Perhaps, this 21st century war on women should not come as a surprise. When I joined Ms. magazine in 1972, cofounder Gloria Steinem gave me a head’s up. “This is the oldest revolution, “ she said of the magazine’s mission to advocate for women’s equality. Indeed, after centuries of struggle and a recent wave of consciousness and legal advances, American women are again in the hole.

–Harriet Lyons, former editor at Ms. magazine

View Participating Artists

Backlash on women’s basic

rights and freedoms


July 17 – August 11, 2012

Opening Reception:

Thursday, July 19, 6-8pm

Featuring performances by

GO! Push Pops

Words Of Choice

The Baltimore Experimental Dance Collective &

Kay Turner’s song “Breast Exam” featuring Kay Turner and

guitarist extraordinaire Viva DeConcini.

Also coming up!

The Snatchel Project:

Saturday, July 28, 2-6pm

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July 17 – August 11, 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday July 19, 6-8pm w/live performance by GO! Push Pops

CRAFT TIME! Saturday July 28th, 2pm Be part of The Snatchel Project at SOHO20

SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea is a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming. This non-juried exhibition is open to both men and women artists working in all media.

Open Call: In response to the incredible increasing tension against providing women with basic healthcare needs and the ensuing media firestorm, which demonizes women, Soho20 Gallery Chelsea is hosting a venue for outrage. Backlash is in response to this ‘war on women’s basic rights and freedoms.’ We are accepting submissions of art that address this theme. Work will be accepted in order of receiving.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. Must be 18 years or older.

ENTRIES: Open to all media. Work must be 30×30 inches or less in any direction (including framing and/or video monitors). 30x30x30 for sculpture or 3D work.

*All entries that fit within the requirements and theme of the exhibition will be accepted!

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Applications must be uploaded online. Please include a brief artist’s statement (limit 500 words). Please include title, date, medium, dimension, price for each work submitted. Payment will be accepted using PayPal via our website. SOHO20 will accept only 1 entry per artist for exhibition. There is a $35 entry fee which must be paid via paypal when you submit your online application.

ACCEPTED WORKS: All work must be received ready for installation, including any hardware needed. Please include any specific instructions for hanging/installing if required. Video Artists are responsible for providing and delivering their own equipment including video monitor and headphones, (all audio will require the use of headphones).

Sculpture should have hardware for hanging if necessary. SOHO20 has a limited umber of pedestals that will be used on a first come first serve basis. Artists can provide their own pedestal for sculptural works, however they must be delivered to the gallery and arranged with SOHO20 staff ahead of time.

Work should be packed in reusable containers. Work that does not reflect the quality represented in the application may be rejected.

Work must be shipped or delivered to the gallery between July 10-14, between 12-6pm.

Pick up of work is August 12th & 13th, between 12-3pm. All shipped work must include a pre-paid return-shipping label.

The gallery accepts no responsibility for work not retrieved by the deadline and will charge the artists $5.00 a day for storage. After 30 days the gallery may discard the work.

LIABILITY: Great care will be taken with work, but artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces as well as video equipment. SOHO20 will not be responsible for loss or damage to any work or video equipment. SOHO20 staff and volunteers will do their best to ensure a safe and proper installation of art work, but will not be held responsible for loss, damage or improperly hung art.

SALES: A commission of 20% will be charged on all work sold through the exhibition. Work need not be for sale.

For Inspiration:

Birth Control & Women’s Health

Sandra Fluke vs. Limbaugh

Birth control coverage by employers

Violence against women

In film

Nyc Police are acquitted of rape


Women in the Art world