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Call for Artists: Venus Rising - An All Women's Art Show

Call for Artists: Venus Rising - An All Women's Art Show

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"Venus Rising" is an exploration of the multifaceted and empowering spirit of femininity. It invites artists to delve into the themes of strength, resilience, creativity, and the transformative journey that women undergo. This theme celebrates the rise of women in various aspects of life, acknowledging their diverse roles, stories, and contributions. From the mythical symbolism of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, to the contemporary narratives of women breaking barriers, "Venus Rising" encourages artists to interpret and express the evolving and powerful narrative of the feminine experience. This theme seeks to illuminate the vibrant and dynamic forces that shape and define the rising spirit of women across time and cultures. 

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024

Selection Announcement: February 14, 2024

Exhibition Dates: March 9 - April 6, 2024

Artists Talk: March 14, 2024

We are thrilled to announce an open call for artists to participate in "Venus Rising," an all women's art show celebrating the creative brilliance of women artists. This exhibition seeks to showcase and promote the diverse and powerful voices of women in the art world.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Deadline: Submissions are open from now until January 31, 2024.
  • Announcement: Selected artists will be announced on February 14, 2024.
  • Exhibition Dates: The art show will run from March 9 to April 6, 2024.
  • Artist Talk: Join us for an artist talk on March 14, 2024, providing a platform for the selected artists to share insights into their creative processes.

Representation: Three artists will be selected to receive a year's representation with opportunities to participate in a curated selection of exhibits throughout the year.

Submission Process:

  1. Portfolio Submission: Artists are invited to submit their portfolio for consideration (make sure to include your CV).
  2. Images: Include 10 high-quality images of available artworks that exemplify your artistic style and creativity.
  3. Artist Statement: Please include a brief artist statement explaining your creative process and the inspiration behind your work.

Entry Fee:

  • There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 to be submitted with your application.

Selection Criteria:

A panel of esteemed judges will review portfolios based on the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Technical skill
  • Conceptual depth
  • Relevance to the theme "Venus Rising"


  • The call is open to women artists of all ages, both nationally and internationally.

Theme Explanation:

  • "Venus Rising" celebrates the powerful and evolving spirit of femininity. This theme invites artists to explore strength, resilience, and the transformative journey of women. From the mythical goddess Venus to modern narratives, the exhibition highlights the diverse and dynamic forces shaping the rise of women across time and cultures. Artists are encouraged to interpret and express this vibrant narrative in their unique ways.

Media and Style:

  • The exhibition is open to a wide range of artistic expressions, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and digital art.

    Delivery and Return of Artworks:

    • Details regarding the delivery and pickup of artworks will be provided upon selection. Artists are responsible for any shipping costs.


    • The exhibition will be extensively promoted through press releases, social media platforms, and collaborations with art publications.

    Gallery Information:

    • Marcolina's Fine Arts Gallery is an innovative premier contemporary art gallery, showcasing diverse works by local and international artists across traditional and cutting-edge styles. We are committed to promoting the work of emerging and established women artists.

    Feedback and Inquiries:

    • The panel will provide feedback upon request. For inquiries, please contact

    Social Media Hashtags:

    • Use both the hashtag #VenusRisingArtShow and @choosemarcolinas when sharing your work on social media.

    Networking Opportunities:

    • Join us for the opening reception on March 9, 2024, and the Artists Talk on March 14, 2024, for networking and insightful discussions.

    How to Apply:

    1. Pay the $35 entry fee.
    2. Email your portfolio, 10 images of available work, artist statement and entry payment receipt to with the subject line "Venus Rising Submission."

    Important Dates:

    • Submission Deadline: January 31, 2024
    • Selection Announcement: February 14, 2024
    • Exhibition Dates: March 9 - April 6, 2024
    • Artists Talk: March 14, 2024

    This is a fantastic opportunity for women artists to showcase their talent and gain exposure in the art world. We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the rising spirit of Venus through art.

    For inquiries, please contact info@marcolinas with subject line: "Art Call - Venus Rising".

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