She Votes Altered Book Project

Women Demand Vote by Karen Schifman
This project is timed to run concurrent with the Feminist Art Coalition, a national project by U.S. art institutions to mark the Centennial of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. There will be many exhibitions and programs this year. Many will address its failure to protect women of color and spotlight enduring inequities across the nation. Locally, MOCA, the Hammer, ICA and others are participating.
  • What: SCWCA artist and board member Bonnie J. Smith is creating an altered artist’s book to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, a woman’s right to vote. Bonnie J. Smith is the editor and coordinator of this project with support from the SCWCA board
  • Deadline: All works of art must be received no later than July 31, 2020.
  • Who: Open to Women’s Caucus for Art members in good standing.
  • Specifications:  Create an original work of art to be pasted into a leather-bound volume. Prints, collage, paintings, drawings, mixed media, fiber and photographic artworks are all acceptable. Abstractions, text, narratives are all welcome that address this theme.
  • Size : May not exceed 4” x 6” x ¼ .”
  • Artists may submit a second work of art for possible inclusion in the book. Unused works may be included in exhibits or returned to the artist. 
  • Mail:  Each artwork and Signed Release Form must be mailed directly to Bonnie J. Smith and received by June 10, 2020. Attach a label on the back of the artwork.
  • Address: Bonnie J. Smith, 1237 S. Victoria Avenue, #426, Oxnard, California. 93035.
  • Email JPEG: Send JPEG [email protected] sized 4×6 @ 300 dpi labeled your name and title of work. Example: Smith_VotingHeaven.jpg.
  • Artworks will be scanned so copies may be used in an exhibition, video  or printed volume.
  • The original book will be displayed at various events, exhibitions  and venues.
  • The book will also be submitted for inclusion in a museum archive, such as the Getty Research Institute that holds our chapter papers or similar.
Fees: There are no submission fees associated with this project. Download above description and image release form here. She Votes Description and Release Form