Happy SWAN Day 2008!

Executive Director Martha Richards Models a SWAN Hat, SWAN Shirt, SWAN Smile, and the Special SWAN Salute – one hand up and the other on your hip.

A Special Greeting from Martha Richards In Honor of The First Support Women Artists Now Day

On behalf of The Fund for Women Artists, I send greetings to all of the women artists and their supporters who are celebrating the first ever Support Women Artists Now Day on Saturday, March 29 and the surrounding weeks.

This is the first time that SWAN Day has ever been celebrated,and it is an historic occasion for all of us. During this happy month of SWAN Days, over 160 groups of women artists and supporters around the world are reaching out to each other and declaring their solidarity.

When we celebrate SWAN Day, we are coming together to use our creativity for positive change. We are bringing new harmony to the world through our songs and building movements infused with the grace of our dance. We are making pictures that open people’s eyes, and telling stories that heal people’s hearts. We know how to turn a rough stone into jewelry, and we are taking this troubled world in our hands and working together to make it sparkle and shine. Our tools are our joy, our commitment, and our immense collective creativity.

On SWAN Day we celebrate our global unity and also the unique individual voices of the women artists next door. There are thousands of talented women artists all over the
world who are making wonderful contributions to their communities year after year. SWAN Day is a day to recognize and thank these women.

Please take some time to make a direct connection with at least one woman artist on SWAN Day. Talk to her in person, give her a call, write her a note, or send her a gift – do anything that shows that you appreciate her creativity.

There is tremendous power in these simple acts of respect and recognition, and they provide models of the supportive attitudes and behavior that we want to spread around the world.

Thanks so much to all of you for making SWAN Day 2008 a wonderful success. We have already started to dream about SWAN Day 2009 which will be on March 28, 2009.

We encourage you to seek out the work of women artists on SWAN Day and every day. Together we will build a world where women artists get the respect they deserve.

Best Wishes for Happy, Peaceful, and Prosperous SWAN Day,
Martha Richards Executive Director

Find SWAN Day Events!

If you are looking for SWAN Day Events to attend, please visit the official SWAN Day Map. You can search the map for events in the U.S. by zip code or state. At last count, we had events in 30 U.S. states and ten other countries: Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Canada, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Romania. [Note: The SWAN Day Map is no longer available. Click here to find SWAN events.]