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A Call for International Photography: "Picturing Power & Potential"

Picturing Power & Potential: A Call for International Photography

Submissions Guidelines


The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery's Art at City Hall (SFAC Gallery) program has teamed up with the International Museum of Women to coordinate and present a large-scale photography exhibition at San Francisco City Hall that will include works by artists across the globe centered on the theme of women and the global economy.  As a project of Economica, the Picturing Power & Potential photography exhibition will include a global celebration of women as economic change-agents in as many as fifty photographs selected from this call for submissions. The chosen submissions will be presented in the physical exhibition in San Francisco City Hall and to global audiences on the IMOW Web site.


  • ELIGIBILITY: All living artists worldwide working in a digital photography format. Because the exhibition is sited at San Francisco City Hall, we are especially interested in including works by artists from the Bay Area of California alongside artists from across the globe. All work should have been completed post 2000, and special attention will be paid to those who submit work created in the past five years. No entry fee required.
  • SUBJECT MATTER: We are looking for works that demonstrate how women are participating in the current global economy as leaders and agents of positive change.
  • MEDIUM: Photographic works that can be printed via a digital file are eligible. There is no set stylistic requirement; meaning that we will accept all two-dimensional works using any photographic process including photo-essays, portraits, candids and digitally derived or manipulated photos.
  • PRINTING AND FRAMING: All works will be printed in either a vertical or horizontal 16" x 20" format. The prints will be produced in San Francisco by RayKo Photo Center and framed in simple black metal frames with white mats.
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Call for artists: SHE-STORY

By pozivi za sudjelovanjem

Newly established NEW MEDIA GALLERY in Zadar, Croatia is pleased to announce first international call for New media art works on the theme of SHE-STORY

DEADLINE: 6.3.2010

What is New Media Art?

New Media Art is an art genre that encompasses artworks created with new media technologies, including performance art, digital art, computer graphics, computer animation, virtual art, video art, Internet art, interactive art technologies, computer robotics, ect. The term differentiates itself by its resulting cultural objects and social events, which can be seen in opposition to those deriving from old visual arts (i.e. traditional painting, sculpture, etc.) New Media Art often involves interaction between art work and observer.

Generally, New Media Art includes art work made with the use of digital video cameras, recorded sound, software for editing, animation, interactive presentations, electronics, and/or installations. New Media Art works that we are looking for can be digital videos, interactive video, audio and/or tactile art works, gallery installations with new media elements, and animations. It also includes audio that can be experienced as a radio broadcast, installed in a specific place, or listened to with headphones.

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Call for Submission: "Within the Body" presents: Homenaje a mi dios

"Within the Body" presents: Homenaje a mi dios a love story from Diva to Mundane.

Host: Sofia Moreno

Friday, February 19, 2010

7:00pm - 11:30pm

Artist of East Bank located @ 1200 w 35th st Chicago, il 60609

This call for submission is open to all artists working in all traditional and non-traditional 2D, 3D, film/video or mixed media.

"Within the Body" presents: Homenaje a mi dios (homage to my god) a love story.  From Diva to Mundane.  This is Within the Body's second installation, which will explore how god, Diva and the mundane are in all the hidden niches of our collective soul. 

Only seven artists will be selected to be part of a benefit show for The AntiBody Dance Company held February 19, 2010 at the Artist of East located @ 1200 W. 35th Chicago, IL 60609.

The chosen artists will be asked to create a piece to be placed in a silent auction as part of the benefit.  At least two images should be sent no later than January 25, 2010 to along with a short artist statement.

"We'd create art together and we would make it, with or without of the rest of the world" - Patti Smith

-Within the Body 2nd installment

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Beyond the Blue Sky: LGBT Art Exhibit from Mongolia

January though April

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center

208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Aves)

New York, New York 10011

Entrance is FREE and open to the public, so feel free to bring anyone and everyone! Contact Brandt Miller with any questions at

Mongolia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have long been misunderstood and rejected in Mongolian society. Ignorance, misunderstanding and intolerance have led to widespread prejudice, discrimination and violence.  Fear of persecution on simply the basis of one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity has forced many members of the LGBT community to hide their true selves, thereby becoming an invisible presence in a hostile world.  However underground the community may be, it is nonetheless a vibrant one, full of hope, passion, dreams, and a burning desire to one day gain acceptance and recognition.  They are your friends, your colleagues, your brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.  They share the same goals, the same loves, the same triumphs, the same heartaches.

This exhibition gives visibility to this largely hidden group within our society, to allow them to articulate their life struggles through the medium of art. It is the first time in this country’s history that such an exhibition has been held, and it would not have been possible without the collaboration of the local LGBT community, contributions from national and international artists, and support from countless individuals committed to social change.

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After Orgasms and Intimacy, We Share Our Humanity

This is the third part in a series, inspired by life inside the 2009 Burning Man Poly Paradise.  The first part can be viewed here, the second part is here and the third is here.

Anything for art

In the Erodome. Photo by Eric Francis.

