OPEN CALL – Women in the Heights: Creating for Change

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in partnership with Broadway Housing Communities and The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is seeking submissions for “Women in the Heights: Creating for Change”, an annual exhibition featuring work by women artists of Northern Manhattan.

Curated by Andrea Arroyo

Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Open to self-identified women artists working or residing in El Barrio, Inwood, Washington Heights or Harlem. Above 110th Street on the West Side (west of 5th Ave) and above 96th Street on the East Side (east of 5th Ave).
Submission requirements:

  • 4 images (jpg, 300 dpi, 4″ wide on largest side) or written/spoken word (doc, docx, pdf – maximum 250 words)
  • Image List: title, year, medium, size, price (pdf, doc or docx)
  • Artist Statement (One paragraph statement commenting on the subject, process and/or any other pertinent information about the work submitted. 100 words maximum.)
  • Artist Bio / Resume (one page, pdf, doc or docx)


Submission Deadline: February 8, 2019
Notification: February 15
Delivery of accepted works at the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive (@ 135th Street): February 25 &amp 26, 10am-5pm (Dates to be confirmed)
Opening Reception: March 8, 6-8pm
Artist Talk, Workshop “How to use your art to create change” and Closing Reception: March 29
Pick-up of work: After the closing March 29, or April 1-2

Wall-hung works in all fine art media will be considered for the exhibit, maximum width of all artworks is 36” (including frame).

Written/spoken word works (maximum 250 words) must be presented printed and framed as per framing guidelines.

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 (at least 2” below top edge of work,) no other hanging hardware will be accepted (The gallery has a railing system with rods and hooks, no picture hanging hooks or nails will be used on the walls).
All work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name and title.
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 encouraged to participate in an artist talk.
Please note that Broadway Housing Communities has insurance coverage for the Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive. There is however no FINE ARTS insurance for individual pieces.

If you have any questions, call (212) 567 4394 or

Listing expiration: February 8, 2019.