Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Support Your Local Baltimore Artists!


As many of you know, I am a proud, founding member of The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore, and I'm here to ask for a little support from you, and hopefully others in your network! We started an Indigogo campaign this week, with a very cute video made by my buddy, Jessica Wyatt.

 Click here to check out our crowdfunding page!

The Feminist Art Project - Baltimore recognizes the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of all women on visual arts, as well as history and culture, regardless of race, class or creed. We are a grassroots, non-profit arts organization which aims to be inclusive; supporting local, self-identified female artists, as well as men, who recognize and promote Baltimore area women in the arts.

We are seeking funding, in an effort to continue our free programs, events and opportunities for artists and neighbors in Baltimore City and the surrounding area. In our less than two years of operation, we've held a range of free artistic and cultural events...with an operating budget of exactly ZERO. We'd love to change that! Seriously, imagine what we could do with a little money and the backing of all of our friends!


Last week, during my Women, Arts and Culture course, I shared some of the principles/efforts of the Guerrilla Girls with my students. We looked at this piece (below), and I asked them, "What DOES happen next month? And what if I don't have work to show in March--and March only--of every year? Do I have to wait a whole year to be recognized?"

That's actually why I founded this chapter of The Feminist Art Project. I was searching for art exhibitions with themes of women and women's subjects/bodies. I unfortunately completed my google searching in April of that year. And I'll tell you honestly, I couldn't find anything that related to my work thematically. I had JUST missed all of the calls that fit my aesthetic...in March, "Women's Month". It was frustrating, to say the least, so I created an Action Plan, and did something about it!

Please help support this effort by Sharing or Donating! And please let me know if you have any questions, or an interest in getting involved! Thanks so much for your time!

Shana R. Goetsch
Visual Artist, Community Arts Facilitator
Regional Coordinator, The Feminist Art Project-Baltimore