Call for women artists: Women in the Heights – Transitions

In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2016, NoMAA invites artists to submit their work for “Women in the Heights: Transitions,” an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of Northern Manhattan. Deadline for submissions: Friday 29 January 2016.

Call for Artists

In celebration of Women’s History Month, March 2016, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) invites artists to submit their work for Women in the Heights: Transitions, an exhibition featuring the work of women artists of Northern Manhattan.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 29 January 2016, 5 p.m. EST

Eligibility: Women artists residing in the Manhattan communities of El Barrio, Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill.

Submission guidelines

Please read and follow the guidelines carefully.

All fine art media will be considered for the exhibit. All work must fit through a standard door (please note that there is very limited space for self-standing sculpture, so wall-mounted work is preferred).

In order to be considered, artists should submit via e-mail the submission form and all relevant attachments no later than Friday 29 January 2016, before 5 p.m. EST.

E-mail submissions to

All submissions must consist of:

  1. Submission form, including artist information, a brief artist statement (100 words maximum) and an image list with prices
  2. Bio/resumé (1 page maximum – Word or PDF)
  3. Four digital images of available work (300 dpi, JPG, please follow image specifications detailed on the submission form)

Important dates:

  • Submission deadline: Friday 29 January 2016, 5 p.m. EST
  • Notification: by Friday 12 February 2016
  • Delivery of accepted work, at the Rio III Gallery in Sugar Hill, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032: Monday 22, Tuesday 23, and Wednesday 24 February 2016
  • Exhibit opening: Thursday 3 March 2016 (6–9 p.m.)
  • Artist talk: Thursday 3 March 2016 (6:30–7:30 p.m.)
  • Pick-up of work: Friday 1, Monday 4, and Tuesday 5 April 2016 (between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.)

Accepted work

Please read and follow the instructions carefully.

  • Participating artists must provide all of the requested materials by the dates indicated above.
  • All artwork must be presented in a professional manner (including: professional-grade framing, matting and display materials). All works must have hanging wire attached to the back (no other hanging hardware will be accepted). All work must be labeled on the back/bottom with: artist’s name, title of the artwork, medium, and retail price.
  • All artwork must be ready to hang. If specialized display material is needed, the artist must provide it. Please note that NoMAA has a limited number of pedestals and display materials.
  • Media/video works must be delivered and/or installed according to NoMAA specifications. Monitors/screens must be provided by the artist.
  • All artwork must be available for exhibition for the duration of the show.
  • Sales of artworks are not conducted by NoMAA. However, a price list will be available, and artists will be contacted directly by interested buyers. We suggest a donation of 15% of the sale to NoMAA to help sustain our gallery.
  • Images of the artwork may be used by NoMAA for promotion of the exhibit (for non-commercial purposes only).
  • Artists will be asked to participate in an artist talk during the opening night on Thursday 3 March 2016.

Please send a message to if you have any questions.

Please send this information to any Northern Manhattan women artists who may be interested in participating. Thank you.

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NoMAA Gallery: Borderlines

Nine senior immigrant women artists from Washington Heights share their stories, memories, fantasies and longings in drawings, paintings, collages and prints created recently at the neighborhood’s Riverstone Senior Center under the guidance of NoMAA grantee Eva Nikolova. Opening reception: Thursday 17 December 2015, 6–8 p.m.

NoMAA Gallery: BorderlinesLocation: NoMAA Gallery at WorkSpace, 5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034

Dates: 17 December 2015 – 7 January 2016

Gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., or by appointment (call +1 212 567-4394)

Opening reception: Thursday 17 December 2015, 6–8 p.m.

“BorderLines” presents drawings, paintings, collages and prints by nine senior women artists from Washington Heights created recently at the neighborhood’s Riverstone Senior Center. The participants share a common identity that coalesces around age, gender and the experience of cultural dislocation, yet it is the latter that often becomes the impetus for the work, as the artists—all immigrants—look back to a time and place from which they have been separated for many decades.

None of the nine artists in “Borderlines” have had formal art training; in fact, most began exploring art for the first time only recently, under the guidance of artist and curator Eva Nikolova, discovering a passion for narrating their stories, memories, fantasies and yearnings through the language of art. “Borderlines” celebrates their diverse sensibilities and invites the community to share in their discoveries.

Participating artists: Blanca Ayala, Migdalia Berroa, Zoila Corona, Ylda dominguez, Marija Dorsett. Olga Espinal, Elvia Larios, Candida Matos, Agapita Ozoria.

NoMAA programs are made possible thanks to the support of: AG Foundation;  Broadway Housing Communities; ConEdison; Columbia University Medical Center; Dr. Elizabeth Sackler; Harlem Community Development Corporation; Hispanic Federation; Manhattan Times; National Endowment for the Arts; New York Presbyterian Hospital; Office of Council Member Mark Levine; Office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Council District 10; CUNY in the Heights; Harlem Arts Alliance; Hispanic Society of America; Isabella Geriatric Center; The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center; Manhattan Community Board 12; Manhattan Community Board 9; Manhattan Times; New York City Department of Parks & Recreation; New York Restoration Project; Rio Gallery; Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling; The Uptown Collective; Washington Heights & Inwood Online; Washington Heights BID; United Palace of Cultural Arts Inc.; West Harlem Community Development Corporation; Workspace Offices Studios.

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