Happy Support Women Artists Now Day 2016!

Painting by Melissa Martinez

Works by Melissa Martinez will be at SWAN Day Miami

I always love reading the listings that people submit for our SWAN Day Calendar because they give me a snapshot of a world that I do not see in the news. The papers are full of endless violence and discord, but SWAN Day lets me see a world of women who continue to dream and create in spite of all that chaos. My SWAN Day wish is that you will look at the list of events below and see that world too.

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 2016 a wonderful success.  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.

Sending Lots of SWAN Love to All of You,
Martha Richards, Executive Director, WomenArts

List of SWAN Day 2016 Events

For more detailed information about these events, you can search for them on the SWAN Calendar or check the WomenArts Blog to see if we did an article about them.  Some of these events took place earlier in the month and some will happen in the next few weeks.

UNITED STATES EVENTS (Scroll to bottom or click here for International Events)

Name  City State Organizer
Art from the Heart Exhibit Tucson AZ WomenKraft Art Center
Erika Oba – A Celebration of Women in Jazz Berkeley CA Erika Oba & Jean Fineberg
Multi-media Celebration of Middle Eastern American Women Artists Berkeley CA Golden Thread Productions
Story Café with Jovelyn Richards Berkeley CA Jovelyn Richards
The Invisible Project – A Staged Reading Berkeley CA Anton’s Well Theater Company
Three Concerts of Hyo-shin Na’s Music for Asian Zithers Berkeley, San Francisco CA The Wooden Fish Ensemble
WomenArts Night at PlayGround Berkeley CA WomenArts & PlayGround
BookEnds: Reading of a New Comedy Play Hollywood CA Brittny Roberts
Second Skin (Site-specific performance) La Jolla, Santa Monica CA Kristin Idaszak and Kate Jopson
In Good Company: Celebrating Women Artists Livermore CA Susan Kraft
Allison Anders’ Film Screening “Gas Food Lodging” Los Angeles CA Seeking Our Story
Generation Sex – World Premiere (Play) Los Angeles CA Teatro Luna
Johanna Super Happy Bedtime Revue: A Traumedy Los Angeles CA Johanna Buccola
She’s History! Los Angeles CA Amy Simon
The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman by Carolyn Gage Los Angeles CA Break The Mold Productions
The Workout Room Movie Los Angeles & Online CA Kena Monique, Erika Rogers, & Roni Brown
Urban Rez Los Angeles CA Cornerstone Theater Company
Viva La Muxer Los Angeles CA Las Fotos Project
SWAN Day Martinez Martinez CA Martinez Arts Association
American Mary/I’ve Been On Tumbler/Better Day Release Party Oakland CA Alexandra Naughton
Lake Lady First Friday CD Listening Party Oakland CA Lake Lady
Umbrella Procession & Dance Oakland CA Impromptu No Tutu
She’s History! San Diego CA Amy Simon
Celebrating the Beats San Francisco CA Wendy Loomis
Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate San Francisco CA Rene Yung
Eating Pasta Off the Floor – A Solo Show San Francisco CA Maria Grazia Affinito / The Marsh
Marry Me a Little: A Wedding/Anxiety Cabaret San Francisco CA Katie Zaffrann
Mechanics of Love (Play by Dipika Guha) San Francisco CA Crowded Fire Theater
Muse Ecology Album Release San Francisco CA Conspiracy of Venus
Poets & Composers Salon San Francisco CA Phoenix Rising
Round 3 of Shortlived Short Plays San Francisco CA PianoFight
Savernack Street: MoonABC San Francisco CA Elisabeth Ajtay
The Quality of Life San Francisco CA Michael Shipley
The Vanessa Verlee Variety Show #8 San Francisco CA Vanessa VerLee
The Very Perry Show San Francisco CA Kate Perry
WAH! Fest 2016 (We Are Here!) San Francisco CA CALI & CO dance/Matt EL
