California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

ka-POW! Heroic Women
For Northern CA artists

This show celebrates the heroic archetype in fem form and the power, magic, and mythology of women. All styles, media, and practice disciplines will be considered. Artists may submit up to three works. Each current member accepted for participation will be allowed, at minimum, one work in the show. Note: KA-POW! is the 2018 members show organized by the Northern California Women's Caucus for Art. It is our intention to represent all members who submit entries, therefore, work selected by the curator that does not fit into the parameters of the Pacific Pinball Museum will be exhibited through our online gallery. Please be aware that the Pacific Pinball Museum is a family-friendly environment. 

Original artwork created through the media of digital media, multimedia, video, painting, drawing, photo, printmaking, collage, wall-hung assemblage, wall-hung sculpture, multimedia, fiber art, artist book, mixed media, and storyboard. No reproductions. 

d'Arci Bruno, Pacific Pinball Museum Assistant Director & Gallery Director 
Melissa Harmon, Pacific Pinball Museum Curator & NCWCA Board 
Leisel Whitlock, NCWCA Exhibitions Chair & Board 

Pacific Pinball, 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501 

Thursday, Feb 15 -Saturday, April 28, 2018 

Thursday, February 15, 2018 

Friday, January 5, 2018 11:59 pm your time zone.

You must be a 2018 NCWCA member in good standing to apply. You may join NCWCA by entry deadline to be eligible to participate in this show. Apply or renew for membership by going to
Members residing outside of the San Francisco Bay area or whose work cannot be hand-delivered will have their work exhibited on the NCWCA Online Gallery. 

Work can be wall or ceiling suspended. The Pacific Pinball Museum has a hook gallery system, where all works are suspended by permanently installed wires and hooks. Most of the wires hold up to 16lb maximum. Three works may weigh up to 24lb. There are limited outlets for tech equipment. 
The online gallery has no size limitation. Works selected by the jurors that cannot be exhibited at the Pacific Pinball Museum due to size or media limitations or cannot be hand-delivered will be exhibited online on the NCWCA website. 

Work must remain on exhibit for the entire show. No exceptions. Artworks must arrive 'ready to hang' and be presented professionally. Saw tooth hangers and small wire loops on the back of inexpensive frames, scratched glass and plexiglass, poorly constructed frames, and poorly cut mats are not acceptable. framed work should be under glass or plexiglass unless it is intentionally unframed and professionally presented. Digital picture frames or wall-hung display monitors are acceptable as long as they can be hung on the wall or from the hooked in the ceiling. Weight limited to 16-24 lb. 

The curator reserves the right to reject any work at delivery whose presentation and quality is sub-standard.

Provide a statement about the specific work(s) you are submitting and how your work relates to the show's title and subject matter. Description limited to 530 characters.

Payment of $25 per entry. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. A maximum of one entry per person is allowed. Credit card payment through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal. 

The jurors will select works that will be on display at the Pacific Pinball Museum and on the NCWCA Online Gallery.

Artists will be notified by January 11, 2018. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. You will receive notification even if no artwork has been selected. If you do not receive notice by January 11, 2018, please check your email spam folder and contact us.

All ready to hang artwork must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Saturday, Feb 10, 2018. We cannot accept shipped works. If you cannot deliver your work in person, please arrange to have it delivered by a trusted friend or family member. Otherwise your work will be exhibited on the NCWCA Online Gallery. 

The artist is responsible for providing detailed instructions for installing technological artwork. 

All exhibited work should be self-insured by the artist. The Pacific Pinball Museum and NCWCA do not provide insurance for your work and neither parties are responsible for damaged or stolen work. 

Artwork must be picked up on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 7-8pm. If you are unable to pick up your artwork at this time, please have a trusted family member or friend do so. There is no storage at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Artwork left behind may be subject to a late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded by NCWCA.

50% of the sale will go to the artist, 10% of the sale will go to NCWCA, 40% to the Pacific Pinball Museum. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show. and may be picked up by purchasers on February 28, 2018 from 3-4PM. NCWCA cannot ship work to purchasers. NCWCA will mail a check for sold items to the artist within six weeks after the end of the exhibition. Works displayed solely on the NCWCA Online Gallery will not be sold.

Deadline: 01-05-2018
Northern California Women's Caucus for Art
San Francisco, CA

Contact: NCWCA

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