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"Call for Female Ugandan Artists"
2002-04-29 until 2002-05-30
University of California-Berkeley African Studies Center
Berkeley, CA, 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.

Work-in-progress webpage

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: gadart@aol.com

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