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Calling Bay Area Artist/Mothers! Patti Maciesz of BillthePatriarchy.com is hosting a Postpartum Open Mic + Happy Hour in Oakland, California on Wednesday October 23rd and is looking for people to present their work. Whether it’s a showing a few slides of paintings or drawing on the projector, reading a poem, telling a story or performing some music, we are holding space for all aspects of the peri and postpartum experience. RSVP and details here: http://bit.ly/PPOMN23
Sarah Irvin will be the judge for So to Speak‘s 2020 Visual Art Contest. Winners will be awarded an honorarium, publication in our 2020 print issue, and two contributor copies.
About Sarah: Sarah Irvin is a visual artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia. She received a BFA from the University of Georgia (2008) and an MFA from George Mason University (2016). Her work has been featured in international exhibits and conferences on feminist theory and practice and in numerous solo exhibitions. She is included in the collections of the Try-Me Urban Restoration Project, Capital One, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Irvin is represented by Kathryn Markel Fine Arts (New York, NY), Massey Klein Gallery (New York, NY), and Page Bond Gallery (Richmond, VA). In 2016, she founded the Artist Parent Index, a searchable database of artists making work about their experiences with reproduction.
What Sarah is Looking For: In the conclusion of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 text, The Second Sex, she stated, “new carnal and affective relations of which we cannot conceive will be born between the sexes: friendships, rivalries, complicities, chaste or sexual companionships that past centuries would not have dreamed of are already appearing.”
Feminisms have not only challenged how we relate to one another but have also proposed and implemented new connections ecologically, economically, pedagogically, physically, and virtually. For the So to Speak Art Prize, I am looking for artwork that provides visual understandings of new forms of relations or posits possible worlds in which we interact more equitably regardless of gender or sexuality. Topics could include alternate methods for structuring intersubjective experiences: in the Anthropocene; through economic, reproductive, or other social systems; through methods for making and keeping kin; through developing new pedagogical paradigms; and with or against technology.
Relevant artistic practices involved in producing these works could include sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, social practice, process-based practices, or installation, but must be able to be adequately visually represented in print for the So to Speak publication.