EXTENDED! Open Call- Queer WAH: Contemporary LGBTQ Artists



Updated Show Dates: Friday, October 9th – Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, October 9th, 6-9pm

Deadline to Submit: Sunday, September 27th, 2015


As LGBTQ rights have progressed monumentally in the past few years, culminating with the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide this past June, we look to the artistic responses to and celebrations of these progressive moments in our history. This upcoming October, the WAH Center (Williamsburg Art and Historical Center) will be presenting Queer WAH: Contemporary LGTBQ Artists. We are inviting artists whom inhabit all areas of the queer spectrum, whether they identify as gay/lesbian, transgender, intersex, or non-normative, to submit works in an exhibition aimed at examining and celebrating the contributions of queer artists to the contemporary art landscape.

We seek to not define, but enumerate on the meaning of “queer” in all of its forms, interpretations, variants, and rejections. Queer WAH is a dialogue of what it means to claim a queer identity in contemporary culture, as well as an examination of a spectrum of identities, each with a unique and specific history that is complicated, enhanced, and altered by intersections of race, sexuality, and gender. We seek to give voice to the marginalized populations that were silenced or disenfranchised, and in many cases still are, and temper our progress with the reminder of those whom we are leaving behind as a movement.

The WAH Center presents Queer WAH – a multi-media group exhibition dedicated to presenting the work of artists exploring queer identities. The WAH Center is a not-for-profit art and historical center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that seeks to emulate WAH Center Founder & Artistic Director Yuko Nii’s Bridge concept in which artists are varying nationalities, identities, and styles are connected. Artists are encouraged to submit artworks in the medium of their choosing, including two-dimensional works (painting, drawing. watercolor, printmaking, photography, etc), three-dimensional works (sculpture including craft such as glass, ceramic, weaving, furniture, etc), video/film, and installation. 

We are now accepting submissions for “Queer WAH”

Deadline: Sunday, September 27th, 2015 6pm

Submissions require all of the below to be considered:

Submission Fee: $25 for one artwork submission, $5 for each additional submission. Limit 3 submissions. (Student Rate: $15 for first submission, $ for each additional submission. Must submit valid student ID and current course schedule to receive student rate) Can be paid by cash or check (payable to WAH Center: 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211). Submissions must be sent via e-mail to: queerwahbk@gmail.com and must include the following information:

  • A completed entry form (please see below)
  • Image files (jpeg, png, or tiff files, at least 72 dpi) of artwork submissions titled with the appropriate information as follows: “ArtistName_Submission#_ArtworkTitle”
    • Please note: High-resolution files may be shared via Google Docs
  • Artist statement (limit 1 page), CV (limit 2 pages), and a brief biography paragraph. All Documents should include your name at the top.
  • Note of how submission fee has been/will be paid. Please note that we only accept cash or check for submission entry fees.

 Please direct any questions or concerns to Richard Sanchez by calling 718-486-7372 or e-mailing queerwahbk@gmail.com. Please visit our website, www.wahcenter.net, for more information about the WAH Center.

Application Form: QueerWAH_EntryForm

*Please note that entry form may need to be filled out by hand and scanned/emailed

Instructions for Accepted Works: QueerWAH_InstructionsAcceptedWorks





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