Call for Entries: 2018 A Woman’s Voice Through Art

Erie Art Gallery is calling for entries that embrace and celebrate the female artist and her voice. Women are standing up all over the world and finding their special moment of empowerment, their truths, and their stories. In this open art call, we are asking for your interpretation of the feminine voice.

A Woman’s Voice Through Art : Accepted Artists
Announcing the juror selected artists for the first Erie Art Gallery Woman’s Art Show. There where many strong submissions with varying skill and mediums. Our hope was to create a narrative from the selected pieces that created a voice for female artist.

Congratulations to the accepted artists. We will be sending you each an email with instructions for shipping and the application by Friday .

Katie Stone
Sarah Whitman
Megan Valenic
Kamara Townes
Ellen Bane
Ruth Scanzillo
Ella Hisenrath
Oneyung Kim
Caitlin Wismer
Tanya DeSantis
Janice Milhem
Marla Roddy
tina ybarra
Brittney Ciccone
Emily Brunner
Cassi Unger
Erin Holscher Almazan
Christianna Kreiss

We Thank you all for your time and dedication.

Margo Wolfe & Brad Ford

Link to Full Prospectus



Important Dates:

Digital Submission EXTENDED Deadline: APRIL 6th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: By Monday, Apr 9, 2018
Delivery of Works (if accepted): Friday, May 4, 2018
Opening Reception ( Gallery Night ): Friday May 18th 7pm – 10 pm

Shipping, Insurance and Sale of Artwork

Artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of all artwork to Erie Art Gallery in Erie, PA. The artist(s) will be responsible for insuring work during delivery, shipping and loading to and from Erie Art Gallery. Works are insured by Erie Art Gallery while on the premises of Erie Art Gallery only. Artists are required to sign a Loan Agreement if accepted. Erie Art Gallery will use images for media and publicity purposes. All work should be for sale. All sold works must remain on display in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. Erie Art Gallery receives a commission of 30% for all works sold as a result of the exhibition. Payment will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of the exhibition closing.

Shipping Art:

Include a prepaid shipping label. Place the shipping label in a clear shipping bag (free at major carriers) inside the box. Open a FREE a account with any major carriers and to get an air bill for prepaid shipping. (UPS, Fedex, DHL or USPS ) All major carriers can send you preprinted airbills with your ID on them. YOU MUST INCLUDE A RETURN LABEL AND YOUR RETURN LABEL MUST HAVE A BARCODE ON IT. Your label is not correct if it does not have a barcode on it. If we do not get a return label and it doesn’t sell we will take it as a donation to the gallery.

Important Shipping Details

Invest in good packing materials

No shipping peanuts

Artist must pay for shipping to Erie Art Gallery

Address to ship : 1703 West 36 street Erie , PA 16508

In Person Delivery : 24 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16501

Weds – Thursday 1-5pm

Friday- Saturday – 1-7pm

Include a prepaid shipping label.

You must include a return prepaid label it MUST HAVE A BARCODE





Submission Guidelines

Open to all local, domestic, and national professional and amateur female and female-identifying artists. All art mediums will be considered in this call for submissions, from photography, sculpture, ceramics, fabric, mixed media, digital, video, and audio. Also all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc. Please email Brad Ford for any questions. Link to Full Prospectus

      1. Fee: $20 up to 8 entries
      2. Preferred payment:
        1. Paypal : link to pay submission fee
        2. Credit Cards Accepted
        3. You don’t need a Paypal account
    1. Electronic submissions can be sent from March 19-31, 2018
      1. instructions in Prospectus
    2. Juried decision: April 7-8, 2018
    3. Notifications: April 9, 2018
    4. Physical shipment due no later than Friday, May 4, 2018
    5. Art exhibit opening on Erie Gallery Night: Friday, May 18, 2018


Cat Palmer – Salt Lake City

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Cat Palmer developed her insatiable romance with photography at 15 years old, against the backdrop of Los Angeles… a place teeming with racial divides, cultural diversity, and economic inequality. her world view further evolved as she immersed herself in the streets of Mexico, developing a new obsession that would plague her art, forever… human empowerment.

Her empowerment themes have been: self-esteem, peace, self-reliance, i am human, there’s no place like home, peace to the middle east, age of aesthetics in defying societies definition of beauty, super hero women, ‘i have a secret’, keep the politicians out of our VAGINA, transgender visibility and a series with an orwellian theme. BIO


 Alison Stinely – Norfolk Virgina

Alison Stinely was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania.  She received her BFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and her MFA in Painting from Indiana University located in Bloomington, Indiana. She is an Assistant Professor of Painting at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Alison’s work has been shown in many juried and invitational exhibits nationally.  She has also been the recipient of many awards and honors and is a two time winner of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.  Her solo exhibition “Nocturnal Emissions” was featured on and her work “Rib Meat” has been featured in issue 198 of Juxtapoz Magazine. Her work is in many private collections both domestically and abroad. BIO


Jhenah Telyndru – Ithaca New York

Jhenah holds an MA in Celtic Studies from the University of Wales, Trinity St. David, as well as a BA in archaeology. She is the founder of the Sisterhood of Avalon and serves as Academic Dean and lead instructor of the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary. Jhenah teaches four day retreat experiences around North America and the UK, and facilitates pilgrimages to sacred sites in the British Isles and Ireland through Mythic Seeker Tours. She is a frequent presenter and guest speaker at academic conferences, religious symposia, Women’s Spirituality gatherings, and Pagan festivals. A priestess in the Avalonian Tradition, Jhenah has been dedicated to the work of Avalon for almost 25 years, and has been active in the Goddess Spirituality movement since 1986. BIO


Link to Full Prospectus

Link to pay submission fee