Call for Entries for Upcoming Photo Exhibition: Elisabet Ney Museum – update

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July 7th UPDATE:

  • Reconfigured SUFFRAGE NOW to being an all-online exhibition;
  • Extended the call with a new deadline of July 20, 2020;
  • Opened the geographic boundaries of the call to the entire US rather than Texas only.

The museum is hosting an open call for entries to SUFFRAGE NOW: A 19th Amendment Centennial Exhibition, a photo commentary on the Centennial of the Passage of the 19th Amendment. As the anniversaries of both the 19th Amendment and the Voting Rights act of 1965 occur in August, we would like to create a space for Texas women photographers to showcase their unique perspectives on Suffragism.

The call for entries to SUFFRAGE NOW is open to all women photographers living and/or working in Texas, and Texans working anywhere in the world. Artists may submit 1-3 photos (old or new, as long as they themselves took the photo) with a 50-word explanation that details the ways in which the image comments on the centennial of the 19th amendment’s ratification. 

The call for entries will end on June 30 and curator’s selections will be notified of their admission by July 20. SUFFRAGE NOW will run from August 6 to at least November 8, 2020 in the physical exhibition space, and at least until December 31, 2020 online. Please see the attached document for more specific eligibility and curatorial criteria.

We are looking to receive submissions from a diverse selection of women photographers to ensure an enriching and inclusive final show. Guidelines and a Press Release are attached; Guidelines are also available at ; and a submission form is available at

The historic home and studio of Elisabet Ney, a wildly iconoclastic German sculptor who moved to Austin in 1882, The Elisabet Ney Museum enthusiastically celebrates her art, her history and her legacy through exhibitions and events for the whole family. The museum enjoys numerous historic designations and is a cornerstone of the Hyde Park National Register Historic Neighborhood. Admission is free.