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The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NWMA), the world’s only major museum solely dedicated to celebrating great women artists, has announced a new social media campaign for this March’s Women’s History Month. If you ask someone to name five artists, they will likely name prominent male artists, but how many people can list five women artists? To increase awareness the museum will launch the campaign “Can you name five women artists?” March 1 on its website and blog as well as on social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Using the hashtag #5womenartists, the campaign will encourage NMWA’s online community to help address the gender imbalance in the presentation of art both in the United States and internationally.

Oh, I am so in… mind you, I could name 500 women artists that I love, but I’ll play by the rules. Here are 5 of my {many} favorite artists, who also happen to be women:


Alright yes, that was 6, but I had to make sure that the mysterious and talented Vivian Maier was in there too! Ok, now it’s your turn – jump on those social media channels and name #5womenartists whose work you love {contemporary or historical} and help make it really easy for people to be able to name five women artists ♥

{click on the artwork above to see more of their work}

comments (9)

  1. Marianne Clancy /// 03.01.2016 /// 8:25am

    all fabulous and easily top ten~I will add Maira Kahlman to the group and bow down before Vivian. She is my truest fave among those gone but genius never forgotten. Oh happy 5 women artist day! And hats off to all the relatively unknown artists~we continue to work and make art and do it because in the words of a wise man named Al Carbee (Magic Universe film) who said “I am a creative person and I have to create”. I feel that with your featured artists. Thank you Danielle. You are a multi talented artist and creator! Hats off to you too!

  2. GregoryWest /// 03.01.2016 /// 9:44am

    love this so much

  3. Cecile /// 03.01.2016 /// 11:42am

    Here are 5 of my favorites, famous and not so famous:

    – Seraphine Louis
    – Frida Kahlo
    – Louise Bourgeois
    – Yulia Luchkina
    – Lorraine Loots

  4. judy keathley /// 03.02.2016 /// 2:44pm

    Kathe Kollwitz
    Mary Cassatt
    Junko Oki
    Nathalie Lete
    George Ferrandi
    thanks !!

  5. Candace Grace /// 03.03.2016 /// 1:27pm

    Great way to celebrate Women’s History Month.
    A few months ago I did an illustration series of some of my favorite female artists, hope you don’t mind me sharing! (http://candacegracewiant.com/paintings/)
    Lee Krasner
    Grace Hartigan
    Elaine de Kooning
    Hedda Sterne
    & Greorgia O’Keefe

  6. the jealous curator /// 03.03.2016 /// 5:15pm

    ah, those are lovely candace : )

  7. Kate Thomas /// 03.04.2016 /// 9:53am

    My favorites are:

    Yoko Ono
    Marina Abramovic
    Sally Mann
    Lisa Steele
    Carolee Schneeman

  8. George Bass /// 03.05.2016 /// 8:51am

    Here are 5 who come to mind:

    Wanda Koop
    KC Adams
    Pauline Johnson
    Georgia O’Keeffee
    Emily Carr

  9. Simon Roderick /// 03.17.2016 /// 12:21pm

    Esther Pearl Watson
    Amy Bennett
    Erica Mahinay
    Hollie Chastain
    Judith Scott

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