An exhibition influenced by or based on personal beliefs or feelings rather than fact. Art is subjective, just as gender appropriate roles in sports, occupation, and leadership are subjective. Sorry, no nudes.

Send in your art that reflects your subjective view of beauty. How do your personal beliefs and feelings translate into your art, your politics, or your view of the world?

Women artists working in 2D and 3D media may submit up to three works of art. All artists must be members of the WCA-NYC chapter. Please go to nationalwca.org to join. 

Opening: February 3, 2017

Reception: Thursday, February 16th, 2017 from 4:30-6:30pm

Location: Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th St New York, New York 10023


Juror: Alyssa Monks

Alyssa’s work is represented by Forum Gallery in New York City. She lives and paints in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her latest solo exhibition “Resolution” was in March and April of 2016 at Forum Gallery. Monks's paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including "Intimacy" at the Kunst Museum in Ahlen, Germany and "Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820–2009" at the National Academy Museum of Fine Arts, New York. Her work is represented in public and private collections, including the Savannah College of Arts, the Somerset Art Association, Fullerton College, the Seavest Collection and the collections of Eric Fischl, Howard Tullman, Gerrity Lansing, Danielle Steele, Alec Baldwin, and Luciano Benetton. 

Born 1977 in New Jersey, Alyssa began oil painting as a child. She studied at The New School in New York and Montclair State University and earned her B.A. from Boston College in 1999. During this time she studied painting at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence. She went on to earn her M.F.A from the New York Academy of Art, Graduate School of Figurative Art in 2001. She completed an artist in residency at Fullerton College in 2006 and has lectured and taught at universities and institutions nationwide. She continues to offer workshops and lectures regularly. Alyssa has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant for Painting three times and serves as a member of the New York Academy of Art's Board of Trustees. 


Fee: $35 for up to 3 entries. 

Image Requirements: Please submit your work as jpegs at 300dpi and approximately 4in. x 6in. The maximum width of work submitted may not exceed 42in. and maximum height may not exceed 40in. Any 3D work should by accompanied with a pedestal.

Delivery of Work: Upon acceptance, please deliver or ship work to the Riverside Library at 127 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th st. New York, New York 10023, between January 31, 2016 - February 1st, 2017, 10am to 7pm.

Insurance: The Riverside Library and the Women's Caucus for Art are not responsible for insuring the artwork for this exhibition.

Pick up of Work: Work must be picked up by the 28th. If shipping work, you must include a paid return label with your submission.

Commission: The Riverside Library and the Women's Caucus for Art will not take a commission on any sales. All interested collectors will contract directly with the artists. 


Deadline for Entries: Midnight: January 6th, 2017

Notification of work accepted: January 10th, 2017

Opening of show: February 3rd, 2017

Show closes: February 28th, 2017

Pick up work: February 28th, 2017