Open Call for Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse IV

This year's exhibition theme is inspired by Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House"
The annual exhibition Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse has explored the women’s vote, the practice of quilting, and the creation of a room safe for creativity in partnership with Fiber Artists Miami Association (FAMA). For this year’s edition, The CAMP is equally interested in subverting gender-related expectations while leaning into those perspectives using Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and all the reductive connotations of the feminine flooding through the text from bothmen and women as inspiration. 
Going as far back as the mid 1500’s, the word “doll” has been used to describe a compliant but pretty young woman, valued for her attractiveness and not much else. Society’s long-accepted habit of objectifying women, their voices, and experiences continues to be played out in social interactions, on the screen, in the news, and even over a coffee. This year, we ask artists to explore the ideas of this behavior through the idea/concept of dolls and dollhouses. The fourth edition of the exhibition focuses on how “the dolls," i.e., the women of yesteryear (and today) have always held the capacity of power, but were reduced to objects under the patriarchal purview.
Ideally, each fiber art work will pay homage to the power and strength of a  woman, either from the past or the present. Drawing from the notion of feminine strength the goal of this exhibition is to not only present a wide variety of works, but to also install the works suspended from the ceiling. We hope to confront the viewer with the notion of the power of women when united, forcing one to navigate the barricade of the feminine to fully explore the exhibition. 
Technical standards to be considered: 
Each art doll, or art work needs to be an original art piece, and able to hang from the ceiling, or stand on the floor.  It should range in size from at least 24 inches tall to 40 inches tall (can be one dimensional, or in the round). It must be made predominantly of textile/fiber,
Submission Process
Please submit your proposal including a sketch and statement for your planned piece(s) and your website link for the preliminary submission to by August 20, 2023.

Selected artists will be notified within ten days of submitting.

Artwork Drop off  9/ 26 - 9/30 (no exceptions, unless previously approved)
Artwork Pick up  12/20 - 1/9/ 24 (no exceptions, unless previously approved)
Exhibition Dates  10/15/23 - 12/15/23
There is NO fee to participate. Non-binary and male-identifying artists are welcome to apply. Accepted artists are expected only to create and get their works to the gallery location. The exhibition will be listed on The CAMP website and Artsy profile, courtesy of the gallery.
July 3, 2023