As Project Art Lounge goes on a brief sabbatical to attend to the family building of the organizations’ founders, we remain steadfast in our support of artists doing the hard work they do. Women artists have often been the least acknowledged creators, even though creation is at the core of what they do. During these pandemic months, it has often been women who have been the frontline caregivers. They have sacrificed careers to care for children and other family members (and always have). With strength and energy, women are often the ones who speak up and speak out at injustice. They are and always have spoken truth to power, for they are truly powerful. Full stop.
Two years ago, one of Project Art Lounge’s followers commented affectionately on the number of women artists who have been involved in this organization’s activities and events. This video gives testimony to why empowering women is not only important to the world of arts and culture, but to our society as a whole.
We have every reason to celebrate women after the 2018 mid-term elections in the US where some 100 women (nearly a third of the 323 women ever to serve the US house and senate) were elected. That’s a good step toward a more positive and forward looking future for America. After all, women brought us all into this world. Why wouldn’t we want them leading the way?
UPDATE: Project Art Lounge Supports Women Artists
With museums and galleries closed, exhibitions cancelled and creative energy confined to the four walls of an apartment or studio where the rent is due, it’s time to remember the art and artists that bring joy to our lives. Artists need our continued encouragement during these challenging times. If you want to support Women Artists … or all artists, you can start by donating an artist inspired face mask to someone in need. Proceeds support non-profit programs for artists.