2020 Knickers in a Bunch Prospectus


Open to all women (womxn) 18+ years residing in the US that can meet the submission criteria. Work must be original creation, no copies of other artist’s work. Eligible Media: All two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and other listed media fitting size and time criteria not submitted in previous Knickers in a Bunch calls unless work has been modified. Entries will be juried and shown online in electronic format as submitted. <-this means the image quality is up to you



This show doesn’t have a specific theme and is open to all women and their aesthetic. However, consider the title Knickers in a Bunch and these few listed concepts. Controversy. Women’s bodies, ideas, voices, and femininity (or lack of) have been the subject of controversy for as long as any of us have been alive at date of this publication. Feminine. Wrought with meaning, imposed both internally and externally.  Beauty. Applicable to anything from people and decorative art to objects and art about and featuring death. Emotion. Sometimes considered weak and tamped when expressed, exhibited in a range from base to immensely deep. Do you have work that speaks to any one of these concepts? Jurors will be provided this same theme description to consider along with technical execution to make their selections.



The main show sponsor is Artingales, you may see correspondence or show related publications from Artingales and owner April Hoff. Additional sponsors are welcome to purchase advertising or donate items and services to the 2020 event, email knickers@aprilhoff.com for more information. General show support can be made through the following Square payment portal.

knickers donor and sponsor graphic



Interested artists may submit up to five total works of art, regardless of medium. There is no creation date restriction, though pieces previously entered in Knickers in a Bunch calls are ineligible unless the work has been modified. Visual art submission is limited to a single image per work not to exceed 5MB and is handled through the Knickers in a Bunch online portal. Images and files should not contain artist’s name for impartial jurying. Sculptors and clay artists must be able to stitch together or collage app different views (if they are necessary) to create a single photo prior to submission. If you wish to submit film or video for consideration, it must be 3 minutes or less in total length and be submitted to knickers@aprilhoff.com in YouTube format only. Poetry and prose must be 14pt or larger font, fit on one page, and be submitted in PDF or PNG via email to april@artingales.org, online in PNG format to the Knickers in a Bunch portal, or submitted as 3 minute or less spoken word through a SoundCloud link or YouTube video emailed to knickers@aprilhoff.com. Non video / music art, a.k.a. sound art, must be 3 minutes or less in length and submitted through a SoundCloud link emailed to knickers@aprilhoff.com. Any work submitted not meeting these requirements may automatically be disqualified and deleted.



Limit 5 entries per person regardless of media type. Two-dimensional entries must be framed or be on 5/8 – 2 inches deep wrapped canvas with sides finished and ready to hang. Maximum size: 40 x 40 inches, including frame. Three-dimensional & assembled works must be stable and safe for viewing. Footprint limit is 28”x 28” for sculpture, & artist must provide stand (if necessary) that is finished and structurally sound. Oversize Work, Overweight work exceeding 40lbs, Assemblages and Installations are welcome at the discretion of the show organizers, but must meet all other specifications and be delivered, installed, and removed by the artist (or their agent) upon arrangement with Knickers staff. Media not considered visual art is eligible, see submission guidelines below. Display is subject to venue constraints which will be determined before acceptance notifications and fee requests go out.



If you want to enter under a pseudonym, please provide that information during online entry, but you must enter using a working email for PayPal prize payout if selected as a winner.



Artists who enter the jury contest grant Artingales, April Hoff, and the Knickers in a Bunch show the right to use their images to facilitate the jury process, market the exhibition(s), and to publicly display online as part of past exhibitions and contests. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation.



  • Online Entry Timeline: Dec 28 – Feb 14
  • Jury Timeline: Feb 14 – Feb 16
  • Jury result email notification: Feb 17
  • (*) Accepted work delivery schedule: Feb 18-24
  • (*) Exhibition schedule: March 1-31 (Women’s History Month)
  • (*) Opening reception Friday, March 6, 6-9PM
  • Online Show Duration: March 1 – March 31, or in perpetuity
  • Unsold artwork pack up and return runs April 1 – April 5
  • Prize notifications and artist payouts completed by April 30

(*) Physical exhibition is dependent on participation interest. A venue is available for a reasonable fee, so if we get enough women interested, the exhibition jury fee will be $10 to cover show costs for up to 5 works (+extra listed below) with a 30% sales commission.



