Back in 2007 I curated an exhibition with my friend Zoeann Murphy at the Workforce Development Institute called Graphic Work: Imaging Today’s Labor Movement. It was a great show, and the WDI is working on another one, this time around the role of women in the labor movement. Check out their call:
Workforce Development’s Art of Labor project seeks Graphic Posters made by women with the theme “Women and Work.” Please interpret this theme as you desire and send existing artwork is encouraged.
*5 finalists will receive:
• $100 prize
• Professional prints of your poster (amount TBD)
• One set of winning posters.
• Premiere exhibition at WDI’s Women’s Initiative conference on March 2012
• Distribution though WDI
• Your poster design (digital and print) will be archived in NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Archives.
*All poster submissions (1 per artist) will be exhibited at March event & archived at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Archives in NYC
About WDI: Our mission is to improve the lives of working families across New York State by gathering workforce intelligence that is used to develop programs in education and training, economic development, family support, disabled and dislocated worker services, and cultural enrichment.
About Art of Labor: WDI sponsors Art of Labor. These workshops create positive images of workers across New York State, teaching communication skills, building a community within the Labor Movement, and encouraging worker dignity.
Please submit your bio and one design per artist with the following specs to: firstname.lastname@example.org:
300 dpi jpeg
medium poster size of 18” x 24”
DEADLINE DECEMBER 1st 2011
Here’s a link to past poster contest winners: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.434722480904.199293.328778515904
For more questions please contact:
Cultural Program Coordinator
WDI - www.wdiny.org