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Women: Realizing Perspectives

CALL FOR ARTISTS

_gaia presents:

“Women: Realizing Perspectives”
Exhibit Dates: March 8 - April 2, 2012
Location: NY/NJ area

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 7-10pm

_gaia is currently accepting submissions from women artists in all media and disciplines from the NY/NJ area for a group show celebrating International Women’s Day in collaboration with the Portuguese Consulate of Newark.

Strong Leadership. Strong Women. Strong World. Each year around the world,
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th. _gaia invites you to address women’s extensive contributions in art, culture and community. Women represent more than 50% of the world’s population. As astronauts, as prime ministers, as educators, women transform lives, create opportunity, form strong communities and shape the world in which we live. We must make everyday Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since the early 1900’s.
1908: 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours,
better pay and voting rights.

1910: A woman named Clara Zetkin, proposed that every year in every country
there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women’s Day - to
press for their demands.

1975: Was designated as ‘International Women’s Year’ by the United Nations.
2000 and : IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, beyond Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.

For applications form and guidelines please contact:
womenIWD@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, January 15 at midnight. You will be notified of acceptance of your work by January 29.

_gaia an environment for creative process is dedicated to fostering women’s activism, art practice and study. 315 3rd Street Jersey City, NJ 07302
www.gaiastudio.org

This exhibition is being organized and curated by Christine DaCruz and Doris Caçoilo. In association with, Mª Amélia Paiva - Cônsul-Geral de Portugal em Newark, Cila Santos - CREA, João Martins e Glória de Melo - Proverbo, Fernando Grilo - União Clubes NJ, Jaime Lopes e Carla Rodrigues - PISC, Emanuel - Os Lusiadas, Tercia - Lusophone and Ana Ventura Miranda - Arte Institute.