WE, the Women's Caucus exhibition stands to celebrate the Society for Photographic Education’s Women's Caucus members and our diversity through the lens. The photographic works are responsive pieces that illuminate, question, and challenge societal notions through our individual expression, discussing the relationship of power and gender, and the societal intersections.
Initiated in 2020 with a nod to the historical year for gender in/equality, WE, the Women's Caucus exhibition is the result of a juried international call-to-artists (Women, Trans, and GNC People) investigating and considering the intersection of cultural, social, political, economic, spiritual, sexual, non/gender-based, and environmental forces. The historical legacy of women, the triumphs and struggles for gender equality, inclusion, and diversity have been amplified in recent years. Add the pandemic and racial injustice from this last year, and the collaboration of women, trans, NGC people for WE, the Women’s Caucus couldn’t have come to light at a more powerful time.
Originally slated as a part of the FotoFocus 2020 Biennial Light&, the exhibition moved to the 400 West Rich gallery location where it lived in-person from November 2020 until Feb 2021. Despite the pandemic cancelling many exhibitions, 400 West Rich’s expansive, massive space, offered the opportunity for a safe, socially distanced gallery exhibition experience for art fanatics.
WE are honored that the intimately powerful works of the Society for Photographic Education’s Women’s Caucus members involved with WE, the Women’s Caucus exhibition will be on display during Women’s History month at MiraCosta College Art Department’s Kruglak Gallery.
Funding for WE, the Women’s Caucus exhibition was made possible by SPE Women’s Caucus member Jordanne Renner and the grants received from FotoFocus Biennial Light& and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
If you are a business or organization with Women, Trans, and/or GNC People as your leadership, or you are lifting up these communities WE would like to hear from you-- send an email to: WEtheWomensCaucusExhibition@gmail.com
Must be a SPE Women's Caucus member.
Must be a member of SPE by the time of exhibition/acceptance of.
Make photographic, light-based art.
Explore themes of society, family, culture, gender, identity, women's rights, social justice, etc...
Identify as a Woman, GNC, or Trans.
Each artist is limited to 5 pieces of photographic art, professionally presented, and ready to
be displayed. **must be a member of SPE's women's caucus**
Must be a current SPE Women's Caucus member.
From traditional to digital to alternative processes to video, all photographic techniques and approaches are welcome. Fine Art photography, documentary, commercial, mixed media incorporating photography, photo books & sculptures, and digital imaging and collages – are all eligible for consideration by the jury, but must fit the dialogue of the exhibition theme.
Installation type work should be tested prior to submission, and easy to install.
1. visit www.spenational.org/shop to pay the entry fee
2. screenshot receipt of entry payment, label as: First InitialLast Name_receipt-- STUDENTS-- in lieu of receipt of payment, please include your student email, and screenshot of your previous or upcoming semester schedule.
3. submit required materials: up to 5 images in the correct format, image list (including: title, medium, size, price), artist statement (500 words max), and receipt of payment.
Files must be labeled as First InitialLast Name_image #.jpg (example: JRenner_01.jpg), First InitialLast Name_image list.pdf, First InitialLast Name_statement.pdf, etc.
Images must not exceed 3MB, 3,000 pixels on the longest dimension.
Save as Adobe RGB.
Please note: Improperly titled jpegs and/or missing information will result in your submission not being reviewed by the jury.
4. send all appropriately sized and labeled files to aJnRstudio@gmail.com via www.wetransfer.com
You will receive an email confirmation once the submission is successfully downloaded.
exhibition organizer & curator