Entry Fee (Women & Their Work Solo Exhibition Series): $15.00
Images | Minimum:Min. 6, Maximum:Max. 10
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 10, Maximum:Max. 10
Women & Their Work (W&TW) seeks artists who create innovative, contemporary art that breaks new ground in its approach to form, content, and ideas. Selections are based on an evaluation of work samples submitted and ideas proposed; we look for a strong, consistent aesthetic vision. Recently created work in all media will be considered. We strongly encourage selected artists to create new work for their exhibition at W&TW; no work that has previously been exhibited in Austin will be accepted for exhibition. The work in the application should demonstrate that you are capable in vision and scope of creating a powerful solo exhibition that can command an approximately 1,700 square foot gallery space.
We seek to ensure that women are equitably and inclusively represented in art; that we foster the artistic growth of women by nurturing their development within the context of their communities and with work that responds to the moment; and share the art of our time with our audience.
Our current gallery space is approximately 1,700 square feet with 12' high ceilings, track lighting, and two moveable walls (8x8' & 8x10'). Projectors, media players, and sound equipment are available. Floor plan available here 3D renderings available here.
The 2023 jury panel is comprised of W&TW artist alumnae Joey Fauerso, Aryel René Jackson, and Ann Johnson. Every application is carefully reviewed, considered, and discussed.
Applicants will be notified by email by December 5, 2023. Please do not seek information on the status of your application prior to the notification date.
- Honorarium - Women & Their Work will award selected artists an honorarium of $2,000. Our gallery staff will work with the artist to help them achieve all aspects of their vision.
- Curatorial Advisor – We provide a modest honorarium for a Curatorial Advisor of the artist’s choosing. This may be someone who meets with the artist for studio visits as the work develops, offers guidance on installation of the work, or offers other assistance.
- Catalog - We will publish a color catalog for the exhibition featuring a commissioned essay and images of the artwork.
- Video – We will produce a six-minute video of the artist discussing their work which is featured as supplemental material in the gallery and on our website.
- Public Program (optional) – With the artist's guidance, we will organize a public program to take place during the run of the exhibition. This could be a panel conversation, performance, workshop, etc.
Artists receive 75% of the sale price of any work sold during their exhibition. There is no requirement to make work available for sale or to make “sellable work.”
LIABILITY & AGREEMENT
Women & Their Work agrees to insure artwork while in its custody. Artists are responsible for transportation of artwork to and from W&TW gallery. Artists agree to exhibit work that has not previously been shown in Austin.
APPLICATION SUPPORT & DEADLINE
Please upload your application by October 27, 2023 at 11:59pm. Late applications will not be accepted. We encourage you to begin your application early.
Please contact CaFE tech support for technical and platform-related assistance. For clarification on guidelines, encouragement, or internet access, contact Jordan Nelsen at W&TW for support during weekdays 10am-6pm at email@example.com or (512) 477-1064. We appreciate this opportunity to view your work.
Women & Their Work is a nonprofit arts organization that serves as a catalyst for contemporary art created by women living and working in Texas and beyond. For 45 years, Women & Their Work has brought groundbreaking art to Austin with exhibitions, performances, and education programs.
Known for our pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, our goal is to enrich the cultural experience for Texas by emphasizing the value of art by women, educating audiences of all ages about contemporary art, equipping artists with financial and technical support, and engaging the community through diverse exhibitions and programs.
- Proof of residence – Applicants must be living and working in Texas at the time of application and expect to remain within the state for the 24-25 exhibition season.
- 10 work samples – All 10 samples may be images of 2D/3D work, or up to 4 samples may be videos of time-based work. We will only be able to view 3 minutes of each video so please prepare files accordingly. Select your images/videos with great care as they are the primary basis of our selection process. Prioritize recent, strong work that communicates well through documentation and that is emblematic of the quality of work proposed.
- Artist Statement – Include no more than a one-page (2000 character including spaces) statement describing your work.
- Proposal – Your aesthetic vision for a future solo exhibition with W&TW (2000 character including spaces). We encourage artists to create new work.
- Resume – Upload a current resume or CV.
- Application Fee – A $15 processing fee is required. This fee helps us offset platform costs.
Women artists living anywhere in Texas who have not had a solo exhibition at W&TW within the past ten years are eligible.
Emerging, mid-career, and established artists are invited to apply. Our curatorial priority is to present diverse experiences and perspectives. We strive for each exhibition season to represent a geographically, culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse group. Women of color are especially encouraged to apply. We use an inclusive definition of woman and welcome any artists who identify as women. Applicants cannot currently be enrolled in undergraduate or graduate education. Membership with W&TW is not a requirement nor is it a consideration in the application process.