North by Northwest 2020: Women’s Work

Deadline March 13, 2020

The Yellowstone Art Museum’s second annual juried exhibition, North x Northwest, features the theme “Women’s Work.” We are currently accepting submissions of fine art and studio craft by contemporary artists throughout the United States.

The exhibition introduces new artists to the region, showcases emerging regional artists, and features long-time favorites. In addition to Juror’s Award and People’s choice, the exhibition will fund $5,000 in purchase awards for the YAM’s collection.

The Yellowstone Art Museum celebrates the 2020 centennial of women’s suffrage with a series of exhibitions foregrounding diverse perspectives applied to creative work. This year’s North x Northwest exhibition will be organized under the broad theme of “Women’s Work.” The exhibition is open to artists of all genders and backgrounds, working in any fine art or craft medium. We anticipate that the exhibition will include work focused on women’s perspectives, media traditionally defined as feminine, art that honors the social and political contributions of women, and art that highlights women’s often invisible labor.

The Juror is Jill Ahlberg Yohe, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In 2008, Ahlberg Yohe received her PhD from the University of New Mexico; her dissertation focused on the social life of weaving in contemporary Navajo life. Along with Teri Greeves, Jill co-curated Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists. At Mia Jill seeks new initiatives and to expand understanding and new curatorial practices of historical and contemporary Native art.

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