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This is a postcard I created with the Feminist Art Workers, Nancy Angelo, Cheri Gaulke, and Laurel Klick. They had done a performance all over the country in which they fed each other with 4-foot long forks. It was based on a story that Nancy's…

This photo was taken during my first year at the WB. I'm sitting off to the side of the speakers wearing a Hawaiian shirt. We are all sitting in the proverbial circle. It was taken at an open house for the Summer Art Program on the beautiful open 3rd…

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This is a picture of an eyebolt necklace that I used to wear religiously. Made of out of ordinary hardware, it really does say women, but also "strength without a fist." That was Sheila de Bretteville's intention when she made it originally as a…

1975

When I first came to the Woman's Building, I saw this exhibition of the work of folk artist, Grandma Prisbrey. Fascinating. It had been curated by women in the FSW, one of which was Cheri Gaulke. I remember a trip that Cheri, Nancy Angelo, and I took…

1976

In 1973, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville created "Pink," a broadside meant to explore the notions of gender as associated with the color pink, for an American Institute of Graphic Arts exhibition about color. This was the only entry about the color…

1973

Shani Ginsberg and I decided that we deserved a degree for completing our two years of hard work in the FSW. So we designed this diploma and printed two of them (one for each of us) on pink satin on the letterpress in the Women's Graphic Center. I…

1979 May 26

This is a class photo of our Summer Art Program staff & students in 1979, the year I was a facilitator. I taught a performance class & it was a fabulous experience for me. A companion photo (which I also have) shows the same group after we all…

1979

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Meg Linton and I spent 3 days at the Archives of American in DC in January of 2010 researching the WB. We came across a folder of letters sent to women who wrote asking about the FSW. It was so touching to see letter after letter either typed or…

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My experience as part of the First Postcard Project at the Women’s Graphic Center in the Woman’s Building, summer ’82, was transformative. I learned about offset printing, and created the very first postcard version of my Illustrated History,…

1982

One of the most memorable experiences I had in the early eighties was the opportunity to participate in a protest performance on the steps of City Hall organized by activists at the Woman's Building

Each artist held up a fan in front of their face…

early 1980s

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