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XX: Women 2020
601 S College Rd Wilmington NC 28403

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: North Carolina
Event Dates: 1/21/21 - 2/19/21
Entry Deadline: 12/4/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (XX: Women 2020): $15.00

XX: Women 2020

An all-woman show juried by Beverly McIver.


The year 2020 marks a milestone in women’s history – the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing a woman’s constitutional right to vote. To celebrate the power of women’s voices and to spotlight women’s contributions to the visual arts, XX: Women 2020 will showcase the breadth and diversity of work created by contemporary self-identified women artists.



The show is open to all members of the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), and will serve as the inaugural event for the WCACarolinas chapter. To join the WCA, go to


We welcome work of all media, though space will be a consideration in the selection process. Please contact Billy-Gray Weatherly ( for questions regarding physical space limitations. All artwork must be installation ready and cannot exceed UPS or FedEx weight or size limits, unless delivered and picked-up in person. Artist are responsible for all shipping expenses.



Cash prizes will be awarded to artists who receive first, second, and third place.



Beverly McIver is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary American art and has charted a new direction as an African American female artist. She is committed to producing art that examines racial, gender, social identity, and occupational identity.

Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, and she was named one of “2011’s Top Ten in Painting” in Art In America. “Raising Renee,” a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of the impact of 

McIver’s promise to care for her sister when their mother dies, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts and Culture Programming.

McIver’s work is in the permanent collection of the North Carolina Museum of Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the NCCU Museum of Art , the Asheville Museum of Art, The Crocker Art Museum, the Nelson Fine Arts Center Art Museum at Arizona State University, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and the Mint Museum as well as significant corporate and private collections. She had a solo exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in 2017, North Carolina Museum of Art in 2011, and at the Mint Museum in 2012.

McIver has received numerous grants and awards including the 2017 Rome Prize Fellowship, 2017 Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Anonymous Was A Woman Foundation grant, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation award, a distinguished Alumni Award from Pennsylvania State University, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and a Creative Capital grant.

Currently, she is the Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts at Duke University. Visit for more information.


Exhibition Schedule

Exhibition dates: Thursday January 21 – Friday February 19, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020                  Entry Deadline

Friday, December 18, 2020                Notification Via Email

Friday, January 8, 2021                      Work Delivery Deadline

Thursday, January 21, 2021               Exhibition Opens/Reception, 5.30 – 7 p.m. 

Friday, February 19, 2021                  Last Day of Exhibition

February 22-26, 2021                         Pickup and Return of Work

Procedure for Entry
All entries must be submitted through CaFE,, by Friday, December 4, 2020. Each artist may submit up to three pieces along with an artist statement. Artist may submit 2 views of three-dimensional work.

A commission of 30 percent will be retained by UNCW on all sales. A sale price of Not for Sale (NFS) value must be indicated for all work that is not for sale. Artwork priced as NFS should have a value exclusive of commission for insurance purposes.



At this point, the exhibition will be held in the CAB Gallery at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. If circumstances change, it may be moved to an online format.

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