Textile and fiber artists worldwide are invited to contribute images of their work to a permanent online public exhibition project called I CHOOSE. THEREFORE I AM. A limited selection of works will be chosen to participate in a gallery exhibition from March 11 - April 20, 2023, at the Rachelle LeBlanc Studios #306 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, Texas 77007.
I Choose, Therefore I am is a peaceful protest and public art project created and curated by artist Rachelle LeBlanc. The project will help draw awareness to the recent events concerning women's rights. It will also give artists working in fiber and textile-based materials, methods, and techniques a place to show their best work by expressing themselves through their perspective on how these changes affect their lives. These rights include the right to choose for herself, to live free from violence, discrimination from skin color, equal pay, reproductive rights, sexual rights, including the LGBTQ community, and exploitation, to name a few.
Where there is a choice, there is a voice to choose with complete liberty and freedom for oneself. This right is all-encompassing and is the heartbeat of Amnesty International's Women's Rights are Human Rights. What does this mean to you? How is this expressed through your art? This is your opportunity to show your work to the world and shout from the rooftops that women will no longer sit by while their rights get whittled away.
$20 for 3 artwork maximum. Payment is non-refundable.
This call is open to textile artists worldwide, both amateur and professional. Artists can submit up to 3 works in 2D and 3D fiber and textile-based materials, methods, and techniques, including rug hooking, tufting, punch needle, woven, quilted, embroidery, and knit, are eligible. The size maximum for the gallery show is 40" x 40". There is no size limit for the permanent online exhibition. Please limit 1 image per submission. Work must be pro-women and created: after November 9, 2016. Collaborations are accepted. Work that depicts graphic violence will not be accepted. Work needs to have been made after November 9, 2016.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
You own all rights to the work and take full responsibility for the content of the artwork and all images, including the likeness of recognizable individuals. The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist. By submitting your work, you grant the right to reproduction of digital images for use on websites, publicity requirements, Instagram, Facebook, catalogs, books, articles, and marketing purposes for the project. ALL WORK MUST BE HUNG/PRESENTATION READY. We reserve the right to reject work for the exhibition that differs significantly from the submitted images.
Artists are responsible for insuring their work.
ARTIST AND ARTWORK STATEMENT
We would like to know the stories behind you and this work. Please include an artist and artwork statement with 200 words each or less. Please also make sure that your statement is free of grammatical errors.
Artists are responsible for all shipping and insurance costs to and from the gallery. Kindly ship your work in reusable containers for return. Artists must issue pre-paid return labels for their works through UPS, FedEx, DHL, or USPS. Artists who cannot pick up their work must arrange a pickup by May 31, 2023. PLEASE MAKE YOUR RETURN LABEL EASY TO FIND UPON UNPACKING. Please include hanging instructions and hardware. Indicate packing directions for the return of your work—NO PACKING PEANUTS.
Notifications will be sent to emails on file. The selected works is final.
All images must be in JPEG or JPG format. Please review callforentry.org requirements during the submission process.
All sales inquiries will be directed to the artist's email.
For additional information. go to https://ichoosethereforeiam.com
Submissions: All entries and payments must be made through https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=10634
If you have any questions, please contact Rachelle LeBlanc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachelle LeBlanc is an internationally recognized Canadian/American artist and curator. She holds a Fashion Technology and Design diploma from the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and is currently living in Katy, Texas. She is Texas's co-representative for the Surface Design Association, is a member of the Art in Embassies Program, and has shown work in solo and group shows throughout Canada, Algeria, and the United States, including the Robert Bateman Foundation Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, The Gallery University of Connecticut, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, Yeiser Art Center, Musée des Métier D'Art du Québec, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, and the American Consulate in Algeria.
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I Choose, Therefore I am is a peaceful protest and public art project. Where there is a choice, there is a voice to choose with complete liberty and freedom for oneself.