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Re-Imaging Gender logo

A Juried Exhibition

Call for Art

Our understandings of gender have shifted dramatically in recent decades. No longer is gender a matter of an immutable binary, or a set of predetermined preferences and predilections. This exhibition—the first of its kind—both celebrates and interrogates the visual aspects of the re-imaging of gender.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, IRWG invites graduate students to submit up to two works on paper and similar flat canvases for inclusion in Re-imaging Gender, a competitive, juried exhibition.

Selected works will be displayed at the Lane Hall Gallery, a space shared by IRWG and the U-M Department of Women’s Studies, from January 15 - June 26, 2015.

Visit callforentry.org to learn more.

Submission deadline: October 1, 2014

Click below for more information on the call for art.


This exhibition is open to:

  • graduate students in all disciplines who are enrolled at colleges, universities, and art schools within the State of Michigan, and
  • graduate students in all disciplines who are enrolled at Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) universities, including:
  • Chicago, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern , Ohio State , Penn State, Purdue, Rutgers, Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Artists must submit proof of graduate-student status.


The distinguished jury includes:

  • Matthew Biro - chair, U-M History of Art Department
  • John Gutoskey - artist, designer, and recent U-M MFA
  • Amanda Krugliak - artist and curator, U-M Institute for the Humanities Gallery
  • Mark Nielsen (jury chair) - director of exhibitions, UM Stamps School of Art & Design Slusser and Work galleries
  • Greg Tom - gallery programs director, Eastern Michigan University Art Department


Selected works will be displayed in the Lane Hall Gallery from January 15 - June 26, 2015.

  • One $1,000 prize will be awarded to the winner who demonstrates best creative use of materials, unique interpretations of gender, and visual appeal.
  • The winning entry gains a permanent home in the Lane Hall Gallery collection.
  • The winner will receive round-trip transportation and lodging to attend the exhibition opening, planned for Thursday, January 15, 2015.
  • Three honorable mentions of $300 each will also be awarded.


October 1, 2014

Online submission deadline

November 10, 2014

Award Notification: Semifinalists notified

By December 1, 2014

Semifinalists' works to arrive on University Ann Arbor campus

December 8, 2014

Winner and Honorable Mentions announced

January 15, 2015

Exhibition Opening Reception

January 15 - June 26, 2015

Exhibition Dates

By August 3, 2015

Semifinalists' artwork returned upon close of exhibit no later than August 3, 2015


Entry Requirements:

  • Submissions must be made online at: callforentry.org
  • Entries must be works on paper or similar flat canvases
  • Submitted works should have maximum dimensions of 6 x 4 feet, with up to three images per submission.
  • Submission deadline is October 1, 2014.

Additional information and details to be provided with your submission:

  • Your name as you wish to be identified in the show
  • Name of your department and university, and proof of graduate-student status
  • Title of the Artwork
  • Medium
  • Year of Completion
  • Dimensions
  • A short 75-word statement describing the artwork and why it is relevant to the theme. This description will appear on the exhibition label.
  • All artworks should be framed, using Plexiglas, with D rings for hanging.
  • Artists should choose a shipper of their own choice and are responsible for handling round-trip postage and insurance. All shipping charges, up to a maximum of $300, will be reimbursed by IRWG when a receipt is provided. No Styrofoam peanuts please.


Complete details and instructions for submitting artwork are available at: www.callforentry.org.

Contact Debra M. Schwartz, Senior Public Relations Representative, at schwarde@umich.edu.