Friday, September 22, 2017

Femail XX Mail Art Show - Held in Vermont - Unsung Femail XX Artists and Scientists

Sinclair Scripa created this wonderful mail art show held September 2017 at Stone Valley Arts Center in Poultney, Vermont.  Chuck Welch reports, "It looked as if 400 artists from over 30 countries were in this show, quite possibly Vermont's largest mail art show in over a decade or more ."

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Forum: Sunday, September 10th, 2017,  3:00 – 5:00pm
Exhibit Dates: September 9 – October 1, 2017
Location: Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill (145 E. Main Street, Poultney, VT 05764)

Why the theme? She wanted to create more awareness of the disparity between women and men artists' and scientists' opportunities. To quote in "Gender in The Art World, A Look At The Numbers"
  • $135 million: the gap between the highest priced artwork ever purchased at auction and the highest price ever purchased at auction for a female artist’s work
  • $51.3 million: the gap between the highest auction record for a living male artist to that of a living female artist
  • 1:  the number of women included in the top 10 living artists based on total value of secondary market sales (2011-2016)
  • 1: the number of Tier I female executive directors (out of 5) in the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District in the Denver metro area
  • 0: the number of women on the highest-selling individual lots for living artists (2011-2016)