The inaugural Superfierce exhibition opens this week, and will run through November 4 featuring 30+ nationally- and locally-known female artists, photographers and sculptors including Anne Marchand, Ashley Longshore, Caitlyn Teal Price, Dominique Fierro, Julie Wolfe, Lana Gomez, Maggie O’Neill, Maryanne Pollock and more.
The month-long interactive exhibit will officially kickoff with an Opening Salon Party on October 5 at the show’s host site, Blind Whino. The event will help fund five mentorship programs between prominent and up-and-coming artists to further opportunities for women in the arts. Tickets can be purchased at www.superfierce.org.
Founded by local artist Maggie O’Neill, Superfierce is a movement within the art industry aimed at creating a foundation of support, connectivity and resources for female artists.
More than half of visual artists throughout the world are women, yet less than 5% of work displayed in major museums is created by women. This gross underrepresentation is the force that drives Superfierce in building a universal network of creatives whose common goal is to accelerate female artists’ careers. In providing both established and up-and-coming female artists the tools needed to succeed as entrepreneurs and business owners, Superfierce creates a pay-it-forward platform allowing its network to give back to the ever-evolving art community.
“Superfierce is committed to creating a platform of visibility and connectivity for women visual artists,” says O’Neill. “Through awareness, mentorship and business opportunities we intend to change the statistics for female artists by increasing representation in permanent collections while terminating the existing pay gap.”
Twenty-five percent of all Superfierce art and boutique sales through November 4th will be donated to EBeauty, an organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through their wig exchange program.
Event sponsors Lyft, Veuve Clicquot and Bureau will host ongoing activation events open to the public, including panel and networking events in which women business owners share their secrets, strategy, solidarity and strengths, a portfolio review day in which our female artists seek professional development and feedback.
Superfierce hours of operation are from 12-4 p.m. on weekends or by appointment. For more information, party ticket purchases and ongoing event details, visit www.superfierce.org, or follow @superfierce_dc on Instagram and @BeSuperFierce on Facebook.