Call for Autistic Artists for Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month, March 2020

Curated by Kimberly Gerry-Tucker

The Art of Autism invites autistic artists to submit depictions of a woman you admire. Past, present, fictional or nonfictional; even cartoons are welcome.

PRIZES AWARDED in two categories: Under 18 and over 18. All submissions will appear on the Art of Autism Facebook page throughout March (Women’s History Month). Winners will win Dick Blick Gift Certificates.

Deadline for submissions: preferably by the end of February 2020, but will consider accepting images throughout the first three weeks of March.

Please include your age, name, and an Artist Statement with an explanation why you chose this woman; which can be typed in the body of the email or sent as a Word attachment.

Please send good quality image(s) of your art submission(s) any media to: podsartofautism@gmail.com We will be judging only on the images presented. You can keep your original art.

If I had to pick a woman I admire it would be hard to narrow it down to just one. For this reason, multiple submissions are encouraged! Besides, women are awesome so let’s honor as many as we can, in paint, clay, paper or any other medium. All will appear online in celebration of women during March.

Here are just a few women/females I adore: the Gerber baby, Buttercup (from the Power Puff Girls cartoon), Maya Angelou (she was mute for a period in her life and later splendidly found her voice) and poet Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Last year this contest was only open to ‘younger artists,’ but this year the contest has expanded to include adults as well.

Some of last year’s artwork depicted Indian Goddesses, Lady Gaga and even “J-Lo,” by one of our contest winners.

Alyssa DiCarlo, Portrait of J LO
Alyssa Di Carlo, Portrait of J Lo

This is an international exhibit!

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