Womxn are Perfect! (Exhibit) San Francisco CA Galeria de La Raza
Evening of Dance: Athena Project Festival Denver CO Athena Project
Evening of Jazz: Athena Project Festival Denver CO Athena Project
The Ghosts of Us – World Premiere Play Denver CO Athena Project
Women + Film Festival Denver CO Women + Film
RTD Light Rail Pop Up Performance Golden CO Athena Project
Nicki Mathis Sings New Britain CT Nicki Mathis
SWAN Day Connecticut 2016 New Britain CT Jennifer Hill
DC SWAN Day 2016 Washington DC Guillotine Theatre
The Punk, Snow White And The Bitch (Film) Washington DC K Y Fina Yeung
Beignets Coffee and Conversation — Book Signing Jupiter FL Donna M. Carbone
Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch Key Biscayne FL Spoken Soul Festival
Seven Lakewood Ranch FL Gulf Coast UN Women
SWAN Day Miami – Spoken Soul Showcase 9 Miami FL Spoken Soul Festival
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: Opera by Mary D. Watkins Decatur GA Agnes Scott College
180 Degree Rule Chicago & Online IL Babes With Blades Theatre Company
Bindis and Bruises & Encuentros Chicago IL Chicago Danztheatre
Free Speech & the Transcendent Journey of Chris Drew (Film) Chicago IL Nancy Bechtol
Jamie O’Reilly March Concerts Chicago IL Jamie O’Reilly
Lost Artists Colony Features Edgy Women Artists Chicago IL Nancy Bechtol
Pride Films and Plays SWAN Day: Women Artists Open Mic Chicago IL Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
Swan Day Chicago 2016 Chicago IL What Up Windy/ILA
Materials Obsession Artists Reception Oak Park IL Gallery Pink
Center of the Universe Project Prairie Village KS Maura Garcia & KCIC
Harriet Tubman- An Activist, A Humanitarian, A Leader Wichita KS Angeline Edmonson
SWAN Day in Louisville Louisville KY Women Work/Women’s Work
Art & Noise Boston MA Jessica Grace Leahy
Women’s Day Art, Networking Event Boston MA Can’t Wait Productions
Telling Truth & Beauty: Writing, Telling and Playing Back Personal Stories Great Barrington MA Kelly Du Mar
Annie Baker’s Adaptation of Uncle Vanya Northampton MA Linda McInerney
Serious Play!’s Endgame Project Northampton MA Serious Play
Special Stockbridge MA Rachel Siegel
Hick: A Love Story (Play) Baltimore MD Terry Baum
Breaking Through the Clouds (Film) Columbia & PBS MD Heather Taylor
About A Plane Crash (Film) Durham NC Qathi Hart
Owning It – Digital Arts Screening Lincoln NE The Cube
Last Flight of The Mercenary Morristown NJ Karen J.P. Howes
Meet, Greet, and Voice: The SWAN Narrative Continues Reno NV L. Martina Young
Power Moves Bronx NY BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
AoT + IVP Brooklyn NY Astronomy on Tap
Ladies First Jazz Band with The Buffalo Dolls Buffalo NY Ladies First Jazz Band
A Moment in Time: Photographs by Jane Stevens New York NY Ceres Gallery
Annette McCarty Solo Exhibition New York NY Annette McCarty
Another Experiment by Women Film Festival New York NY Another Exeriment by Women (AXW)
As Muslim Women … New York NY Muslim Women’s Story Lab
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez – Documentary Screening & Talk New York NY Third World Newsreel
Behind the Scenes: Women in Dance New York NY Apollo Theater Education Program
Can – A Documentary by Pearl J. Park – Screening & Talk New York NY Third World Newsreel
Celebrating Artistic Women and Entrepreneurship New York NY Def Dance Jam
Change Artists – Using the Arts to Leverage Positive Change New York NY UN Commission on Women
Estro 2016: Short Plays! New York NY EstroGenius Festival
Fast Forward – March 15 New York NY Dixon Place
January New York NY MultiStages
Katie Goodman’s CD Recording at The Triad New York NY Katie Goodman
Mothers of Invention New York NY Apollo Theater Live Wire
