Women Have Happy SWAN Days All Over the World!

Swans Made out of Bleach Bottles

Swans Made out of Bleach Bottles by Lucy Zhou, SWAN Day Shanghai

Thanks so much to all of you who are participating in the second international SWAN Day.  Whether you are organizing a public event, posting materials online, creating a private celebration, or attending an event, you are part of a world-wide movement that is growing stronger every year.

There are SWAN Day 2009 events all over the U.S. and in cities as far flung as Shanghai, Nairobi, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Madurai, and Jerusalem. (See the list below.) These celebrations remind us that women artists all over the world are enriching their communities and creating positive change every day.

Please join us in celebrating 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 a Happy, Peaceful, and Prosperous SWAN Day!

Martha Richards, Executive Director, The Fund for Women Artists

Remember to Take Pictures and Post Your Reports!

Once your event is over, you can go to the SWAN Day Map* and you will see a new link at the top of your event page that says “This event has already taken place. If you attended this event, please submit a report.”  If you click on the link you will be able to upload text, pictures, videos, or press links.  Anyone who attends an event can post a report about it.   To see an example, check out this report about the Muse Art Show in Bakersfield, CA. Please click here to see the report>>*

List of SWAN Day 2009 Events

For more detailed information about tickets or directions to any of these events, you can visit the SWAN Day Map* at http://events.WomenArts.org and search for events in your region.

(*Note: the Swan Day Map no longer exists as of April 2013.)

United States Events (Scroll to bottom or click here for International Events)

