Innovative Non-profit Works for Age & Gender Equity in Portland, Oregon

Jane Vogel

Activist Spotlight:  Jane Vogel, Age & Gender Equity in the Arts. Age & Gender Equity in the Arts, an innovative non-profit based in Portland, Oregon, is the brainchild of Jane Vogel, an actor, activist, and clinical psychologist, who is working to end unfair discrimination in the arts. Since she recognizes that sexism and other forms of […]

Ingrid Hernández Explores the Meaning of Home in the Outskirts of Tijuana

Photo by Ingrid Hernandez

Special Guest Post by Michelle Marie Robles Wallace. Ingrid Hernández is a visual artist and sociologist based in Tijuana, a city bordering the U.S. that is one of Mexico’s fastest growing metropolitan areas. Hernández has been using her camera to document the raw edges of that growth – the areas outside the city limits where […]

The Colorful, Radical Quilts of Chawne Kimber

Chawne Kimber

Special Guest Post by Maria Hlohowskyj Chawne Kimber is making some of the most powerful artworks today about race, language, women’s rights, and police brutality—all with a needle and thread. Kimber tackles these issues with provocative art quilts and colorful embroideries, all hand-pieced and stitched in painstaking detail. Kimber has become a celebrity in the […]

Heroines of Sound Festival Honors Women in Electronic Music

Dorit Chrysler (Photo: Miriam Dalsgaard )

Guest Reporting by Sandra Bogdanovic. Women in electronic music were celebrated at the Heroines of Sound festival in Berlin, Germany in December 2016.  Founded by Bettina Wackernagel and the Berlin Society of New Music in 2014, Heroines of Sound is designed to showcase the quality and variety of female artists in a circuit where men […]

The Dress Project: Exploring Women’s Power Through Women’s Clothes

Special Guest Post By Ophra Wolf. Seventeen vastly different dresses hang suspended just off the wall, visible to passers-by through the large storefront windows of the Space Create Gallery in Newburgh, NY. There are also ashes, a photograph, and the steady, projected gaze of the women who own these articles. In the middle of it, […]

An Election Guide for Women Artists

Although the mainstream media have been providing non-stop coverage of the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump presidential campaigns, the arts have not been mentioned much. To fill this gap, WomenArts Executive Director Martha Richards compares the positions of the candidates on a few key issues that directly affect women artists. Equal Pay – Women working full-time […]