Call Detail
A Woman's Place
Entry Deadline: 2/15/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $20.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: California

Our collective history is composed of individual stories that are woven together to create the greater fabric of our lives.  Individual challenges, successes, and experiences become ripples that affect people and events - often across time and distance. Stories of/from women span the unsung to the iconic, the unknown to the monumental, and include every aspect of our culture.

In celebration of National Women’s History Month and in concert with the founding principles of The Ebell of Los Angeles, “A Woman’s Place” gathers works from Los Angeles County artists that center the women, past and present, who have touched our lives in countless ways.


The Ebell of Los Angeles invites all Los Angeles County visual artists to submit work for this juried exhibition "A Woman's Place" at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 South Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90005, on view from March 21 to April 30, 2024.  

One artist will be awarded a one-year membership in The Ebell of Los Angeles.

 All 2D fine arts visual media addressing this theme will be considered. All submitted works must be available for sale.  

Because of the historical nature of the building / art salon, we are only accepting 2d work submissions at a maximum updated size of 26” x 30” including frame. Submitted work must be install-ready, with D-rings or wired. The exhibition will be hung in the main art salon and adjacent hallway with rail-wire system. Lighting may be limited in some areas. 

Alternative display methods may be used only with the approval of The Ebell of Los Angeles, and the artist must supply any special hardware. Please see Application Requirements below for more details.

Important Dates

• Extended deadline for submission: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 11:59 pm PST 
• Announcement of Accepted artists and works: February 29, 2024
• Deadline to confirm participation and label information: March 9, 2024
• Drop Off: Monday, March 18th, 2024 9am -12pm; and Saturday, March 16 /Sunday, March 17th, 2024 by appointment only.  Email to make arrangements.
• Opening Reception: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm


All exhibited works will be offered for sale. Proceeds will be split 70/30 with 70% to the artist. All sales will be handled by the artist. Upon completion of the sale, the artist will send the 30% commission to The Ebell of Los Angeles.

Juried by Shana Nys Dambrot, Taylor Bythewood-Porter, and Amy Scott

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. She is the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications. She studied Art History at Vassar College, curates and juries exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She is the recipient of the 2022 Mozaik Future Art Writers Prize, the 2022 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, and the LA Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Critic of the Year award for 2022.

Taylor Bythewood-Porter is an independent curator and writer. In 2023, she received the American Association for State and Local History Award of Excellence for her exhibition Rights and Rituals: The Making of African American Debutante Culture (2021) at the California African American Museum (CAAM). Prior to doing independent projects, Bythewood-Porter was an Assistant Curator at CAAM. During her tenure, she has co-curated several exhibitions including Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Speaking to Falling Seeds (2023), Cross Colours: Black Fashion in the 20th Century (2020), and Making Mammy: A Caricature of Black Womanhood, 1840–1940 (2019). She holds a Master of Arts in art business with a concentration in contemporary art from Sotheby's Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a focus on public relations and journalism and a minor in art history from Monmouth University.

Amy Scott received her B.A. in art history at the University of Kansas and M.A. from the University of Missouri Kansas City while working as a curatorial assistant at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. In 2000, Scott assumed the role of Curator of Visual Arts at the Autry Museum and in 2013, earned her Ph.D. in visual studies at the University of California Irvine before being advanced at the beginning of 2019 to her current role as the Executive Vice President of Research and Interpretation and the Marilyn B. and Calvin B. Gross Curator of Visual Arts. Throughout, she has curated several of the Autry’s signature exhibitions and core galleries including Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca (2019); LA RAZA (2017); Art of the West (2013) and Yosemite: Art of an American Icon (2006). She has likewise contributed to many books and catalogues on the art of the American West including LA RAZA (2019); Art of the West (2018) published by the University of Oklahoma Press with a grant from the Luce Foundation and Paul Pletka Imagined Wests (2017).

About The Ebell of Los Angeles

The Ebell of Los Angeles is a nonprofit organization founded in 1894 by women for women. It is focused on providing a vibrant and inclusive arts and culture hub that fosters the educational, cultural and social growth of women. At The Ebell, women convene to learn, create, collaborate, innovate and champion one another to transform the lives of women. The organization's philanthropic efforts include the RCA endowment which awards annual grants totaling more than $100,000 per year to various nonprofits that assist women and children in need, and the 104-year-old Ebell/Flint Scholarship that has awarded more than 5,000 scholarships to local college and university students. The group’s historic campus located in the Hancock Park/Windsor Square area is an iconic landmark listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

About The Ebell’s Historic Campus

The historic Ebell structure and theatre were built in 1927 and designed by renowned architect Sumner Hunt. The campus originally served as a central hub for learning and arts lectures in support of the education of women. The Art Salon was one of the first art galleries in Los Angeles to showcase the work of female artists. With three levels and over 80,000 square feet, the renaissance-inspired building is a noted architectural treasure listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a designated Los Angeles Cultural Monument. The building includes a grand dining room, art salon, courtyard garden, 1,238 seat Broadway-style theater and dozens of smaller rooms filled with historical artifacts and original design details. 

Application Requirements

Artists may submit up to 3 images for a non-refundable fee of $20. Detail shots count toward the image total.

All artwork will be offered for sale during this exhibition. Please include the selling price (including the 30% Ebell commission) in your CaFE account portfoliio/artwork image details. 

Artists will include a brief description (up to 300 characters) for each artwork. While the CaFE system's label for image descriptions is optional, a description is required for this call. To add a description, open your Portfolio in your CaFE account, select the image; in the dropdown "Edit" menu, select Modify. Scroll down to the description text box. Add a brief description of up to 300 characters. "Detail" may be used as the description of any detail images. Click on Save Media Changes. Repeat for additional images as needed.

Artists will upload a bio and a resume as one document.  The filename should be formatted a follows: last name, first initial, about. (.doc or .pdf) Example: baldessarij_about.pdf.

Please include your name and website with your preferred pronouns and your social media handle(s) in the heading of the document.  

Payment of fees is required to complete the submission process. Artists with self-assessed financial need may request a fee waiver by emailing

Eligibility Criteria

Fees must be paid at time of submission via
Open to Artists residing in Los Angeles County, CA, age 18 and older.