Art to commemorate 20th anniversary of President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity

Art installation

The President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity is seeking a work of art to commemorate its 20th anniversary at Colorado State University.  All Colorado artists over 18 years old – as well as artists who have a professional or academic affiliation with CSU – are encouraged to apply.

The commission is seeking a completed work of art to commemorate not only this anniversary but also the contributions of women to Colorado State University since its founding. Women at CSU are and have been scholars, researchers, educators, innovators, artists, athletes, front-line workers, outreach specialists, role models, groundbreakers, and leaders in the organization as well as in their disciplines.

Submissions must speak in creative ways to the theme of advancing women in higher education and celebrating their contributions at Colorado State University. The creative interpretation of that theme is up to each artist, and works in all media, techniques, and styles are encouraged.

About the Commission

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity has worked tirelessly for two decades to advance the climate for women and all genders at Colorado State and to advise the University on issues related to the status and success of women. The Commission continues to dedicate itself to this mission in the hopes of eventually working itself out of a job. Learn more at the Commission website.

A total of $5,000 in prize money will be awarded. No more than two winning pieces will be selected, and the winning entr(ies) will become a permanent part of the Colorado State University collection.

The University’s Lilla B. Morgan Arts and Culture Grants Committee will review all entries. The final selection will be made by the Office of the President and the President’s Commission on Women and Gender Equity.

Entry deadline is Feb. 9, 2018; entry fee is $25 (current students with a valid student ID can have this fee waived; stop by the Office of the President in 102 Administration to receive a coupon code). The winning entry will be announced during Women’s History Month in March.

For information on requirements and prizes, please visit the Call for Entry Site.