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Category Archives: Diversity

Join in the Women’s Caucus for Art Conference in Chicago


Written on January 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm, by

I just registered for ‘Balance’ the Women’s Caucus for Art national conference in Chicago this February 12-15, 2014.  Early bird registration for the conference ends this Monday, January 6th, but you can continue to register for the conference through February 7th.  The WSC Conference parallels the College Art Association Conference, which offers its early bird  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, arts leadership, Biographical, Career Development, Diversity, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Fundraising, Political Art, Social networking, This and That, Women Artists

Jean Towgood: A Memorial Exhibition


Written on November 20, 2013 at 12:02 am, by

“I am exploring a painterly myth for myself to explain the power of what I see and feel. Nature is a mystery- volcanic activity hidden from view by steam and the earth’s crust. To know the earth through the senses is to experience it sensually and intimately. Death took Jean Towgood, Huntington Beach artist and women’s  Continue Reading »

Categories: Ability, Activist Art, art collaboration, Beauty, Biographical, Diversity, environmental art, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Gesture painting, Inspiration, Uncategorized, Women Artists

Activist Art: Art That Works


Written on May 2, 2011 at 2:50 am, by

Activist art is, by definition, historically specific. It aims to address particular cultural, political and social concerns with a view to producing concrete social change. It is interesting to me as an artist and an educator how seldom we find an analysis of what makes effective activist art a part of what we teach and learn, especially since we need it now more than ever.

Categories: Activist Art, Artist Resources, Diversity, Fablous Artists, Feminist art, Fiber arts. Fabric design, Inspiration, Political Art, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Wisconsin Arts, Women Artists

Making Art out of Hardship: Remembering the Artist and Activist Rae Atira-Soncea (1953-2009)


Written on October 10, 2010 at 5:43 pm, by

The only way to properly mourn a person like Rae Atira-Soncea is to organize opportunities to recognize her creative work and to bring people together to figure out how to put their creative thinking into action. There were many ways people knew Rae personally and professionally, and all of them reflected an acknowledgment of her fierce commitment to positive social change through community building and creative actions that acknowledge the integrity and potential of all individuals.

Categories: Activist Art, Diversity, Fabulous Artists, Feminist art, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Women Artists

The Feminist Art Movement


Written on August 24, 2010 at 3:04 am, by

The Feminist Art Movement profoundly influenced contemporary art practices. It introduced feminist content and gender issues; nonhierarchical uses of materials and techniques; and the idea of a multiple-voiced, fluid subject. The women’s art movement has championed the idea that gender is socially and not naturally constructed; validated non-“high art” forms such as craft, video and performance art; questioned the cult of “genius” and “greatness;” and placed an emphasis on pluralist variety rather than concepts of totalizing universalism.

Categories: Artist Resources, Diversity, Feminist art, This and That, Uncategorized, Women Artists

I always wanted to be an artist…


Written on June 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm, by

I am one of those people who has always identified as an artist. I became one of the kids in my school known as an artist and I loved that attention.

Categories: Artist Resources, Biographical, Career Development, Diversity, Inspiration, Teaching Art and Creativity, This and That, Women Artists