Happy Support Women Artists Now Day 2017!

Manifestation by Angela Alés

Manifestation by Angela Alés,
Women Looking At Women Exhibit
by the Arts League of Lowell, MA

Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that it is the 10th Anniversary of Support Women Artists Now Day already! What a fantastic decade it has been!

I always love compiling the giant list of SWAN events below and learning more about everyone’s work. It is so clear that our movement for gender parity in the arts is growing.

In honor of the 10th Anniversary this year, we decided to expand the SWAN platform so that more of you could share your work. We set aside funds to commission a series of guest blogs and to give out prizes for our recent SWAN Day Song Contest, and our current SWAN Day Photo Contest. We have been delighted with the responses, and we plan to keep the SWAN spirit going by sharing these blogs, songs, and photos with you in the coming months.

In these challenging times, SWAN Day is a way to 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 2017 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 2017 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
Self Care for Sister Resisters Birmingham AL Shaunteka La Trese
She Persisted Artist Showcase Birmingham AL Shaunteka La Trese
WomenArts Night At PlayGround Berkeley CA WomenArts
Love, Loss and What I Wore by Delia & Nora Ephron La Jolla CA La Jolla Theatre Ensemble
After the Sermon, by Nina Solomita Los Angeles CA LA Theatre Center
Linda – A Play About Finding Your Inner Hero Los Angeles CA Super City & Center Theatre Group
Red Hot Wicked Los Angeles CA Peggy Nichols
Rewriting History, One Woman at a Time Los Angeles CA Look What She Did
She’s History! Los Angeles CA Amy Simon
SWAN Day LA 2017 Los Angeles CA Female Playwrights Initiative
SWAN Day Martinez Martinez CA Martinez Arts Association
Cannibals Alone by Steph Deferie North Hollywood CA Theatre Unleashed
The Conversation – A Swan Day Event San Diego CA InnerMission Productions
Breasts. An Art Exhibit of Form and Function. San Francisco CA Ezra Croft
Holding the Edge by Elaine Magree San Francisco CA The Marsh
Nasty San Francisco CA Karen Gutfreund Art
Syria Mon Amour: Food, Home, and Healing San Francisco CA Golden Thread Productions
Textile Revival: Existential Embroidery + Freaked Out Fabric San Francisco CA Lynne Hermann
‘Without Mercy by Patricia Milton – World Premiere San Francisco CA Off Broadway West Theatre Company
Wooden Fish Ensemble/Gyeonggi Kayageum Ensemble play Hyo-shin Na San Francisco CA Wooden Fish Ensemble
You For Me For You San Francisco CA Crowded Fire Theater
Feminist Museum Tour of the Huntington Library San Marino CA Margaret Danielak
Wild Women: Soul-O Performances by Nina Wise, Pamela Z and Amy X Neuberg San Rafael CA Motion Theatre
Last Train to Nibroc Santa Barbara CA DogStar Theatre Company
Write Inn Santa Clarita CA Alice Tuan
Athena Cats New Works Festival of 10-minute plays Santa Monica CA The Athena Cats
Athena Project Festival Denver CO Athena Project
Guerrilla Girls Take on Greenwich Greenwich CT Bruce Museum
SWAN Day CT – A Decade of Supporting Women in the Arts New Britain CT Jennifer Hill
Herstory 2: WE RISE New Haven CT Noplays
Women Playwrights Initiative Ivoryton CT Ivoryton Playhouse
DC SWAN Day Washington DC Catherine Aselford
DC SWAN Day Art Exhibit Washington DC Catherine Aselford
DC SWAN Day: Poets On The Fringe Washington DC Catherine Aselford
The Zookeeper’s Wife – SWAN Day Screening Washington DC DC SWAN Day
