Female Artists in the DMV, Stand & Be Counted

(gif via) Cover photo: Carrie Yury, Courtesy Kim Schoenstadt and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel

Are you a female-identifying artist in the DC, MD, and VA area? You’re invited to a special event on Wednesday, October 25, 2017!

Here’s the invitation:

Dear Fellow Artist,

We’d like to invite you to participate in an event that we are organizing called Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA. The idea is simple: a gathering and photograph of female and female-identifying visual artists from the DMV area. The Now Be Here website hosts the photograph, and each artist will be identified. This is the fourth and final iteration of the project which artist Kim Schoenstadt originally organized in Los Angeles at Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel and subsequently brought to the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Perez Art Museum in Miami. The event will take place Wednesday, October 25 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC. The photo will be taken by Kim Johnson.

What sets this gathering apart from the other iterations of Now Be Here is that after the photograph is taken, NMWA will host a cocktail party and Artist Resource Fair. Participating artists will have time to meet and chat with 17 organizations serving DMV artists in critical ways, including: mentorship, financial support, studio space, arts activism, and other creative opportunities. From Oct. 17-30 there will be programing highlighting women in the arts that will be hosted by organizations across the DMV. We have listed the events below under the title Now Let’s Talk, and they are also listed on the Now Be Here website.

RSVPs are required so that we can organize appropriately. A sign-in sheet at the event will document attendance and the photograph of the entire group will be taken. Each participant will receive a link to the final photograph for her archive. Shortly before the event we will email those who have RSVP’d with more specific details for the evening.

Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA is an opportunity for us to capture a moment where we, female and female-identifying visual artists from the DMV, stand with each other in all of our unity, power, and diversity!

We want to take a moment to thank our hosts in advance for going above and beyond to make this final U.S. version so very special for the DMV artists! #NMWARocks!

We hope that you and your female/female-identifying visual artist friends will join us for this very special event!

With kind regards,

Linn Meyers & Kim Schoenstadt

Art League staff and artists will be in attendance, and we hope to see you there too! Don’t forget to RSVP here.

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