Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial

Exhibition Dates: March 5 – April 5, 2020

Deadline: January 19, 2020

Fee: (USD) $30.00


About the Exhibition

Suffrage and Struggle: Feminist Art and the 19th Amendment Centennial” commemorates the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States by marking the milestone of the 19th amendment.  This exhibition aims to celebrate women’s empowerment and the changes that have occurred over the last century, while at the same time acknowledging that more work remains to be done to achieve equality in our society.  Regional in scope, this exhibition seeks to recognize the outstanding creative accomplishments of visual artists working in the New England and New York area whose work explores the complex place of women in society.  We welcome submissions from all people that broadly interpret this theme around any issues of gender and sexuality.


About the Juror

Jan Howard is the Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the RISD Museum. Prior to coming to RISD in 2000, she spent fourteen years as a curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at The Baltimore Museum of Art. Her exhibitions and publications have primarily focused on modern and contemporary art, including Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association 2014; America in View: Landscape Photography 1865 to Now, 2012; Made in the UK: Contemporary Art from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, 2011; Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line, 2010; Interior Drama: Aaron Siskind’s Photographs of the 1940s, 2003; Laurie Simmons: The Music of Regret, 1997; Roni Horn: Inner Geography, 1994.


About the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

The Hamilton Gallery is a vibrant exhibition space on the campus of Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.  This newly renovated Gallery hosts seven to ten exhibitions per academic year and serves as a center for art and visual culture.



The Hamilton Gallery is currently accepting submissions in all media.  This is an open call to artists living in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York.  Artists must 18 years of age or older and all artwork must fit through a standard 36” x 80” door.


Entry Fee

The application fee for this exhibition is $30.00.  Credit card payments must be made through the following weblink:

Checks must be made to the order of “Salve Regina University”.  Do not email, fax or leave personal or financial information on voice mail.  All inquiries and online submissions can be sent to [email protected].  Please type “Suffrage and Struggle Exhibition” in the subject line.  Entry fees will support the opening reception, printed materials and a stipend for the juror.



The following items must be sent in a single email  to [email protected] or mailed in a single package to the mailing address listed below.  All materials must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.  Materials received without payment of the application fee will not be given consideration.

(Example: Jane_Smith_IMAGES or Jane_Smith_CV)

  1. Resume: A typewritten CV of no more than two pages that includes your contact information
  2. List of Works: A typewritten illustrated list (thumbnails only) of no more than three pieces including title, dimensions, date, medium and insurance value that includes your contact information
  3. Artist Statement: A brief typewritten statement about your submission(s) of no more than 200 words that includes your contact information
  4. Images: A single .pdf file or a dedicated weblink including no more than three high quality images (2MB or less) or three video shorts (5 minutes or less). Do not send general links to websites or bodies of work including more than three images.  The juror will only review three works from each artist.


Mailing Address

Hamilton Gallery: Suffrage and Struggle

Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery

Antone Academic Center

Salve Regina University

100 Ochre Point Avenue

Newport, RI 02840



All fees must be received and all materials must be postmarked or submitted by midnight on Sunday, January 19, 2020.


Conditions of Acceptance

Artwork must arrive at the Hamilton Gallery ready for exhibition with all appropriate hardware and equipment.  All accepted work must remain on display for the full duration of the exhibition, from March 5 through April 5, 2020.  Please consider any potentially conflicting commitments before making your selections for submission.



The Hamilton Gallery reserves the right to not exhibit work that is not ready for installation or differs from the images submitted.  Images of all work accepted into this exhibition must be available for publicity purposes.


Notification of Acceptance

Notifications will be sent by email during the week of January 27-31, 2020.



All shipping and transportation are the responsibility of the artist.  Shipped works must arrive in a reusable container that includes all necessary PREPAID postage.  Artists may also hand deliver work to the gallery on February 25 or 26, 2020 and pick up work on April 6 or 7, 2020.



The Hamilton Gallery provides insurance for all artwork while on its premises for exhibition purposes.  The Gallery does not cover insurance while work is in transit.