Music of Beth Anderson and Laurie Spiegel Performed by Pianist Joseph Kubera New York NY Jeffrey James Arts & the Composers
New coLABoratory Project: Black Moon New York NY Judith Shatin
New Eyes on Alice Austen: Scholars’ Roundtable New York NY Alice Austen House and the Whitney Museum of Art
Percussion With Passion Workshop New York NY Dalys Torres
Salon Creative Lounge 2016 New York NY The International Women Artists’ Salon & OPTimistiks
Silent Witnesses (Play) & Talkback: Life After the Collaboration Award New York NY Women in Arts & Media Coalition
Smashing the Patriarchy: All-Women NYMadness New York NY NY Madness
Swan Canal at New York’s Got Talent New York NY Jess Grippo
SWAN Day Screening and Reception: BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez New York NY New York Women in Film & Television & Others
The Emma Goldman Trilogy: 3 Plays by Jessica Litwak New York NY Jessica Litwak
The Three-Mile Limit New York NY Theater for the New City
Theatrical Reproductive Freedom Festival New York & Online NY Words of Choice
Untamed: Hair Body Attitude, Short Plays by Black Women New York NY National Black Theatre
Waitress on Broadway (Play) New York NY WITASWAN
Washer/Dryer by Nandita Shenoy New York NY Nandita Shenoy/Ma-Yi TheatreNew York
Wild Child: Third Play in the Trilogy “Women You Thought You Knew” New York NY Wilson Exclusive Talent & Bronx Guerrilla Productions
Women in Art Exhibit New York NY Ward Nasse Gallery
Women of New York – A New Play New York NY Ege Maltepe
Book of Queens Queens NY Emily Blake
Staten Island Unlimited: The Borough’s First Triennial of Photography Staten Island NY Alice Austen House
SWAN Day Staten Island Staten Island NY Elaine Mendez Entertainment
SWAN Day 2016 Allegany County Wellsville NY Sheila Kalkbrenner
You Are What You Wear White Plains NY Marcy B. Freedman
SWAN Day 2016: Ohio- Kentucky Womens Way & Women Writing for (a) Change Cincinnati OH Women Writing for (a) Change
Reading of “Ballast” by Georgette Kelly Ashland OR Reading the Kilroys List
Women With Wings 20th Anniversary Concert Ashland OR Women With Wings
Oregon 365 Women/SWAN Day Matinee Readings Eugene OR Oregon Contemporary /Northwest Ten Festival
Finding Our Voices (Free Preview) Bloomsburg PA Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
See Art Salon: Louise Bourgeois & Salma Aratsu Carlisle PA Carlisle Arts Center
SWAN Day Jr. (Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh PA No Name Players
SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2016 Pittsburgh PA No Name Players
Rebecca Warren: The Main Feeling Dallas TX Dallas Museum of Art
SWAN Show at G. Lee Gallery Galveston TX G. Lee Gallery
SWAN Day Houston Houston TX SAG-AFTRA Houston-Austin/Women in Film & Television Houston
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (All Female Cast) Houston TX Boiling Point Players
“Bodies Exposed” — Recent Works by Lisa Nigro & Karola Rotter San Antonio TX Contemporary Art Month
SEVEN in Seattle Seattle WA Women’s Center/U. Washington
The Gun Show : Art Exhibit Seattle WA Cynthia Linet
SWAN Day MKE Milwaukee WI Jamie Bilgo Bruchman

Name City Country Organizer
Support SWAN Day! Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina CURE Foundation
SWAN Day Bulgaria Sophia Bulgaria Dessi Dimova
SWAN Prague Prague Czech Republic Galerie GUD, and A Maze in Tchaiovna
Berlin Premiere of “Heirs” (Film) Berlin Germany Sascha Just
SWAN Gathering of International/Migrant Women Artists / of Color Hamburg Germany Aster V. Delgado
“And Life Walks Quite Straight” Caino Italy Valbona Xibri
9th International SWAN Day Kenya Nairobi Kenya Sophie Dowllar & SWAN Kenya
Crackpot Crones/Lilith Theater San Miguel de Allende Mexico Terry Baum, Carolyn Myers