New Woman: A juried art exhibition

In anticipation of the Elizabeth Nourse Gallery (Exact Name TBD) to be constructed in the Clifton Cultural Art Center’s brand new, 3-story, 18,000 sq. ft. arts and cultural center, CCAC is issuing a call-to-artists for the inaugural edition of “New Woman,” a juried group exhibition & accompanying residency for one selected artist.  CCAC’s signature first-floor gallery will be named for Elizabeth Nourse, one of the earliest women artists to achieve widespread recognition (and make a living) as a professional painter. The gallery aims to follow Nourse’s tradition, showcasing the artwork of women artists of Cincinnati and beyond, including through the New Woman exhibition and residency. “New Woman” was a title bestowed on Nourse and her contemporaries, describing the different and changing role within the patriarchal society that Nourse encountered.  More than a century later, CCAC believes it is still of critical importance to continue to uplift the voices of emerging women artists – including those whose personal identity intersects with other groups who have been historically marginalized such as members of the LGBTQIA and BIPOC communities – to provide them a platform and accessible professional development.  One winning artist will be selected from the group show for the first New Woman Residency at CCAC.

Eligibility: Open to all women artists living or working within the Greater Cincinnati area; all fine arts media accepted.

New Woman Residency

Artist selected for residency will receive:

  • Artist stipend of $2,500
  • Solo show in the new CCAC Nourse Gallery
  • Meetings with studio and professional mentors. Mentors will be determined after selection of winner (in accordance with artist’s studio practice.)
  • Materials budget of $1,000 towards a class/workshop/community project led by artist at CCAC.

For submission requirements, and further information click here.

Exhibit: February 1 – 26, 2022

Opening reception: TBA

Submissions due: December 31, 2021

Inaugural Exhibition will be held at the Annex Gallery at the Pendleton Arts Center, Cincinnati OH 45202

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