My Artwork Featured in: Women in Art 278
I am proud to announce my artwork was included in "Women in Art Magazine 278". Women in Art 278 Magazine showcases and unites female artists across age, ethnicity, geographical locations and art genres. Each issue features a variety of female artists ranging from photography, sculptors, painters, jewelry designers, fashion designers, welders and more. This magazine is a platform to help give women in art a voice. Which as a female artist it is important to me, that these publications exist. Believe it or not the sad truth is that there is still a wide gender gap in art representation. Did you know?
As far into 1980, H.W. Jansons survey of the history of art, represented 0 female artists. That number is up to 27 in the 2007 publication.
In 2015, contemporary, modern and post war art created by males, made up 90 percent of New York auction house lots.
Over 51% of visual artists today are women, yet less than 28% of modern museum solo exhibitions spotlighted women in the 2000's.
In a report from October 2014, Gallery Tally looked at over 4,000 artists represented in L.A. and New York—of those, 32.3% were women.
In 2005, women ran 32% of the museums in the United States, that number is up in 2016 to 42.6%—albeit those museums seem to have the smallest budgets.
Although art is thought to be progressive and liberating, the facts here show such a slow progression in gender equality. Being a female artist myself I need to bring awareness to the issue and push for a change. I am honored to be a part of the Women in Art publication. Feel free to go to go take a look at their digital publication.
Sources: 1. Women, Art, and Society, 4th edition, 2007. 2. The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium, 2013. 3. Reilly, “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes,” ARTnews, May 26, 2015. 4. McDermott, “A Decade of Top Art Auction Sales Worth $1.2 Billion,” The New York Times, May 12, 2015. 5. The Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships, 2014. Statistics reflect Association of Art Museum Director membership museums with budgets over $15 million.
Image credit goes to Guerrilla Girls. I absolutely LOVE what they are doing to spread awareness to this and many other worthy issues. I urge you to go check them out and join in on spreading awareness.