July is disability awareness month and I wanted to remember the artist Judith Scott for her ability to transmute the negative experiences in her life into bright and imaginitive creations. Scott was an internationally renowned American fiber sculptor born with Down Syndrome.
This month we are celebrating the art, joy, and creative contributions of the LGBTQ+ community represented in the art world. In the spirit of continuing education, compassion and allyship, I felt it would be great to take a look at some seminole literary works in the genre. These are only four, titles to get you started. However, there are many more; all of which highlight the work, craft and struggles of these talented individuals.
In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.
Human production and consumption have rapidly degraded the ecosystems of our major communities over the past several decades; Earth at present is in a state of chaos. Moreover, humankind’s attempt at reversing existing ecological damages does not keep up with the prevailing and accelerated rates of destruction impacting the globe exponentially. We have thus been made painfully aware of immanent climate change despite hereunto efforts at intervention. MAYDAY !EAARTH is a global distress call to signal that time is running out.
Essentially, Nochlin posed a question that planted a seed of reflection within the reader. You might hear the question and immediately become defensive, dismiss it as a feminist complaint, or you may begin a line of questioning that leads you to an obvious answer. However you choose to investigate the argument the truth remains: Women are underrepresented in the mainstream art world. Instead of simply bringing awareness to the issue (which is also significant) or throwing money at the problem, we should endeavor to understand why this is.
Envisioning Cross-Temporal Collectivity in Indigenous Women’s Labor Activism through Contemporary Artistic Practice
In 1971, three white Americans opened the Muckamuck restaurant in Vancouver, advertising Northwest Coast First Nations cuisine. The owners hired mainly Indigenous staff.
Friend or Foe? Access, Art and the Perfunctory Nature of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Process
Friend or Foe? Access, Art and the Perfunctory Nature of Artificial Intelligence on Creative Process Written By: Chiara Atoyebi Featured Image : AI-Generated Portrait of Me from Lensa, 2022 Last year marked the 50th anniversary for the National Women’s Caucus for Art...
WCA Member Allicette Torres launches an alternative gallery space Revolú Gallery with the inaugural exhibition Nebula.Protologo: Language Shifting Through Time and Space
Margo Hobbs, PhD is a feminist art historian and past WCA President (2018-20). Our interview is part of the WCA Leadership Project in honor of the organization’s fiftieth anniversary. In our conversation Dr. Hobbs shares her memories and experiences about her work and WCA.
Mary D. Garrard interviewed by Margo Hobbs. Mary D. Garrard was the second president of WCA from 1974 to 1976. She is an art historian specializing in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, who earned her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins, her MA at Harvard, and her BA at Newcomb College. She is an expert on the work of Artemisia Gentileschi and has written four books on the painter; the most recent is Artemisia Gentileschi and Feminism in Early Modern Europe (Reaktion Books, 2020).