Film/reading by Sue Perlgut

Recent articles in newspapers, one in the British newspaper The Guardian and one in the New York Times both reflect on women artists. The Guardian asks the question “Women in art: why are all the ‘great’ artists men?” In the New York Times, Judy Chicago, feminist artist, talks about rescuing women from art histories sideline. Although both articles are about women painters and sculptors, the articles are reflective of the world of women artists, of all kinds.

Filmmaker, Sue Perlgut of CloseToHome Productions, working with poet and Cornell professor Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and singer songwriter Jai Hari Meyerhoff,  invite artists, of all disciplines (musicians, writers, poets, photographers, painters, filmmakers, actors, dancers, etc,)  to fill out an online survey about their work and their creativity. Working with the answers and stories gathered from the surveys and from the diverse group of artists we video tape in interviews, we will create a multi-media film/reading, with original music, to be shown at Cinemapolis in the fall of 2020. Look for our artist of the week.

Artists must live, work or have visited Tompkins County to participate in the film part of the project. Thank you!

Take the survey here!   Deadline extended to April 20, 2020

To see the questions first, download the PDF Women Artists Have Their Say: SurveyQuestions

Listen to Morning Edition on NPR about women visual artists

Artist of the Week: Annie Campbell


Artist of the Week, Annie Campbell

Excerpt from her answer on our survey-How she got involved in her work

I am probably what is called learning disabled and was an idiot in school, but I LOVED to draw and paint. I was encouraged by teachers and my parents to draw with pencils and crayons, or paint using my watercolors. My father often showed me pictures painted by famous artists in books when I was a child – almost ALL of them were men!  I never had any lessons – I am self-taught.


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This project is partially supported by grants from: The City Federation of Women’s Organizations, and with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Community Arts Partnership