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A new Call for Art focusing on women is underway for a special show in honor of International Women’s Day coming to the Price Center this March. Organizers behind a one-day pop-up event last spring at the library are extending the length of the show and expanding the number of participating artists. Live music, poetry, performances, art and a collaborative installation will be featured during the Reception, set for Sunday, March 8 – International Women’s Day – from 3-5 p.m. throughout the Center.

“We gained so much strength from each other in one short afternoon last year,” said Debangana Banjaree, event founder. “The bigger show and longer display will make it easier for us to enhance our creative practices through the collaboration and encouragement from our each other and our community,” she added.

“The Language Women Speak” Call for Art is open to all women and skill levels. All Media, including nontraditional and traditional creations --made from the heart by women’s hands are eligible. Works must be original creations and family friendly. Interested parties may submit up to 2 pieces ready to hang. (A limited number of small to mid-sized 3-D art may also be submitted.) A $10 entry fee is due at the time of submission.

The expanded event planning committee this year includes Banerjee and local artists Joan Nagel, Garrie Borden, Margaret Adie and Suzanne Shield-Polk. In addition to the art, live music, poetry and performances, a collaborative installation during the Reception -- “At the Table” -- will express the actual and metaphorical status of the dining table in the home.

“So often the dining table serves additional multiple purposes including workplace, maker-space, meditation space, personal space and more,” said Shield-Polk who is overseeing the installation. “Through the objects participating artists will add to the display throughout the reception, different stories will unfold,” she added.

Any area woman interested in participating in the show may drop off artwork at the following times:

  • Monday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and

  • Tues., Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(For alternative drop off times, or help with the entry fee, please contact:

Rotating Art Shows are created, curated and conducted by the Price Center Art Committee and funded in part through a grant from the San Marcos Arts Commission. For more information about art shows at the Price Center, please call 512-392-2900, stop by the Center at 222 W. San Antonio St. Mon. – Fri., 9-5 p.m., or visit or Facebook @ Price Center & Garden.

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