details of Work (title, date, size, media)
By submitting to Nasty Women Exhibition you are agreeing to allow us to use your name and work image to help in the promotion of the exhibition. You are responsible for the drop off of your work.
If it does not sell you are responsible for the pick up.
WORK DROP OFF/PICK UP:
We will accept work drop off at South Main Artspace Lofts, 138 St. Paul Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38126, during the art drop-off times listed above.
If your work does not sell in fundraiser (or is not for sale) you may pick up your work after the exhibit closes at 9 pm on Friday, October 26, 2018.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:
Use our CONTACT page if you still have questions or want to send us a comment.