Mothers of Invention DC Art Show at The Lemon Collective 2019


Art work by Michelle Blade

Art work by Michelle Blade

Art by Mary Evans @spiritspeak

Art by Mary Evans @spiritspeak

Deadline: April 19th, 2019

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The Lemon Collective is producing and presenting “Mothers of Invention,” an art exhibition open to DMV/Baltimore artists and craftspeople opening May 10th, 2019.

This show will feature works that reflect the preoccupations of motherhood. The show provides an open framework to consider ways in which an artist’s outlook, or their work, changes with respect to motherhood (whether real, planned or imagined). Submissions can consider some of the following themes: growth, change, youth, time, memory, relationships, intimacy, family, cultural pressures, societal expectation, femininity, and/or the body.

“Mothers of Invention” is open to all art forms including painting, drawing, sculpture, poetry (written), printmaking, collage, paper cut, book making, pottery, and the fiber arts. Submissions are due by Friday April 19th, 2019 midnight EST. Space is limited.

TLC will provide a venue, staff, promotion and public programming for the exhibition. The opening exhibition will be held Friday May the 10th, 2019 from 7p-9pm at The Lemon Collective located at 810 Upshur Street NW, Washington, DC 20011. Works will remain on view until June 10th, 2019.

To submit your work email us at the following information:

  • A description of your art or craft work

  • ATTACH or link to 3-5 images of the work or works you would like to submit. Please limit to 1-3 separate pieces.

  • Please provide a brief statement about your work(s)

  • A suggested price range for your work(s)

  • Contact information:

       Full Name

       Email Address

       Phone Number

       Website if applicable

       Instagram account if applicable

*If your submission comes in after midnight EST on April 19th it will not be considered. Space is limited.




January 2018

BACK PAY,” an Art Show and Market Day for Local artists and makers affected by the government shutdown.

Organized by Kate Zaremba and Juliana Mascelli for TLC

Join us on February 17th from 5-8 p.m. at 810 UPshur street. 100 percent of proceeds from the art goes directly to the artist.