IN ITS FIRST YEAR, THERE ARE 80+ TAKING UP SPACE EXHIBITIONS GLOBALLY.
(as initiated by the Artist Mother Podcast &
the Thrive Network)
THESE ARE 8 WOMEN SHOWING AT THE POCKET GALLERY IN RALEIGH, NC DURING THE MONTH OF MAY.
Natalia Torres Del Valle
Jean Gray Mohs
Kelly Sheppard Murray
Jennie Traill Schaeffer
Opening Night May 5, 2022
6 - 8 pm
April - June 2023 | Artspace Corridors
201 E Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
A grassroots local exhibition by women & non-binary artists
Part of the global 2023 Taking Up Space initiative
The work women and non-binary artists create is essential and deserves to be seen. In its second year, Taking Up Space invites women and non-binary artists living and working in the Triangle into conversation with each other and the broader community.
In May 2022, there were 80 worldwide Taking Up Space exhibitions happening simultaneously. From bookstores to front porches to the The Pocket Gallery in Raleigh, women and non-binary artists were creating space for their art–not asking for permission. This year there are 75 planned exhibitions and counting worldwide.
Last year, we were 8 women showing together in The Pocket Gallery, and this year, we’ve extended the call. With this exhibition, we call attention to our pasts, present, and futures. We support and elevate, we scaffold, female and non-binary artists–evelating voices, visions, and ways of expressing and being in the world. We share our histories, our lineages, our differences, and what brings us together. We open space for us to celebrate, to frame and reframe, our experiences, relationships, and connections–what joins us, what scaffolds us together.
Through Scaffold, we invite you into the conversation and encourage you to support women and non-binary artists by buying their art, making room for them at the table, connecting them with your networks, and investing in their dreams.
Interested? Reach out to join in the conversation.
Deadline: March 15, 2023
Who: An juried call to women and non-binary artists living in the NC Triangle and surrounding areas
(see below for the juror's bio)
Fee: Sliding scale of $5 - $15 to cover reception, curation, marketing, and labor
When: April 3,2023 - June 30, 2023
Opening reception: First Friday, May 5, 2023; 6-9 pm
Work: One two-dimensional piece per artist (up to 36 x 36 inches); Once notified of acceptance, drop off work March 26th between 12 and 4 and pick up work July 2nd between 12 and 4.
Artspace will take 40% commission of sales and cover insurance for work while in the building