Vanessa Baez Memorial Women’s Brunch Miami FL Spoken Soul Festival
SWAN Community Program ‘Speak Your Soul’ Miami FL Spoken Soul Festival
SWAN Spoken Soul Festival Miami FL Spoken Soul Festival
Paradise Whiskey by Roxanne Fay Tampa FL StageWorks Theatre
Habitual – A Play Milledgeville GA Georgia College
Women of Wonders Film Fest Honolulu HI Hawai’i Women in Filmmaking
Consumed Chicago IL Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble
Jamie O’Reilly’s St. Pat’s Fete Chicago IL Jamie O’Reilly
Persistence of Vision: Scene & Unseen Chicago IL Arc Gallery
Swan Day Chicago – Celebrating Female Graphic Designers Chicago IL What Up Windy/ILA
The Kid Thing Chicago IL Nothing Without a Company
Women’s March: Chicago at Lost Artists Colony Chicago IL Lost Artists Colony
New Concerto Project: Writing a Concerto Covington KY New Concerto Project
Honor & Fidelity: The Ballad of a Borinqueneer Lexington KY SETC Fringe Festival
SWAN Day – Louisville Celebration 2017 Louisville KY Nancy Gall-Clayton & Kathi Ellis
Poetry On The Rooftop Part 2 New Orleans LA Umekia’s Corner
Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight Lenox MA WAM Theatre
Women Looking at Women: An Art Exhibit by Lowell Artists Lowell MA Arts League of Lowell
The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead West Stockbridge MA WAM Theatre
Feminism Fights Military Morals Baltimore MD Feminism Fights Military Morals
World Premiere of Orchestral Music of Beth Anderson Frederick MD National String Symphonia
Mount Desert Island SWAN Day Southwest Harbor ME Barn Arts Collective
Cathy & Company Pre-School Dance Video Drop Ann Arbor MI Cathy & Company
Jawaahir Dance Company’s 24th Annual Henna Party  Minneapolis MN Jawaahir Dance Company
MFA Thesis Opening: Sarah Elizabeth Borst & Salima Al-Ismaili Durham NC Sarah Elizabeth Borst
The God Game by Suzanne Bradbeer Raleigh NC Sonorous Road
Zuccotti Park the musical – Regional Premiere Raleigh NC The Justice Theater Project
Volition at Mole Hill Theatre – 5 Performers & a Dance Party Alstead NH Tara Greenblatt Band
In Full Color: In Celebration of Women’s History Jersey City NJ Art House Productions
Discards & Variances Exhibit at Rutgers New Brunswick NJ Cynthia Tom
Living in the Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities New Brunswick NJ Center for Women in the Arts & Humanities
Tete-a-Tete @ SOMA Film Festival South Orange NJ SOMA Film Festival
Generation StartUp Doc. Summit NJ Film Society of Summit
Women of ’69, Unboxed Summit NJ Film Society of Summit
Farewell Party and Art by Maayan Haim Brooklyn NY Jan Lisa Huttner
From the Belly of The Beast Brooklyn NY The Feminist Art Project
Getting Basic: Caring for Your Art Brooklyn NY SOHO20 & The Feminist Art Project
Artistic UpRISING/Revolutionary Love at Wash Sq Park New York NY V-Day
Blume Lempel – Reading of Yiddish Woman Writer New York NY Ellen Cassedy
Body of Women New York NY 4th U Artivists
Broad Comedy Off-Broadway Debut! New York NY Broad House Productions
BUZZ, Son of a Bee New York NY Buzz, Son of a Bee
Crossroads: Art + Native Feminisms New York NY The Feminist Art Project
Do I Contradict Myself? New York NY Spring Break Art Show
Dotty’s Doodles New York NY Nicole Kempskie
FemiNest Art Exhibit New York NY Equity Gallery
Ghost Light Now & Then by Barbara Kahn New York NY Theater for the New City
Inspire, Aspire, Create: Women Leaders in the Arts New York NY Emerging Leaders of NY  Arts
Katie Goodman’s ‘Mid-Life Crisis Tour’ New York NY Broad House Productions
