CALL FOR ART
What's Right, What's Left: Democracy in America
Deadline: September 18, 2015
Exhibition: January 6-30, 2016
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Presented by Gutfreund Cornett Art
Visaural: Sight, Sound and Action
Activist art in conjunction with Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands
Exhibition: October 8-31, 2015
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Presented by GutfreundCornettArt
Sherri and San Jose-based curator Karen Gutfreund have launched GutfreundCornettArt, which specializes in creating exhibition opportunities for artists on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and create social change.
Sherri's documentary about her Ancestresses & Wise Women and accompanying Conversations Among Women is included in “Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics” at the Sarah Doyle Women's Center at Brown University, opening Monday, March 2, 2015 from 6-8:00 p.m through March 27th.
Sherri and Priscilla Otani are co-directing Women Do It!, a traveling postcard exhibition 2015-2016.
The documentary video of Sherri's Ancestresses & Wise Women and its corollary Conversations Among Women was juried into "Voices: An Artist's Perspective" at the NAWA Gallery in NYC, April 2015.
Sherri presented the MSU-B Department of Art & Women's Studies Lecture, "Cultural Considerations: Socially-Engaged Art in China", Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:30 p.m. in the LA 205.
The video "Compages: Populus" has been included in the Los Angeles Art Association's Multiple Feeds as a response to a video from Kristine Schomaker. Videos will be shown at LAAA's Gallery 825, October 11, 2014 to November 7, 2014.
Sherri has been added to Rutgers' Institue for Women and Art Momentum: Women/Art/Technology Directory .
Sherri joined The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) as the regional representative for Montana. https://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/
Sherri was added to Rutgers' Institute for Women and Art's Momentum Directory for Women/Art/Technology, featuring Yellowstone River Grotto.
As Chair of the International Caucus of the Women's Caucus for Art, Sherri directed an art-based cultural exchange on behalf of WCA and at the invitation of LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, that occurred in April 2014. The theme was Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art and included an exhibition of Chinese artists curated by Gallery Director Wang Yi Gang and Co-Curator Yin Ou Zhao and artists juried through WCA as well as a small delegation of WCA members, who traveled to Shenyang to create art collaborations, community and common understanding.
With degrees in political science and art as well as a long history of advocacy, activism and campaign work around issues of human rights, women's rights, environment, education and the arts, both as an employee and in board leadership, Cornett combines these experiences in sculptural and video work that brings attention to social and environmental issues. As a Partner at Gutfreund Cornett Art, she is creating activist themed exhibitions for artists and highlighting non-profits doing work related to the themes. Through her role as Chair of the Women's Caucus for Art's International Caucus, she has also created exhibition opportunities for women artists as Director of Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, an art-based cultural exchange in China, and as Co-Director of Women + Body, an exhibition in South Korea. Her art has shown in China, South Korea, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, the Bay area, Oregon, Montana and various online venues.
"I find myself most attracted to art that, while aesthetically appealing, offers an opportunity for self-reflection and has the potential to change a perception. Art that brings thinking, action, transformation, inspiration and soul into the experience. Art that builds a relationship with the social and political worlds . . . socially-engaged art.
I agree with those who believe that we must continue to investigate and discuss the grand narratives created to explain the world and that each of us should reformulate our questions and seek new answers as we learn and grow. My work is often a physical manifestation of these questions and, often, to answers. I desire to develop art and correlating events that engage the psyche of viewers and participants to the point where they, too, become moved to question, to consider, to act. "