Tuesday, March 24, 2015





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irisnectar:

Dear followers, 

A good friend of mine and I have decided to organize a pop-up art exhibit in Boston this summer featuring only female artists from all around the world. Women are comically under-represented in the art world and we wanted to create an exhibit to empower female artists. We are also both super into fiber art, so we decided to fuse the concepts into one badass, underground, DIY art exhibit. 

According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ website, 51% of visual artists today are women, but only 28% of museum solo exhibitions featured women in 8 selected museums throughout the 2000s. Equally as much bullshit, less than 3% of the artists in the Modern Art section of the Met are women, but 83% of the nudes are female. 

If you, or any of your friends want to be part of our exhibit, we are now accepting applications! Anyone that identifies as a woman is welcome to apply; you do not need to be based in Boston or exclusively a fiber artist. If you are not a local artist, you will be required to cover the cost of shipping your artwork to the curators in Boston. Follow this link or click on the picture to check out the application. The application fee is only $6, and even if you are not chosen for the show, by submitting your work directly to me I might reblog/post about your artwork to my nearly 20,000 followers. 

We have pretty big plans for this exhibit: to take over some venue or art space in Boston for up to a week; throw a dope gallery opening with some punk bands fronted by some bad bitches that we know from around the city; and have a silent auction the last night of the show to sell some arts and crafts to benefit a local charity that empowers and supports women. We need your help to make all of this happen!

I will have even more info about the show for you all as soon as possible! Hit me up with any questions or if you are interested in participating or donating to our cause!

xoxo
Iris Nectar 

P.S. Here is an OG quote to inspire all you talented ladies out there:
The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” - Georgia O’Keeffe

Reblog to remember to apply to this, and for my fellow awesome lady artists! And it’s in my city!

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