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Monday, March 28, 2011

Wonder Women

Even today women remain on the fringes of the art world. Gagosian is 84 percent men, which means its artists include only 16 percent women! In September of 2006 Jerry Saltz reported that the MOMA’s permanent collection, its 4th and 5th floor galleries, only included 5 percent women, and although he has not released more current data, I imagine it has not changed.

Six years ago, I began a program very close to my heart called Wonder Women. As part of _gaia's mission I wanted to create a successful annual residency that was designed to provide a creative and supportive environment for young emerging women artists.  The Wonder Women residency, now in its 6th year, has brought together yet again a dynamic group of 10 artists. This year the residency theme has asked the artists to address the changing landscape of news, aptly titled: New News is Old News.

For the first time, _gaia is fundraising: to cover the organization and the artists'  overhead…AND the big news, to take the residency to Cyprus! We have been invited to host an intensive 2-week residency in Nicosia.

We have posted the project on Kickstarter! Visit our kickstarter page to learn more about the project and to DONATE! Please consider supporting this innovative group!  

Kickstarter page: www.kickstarter.com/projects/gaia/new-news-is-old-news-a-wonder-women-project

If you have any questions email: wonderwomen@gaiastudio.org