Name of Event City State Organizer
A Conversation With Edith Head Tucson AZ Susan Claassen
Bisbee SWAN Bisbee AZ Maralyce Ferree
A Real Blues Tea Party Oakland CA Mechelle LaChaux
Reparations! Los Angeles CA Kay Benjamin
2009 Women of Color Day
Diversity Event
Sacramento CA Suzanne Brooks
The Climate Clown Cabaret San Francisco CA Molly Nicholas
South Asian Women’s Performance San Francisco CA Susan Kanga
Women Artists on Immigration:   Artists’ Talks Los Angeles CA Sandra Mueller
Muse Bakersfield CA Jen Raven
Broadsides Screenplay Reading Series Venice CA Susan diRende
Asian American Women, Feminism, and the Arts San Francisco CA Cynthia Tom
SAA Squared Highland Park CA Kathy Gallegos
Poetry for the People                   Women Poet’s Showcase Berkeley CA Aya de Leon
A Real Blues Tea Party Oakland CA Mechelle LaChaux
Who Does She Think She Is? (Film) San Jose CA Alejandra Chaverri
The Labyrinth of Desire San Diego CA Esther Emery
PICASSA – Women Artists at UCSF San Francisco CA Julie  Berlin
Releasing the Dancer Within -Women over 50 Who Dance Albany CA Greacian Goeke
Goldfish in Alaska Santa Cruz CA Gina Hayes
Falling for Grace   Reel Film Festival for Women Beverly Hills CA Sarah Elmaleh
From Funk to Feminism:  Women See Women Napa CA The  di Rosa Preserve
SWAN Day:  Women Artists of Silicon Valley San Jose CA Patti Linder-Dodd
The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark/Musical North Hollywood CA Kristy Pace
SWAN Day in Martinez Martinez CA Cathy Riggs
Goddess Abstract Painting Workshop San Rafael CA Maria Nikl
Max Dashu Salon plus Global Women’s Art Oakland CA Max Dashu
Wickie Stamps San Francisco CA Wickie Stamps
Bad Dates Arcata CA Tinamarie Ivey
San Francisco Women’s Film Festival San Francisco CA Scarlett Shepard
Gwen Avery Sings at Bird & Beckett San Francisco CA Teresa Baum
The Awakened Heart:  Painting as Sacred Practice Healdsburg CA Shiloh McCloud
Celebration of Women Artists Everywhere Oakland CA Lanell Dike
Heather & Goliath  Reel Film Festival for Women Beverly Hills CA Heather Louise Parker
Donut Heaven   Reel Film Festival for Women Beverly Hills CA Annetta Marion
Reading of Rapture Makes Perfect  San Francisco CA Roberta D’Alois
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano San Francisco CA San Francisco Performances
Arm Candy Los Angeles CA Maria Lake
The Muse Project Gallerie Sunday Soiree Denver CO Beth Rypkema
Latin Quarter Jazz Collective Middletown CT Nick Mathis
SWAN Day CT 2009 Festival Hartford CT Jennifer Hemphill
In Our Right Minds: Performance Fairfield CT Dale Allen
Mary McFadden: Goddesses Washington DC National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Assoc. of Women Artists:  Celebrating 120 Years of Women Artists Washington DC National Museum of Women in the Arts
DC SWAN Day  Georgetown Theatre Company Georgetown DC Catherine AselfordGeorgetown Theatre Co.
Deep Belly Beautiful   by Jacqueline E. Lawton Washington DC Jacqueline Lawton
Women in the Arts 2009 Doral FL Martha  Beillard
Raize It Up Live!!! Miami Beach FL Soulflower Amn
Spoken Soul Festival 2009 Miami FL Deborah Magdalena
All Mixed Up– a Faustian Cabaret Tallahassee FL Terry  Galloway
Rose Weiss, Mother of Miami Beach Oakland Park FL Carrie Sue Ayvar
Some Are People – A Comedy About Gender Milledgeville GA Karen  Berman
Closing Night Awards Ceremony Honolulu HI Annetta Marion
Women in the Arts:   Celebrating Local Female Art Chicago IL Gabriella  Boros
Magnolia – A Play by Regina Taylor Chicago IL Goodman Theatre
Voces De Mujeres ( Women’s Voices) Chicago IL Carolina Reyes
Beyond Boundaries: Women of Courage River Forest IL Andrea Harris
Talk.in Feminism Today:   Sex Let’s Get Real Evanston IL Jamie  O’Reilly
Women’s Video and Film Presentation Chicago IL Jane  Stevens
5th Annual WITASWAN Film Program Chicago IL Jan Lisa Huttner
Projecting Oranges – staged reading Chicago IL Cyra K. Polizzi
Magnolia – Play by Regina Taylor Chicago IL April Johnston
SWAN Day at Actors Theatre of Louisville Louisville KY Sue Massek
Fabric, Flames, and Fervor –  Girls of the Triangle Louisville KY Looking for Lilith
Women of Color Springfield MA Rosemary Woods
The Power of Women in the Arts Great Barrington MA Jennifer Browdyde
Swan Day at Commonwealth Sports Club Boston MA Ruth Rieffanaugh
SWAN Day Performing Arts Festival 2009 Cambridge MA Emily Beattie
SWAN Day March Madness         Women on the Edge Playwrights Festival Boston MA International Center of Women Playwrights
In It For The Long Haul: Discussion of Survival Strategies for Women Artists Northampton MA Andrea Hairston
Collage Party & Potluck Sheffield MA Jessica Treat
The First [W]rites Series Cambridge MA Hortense Gerardo
SWAN Day Composers Festival Boston MA Eva Kendrick
Our Voices Together:   Celebrating Women Playwrights Auburndale MA Playwrights  Platform
Have There Really Been No Great  Women Artists? Williamstown MA Sarah Lees
Storytelling with Sue Protheroe Lee MA Sue Protheroe
Berkshire Women in Film Great Barrington MA Eugenie Sills
The Writing Process Sheffield MA Elise Title
Jazz with Francesca Tanksley Great Barrington MA Francesca Tanksley
Julie Wosk – Alluring Androids, Robot Women and Electronic Elves Lenox MA Julie Wosk
Ain’t I a Woman? Pittsfield MA Barrington Stage
Dancing Through Life with Purpose: The Nia Technique Great Barrington MA Peg Noonan
