Call for ({V})isual Art Entries

by Alexa MalvinoV-Day, founded 14 years ago by playwright Eve Ensler, is a worldwide movement to raise awareness and end violence against women and girls. The 5th Annual V-Day Petaluma 2012, a campaign that includes performances of “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer”, as well as “The Vagina Monologues”, will benefit the newly formed Guided To Safety, which offers community education and resources in domestic violence, teen dating violence, and sexual assault .

As part of V-Day Petaluma’s 2012 campaign, we are seeking local artists to enter pieces in the medium of their choice that is a positive expression of women, an expression of what the V-Day movement means to them, including altars (paying homage to a survivor or victim of violence, or groups of women such as the women of the Congo or Haiti, or artwork relating to women’s empowerment and prevention of violence against women and girls. Artists are encouraged to visit the V-Day website, http://www.vday.org, for an understanding of the movement.

To promote the campaign we plan to display entries at Viva Cocolat, 110 Petaluma Blvd North, from early February through early March.

  • Deadline for submitting JPGs: January 15, 2012
  • Up to two pieces per artist, max 20″ X 24″ per piece
  • Entry fee: $5 per piece (entry fee is waived if piece is donated to V-Day’s silent auction)
  • Sale: V-Day Petaluma accepts a 10% donation of sale price
  • Submit to: Alexa Malvino at alexa.malvino@gmail.com or call 707-328-3500

Artwork will need to be hand-delivered and picked up. At time of delivery a release of liability must be completed and the entry fee paid. All works must be ready for installation; wall-hung work must be wired securely; no eye hooks in two-dimensional pieces, please.

For further details or to submit a JPG for jurying, please contact  Alexa Malvino at alexa.malvino@gmail.com or 707-328-3500.

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A grassroots movement to raise awareness to end violence against women and girls.
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