To promote women and minority artists and help establish careers with a focus on increasing diversity and equality in the creative marketplace.
Women artists make up 52% of all professional artists world wide. However, only 5% of art held in permanent collections is by women artists. This disparity in the representation of women in the establishment fine art world, not only has an economic impact on women, but also has a cultural impact. Art is a form of communication. Without a more balance representation of women in the art world, that voice is lost and the culture is skewed to represent an almost entirely masculine voice. Moreover, that masculine voice is nearly entirely caucasian. A recent data survey by NMWA [National Museum of Women in the Arts] of 18 major museums in the US found that 75.7% of all the art in these 18 museums is by white male artists.
Art is a powerful form of creation and healing. This inspires us to help heal the social and economic divide that women face in the art world and culture in general. The world is incredibly stressful and art can be a method to release some of that tension and assist in recovery from unhealthy addictions. Art is a marvelous form of expression that communicates things that people may not, at first, be able to fully verbalize until they work through a creation process.
To provide assistance for artists to help them navigate through the establishment obstacles of the art world and benefit our communities with strong and diverse creative voices as well as provide art courses for addiction recovery taught by women and minority artists.
Over the past five years we have produced six art fairs and three major exhibitions. Currently, due to the Covid19 crisis, we have a great need to revamp our programs to a digital platform. We are passionate about bringing high quality art to the public and, at the same time, promoting the talented artists. 2020 presents new challenges for us and we are looking for great partners to help us navigate the unknowns of this time.