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12th Annual Combined Caucus Exhibition

SPE Combined Caucus Committee   /   Deadline: 12/15/23

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We are pleased to announce the 12th International Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition
Call for Entry for Pride, Multicultural, Contingent Faculty, High School Educators, and
Women's Caucuses of SPE. The 12th International SPE Combined Caucus Juried
Exhibition is organized with the 2024 SPE 61st Annual Conference, New Realities. New
Realities; the evolving social, political, and technological circumstances that confront us
in our daily photographic and pedagogical practices. This year's show will be on view at
Washington University in St. Louis March, 2024.
We are delighted to have Sama Alshaibi as our distinguished juror. Alshaibi's practice
interrogates the social codes found in images, texts, and artifacts to question the
construction of history and its impact on a speculative future. Shaped by photography's
historic and out-sized role in generating the gendered and flattened representations of
Middle Eastern and North African people and their spaces, Alshaibi reframes this legacy
by presenting the Arab female figure as a complex site that embodies the physical and
psychic realms of the individual and community when resources, land, mobility, and
political agency are compromised. She activates her body as a mobile medium in
consideration of those who are violated and uprooted into physical and psychological
exile or positioned as unwanted, alien, silenced, and disappeared. Her sculptural
objects and installations apply spatial voids to evoke the body's absence, serving as
counter-memorials to war, forced migrations, and diaspora. The artwork selected will
reflect the diversity of the caucuses. There is no theme for this exhibition.
For further information on the caucus missions, please visit
www.spenational.org/about/caucuses

Location

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Fees

Students: $15 for 3 images; Non-Students: $20 for 3 images

Eligibility

Eligibility:
- This juried exhibition is open to all Caucus members holding current membership in SPE.
-Any active SPE member genuinely interested in the mission
-All works must be created by current Caucus members in the last three years and must be original.
-Works accepted for, or exhibited in, an SPE sponsored show within the last five years are not eligible for submission.
-Work must arrive ready to hang with plexiglass(no glass).
-Work must be no larger than 20x24 framed.

Requirements

Entries will be submitted through the SPE Exhibition Committee. To submit work
for consideration, you must email images to https://spenational.slideroom.com.
Images should be a maximum of 2100 pixels on the longest side; JPG format is
required.

Evaluation Criteria

Timeline

-The 2024 Exhibition Call for Entry will be open from October 09 to December 15,
2023.
-Submission Deadline: December 15, 2023, 11:59 pm EST. Dec 15th, 2023.
-Work Submitted through Slideroom - 11:59PM EST (no refunds)
-Jan. 16th Announcement and emails of selection along with shipping guidelines.
-Jan 26th, 2024: Deadline to send high-resolution images for inclusion in catalog.
-Feb. 26th, 2024 Works MUST arrive at the gallery.
-Incomplete applications, those without payment, late submissions, or those
without current (at the time of jurying) membership will not be considered.

Notification of Selection: You will be notified of selection by January 16, 2024.
-If your work is selected you will be responsible for shipping to and from the
gallery, as well as insurance and any and all associated fees. You will receive a
contract from WashU with further instructions. Work must arrive at the gallery by
Feb. 26, 2024 (please ensure it arrives on a weekday) Any work received after
that date may not be included in the show.

Contact Information

Yvette Marthell

W: spenational.slideroom.com
E: yvettejessica@gmail.com

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