A 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.

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 to take the survey is 2/28/2020

To see the questions first, download the PDF SURVEYWomenArtists


Listen to Morning Edition on NPR about women visual artists


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