April Hoff, show organizer and professional artist, is committed to bringing art to as many people as possible. She shows internationally, teaches various art media to kids and adults, and has a newfound passion in organizing pop-up art shows to give emerging and experienced artists an opportunity to show professionally. She owns Artingales, is VP and Education Chair at Valley Art Gallery, co-founder of Wingtip Press, and co-organized the 97116 Art Show with artist colleague Emily Lux.


Amy Nack, founder of Wingtip Press Printmaking Studio, teaches printmaking as adjunct professor for Boise State University. Nack received her BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from Boise State University in 2008 after a three decade career in paper and graphics marketing, she is currently working on her masters in art education. Amy is internationally recognized as the organizer of Wingtip Press’ annual Leftovers print exchange which has shown in the United States, New Zealand, Wales, Australia, and China.


Emily Lux is a native Oregonian painter, illustrator, educator, and organizer. She earned her BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, MAT at Pacific University. She has participated in shows both locally and internationally, including in Rome, Italy and Daegu, South Korea. She has served on the Forest Grove Public Arts Commission for the past four years, with a primary focus in murals and public art. Emily is passionate in her goal to spread the idea that art belongs everywhere, in multiple forms, and should be accessible to everyone.


Amy Pence-Brown, fat feminist mother, writer, artist and body image activist for the past decade became internationally known for her radical stand for self-love at the Capital City Public Market on August 29, 2015, in Boise, Idaho. Her message about the value of all bodies, no matter their size, has been covered by numerous media outlets, including CNN, USA Today, Cosmopolitan, People, TODAY, Huffington Post, Upworthy, HLN, the Dr. Oz show, SHAPE, xo Jane, and Fitness magazine. She continues to lead the body positive revolution through public speaking and education, including on the TEDx stage, to students young and old, and the Boise Rad Fat Collective, a radical Facebook group with 2,000 people of all ages, sizes, genders and nationalities.

From this point on, working on prospectus. … work in progress … not complete and recycled from last year



Upon delivery, artwork should be exhibit ready and labeled on back with the name of artist, title, medium and price. A duplicate label should be loosely taped to the piece for use as a show card. Works with protruding nails (except as is conceptually relevant), staples or saw tooth hangers will not be accepted. Use braided wire with taped wire ends for hanging work.

Since this is also an online exhibit, good quality, well lit, properly cropped images should be uploaded.



No fee to submit photos to the online show by Feb 14. Limit 5 entries per person regardless of media type. The exhibit jury fee will be $10 for up to 5 exhibition pieces and includes up to 10 prints (giclees) for sale, and 20 greeting cards. Accepted sound and A/V artists will have opportunities to sell CDs/DVDs and poets may also send their work(s) in a saleable format. Failure to deliver entered work on time, or paying for more than the maximum quantity of accepted entries will not result in refund, nor grant extra pieces into the show.



Artist is responsible for transit of accepted artwork to and from the Knickers and a Bunch show. Upon delivery, artwork should be exhibit-ready. If artwork must be shipped, please utilize a reusable container. Work must be professionally packed for safe shipping. Use screws only if shipping in wooden crates. Works must arrive during the show’s listed intake dates. Shipped work must have a prepaid insured return label. Final judging will be after accepted artwork arrives at to-be-designated shipping address.



Artingales, April Hoff, and Knickers in a Bunch assumes no liability for theft, loss, or damages caused by participating in the exhibition(s). By entering the jury pool through image upload or emailing entries, the artist acknowledges they are rightful owners of the work submitted, and in agreement with exhibition policy and requirements.



The physical exhibition venue is 2134 19th Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116 and will have limited viewing hours through the month of March. Opening reception is Friday March 6, 6-9 p.m. This is also an online exhibit which may be displayed in perpetuity.



In the event of sales during the exhibit, the artist will receive 70% of retail price (set by the artist) and Knickers in a Bunch will retain a 30% commission. Payment from sales will be made to the artist via PayPal or business check no later than 30 days of exhibition closing. April will contact artists if online viewers express interest in purchasing a work.



Award amounts will be considered after calculating exhibit and sale proceeds. Attendants of the physical exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for Best in Show, Most Feminine, and Greatest Emotional Impact. Online viewers will also have the opportunity to vote “Best in Contest” from accepted online work. All category winners will be notified and publicized, and be awarded a monetary prize.

Awards will be determined by juror and/or viewer votes. Prizes are guaranteed to meet the minimums listed below, and may be more depending on interest and sales.

  • $50 for most online votes
  • $50 for Best in Show
  • $30 for Most Feminine
  • $30 for Greatest Emotional Impact