Monday, January 7, 2013

Call for Entries: Women Rise! part of One Billion Rising

Call for Entries: Women Rise!

Art exhibition held in conjunction with One Billion Rising RVA

One in Three Women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime
One Billion women violated is an atrocity!

One Billion women rising and dancing is a REVOLUTION!

One Billion Rising RVA is part of a worldwide campaign organized by Eve Ensler (the founder of V- Day and author of The Vagina Monologues) and activists across the globe. One Billion Rising RVA is your voice (and you!) rising to end violence against women and girls.  One Billion Rising RVA is an event, a rally, a revolution, a rising, a chance to dance and celebrate. February 14, 2013, from 11-2, at the Richmond Coliseum, is a time to come together to increase awareness, to demonstrate our collective strength, our numbers, and our solidarity across borders. It is a catalyst for a new time and a new way of being.

Entries should evoke a sense of women's empowerment and overcoming obstacles and/or be a celebration of the way the world CAN be when violence against women no longer exists.

(There has been some confusion - this is NOT a donation - your work may be for sale - or not - your choice. If you sell your piece, Crossroads will take a commission. The rest goes to you. I believe artists should make a living from their work and have a good place to show and sell it! That's part of the intent of this show!  If you would like to donate proceeds from sale of your work to One Billion Rising, we will be delighted, but it is NOT expected.)

Fee: $15.00 Adult, $5.00 Student (please make check out to Action Alliance) for 1 or 2 entries/person. Put "OBR Art Show" in the memo line, please.  Mail the check to Susan Singer, 3440 Northridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23235.  It must be received before your entry can be accepted.

Event Dates: 2/6/2013 – 3/4/2013 at Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230

Entry Deadline: Please send digital entries to  by 1/25/2013. You will be notified by 2/1 whether your entries have been accepted or not.  Please follow image requirements.  Entries cannot be considered otherwise.

Image Details
  • Please send a maximum of two entries/person to
  • Format:  Images must be in jpeg format, no larger than 2 megabytes, 300 dpi
  • Name each image as follows: Your name-Title of work-medium-HxWxD.jpeg, for example: John Smith-Women Rising-oil-22x33x1.jpeg
  • Works may be 2-D or 3-D, maximum size 60" on one side 
  • Please send the check for $15 (Adult), $5 (student) to 3440 Northridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23235.  Entries will not be considered until the entry fee is received.
Prizes:  First, Second and Third Prizes in both Adult and Student Categories. Half the entry fees will be shared proportionally amongst the winners in the adult and student categories, with students receiving 1/3 as much as the adults.  The other half will go to the Action Alliance to help benefit those who are suffering from Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse.

Susan Singer, artist, activist, and organizer of Beyond Barbie and One Billion Rising RVA.

Delivery of artwork:  Work must be hand-delivered Feb 6 between 10-2 to Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230 and picked up March 4th between 1-5.  Work must be ready to hang with wires (no saw-tooth attachments) and frame (if appropriate). 

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 1-3 PM at Crossroads Art Center, Juror's Talk and Awards Disbursement will be at 1:30.
Questions:  Contact Susan Singer at

Calendar of Events:
Jan 25: entry deadline
Feb 1: notification of acceptance or not
Feb 6: hand deliver artwork between 10-2
Feb 9: Opening Reception at Crossroads Art Center, 1-3
Mar 4: pick up artwork from Crossroads, 1-5

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