CALL to VISUAL ARTISTS – Celebrate HEREach year, on the 8th of March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements for International Women’s Day. In the spirit of this day, Celebrate HER is organizing a week-long fund raising initiative benefiting The Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) as well as local women and independent artists. Festivities will take place during the first week of March 2012.

At this time, Celebrate HER is seeking visual artists to exhibit their works at participating venues from March 3 – March 10, 2012. Proceeds from sold artworks will be divided between the artist (70%), the venue (15%), and The Sexual Assault Support Centre (15%). Emerging, mid-career and professional artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals by Wednesday, February 8, 2012 to Eligible mediums include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, mixed media, textiles, photography, sculpture, glass making, wood working, etc. Selected artists will be notified by e-mail by February 15, 2012.

To be considered by the selection jury, proposals must include the following information:
1. Artist’s name and address
2. Daytime and evening telephone number
3. E-mail address
4. Website/blog address (if relevant)
5. Artist’s career stage (emerging, mid-career, professional)
6. Short artist statement (100 – 250 words)
7. Three (3) good quality digital images of works available for exhibition with a corresponding image list indicating the:
o title
o medium
o size
o price

*Please note that as a gender inclusive organization, Celebrate HER will consider art works created by women and men. However, successful proposals will include artworks that address the lived experiences of women from diverse standpoints and backgrounds.