40th Anniversary Benefit Open Call


SOHO20 gallery has been supporting women artists for 40 years and we want you to help us celebrate!

We are holding a 40th Anniversary Benefit on April 20th, 2013 and we’re asking artists to donate a small work to help us raise funds for our extensive programming in the arts.

Your submission also gets you admission to the Benefit ($100 value) where all donated works will be will be on view and two will be selected by guest jurors Asya Geisberg & Paddy Johnson to receive CASH PRIZES!

Dance to tunes spun by JESSAMESS, savor delectable bites and cocktails and partake in our silent auction and small works sale!



Open to all artists working in any 2D media, see below for further guidelines.  Must be 18 or older to participate.  Open to men and women artists.  Each submission will receive one admission to the gala.  Artists groups or collaborations will need to submit entries separately in order to receive individual tickets to the event.



SOHO20 asks artists to submit work that is no larger than 10 inches in any direction.  Works should be two-dimensional. Low relief (one inch or less) work may also be accepted.  Work should be unframed.  SOHO20 reserves the right to exclude any submission that does not fit these guidelines and any benefits associated with that submission. If there are unsold works after the event, artists will be contacted and have the opportunity to retrieve their works.


The deadline for online submissions is Saturday April 13th.  Work must be dropped-off or shipped to the gallery no later than 6pm on April 13th.

Ship or drop off at:

SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
40th Benefit Open Call
547 West 27th St. #301
New York, NY 10001



All artists who submit work will pay a $40 fee, which grants their admission to the Annual Benefit (valued at $100).  All donated works will be on view during the benefit and will be for sale at a price determined by SOHO20.  All works that fit within the above guidelines will be on view and two will be selected by guest jurors Asya Geisberg Paddy Johnson to win CASH PRIZES!

Once your online submission is complete you will receive a confirmation email by April 13th and your name will appear on the guest list for the night of the benefit, Saturday April 20th.

Come mingle with renowned artists, curators and collectors, all while supporting women in the arts!


The SOHO20 annual benefit will be Saturday, April 20th from 7-10pm.  The evening will feature hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing along with a silent auction and raffle to benefit SOHO20’s programs.  Join us!


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SOHO20 is the number one organization in New York City providing women with exhibition and professional artistic opportunities. We are on the forefront of the contemporary art world, and we are redefining the meaning of feminism in art.


In 1973, SOHO20 was founded by a group of 20 women artists intent on achieving professional excellence in an industry where there was a gross lack of opportunities for women to succeed. Our mission remains to provide diverse exhibition opportunities for women artists; to present public programs including workshops, panels, lectures and screenings that generate and provide access to a productive art community; and to promote knowledge of women’s artistic contributions to the general public.


In the past three years we have expanded our programming to include an annual performance art series and an artist-in-residence studio program. The latter is open to both men and women artists, because we use inclusive opportunity as a more powerful tool for progressive action and dialogue to take place.

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