This year Women's Caucus for Art San Diego joins Support Women Artists Now (SWAN) in celebrating the first International SWAN Day.
SWAN Day is a new international holiday that celebrates women artists. It will be an annual event taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month (March). The first SWAN Day will take place on Saturday, March 29, 2008.
Our local event will be March 29th from 1-4 p.m. at WCA/SD Member, Valerie Henderson’s new Gaslamp District loft studio. For further details please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Valerie will let us in on some of her projects that are on-going, maybe some of her tips and tricks, and for those of us mid-project, or just wanting feed back we will have that opportunity too.
PLEASE JOIN US
As a symbol of international solidarity, there will be events all over the world featuring women artists on SWAN Day. The public will be encouraged to attend these events and to make donations to their favorite women artists, or hire an artist to further your cause. We will be participating by having a Studio Visit/Critique at Valerie Henderson’s new Loft Studio.
By focusing attention on the work of women artists, SWAN Day will help people imagine what the world might be like if women’s art and perspectives were fully integrated into all of our lives. The long term goal of SWAN Day is to inspire communities around the world to find new ways to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning. We will be asking the Mayor of San Diego to sign a mayoral proclamation, proclaiming March 29th the first Support Women Artists Now day in the name of Women’s Caucus for Art/San Diego in conjunction with The Fund for Women Artists.
SWAN Day is a grassroots effort that is being coordinated by The Fund for Women Artists through its websites at www.WomenArts.org and http://www.swanday.org/.
The Women’s Caucus for Art, founded in 1972, is a national, professional organization devoted to championing the contributions of women in the arts. During 1991, in San Diego, a small group of activist women artists and art historians founded this local chapter in order to inform the public regarding the role of women in the arts throughout history. We host bi-monthly meetings, annual retreats, workshops, seminars, and generally help to promote the work of our members to the public.
For any woman who simply enjoys expressing herself artistically, the WCA/SD is for you. And any man who enjoys the efforts of women artists and wants to further support them - WCA/SD is for you.