Monday, February 1, 2010

Twitter #WomanArtist backstory

I am a woman. I am an artist. My mother is an artist. Every birthday, my mother has given me an art book. This year it was Taschen's Women Artists in the 20th & 21st Century.

I do love the good menfolk of this world- but things still ain't equal out there and until they are, a little awareness, and promotion, is due. Ergo, I will tweet an example of work from one #WomanArtist a day from the book. After that, gentle reader, I will tweet your suggestions if you send a link exemplitive of the artist's oeuvre.

Last, If you are a Woman Artist on Twitter, @ me "I am a #WomanArtist" and I will RT and include you on my list: @cjn212/womanartist.

Update/clarification: I am highlighting and listing women in the profession of Fine Arts.
With the exception of museum-quality work, I do not plan to include Crafts or Graphic Design.

Update/confession: after arguing over on Jerry's page about the representation of women in the arts I realized that I was playing into the boy's club mentality by omitting traditional women's work. Craft is back in. So sorry crafters. 

Learning out loud~ CJ

6 comments:

Annie B said...

Looking forward to learning about some new-to-me women artists!

wellywoodwoman said...

What a great idea: I'm on and will look out for other Twitter women artists to send your way--

Whisperings 13 said...

What a wonderful idea! I am a woman artist on Twitter- and darn proud of my struggles! LOL
You can find a gallery of work on my blog or tweet me at
Whisperings13

Very glad to meet you!
Tracey J :o)

JafaBrit's Art said...

hiay, I am a woman artist and on twitter too. AND yes, why is it that many still are not aware that there were many very successful and pioneering women artists in history and NOW grrrrrrrrr!

Twitter name is jafabrit

Grace said...

I am a woman artist on Twitter.
Twitter name is graupepillard

Guerrilla Girls On Tour said...

Guerrilla Girls On Tour goes bananas for women in the arts! Follow us on twitter at @GuerrillaGsOT and also at www.guerrillagirlsontour.blogspot.com. Thanks for posting this.