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Knickers in a Bunch National Juried Online Show Prospectus

Submissions have ended for 2019

*After uploading your first image, you'll be sent a username and password, use your email address instead of the name listed with the password to login for subsequent image uploads or to edit your submissions.

The thin:

  • Women 18+ years and US resident
  • Free to jury
  • No restriction on creation date
  • Work DOES NOT have to be for sale
  • Enter online by March 14, Jurors vote March 16-26, Awards Notifications by March 31
  • 5MB per image max (high res photos may be requested by email for post-show online archiving)
  • Limit 5 entries regardless of medium
  • <Poetry, sound, and video submissions must be emailed (follow format listed below)>
  • Prizes are $50 for most juror votes, $30 for 2nd, and $20 for 3rd place
  • Online exhibition marketing will target March 16 - 31
  • Knickers in a Bunch will become a physical exhibit March 2020


The thick:


Open to all women artists 18+ years old 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. Entries will be juried and shown online in electronic format as submitted.



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 show sponsor is Artingales, you may see correspondence or show related publications from Artingales and owner April Hoff. Sponsors are welcome to purchase advertising or donate items to the 2020 event. Business sponsor inquiries should be directed to for more information.



Limit 5 entries per person regardless of media type. Media not considered visual art is eligible, see submission guidelines below. Submissions will not be censored for adult or potentially offensive content.



Interested artists may submit up to five total works of art, regardless of medium. There is no creation date restriction. 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 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 in YouTube format only. Poetry and prose must be 14pt or larger font, fit on one page, and be submitted in PDF via email to, 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 Non video music and or sound art must be 3 minutes or less in length and submitted through a soundcloud link emailed to Any work submitted not meeting these requirements can automatically be disqualified and deleted.



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, 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: Jan 15 – Mar 14
  • Jury Timeline: Mar 14 – Mar 26
  • Prize notifications by Mar 31
  • Online Show Duration:  Saturday March 16 - March 31, or in perpetuity



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 nine years 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.

Up to three additional women, guest jurors, may be selected from the arts and other professions to cast their votes in cases of a tie.



Since this is an online exhibition, good quality, well lit, properly cropped images are preferred.



No fee to enter jury pool. Limit 5 entries per person regardless of media type.



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



The exhibition for the 2019 show is an online venue. The March 2020 exhibit will be set in or nearby Forest Grove, Oregon. Women interested in the 2020 exhibit should complete the interest form found at



April will contact artists if online viewers express interest in purchasing a work. Knickers in a Bunch will not require a commission for the 2019 online exhibit. Prize winning payments will be made to the artist via PayPal or business check no later than April 30.



Awards will be determined by juror votes. Prizes are as follows:

  • $50 for most votes,
  • $30 for 2nd, and
  • $20 for 3rd place




Phone:  April Hoff 503-929-4088 (texts welcome)