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International Women's Exhibit

Participants at the IWAI
Participants at the IWAI
Participants at the IWAI


International Women's Art Installation

Save the Date: April 13, 2020 Baker Ballroom

The Women's Center and Office of Global Affairs invite you to help us create the second annual immersive installation of women's experiences around the world to celebrate, and advocate for, women's lives around the world. Shown in Baker Ballroom on April 13, 2020, we hope this installation creates an environment of inclusion but also provides an opportunity for International students to offer the narrative of what is shared about their countries.
Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2020 (completed art will be due to the Women's Center no later than noon on April 6th, 2020). Please submit your interest in being included in the exhibit via https://ohio.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/277816. You can expect questions regarding how your submission relates to the theme(s) listed below, anticipated medium, size, and a short biography and artist's statement. Submissions are accepted from community members, as well as Ohio University students, faculty and staff. We welcome and encourage international submissions, as well as submissions from alum. If you are faculty and would like to work with us so that your students may submit to the exhibit, please contact us at womenscenter@ohio.edu for assistance.

The purpose of International Women’s day is to globally celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as to work towards equality in areas that are still inequitable. With this in mind, we request submissions on the following themes:

  • Girlhood & Representations of Girlhood around the World
  • Body Image
  • Embodiment
  • Women in the Media (literary, film, television, and music)
  • Violence Against Women
  • Women & War
  • Women and Body & Women and Health (menstruation, maternal health, cancer, health inequities, women and disability)
  • Say Her Name
  • The Intersection of Gender with LGBTQ Identities
  • The Intersection of Gender with Race and Ethnic Identities
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Women & Leadership
  • Women in Protest Movements
  • Women & Poverty
  • Women & Immigration
  • Women Leaders & Role Models
  • Success Stories of Women's Rights Achieved or Moments that Capture Resiliency
  • Women's Suffrage (2020 is the centennial of the 19th amendment! This category can include histories of racism and suffrage)

We hope that the exhibit is diversified in the mediums used by artists. Please be mindful that submissions should be lightweight so that it can be hung using fishing line on pipe and drape, or that it is freestanding. Freestanding submissions may be placed on the floor, a high-top table, or displayed on an easel. You may choose to submit audio, written pieces (stitched into fabric, painted on canvas, or submitted on paper), paintings, textile, video, photography, projections, pottery, sculpture, and other mediums that we can display. 

Special Note for Photographers and Videographers

Please ensure that you have secured permission from those you are photographing or videotaping. All submissions that include photos or video of others must have documentation of participants' consent. You may utilize this form with your participants.

For questions, please call the Women’s Center at (740)593-9625 or email at womenscenter@ohio.edu.