Happy Women’s History Month!
When we talk about the glass ceiling, it’s usually about corporate boardrooms or representation in government, but the hidden barriers women face in the workforce extend to creative communities as well.
For example, says Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, “Women artists far outnumber men in art schools, and yet they comprise only 30% of artists on display in museums and galleries. And full-time women artists make an average of 81 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts.”
That’s what Saatchi Art and Society6 have teamed up for a new campaign they are calling “Refuse to be the Muse.” The goal is “introduce people to a selection of women artists with very different backgrounds who are making works in a wide range of styles. Through our ‘Refuse to be the Muse’ campaign, we want to celebrate and support women artists, and introduce their vibrant and compelling works to a global audience.”
Saatchi Art has issues an all-women artist catalog featuring Erin Armstrong, Lisa Krannichfeld, and Lisa Hunt, among others. They also commissioned Los Angeles based artist Kelly Puissegur, to create two original artworks. Saatchi Art is selling the original works on the site along with limited edition prints. Society6will also sell prints, posters, stickers, tote bags, and t-shirts featuring the design.
Check out what Kelly created for “Refuse to be the Muse” in the slideshow, along with a few of our favorites from the catalog!