She now begged for her lover to ejaculate into her.  Or perhaps she encouraged him longingly.  I watched as he thrust his reality into her core, all breath and motion.

For me, witnessing male-female coitus is cosmic.  Erotic on a scale I never considered existed.  I began exploring first in my imagination.  Then, circumstances would manifest occasionally.  Unexpectedly, such as now.  His ass thrust between her thighs and the dome seemed to rock as he did so.

She moaned yes over and over a few times anticipating his release into her, and then he came, silently.  She seemed to reel back in the initial wave of his storm surge.  I was watching from behind and slightly beneath, and his shaft throbbed in that magnificent pumping as the semen entered her.  Everything about her received him, from her voice to her hands clasped around him, her hips tipped upward to collect a pool in the throat of her uterus.

Lucille’s awareness embraced this as well.  We watched together in that moment, astonished, beholding the primal scene.  He withdrew himself from her, leaving her semen filled vagina visible to us, and I gasped audibly.  My camera was still in my hands.  I said, may I please photograph you?

Sincerely and directly.

All I had to do was ask.  She reached down and spread her lips.

“Anything for art,” she said.

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So You Want to LOOK at SEX?

posted by Victoria's Sex Blog

Sex means so many things to so many different people. For some, it's just a game, for others, it's private and sacred. For some it's an obsession, for others, a duty. Unfortunately, for many, good sex is too often just an unfulfillable fantasy and even more often we heavy-duty thinkers come to prefer our fantasies to reality when we feel unable to act on the dreams. My wish has always been that sex be a very real, respectful celebration of intimacy between people who truly care about each other... which does not exclude wild fun! 

What would happen if we took the focus on sex out of our minds and brought it into our bodies, then what? Would it result in uncontrollable, unmitigated debauchery? That is too often the instant conclusion we come to in “modern” society. Sex is most often equated with corruption, like nudity – especially in children - is automatically connected to exploitation. News flash everyone! WE ARE ALL NAKED UNDER OUR CLOTHES!!! Every single one of us: priest, nurse, clown, prostitute or rocket scientist… so why do we continue to make nudity and sexuality such negatively-connotated “sins”? Because we only focus on the abuse, not the beauty. Of course there are lots of historical reasons, too, but in this media-driven society sex sells, and that’s pretty much the only way that nudity and sexuality are ever treated,  especially visually -  to sell. Something. Anything. Everything.

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QUE(E)RY - a radical/queer/arts convergence Oct. 10 / Chicago

oct. 10th - THIS SATURDAY
10:30 a.m. to midnight
ida noyes hall, 1212 e 59th st.

a FREE one-day convergence of artists, activists, students, kinksters, queers, and awesome kids to discuss, dress up, explore intersectionality, make art, share skills, and dance hard.

there will be FREE vegan-friendly lunch & dinner for participants!

Choose among 20 workshops led by students, faculty, kinksters, artists, and more. Some titles include:

Trans Inclusion within Gay/Lesbian/Feminist communities
Do Cylons Have Rights?
Criminal (In)Justice and the Prison System
Radical Collaboration: Photography, Political Resistance, and Genderplay
BDSM As Bio-Political Resistance
Erotica Writing

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Film Director Cast As Hijra: Aarekti Premer Golpo (Just Another Love Story)

By Reshmi Sengupta [The Telegraph]

Rituparno Ghosh on the explorations of the third sex through Chapal Bhaduri, Roop and... Rituparno

The camera is ready.  The stage is set. Kaushik Ganguly, the director of Arekti Premer Golpo, has sent a crew member to fetch his film’s “heroine”, Rituparno Ghosh, from the vanity van. “Just wait and watch. Rituda will walk in like Rekha!” Kaushik smiles.

Wearing a bun and a girlie fringe framing his face, Rituparno strolls into the sets of Aarekti Premer Golpo in soft, measured steps, with the poise and fragility of a shy woman being followed by a dozen male eyes. He is dressed as a young Chapal Bhaduri, the jatra artiste known for playing female roles. Hours before, he was parading the sets as Roop, the gay filmmaker and protagonist of Aarekti Premer Golpo, in jeans, kurta, kohl-lined eyes and manicured nails.

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Call for Artists: Images of Intimacy


This new site is presently under development to create a world-wide, communal gallery of loving, tender images of intimacy to be posted on the Internet.

Artwork can be of any size, shape or medium, and must be scanned and sent in .jpg format. The goal to display intimacy does not necessarily exclude sexually explicit images; the important difference lies in the intention and the treatment of the subject and the people used as models. Unlike most pornography or even erotic artwork, this is a completely volunteer, non-profit and non-exploitative undertaking; therefore we ask that the intention be to HONOUR the human body and sexual relations through artwork rather than only to seek to excite or arouse viewers.

While all artists are welcome to participate with new or exisitng works, the Intimographers group has the last word on what will or will not be published within the context of the project.

Send work to or write to Victoria at this address for more information.

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When Simply Stating Your Truth Isn't Enough

For better or for worse, we have developed a culture in which personal truths are valued as highly as objective facts -- sometimes even mistaken for objective facts.

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