OAKHURST–The second annual Visions of Self juried Women’s art show of the “Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision” group of Yosemite Sierra Artists, is accepting entries now through January 31, 2022. The show is open to all artists who identify as female, and work in all media is eligible. Entries can include self-portraits or work depicting environment, emotions or state of being.
The show itself, held virtually, debuts on March 1, 2022, at YosemiteArts.com. Exhibits remain live throughout the month, with an opening reception held on Friday, March 4, 2022, at 5:00 pm Pacific time, via Facebook Live.
Last year’s premiere event attracted 200 pieces of art by 117 artists from ten countries, when the changes experienced throughout 2021 were in full bore. Since that time the world has lived through more of the pandemic and shutdown that have changed how we view ourselves and those around us, cultural divisions that have set the stage for discord and major climactic changes the world over.
Women’s responses to these experiences is reflected in the art they create, and Visions of Self invites women the world over to share their personal visions.
How have world events affected individual lives?
How have they changed relationships?
How have they changed our hopes and dreams for the future?
How have they strengthened and motivated us?
Entries may be submitted to https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/YSA, Artists will be notified of their acceptance on February 10, 2022. Members of Yosemite Sierra Artists who are accepted will have the opportunity to have their pieces in the live show at Metta Yosemite from March 1 through 31, 2022. All pieces in the show will be displayed online at YosemiteArts.com.
Prizes to be awarded are as follows:
- Best of Show: $200 + Ribbon
- 1st Place: $150 + Ribbon
- 2nd Place: $100 + Ribbon
- 3rd Place: $50 + Ribbon
- Honorable Mention(s): Ribbon
Each artist may submit up to five entries. Fees for entries:
YSA/YWA Members: $10 first entry plus $5 each additional entry
Non-Members: $15 first entry, $5 each additional entry
A full panel of judges will be announced but include Sunny Bak, internationally renowned photographer. Sunny’s work has been featured in Time, Details, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Women’s World, and she achieved one of the top-10 covers of Newsweek.
High-resolution images are required, at least 72 dpi with 900 pixels on the shorter side.
For further information about entries for the Visions of Self virtual art exhibit or about the show itself, contact YSA Vice President Wendy Denton at WendyDenton@sti.net . You may also join the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision Facebook group.
Photos courtesy of Jennifer Moss.