SWAN Day Connecticut Rocks Online!

Jennifer Hill, SWAN Day CT

SWAN Day Connecticut, an annual music festival organized by Super SWAN Jennifer Hill, will take place on Saturday, April 17 at 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. EST. The free show will be streamed live on the SWAN Day CT Facebook page. Jennifer Hill has built a wonderful community of women artists who have come together through her 14 years of SWAN events.

Illustrated History of Women in Film & A Women’s Film Festival in Denver

Hollywood Her Story

“Hollywood: Her Story, An Illustrated History of Women and the Movies” sets out to document that women have been in the film business since the flickering early days of its existence. The lavishly illustrated book provides information on approximately 1200 women in film, starting with Alice Guy-Blaché in 1896.

Indigenous Girls Celebrate SWAN Day in Milwaukee

Daughters of Tradition at HIR Wellness

Indigenous girls in the innovative Daughters of Tradition program at Milwaukee’s HIR Wellness Institute celebrated their third SWAN Day this year by partnering with visual artist Valaria Tatera, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tatera’s work often explores self- identity and other Indigenous issues.

Martha Richards Reflects on SWAN Day 2021

Chloe Zhao

Today is Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2021. In this tumultuous year, WomenArts President Martha Richards reflects on the power of women artists to create positive change. She is hopeful because she believes that women artists have the imagination to help the world recover.

Celebrate Support Women Artists Now Day 2021!

Farewell Amor-Photo

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is officially this Saturday, March 27, 2021. Learn about the online celebrations over the weekend from SWAN Day NY, the Ladies Quintessential Quintet, and SWAN Day Kenya, and an in-person event in Joshua Tree, CA – plus SWAN Day CT’s online event next month.

“Fishwives” & “Hello, This is Jane.” – Two Great Feminist Books!

Sally Bellerose

Looking for some feminist fiction for SWAN Day? WomenArts has two recommendations – Sally Bellerose’s “Fishwives” and Judith Arcana’s “Hello, This is Jane.” Bellerose’s book is about feisty older lesbians. Arcana’s stories show what life was like for women before the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade.

Arts Groups Create Monuments to Women Leaders in New York & Boston

Shirley Chisholm Statue

Recent research has shown that only five of New York City’s 150 statues of historic figures depict women, and many other cities are just as bad. WomenArts reports on three arts initiatives that address these sad statistics – She Built NYC, New Shokan Kitchen Island, and Boston Women’s History Heritage Trail.

Women Talk about Resilience and History at Two Inspiring Events

Dolores Huerta

Look What SHE Did! seeks to inspire women and girls by creating short films about remarkable women who have changed the world. In honor of Women’s History Month, they will be featuring stories of female resilience starting with a new film about labor leader Dolores Huerta,

Martha Richards Consults the Oracles for her Birthday!

Sarah Greenman

I usually take time during my birthday week to reflect on the past year, but so much has happened in 2020 that I can’t sort it out with my usual logic, and I have been longing for better ways to access my intuition and other kinds of wisdom. Fortunately I have discovered Sarah Greenman’s beautiful new oracle cards.

Dame Rosemary Squire Will Present VintAge Award to Martha Richards

Dame Rosemary Squire

The Women in the Arts and Media Coalition will honor Martha Richards, the Founder and President of WomenArts, with its 2020 Elsa Rael VintAge Award in an online ceremony on Saturday, November 14 from 12 noon- 2 p.m. Pacific Time (3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern Time). The award will celebrate Richards’ advocacy for women […]

Black Lives Matter/Black Women Artists Matter

Jane Sapp Book

WomenArts stands in solidarity with the many individuals and organizations calling for racial justice in these troubled times.  Many women artists of color have been addressing racial issues through their art for decades, and we feel their voices are more important than ever now.  Today we are sharing some wisdom from three of our favorite […]

Have a Safe and Happy SWAN Day 2020!

Have a safe and happy SWAN Day 2020.

Today is Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2020, and although we can’t meet in person this year, I hope you will take time to contact your favorite women artists and show them how much you appreciate them.  Call them up, send them a card, or give them a gift.  We need to do everything […]

Get Ready for Support Women Artists Now Day 2020!

T. Swan & Martha Richards

Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2020 is coming next month! People all over the world are creating events celebrating women artists and posting them on the official SWAN Calendar.  We hope that you will join the fun too! Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is an annual international celebration of women’s creativity and gender parity […]