Women Woven Together
Musea Art Call is Open!
Women artists are invited to participate.
Entry is open Today through February 28th.
A message from Musea Curator, Shiloh Sophia
I’m sending blessings on this day of Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere, marking the mid-point between winter solstice and spring equinox. A time when growth begins to peek through after a frost, bringing forth new sprouts of life and possibility…
As we begin a new month we have lots to look forward to! Our Musea Museum continues to evolve and grow. January was a powerful time as we had our first duo-exhibit show and now have nearly 500 members we are actively collaborating with in our ongoing mission to uplift women’s voices and art around the world.
Today we have officially opened our Musea Art Call, Women Woven Together. This call for entry is especially exciting as it will be in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8th) as well as the upcoming convening of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW65) starting March 15th for two weeks.
What’s even more exciting is we have been accepted to hold a session during the UNCSW virtual Forum Parallel Event! We’ve participated for 7 years and this is such an honor for Musea to share our mission with a global audience. Our topic is Revisioning the Future of Feminine Business Models. I invite you to mark your calendar to join us Friday March 19th at 1:30pm PT for our session. We will share more as details unfold.
About the Women Woven Together Call for Entry:
Part of our mission at MUSEA is to give women an opportunity to express, through painting, their views and interpretations of “the status of women” and our interconnectedness. This is a way to report on ourselves and be the ones creating the image of the Feminine we want to see in the world. This art call is the continuation of the work that our Curator, Shiloh Sophia, has been leading at the United Nations for the last 7 years.
For her Inaugural visit to UNCSW in 2013, Sophia presented a global show of over 40 women artists displaying the healing art of women and demonstrating the powerful impact art can have post trauma. We invite you to watch if you haven’t yet.
Over the years we have had thousands of students paint the Feminine through our courses – whether that’s Red Madonna, Color of Woman, Legend, Artifact or another course. So many incredible images are out there and I hope you will consider submitting yours for this Art Call. To be clear, your painting can be any image of the Feminine you wish to submit for consideration.
By bringing our own images forward, we are taking a stand for women everywhere to see themselves in a new way. Not the way society says we should look, but rather who we are as women and the diverse cultures we bring to the world.
May our images inspire women and girls everywhere to reconnect with their most self-expressed life.
with pure JOY for our connection,
2016 Trip to UNCSW
“We stand firm in our commitment to protect and promote the right to freedom of expression, including artistic and creative expression. In addition to being an integral part of the protected human right to freedom of expression, artistic and creative expression is critical to the human spirit, the development of vibrant cultures, and the functioning of democratic societies. Artistic expression connects us all, transcending borders and barriers”. ~ This quote has come from a joint statement made by 57 State Members at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva and delivered by Ambassador Janis Karklins, the Permanent Representative of Latvia to the United Nations on September 18, 2015