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"Call for Female Ugandan Artists"
2002-04-29 until 2002-05-30
University of California-Berkeley African Studies Center
USA United States of America
The University of California-Berkeley African Studies Center is engaged in an
academic exhibition of fine art opening this fall (August-December 2002)
involving East African artists. The focus of the exhibition centers on the
Uganda Women's Movement, and will feature original works by artists of both
sexes, accompanied by information related to this topic. The exhibition team would like to
include more women artists, especially if they are Ugandan and wish to create
new pieces focused specifically upon this important topic.
Type of artwork sought
Original 2-D works (paintings) on canvas, such as oils, acrylics,
etc., no larger than 24x36 inches. The subject of the work should center upon
women's empowerment, including aspects of political, social, economic, or
professional development, at either a personal or societal level. Each artist
must also provide a short paragraph describing the work and its significance
to this topic and to the Uganda women's movement, as it applies.
The team has set up a work-in-progress webpage for this project at Emerging Women:
A Tribute to Uganda. You may visit this webpage to achieve a sense for the
current direction of this project.
Other key points
Since they communicate often and primarily via e-mail, they must ask that artists
who wish to participate have regular access to e-mail (checking at least once
per week). Also, since there is about two months left for them to receive works
for this exhibition, they will need to have interested artists begin work
immediately in order to have works received by end of May 2002. (They organizers can help
with shipping costs.)
Career development benefit
To benefit each artist's participation with this project, we offer to build a
free career webpage including biographical information, along with images,
artwork descriptions, resume, etc. There is no cost to the artist to build or
maintain their webpage and they are encouraged to update it with new works
periodically, again at no charge. The organizers will link this page to their online
exhibition page, and also to their ARTISTS page so that participating artists
can gain wider exposure for their work and enhanced career development.
Artists are encouraged to forward biographies, resumes, and images via e-mail
to take advantage of this free service.
Artists are incouraged to contact: email@example.com