Focus on Female Artists Celebrating National Women’s History Month
March is National Women’s History Month and taking a page from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, we want to celebrate beautiful diversity by showcasing some of our favorite female artists.
President and CEO, Alice Collier Duke, states that, “Through art, I was exposed to different languages, various cultural rituals, innovative perspectives, and extraordinary occasions to embrace people from all walks of life.” At Spirit Media, it is important to us to use these experiences to show what diversity in the art world should look like and continue to ensure that it is happening.
At Spirit Media, our mission is to create healthier, stronger communities by connecting people to epic art and multicultural experiences through art festivals and innovative online competitions. We firmly believe in art’s ability to enrich and uplift, and we work each day to ensure it is accessible to more people tomorrow than it was today. We believe that art doesn’t belong only to museums; it’s a part of our daily lives, a celebration of expression and a reminder of our shared appreciation for the finer things. We work with artists that have the same philosophy and have a story to tell. Below are just a handful of some of our favorite female artists defining diversity in the art world.
Jenna’s love for art and fashion collide in not only her work as a cosmetologist, but in her passion to bring out the beauty in all she creates. One of our favorite pieces of Jenna’s is piece below deemed, “Black Swan.”
Kathleen believes that each person possesses an extraordinary gift to create and that we can become filled with joy while embracing those gifts and sharing them with the world. Kathleen’s art tells a story using torn posters, graffiti, textures, doors and windows. Kathleen was recently awarded Honorable Mention at the Art n Capital as a part of the Society des Artistes Francais The Historic French Salon at the Grand Palais.
Orlando Female Artists
Local artist, Anna Brunelli, has caught our eye! She has been seen at local venues such as the Orlando Museum of Art 1st Thursday event and the City Arts Factory 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop. She is telling her story beautifully through her fine art paintings and photography.
We recently were introduced to the work of Molina through her brilliant “Unusual Frida” Art Exhibit she put together. Bringing together artists for a feature on a very female artist who embodies diversity.
International Acclaimed Artists
O’Keefe has often been described as the “Mother of American Modernism.” It has been suggested by Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky that O’Keeffe translated music into a visual art with her pieces. Her use of flowers is especially inspiring to us, as the Spirit Media Chief Creative Officer, Marc Duke finds exceptional beauty in telling his story through fine art floral photography.
Harper’s Bazaar describes Piper as a trailblazer for addressing hot-button issues associated with gender and race. In her Mythic Being series, Piper represented herself as a lower-class African American male and walked the streets of Cambridge, to reveal stereotypes.
Female Artists On The Rise
Iglesia has been described by Culture Trip as one of the top 10 emerging artists from Orlando to know. Along with her sister Janelle Iglesias, they are Las Hermanas. Using project-based collaborations, the two explore issues on hybridity, social participation and transnational identities.
Fashion Magazine announced Flowers as one of 3 Rising Female Artists Who Should Be On Your Radar in 2019. We particularly love that she is using ceramics as a medium to tell the story of diverse traditions historically associated with this art.
As these, and so many other female artists continue creating diversity in the art world, we will continue to watch and support! For more information on how we support artists and the arts, follow us on Facebook, Instagram and sign-up for our Life in the Art Lane blog updates.