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A Watched Pot Always Boils
1624 W. Harvard Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97471


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Oregon
Event Dates: 1/18/21 - 2/26/21
Entry Deadline: 3/1/21
Days remaining to deadline: 5
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Umpqua Valley Arts Association): $10.00


Open Media Call for artwork for an upcoming exhibition at Umpqua Valley Arts: Deadline February 26 , 2021
New Exhibit dates: April 2  – June 4, 2021

The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote. However, it is important to note that while this sounds ideal in theory, in practice many women of color found themselves unable to exercise their legal right to cast a ballot, depriving them of a voice in local and federal elections. As the New York Times noted in an editorial in their evaluation of the 19th Amendment’s centennial, “millions of other women… remained shut out of the polls until the voting rights act was passed in 1965.”
It is this history that has informed and structured contemporary American societies. We would like to celebrate this anniversary by looking through an intersectional lens at agency, access and opportunity in order to shed light on our what it takes to participate fully in American society, to tell one’s own story, and to shape the destiny of one’s community. 
This show is meant to celebrate the voices and identities that have found ways to narrate their own histories and define agency within these social spaces. 
This exhibition offers a space for people who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, disabled, fat, and other folks to fill these social gallery spaces with their voices, identities, and to tell their stories. Specifically, with this exhibition we seek to highlight a wide range of artists who address intersectionality while also exploring and expressing their own individual identities in their works. Areas of particular interest to the organizers/curators include, but are not limited to sexism, racism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and fatphobia. 
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