465 Women Artists Gathered October 25 for Historic Photo Shoot
Oct 26 2017
Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA
WASHINGTON—The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) welcomed 465 women artists on Wednesday, Oct. 25, for a historic group photo. The artists—from D.C., Maryland and Virginia—formed the largest gathering of women artists ever organized for a photo in the region. Following the photograph, there was an artist resource fair and reception where artists were able to network.
In partnership with Los Angeles-based artist Kim Schoenstadt, who conceived of the project, and D.C.-based artist Linn Meyers, the photograph, titled Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA, was taken by D.C. photographer Kim Johnson. The Now Be Here project website will list each artist in attendance.
Schoenstadt began the Now Be Here project in the summer of 2016 to connect with community and demonstrate gender inequity in the art world. Previous Now Be Here gatherings have taken place in Los Angeles, New York City and Miami where, collectively, more than 2,000 women artists have participated.