SWAN Day: Support Women Artists Now Day – Saturday, March 30th

International Women Artists' SalonCalling all women artists and their supporters!

Inviting all women artists to come share in an open Salon day to celebrate our connections, create together, and share our work.

SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now Day) is coming up next Saturday, March 30th! SWAN Day’s mission is to showcase the talent and diversity of women artists and connect them to their audiences through events worldwide. Since this is Support Women Artists Now, we invite the public to come show their support, talk with women artists, share in their work that day, participate in a women’s public performance piece in streets of NYC, and contribute to a large canvas art piece.

As part of SWAN Day, the Salon is working in collaboration with artist Vito Giancaspro in an event called Arts in Progress. As part of Vito’s series “Art to Wear” 25 women wearing blank canvases will walk together for about one hour through the streets of New York. The public performance will symbolize women’s clarity, freedom and values, as well as their creative engagement with outside audiences.

After the public street performance there will be events for the rest of the day at the Producers’ Club, at 358 West 44th Street (at 9th Avenue) from 1-6pm, including an interactive large canvas participation piece and an open mic/stage. Participation for the canvas piece will be available for contributors starting Monday, March 25th from the hours of 10am-10pm, and culminated as a finished piece at end of event on March 30th. The finished participation piece will be posted online for viewing.

During the afternoon at the Producers’ Club (1-6pm) there will be an open mic and stage for women musicians, performers, comedians, poets, and writers to present their work (up to 15 minutes). There will be an opportunity for film and video projection as well.

Refreshments will be available throughout the event.


If you are interested in participating in the public performance piece, please contact Jessica Dalton at jmd2729@gmail.com. We will meet at 11:00am on March 30th at the Producers’ Club.

If you are interested in participating in the open mic/stage/screen, please contact Su Polo at supop@rcn.com with the subject line “IWAS SWAN DAY PARTICIPANT.”

We look forward to celebrating SWAN Day with you!  This is a FREE event for participants as well as supporters who join us.

Heidi Russell, IWAS


About the Salon

International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural organization of women making art in the world today. Our aim is to bring art by women to the fore of the art world and local communities through exhibitions and events, exchanges, regular salon style gatherings, and an online forum for members and interested parties.

Our shared vision is to create a community of individuals and organizations with the resources and passion to gain critical visibility in the art world for women artists of all backgrounds and stages of career. Every member helps achieve our goal of building connections among artists, arts organizations, and the public. With your participation, there are unlimited possibilities!

Individual membership to International Women Artists’ Salon is free and open to women artists around the world of all disciplines including but not limited to music, theater, dance, video, film, fiber arts, traditional arts & crafts, visual arts, digital, writing, comedy, and installation. Organization membership is also free for women owned/women focused/women supportive arts and culture entities. We invite you to join us! Please contact us at: womenartsalon@gmail.com

Be part of a global community supporting Women of all Arts!


More than a dozen New York-based performers from across the globe will pay homage to Final logo 160 x 160px.jpginspirational women from their homelands on International Women’s Day on Friday March 8th from 9pm.

International Women Artists’ Salon in collaboration with Art Boundaries Unlimited (ABU) is presenting Salon sYmphoNY to give new voice to celebrated artists from countries of origin in honor of the annual homage to women.

Monologues, poems and even songs from countries from Scotland to Sierra Leone will pay tribute to the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world and sustained today by the women and the city of New York.

Downtown arts incubator, Dixon Place, will host this FREE event from 9-11pm in their Lounge space and invite people to enjoy their convivial bar as they are inspired by great women artists from history and the here and now.
This FREE event is curated by The OPTimistiks. http://www.theoptimistiks.com
The event runs 9-11pm at Dixon Place 161A Chrystie Street, (between Rivington and Delancey) NYC http://dixonplace.org/html/lounge.html

For more information please contact Heidi Russell at heidirussellpublicist@gmail.com or 646.272.8879

International Women Artists’ Salon http://womenartsalon.blogspot.com/
Art Boundaries Unlimited http://www.artboundariesunlimited.com/