Vermont Arts Council

Thunderdomesticity: The F-Word

Thunderdomesticity: The F-Word is a national juried exhibition designed to honor the strength of women (including but not limited to: cis women, trans women, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender fluid people). The current political climate can feel like the end of the world due to everyday misogyny plus the loss of bodily autonomy for many. Since most post-apocalyptic narratives frequently exclude or mistreat women, the F-Word exhibition will feature artists who uplift women. This show will celebrate feminism, which is often considered an “f-word” in regressive regions.

Klaire Lockheart, host of the Femininity in the Post-Apocalypse podcast, will serve as juror. Accepted artwork will be professionally printed as 8×8” squares, and the prints will be wheat-pasted to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, SD. The images will also be included in an online exhibition hosted by packardgroupllc.com. Artwork does not need to be figurative nor narrative to be considered. Artwork that is feminist, post-apocalyptic, or anywhere in between is eligible for submission. All artists from the United States, regardless of gender, are invited to submit one or two square photographs of their art before the deadline of April 12, 2024. The opening reception will occur on Final Friday, May 31, 2024. The outdoor exhibition of prints will be on display from May 31 through June 28, 2024. There is no entry fee to submit artwork, but artists will pay a $30 printing fee for each accepted image. No physical artwork will be shipped to the gallery. (Due to the ephemeral nature of wheat-paste, the prints will be exposed to the elements and public. The prints will change over time and be destroyed in the removal process after the show ends.)

Timeline 

02/09/2024: Opportunity opens 

04/12/2024: Submission deadline

04/26/2024: Notification of acceptance or rejection

05/03/2024: Deadline to submit printing fees

05/31/2024: Reception at No. 7 Center Gallery

05/31/2024: Online gallery publication at packardgroupllc.com

05/31-06/28/2024: Outdoor exhibition of wheat-pasted prints at No. 7 Center Gallery

Guidelines 

  • All media is welcome (photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, etc…) 
  • Artists may submit up to 2 entries
  • All images must be cropped to squares with 300 ppi
  • Original art can be any shape, but the submitted photo needs to be cropped to a square
  • Submit high quality jpeg photos of your artwork (2-8 MB) 
  • Crop the photo to only include the artwork – do not include the frame or background 
  • No nudity will be accepted since the art will be publicly displayed outdoors
  • No hateful, misogynistic, or racist imagery will be accepted 

Submission 

  • Save your jpeg images with the following title format: Your Name-Title of Work-Year Made-Media-Size (Example: Frida Kahlo-The Two Fridas-1939-Oil on Canvas-68.3×68 in) 
  • Email [email protected] with the subject “F-Word Entry”
  • Attach the photos of your work to the email
  • Copy and paste the following form into the body of your email for each entry:

Name:

Title:

Year:

Media:

Size:

Website/Instagram/Facebook:

Mailing Address:

  • Complete the above form in the body of the email for each entry