Disappointments, Daring, and Derring-Do Great Barrington MA Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Inneractive Jam Session Mt. Rainer MD Dehejia Maat
Goddess Radio The Internet MD Swan Spirit
All Women South Indian Instrumental Concert Lanham MD Lalitha Swaminathan
DIWAN, A Forum for the Arts Dearborn MI Happy/L.A. Hyder
Staged Reading of Deborah Stein’s Wallflower Minneapolis MN Molly Budke
Quilters St. Paul MN Stacey Poirier
Art Party & Fundraiser Durham NC Jeanette Stokes
Womanimation Concord NH Toni Pennacchia
We Live By The Whistle: Voices of Sterling Hill Mine Women Ogdensburg NJ Jeanne Austin
Someone Must Wash the Dishes:       An Anti-Suffrage Monologue Bernardsville NJ Michele La Rue
Tales Well Told Bridgewater NJ Michele La Rue
Creating Contemporary Female Artists Albuquerque NM UNM Students and Alumni
SWAN Day 2009 -Women’s Empowerment Network Las Vegas NV Women’s Empowerment Network Las Vegas
Collaboration Awards Ceremony New York NY Deborah Savadge
Fire Throws New York NY Rachel Dickstein
The Lonely Soldier New York NY Helen Benedict
Rooftops New York NY Wreckio Ensemble
Goddess on Earth Installation Nyack NY Terri Kayden
Lady Got Chops:  Women’s Month Jazz Fest Brooklyn NY Kim Clarke
Goddess on Earth Nyack NY Lisa Levart
Girls Write Now Day New York NY Morgan Baden
Melodia Women’s Choir performance New York NY Jenny  Clarke
Stella Rising New York NY E.B. Weiss
The Opposite of War Bronx NY Jessica Danser
New Works 09 New York NY Abby Felder
Women’s Project Spring Carnival   Open House Benefit New York NY Diane Alianiello
Benefit for Linda Hudson Harlem NY Nick Mathis
The Opposite of War Bronx NY Jessica Danser
An Evening with Playwrights            Kia Corthron and Migdalia Cruz New York NY Revolution Books
Still Dreaming America Bronx NY Rosamond King
Broadway Theatre Women Discuss Performance Collaborations                at Lincoln Center Library New York NY Alexis Greene
SWAN Day Smile-A-Thon & Variety Show:  Benefit for Artist/Activist Sini Anderson Brooklyn NY Natalie  Agee
Illustrator & Author Book Talk and Signing Elmsford NY Valerie Griffith
Women in the Arts Networking Event New York NY Chantal Legros
Spirit Of Sisterhood Presents  Women In the Arts Bronx NY Betty Murray
Women’s Short Film Showcase New York NY Terry Lawler
Narrow River Singers 11th Annual Spring Concert Orient NY Margaret Ann Cowden
La Vie En Rose New York City NY Judith Jarosz
From A Place Of Passion:   An Evening Of Women In Dance Queens NY Amina Heckstall
Words of Choice In Performance New York City NY Cindy Cooper
The Feminine Musique Presents   Women Composers Lawrence NY Tammy Hensrud
Alone Together Portland OR Kate Sanderson
SWAN Day PDX Celebration and Art Showcase Portland OR Ana Ammann
Swan Day Potluck Luncheon Normal Square PA Alessandra Crum
Exhibition: Plastic at the Plastic Club Philadelphia PA Bonnie MacAllister
Aristophanes’ Lysistrata Harrisburg PA Tara Bradway
A Celebration of Women Artists Pittsburgh PA No Name Players
A Conscious Balance Park City UT Maren Bargreen
From Womenarts Homesteading to Cajun Dancing Salt Lake City UT Nan Weber
Samantha ‘Rastles’ the Woman Question Hampton VA Jane Curry
Clarity: Creativity Salon Norfolk VA Donna Drozda
Ignis Fatuus Staged Reading at GRACE Reston VA The Hub Theatre
Helen Pafumi
Janice Perry: Being Derrida Burlington VT Janice  Perry
Here, There & Everywhere Port Townsend WA Mara Lathrop
Isis: Women Arts Festival Seattle WA Kathryn Hightower
SWAN Day 2009 @ The Pioneer Building Seattle WA Laurie Fronek
Smart Women Project Monona WI Jan Levine Thal
Underground by Tammy Hoier Morgantown WV Vickie Trickett
International Events
Name of Event City, Country Organizer
All Women Theatre Buenos Aires, Argentina Elisa Araujo
Ballads, Burgundy and Brie Maffra, Australia Mandy Rowe
Samedi Arts Des Femmes Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Canada Samantha May
SWAN Day Shanghai – Artist Gathering & Writing Workshop Shanghai, China Alice Tuan
SWAN Day Berlin 2009 Berlin, Germany Shannon Sullivan
Empowering Women Artists Tamale, Ghana Abdulai Danaah
Women’s Art & Craft Bazaar Madurai, India Mariska Vanakaliyamma
Are You Happy Yet? Jerusalem, Israel Gabriella Lev Theatre Company Jerusalem
Indigenous Healing Arts Therapy Springfield Garden Park,  Jamaica Gloria  Simms
Building Bridges, Connecting Artists Nairobi, Kenya Sophie Dowllar

About The Fund for Women Artists

SWAN Day is a project of The Fund for Women Artists, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women artists get the resources they need to do their creative work. There is an overview of our goals and services in the About Us section of our website at www.WomenArts.org/share.

SWAN Day 2009 is made possible by generous grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Starry Night Fund of the Tides Foundation, the Leo S. Guthman Fund, The Sister Fund, and by gifts of time, energy and money from artists and arts supporters around the world.

The Fund for Women Artists is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Federal Employer I.D.

#04-3257661. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Please feel free to reprint any portion of this newsletter, but please give credit to The Fund for Women Artists. (©WomenArts.org 2009) This newsletter was originally published on March 27, 2009.