Artists sought for Women’s Suffrage exhibit at KAC

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CLINTON — Kirkland Art Center, 9 1/2 E. Park Row, is calling for local artists to submit their work in honor of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

The Women’s Fund of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc., is seeking to commission 10 local artists to produce an original work that represents the suffrage movement and women’s right to vote. Art may include painting, sculpture, quilting or photography. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 10.

The commission will be $1,000 for each artist chosen. The works will become the ownership of The Women’s Fund and will be on display at “Art of the Vote.”

A silent auction of the works will be held at the event with proceeds to go to The Women’s Fund. If chosen:

Work must be an original design by artist and fully completed by Oct. 1, 2020.

Artwork must display the “women’s right to vote/suffrage movement” as the theme.

Art may include painting, sculpture, quilting, photography or jewelry.

Most pieces must be a minimum of 36-inches by 36-inches.

Work must be delivered by the artist to The Women’s Fund and ready to display by Oct. 1, 2020.

Artist must be willing to assist in displaying work if needed.

Write-up including the inspiration for the piece must be provided by the artist.

Artists will be chosen by jurors by April 17 and notified via email and phone.

Artists are asked to email 2-3 samples of their work for KAC jurors to see. This is required in order to be part of the final chosen 10. Email sample work to edie@danovitz.com.

The Women’s Fund will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, with a celebratory night of art and recognition of the civil rights legislation.

“Art of the Vote” will be held in October at Utica College. The “Art of the Vote” event will include performances by local music choirs and dance repertoires, a silent art auction, and will be capped with a speech by Attorney General Letitia James.

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