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31 Women Artists Exhibition

January 3, 2020 - January 26, 2020

31 Women Artists Exhibition
A Special Exhibition at the Sedona Arts Center
January 3 – 26, 2020

Prospectus – Call to Artists

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New Developments!

Thanks to funding from the Arizona Community Foundation and numerous individuals we will be able to award prizes, create a catalog representing the artists in the exhibition and bring the curator to Sedona for a presentation!

Prizes – Juror Catriona McAra will select three works for awards.
1st place –   $2000.00
2nd place – $1000.00
3rd place –  $500.00

Catalog: A catalog of the exhibition will be published with one image and artist’s statement from each artist.

January 23, 2020  Curator’s Talk with Dr. Catriona McAra, University Curator at Leeds Arts University
“30+1: Dorothea Tanning, Sedona and Contemporary Art”  4:00-6:00 pm

Surrealism was the prevailing modern art movement in 1943 when Peggy Guggenheim launched a special exhibition entitled Exhibition by 31 Women at her “Art of This Century” gallery in NYC. Our exhibition will include various works by six of the women artists who were featured in the original NYC exhibition from the collection of local art historian Mark Rownd. We will be exhibiting works by Leonora Carrington, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, Hedda Sterne, Sonja Sekula, and Hazel Guggenheim.

Sedona Arts Center is seeking contemporary women artists representing work that has in some way been influenced by the surrealist movement. The scope of the exhibition will be very inclusive. Surrealist influence appears in abstract expressionism, process art, conceptual art, and various forms of magical realism and visionary art as well as collage, sculpture, assemblage, and painting that relies on evocative juxtaposition of various imagery. Because of its relationship to the unconscious and the mythic, surrealism has often been associated with a spiritual quest, situating art as a healer of the rift between nature and human reality through its unique creativity.

Women are the unsung heroes of contemporary art, creating artworks and actively participating in all aspects of modern art from early on. This exhibition, timed to overlap with the Sedona Women’s March and Rally in January of 2020 is themed on the empowerment of Women and the diverse heritage of Surrealism.

The exhibition will be juried by Dr. Catriona McAra, University Curator at Leeds Arts University. She was awarded her doctorate in History of Art at the University of Glasgow and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH), University of Edinburgh.

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January 3, 2020
January 26, 2020


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