Thunderdomesticity: Damsels vs. Distress

Deadline February 15, 2023

Thunderdomesticity: Damsels vs. Distress is a national juried exhibition designed to celebrate the strength of women (including but not limited to: cis women, trans women, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender fluid people). The current political climate can feel like the end of the world due to everyday misogyny plus the loss of bodily autonomy for many. Since most post-apocalyptic narratives frequently exclude or mistreat women, the Damsels vs. Distress show seeks to feature artists who uplift women.

This exhibition will be juried by Miss Art World South Dakota Klaire Lockheart. Accepted artwork will be professionally printed as 8×8” squares, and the prints will be wheat-pasted to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, SD. The images will also be included in an online exhibition hosted by Artwork does not need to be figurative nor narrative to be considered. All artwork that is feminist, post-apocalyptic, or anywhere in between is eligible for submission. All artists from the United States, regardless of gender, are invited to submit up to three square photographs of their art. The opening reception will occur on Final Friday, March 31st, 2023. The outdoor exhibition of prints will be on display from March 31st through May 19th, 2023. There is no entry fee to submit artwork, but artists will pay a $25 printing fee for each accepted image. No physical artwork will be shipped to the gallery. (Due to the ephemeral nature of wheat-paste, the prints will be exposed to the elements and public. The prints will change over time, and they will be destroyed in the removal process after the show ends.)

01/15/2023: Opportunity opens
02/15/2023: Submission deadline
02/22/2023: Notification of acceptance or rejection
03/01/2023: Deadline to submit printing fees
03/31/2023: Reception at No. 7 Center Gallery
03/31/2023: Online gallery publication at
03/31-05/19/2023: Outdoor exhibition of wheat-pasted prints at No. 7 Center Gallery

All media is welcome (photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber art, etc…)
Artists may submit up to 3 entries
All images must be cropped to squares with 300 ppi
Original art can be any shape, but the submitted photo needs to be cropped to a square
Submit high quality jpeg photos of your artwork (2-8 MB)
Crop the photo to only include the artwork – do not include the frame or background
No nudity will be accepted since the art will be publicly displayed outdoors
No hateful, misogynistic, or racist imagery will be accepted

Save your jpeg images with the following title format: Your Name-Title of Work-Year Made-Media-Size
Email with the subject “Damsels Entry”
Attach the photos of your work to the email
Copy and paste the following form into the body of your email for each entry
Complete the above form in the body of the email for each entry

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Vermillion, SD