Ladies Day Jazz Quartet New York NY M.J. Territo
Latin Standards New York NY Marga Gomez
Love Songs for V-Day New York NY The Write Teachers
Matriarchal Action + Art New York NY The Feminist Art Project
The Future Is Female Festival New York NY MultiStages
My Marlene by Tjasa Ferme New York NY Theaterlab
Parental Guidance Suggested (A Musical Dramedy) New York NY Irene Hernandez
Cortex Kin by Elana Gartner-Reading New York NY Elana Gartner
Girl From God’s Country – SWAN Day Screening New York NY NY Women in Film & TV
Under The Gun New York NY Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
Visionary Voices: Plays by Susan Glaspell & Marita Bonner New York NY American Bard Theatre Company
Women of Notes-Women’s Music Concert New York NY Western Wind Vocal Ensemble
Women You Thought You Knew: A Trilogy New York NY Wilson Exclusive Talent & Bronx Guerrilla Productions
Strong As A Woman Peekskill NY Marcy B. Freedman and Carla Rae Johnson
Swan Day Art Exhibition Staten Island NY Elaine Mendez
SWAN Days Allegany County NY Wellsville NY Sheila Lynn Kalkbrenner
Women Rising, Scars and All Yorktown Heights NY Marcy B. Freedman
International Women’s Day Concert Muse: Unite! Cincinnati OH Muse, Cincinnati’s Women’s Choir
Maiden Voyage Theatre Ensemble Showcase East Cleveland OH Maiden Voyage Theatre Ensemble
95 Decibels – Film Screening Stillwater OK Red Dirt International Film Festival
Persimmon Tree Spring Issue Online Online Persimmon Tree
Premiere of Willa Webber’s Ave Maria Shalom Message of Peace Online Online Jeffrey James
The Space Between US Online Online Jovelyn Richards
A New Color – America ReFramed Online Online A New Color
Oregon 365 Women/SWAN Day Matinee Readings Eugene OR Oregon 365 Women
Digital Media Festival Erie PA Penn State Behrend
Antje Duvekot and Natalia Zukerman Newtown Square PA Natalia Zukerman
Women in Animation Film Festival Philadelphia PA Moore College of Art & Design
Menopause Mama Upstairs at the Pot au Feu Providence RI Rose Weaver
Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty Jackson TN Elaine Bromka
Mi Casa Es Su Teatro 2017 Austin TX Mi Casa Es Su Teatro
Multiple Originals XX: 2017 Women Printmakers Exhibition Austin TX Women Printmakers of Austin
SWAN Day – Juried Art Exhibit Galveston TX G. Lee Gallery
A New Day Cabaret Houston TX Rudyard’s British Pub
A Night in the Shoes of Katy Burns Houston TX Boiling Point Players
Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors – All Female Version Houston TX Spring Street Studios
Women in the Arts 2017 Houston TX Museum of the Americas
SWAN Day Exhibit with ArtInspired Newport News VA ArtInspired
SWAN Party & Season Kick-off Milwaukee WI Renaissance Theatreworks
SWAN Day MKE 2017 Milwaukee WI Jamie Bilgo Bruchman
Evening of Poetry and Dance Morgantown WV Arts Monongahela
IN.EXclusive: Event series dedicated to WV Women Morgantown WV Arts Monongahela
Women on Fire by Irene O’Garden Morgantown WV Arts Monongahela


Name City Country Organizer
SWAN Day Sofia – Live Music by Lina Nikol Sofia Bulgaria Dessi Dimova
ARTISTA Theatre Mentorship Program for Young Women Montreal Canada Imago Theatre
Equity Hackathon 2017 Toronto Canada Equity in Theatre
SWAN Prague Festival Prague Czech Republic LAVU & Raddox Studio
Gwen Sampé’s Travlin’ Songs Paris, France France Gwen Sampé
Nasty Women Art Exhibition Flensburg Germany Nasty Women, Flensburg
La Scena delle Donne Festival – P.I.G.S. Pordenone Italy Compagnia di Arti e Mestieri – Inscena
SWAN Day Kenya 10 Nairobi Kenya Sophie Dowllar & SWAN Kenya