Sex Worker Art Show in Providence

A friend sent me this, so I wanted to repost it here to spread the word.  Call For Entries: Body Of Work

Body of Work is the working title of a small group exhibit that will take place in Providence, Rhode Island in September of 2009. Focusing exclusively on art made by sex workers, the show will attempt to shatter common myths about what it means to be a sex worker, while also providing much-needed gallery space for talented artists who may lack other means of showcasing their work.

With Providence quickly becoming the center of a national prostitution debate, it is vitally important to remind people that sex workers have minds as well as bodies; they should not–can not–be reduced to simple stereotypes. Because of this, work submitted to the show need not necessarily be sex work-related, or even sex-related. Sex workers are a diverse group of people with diverse talents, interests, and skills, and this will be reflected in the final exhibit.

Submissions by hookers, strippers, rentboys, sex educators, porn stars, burlesque performers, dominatrices, go-go boys, and more are encouraged, though due to time and space constraints it should be emphasized that Body Of Work will ultimately focus on work by a small number of artists. If the quality of work reaches beyond the scope of the gallery, a larger exhibit may take place in a different venue at a later date.

If you are interested in submitting your work to the show, please visit Call For Entries: Body Of Work for more details.


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