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Les Femmes Folles invites artists of all genres, media and levels, to  
submit artwork that has a connection to another feminist and/or artist  
who is a woman for inclusion in a 2021 online and potentially gallery  
exhibition*, juried by LFF founder Sally Brown and artist and art  
educator Leslie Sotomayor, in light of the forthcoming 10th  
anniversary of Les Femmes Folles 2021). Submit your work (up to 5  
images) along with a short description of the work of the artist (any  
genre as well, past or present) and how the work inspired/s your work  
(250 words max). Include a short (up to 250 word) bio in the email as  
well, to sallery_art at zohomail.com.
Print exhibition would include small (up to 20x20″) works delivered to  
a gallery in Morgantown, WV.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2021
Online Exhibition Launch: March 1, 2021 (Women’s History Month)
Print Exhibition* (potential): May 1-30, 2021 (Mother’s Day Month)

Submission Guidelines:
Files: up to 5 .jpgs labeled with “lastname_title” 300 dpi
Text in email to include: Art list with title, size, media, price;  
feminist connect statement (up too 250 words), bio (up to 250 words),  
website / social media handles.
Email to: Sally Brown, sallery_art at zohomail.com

Leslie C. Sotomayor is an artist, curator, and holds a dual PhD in Art  
Education and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Penn State.  
She focuses on Gloria Anzaldúa’s theory of conocimiento and  
autohistoria-teoría, a feminist writing practice of theorizing one’s  
experiences as transformative acts to guide her teaching methodology  
and create curriculum for empowerment and transformation in curating  
art/educational spaces/communities that decolonize White hegemonic  
canons. Sotomayor has completed artworks, installations and curated  
numerous art exhibitions including: Let’s Pretend (2020), Entre  
Mundos/Traveling In-Between (2018), Hilos Rojos (2017) a solo  
traveling exhibition in Cuba and Borrandofronteras/Erasingborders  
(2015) a Cuban and Cuban-American Collaborative Art Exhibition &  
Cultural Exchange. Sotomayor has numerous publications about her  
research and work in the United States and Cuba engaging in  
testimonio, social change, and decolonizing curatorial projects,  
visual arts studio practice, research and scholarship, including her  
forthcoming book Teaching In/between (2021). Currently Sotomayor is an  
educator at Edinboro University and may be contacted at:  
lcz5008 at gmail.com

Sally Brown (ne Deskins) is an artist, curator and writer currently  
based in Morgantown. Her artwork including drawing, painting and  
performance, explores womanhood, motherhood and the body. She has  
exhibited her work in spaces nationally and in the UK. She has won two  
awards for illustration for Intimates and Fools and Leaves of Absence,  
both with poetry by Laura Madeline Wiseman. Her writing has been  
published in Hyperallergic, Women’s Art Journal and Artslant, among  
others. She has curated group shows in Omaha, Nashville, Pittsburgh  
and Morgantown. She holds a Bachelor of Arts-Studio Art, a Master of  
Public Administration and Master of Arts- Art History and Feminist  
Theory. She is a member of the College Art Association National  
Committee on Women in the Arts, edits the online journal Les Femmes  
Folles, and currently serves as Exhibits Coordinator for WVU Libraries.
IG @sallery_art
FB @salleryart

Les Femmes Folles is a volunteer organization founded in 2011 with the  
mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels  
of art from around the world with the online journal, print annuals,  
exhibitions and events; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and  
her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). LFF  
was created and is curated by Sally Brown Deskins. LFF Books is a  
micro-feminist press that publishes 1-2 books per year by the creators  
of Les Femmes Folles including the award-winning Intimates & Fools  
(Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2014) , The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten  
Tales (Laura Madeline Wiseman/Lauren Rinaldi, 2015 and Mes Predices  
(catalog of art/writing by Marie Peter Toltz, 2017). Other titles  
include Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and  
2016 available on blurb.com, including art, poetry and interview  
excerpts from women artists. A portion of the proceeds from LFF books  
and products benefit the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Wanda Ewing  
Scholarship Fund.

Submissions always open!

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