Female and female-identifying artists are frequently overlooked in the art world—just 30% of artists represented by commercial galleries are women, and women artists only have about 25% of the solo shows at major museums. In partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt, the Now Be Here project comes to the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington, DC, for its fourth and final US iteration.
Now Be Here #4, DMV will gather female and female-identifying visual artists for a group photograph of historic proportions. Previous Now Be Here gatherings have taken place in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami where, collectively, more than 2,000 women artists participated. Co-organized by DC-based artist Linn Meyers, this version will also feature a cocktail hour and an artist resource fair with representatives from numerous arts organizations in the DMV. In addition, Now Let’s Talk, a dynamic schedule of talks, lectures and panel discussions, will bring museums and organizations across the region together to highlight female artists and discuss issues of women in the arts.
The project website will list the artists in attendance so every artist is identified.
Now Be Here #4, DMV is a free, event for female and female-identifying artists. If you would like an invitation please e-mail: [email protected]
(via National Museum of Women in the Arts. Photos Left to Right: Now Be Here #1, LA, 2016, Photo by Isabel Avila, Courtesy Kim Schoenstadt and Hauser Wirth & Schimmel; Now Be Here #2, NYC, 2016, Photo by Paola Kudacki, courtesy Kim Schoenstadt, Shinique Smith, and The Brooklyn Museum; Now Be Here #3, South Florida, Miami, 2016; Photo by Gesi Schilling, courtesy Kim Schoenstadt, Jane Hart, Girls’ Club, and Pérez Art Museum Miami.)