While women’s work, contributions and stories have often been overlooked or left out of the history books, art has long been a way for women to document, learn and teach about the women’s experience.
The theme for Women’s History Month 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories” and we’ve assembled a panel of badass female artists who have a lot of stories to tell and much to say about the ways in which art can help further gender equality.
Contemporary female artists Alexi Brock, Sana Musasama, Indira Cesarine, Barbara Lubliner, Bianca Romero and Katrina Majkut all work to pass on the heritage of the women's experiences , helping strengthen society's understanding of both the challenges and rewards of being a woman. They will discuss why it’s important to them to communicate the female experience and the ways in which their work has been influenced by the women who came before them.
All while surrounded by the beautiful environs of the Salmagundi Club in the West Village, with time to explore its collection and current exhibits while also mingling with fellow art-full New Yorkers.
The event is open to all who have an interest in the arts, culture and community. First-timers and solo 'travelers' welcome.
Art-full members are invited to stay after the panel for a sit-down dinner in the Salmagundi's dining room.*
Full event schedule:
6pm | Cocktails & mingling in the downstairs bar
6:30 pm | Intro to the artists
6:45 pm | Panel discussion
8pm | Art-full members dinner in the dining room
Non-member tickets: $20 early bird through 3/8; $25 thereafter
Art-full member tickets:
Panel only: $10 early bird through 3/8; $15 thereafter
*Full experience with shared apps at dinner: $35 early bird through 3/8; $40 thereafter (includes shared appetizers only; all other food/drink must be paid separately on site)
More about the artists/panelists -
Indira Cesarine is a Mexican American multidisciplinary artist who works with photography, video, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Her work as an artist has been featured internationally at many art galleries, museums, and art fairs, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hudson Valley MOCA, The Watermill Center, Mattatuck Museum, Albany Institute, CICA Museum, Smack Mellon, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, French Embassy Cultural Center, Art Basel Miami, SCOPE Art Fair, Norwood Arts Club, Cannes Film Festival, and SPRING/BREAK Art Show to name a few.
Barbara Lubliner moves fluidly from performance art to works on paper to sculpture both large and small. Additionally, Lubliner has organized and moderated panels, taught workshops, curated shows, and started a feminist newspaper. Her art practice is a confluence of art and life. Each twist and turn is driven by the desire to play with current life concerns as the springboard for her art.
In the 1990s, Lubliner started her ongoing series of work called “Aspects of the Female Experience.” This series grew out of her experiences of giving birth and mothering. Examples can be seen in the Brooklyn Museum's online feminist art base.
Katrina Majkut (My’kut), is a visual artist, curator, and writer, is dedicated to understanding how social traditions impact social and civil rights. She uniquely pushes the boundaries of observational painting by using embroidery as a painting medium to create form or challenge its inherent social bias and history. Her heavy use of still lifes pioneer new intersectional, fourth-wave feminist strategies. Majkut exhibits nationally in both commercial and college galleries, where she lectures on gender issues, art activism, and textile arts. Majkut was listed as one of four international artists starting a new chapter in feminist art by Mic Media and repeatedly listed as a must-see artist by Hyperallergic magazine.