Thursday, February 26, 2009

Meet HerStory 2009 Co-Curator, Jennifer Judelsohn

The Making HerStory series is proud to welcome past participant and long time friend, Jennifer Judelsohn, as the 2009 Co-Curator. Jennifer has been a pillar of support for the program since she and HerStory creator, Michelle d. Parrish, first met. Jennifer became one of Michelle's "go-to" people if she had questions, needed artists, or simply wanted to talk.

Jennifer is an artist and art curator, as well as a psychotherapist and educator. She is the author/illustrator of the book "Songs of Creation: Meditations on the Sacred Hebrew Alphabet," an awesome publication highlighting the beauty of her work, but also educating its readers about the Hebrew Language.
Her artistic ability is vast. Her current work as an artist is primarily of works done with acrylic paint on canvas. She previously created a series of mandalas in
Prismacolor pencil on black paper. She also has worked in collage,
watercolor, sculpture, assemblage, and mixed media.
She is a member of the Women's Caucus for Art and has served on the steering committee of WCA-DC for five years. She currently sits on the board of Project Create, an
after-school program of free, professionally taught art classes for
at-risk youth in Washington, DC. She has taught a variety of art classes
for children and adults and is currently facilitating a monthly seminar
on "Artmaking as a Spiritual Practice." She has been curating "The
Evolution of Art" series--which highlights the work of emerging local
arts--at Beanetics Coffee Roasters in Annandale, Virginia, since December 2007.
You can learn more about Jennifer and her work by visiting her website,

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Author and Fine Art Photographer, Robin McDougal, to Headline H4's Opening at Peace & a Cup of Joe on March 14, 2009

Long time HerStory friend and past participant, Robin McDougal, will debut her new book, "Touch Me Here: Passionate Love Letters For the Seasons of Love" at the Baltimore opening of H4. Robin has graced us with her vivid photographs as a past participant in the visual exhibition, so we are delighted that she has chosen HerStory as the venue to debut her latest venture.
Touch Me Here is a collection of beautiful letters that speak to the one emotion shared by all--Love. The book combines the electric emotion of written love letters and the brilliance of Robin's fine art photographs. Robin's collection seeks to provide you with that "sweet nostalgic feeling as you recall the magic of your first kiss, the mixed emotions you get when you see your one true love, the depression of having unrequited love and the insatiable thirst of longing for someone you can't have."
Funds from the sale of this book will help Robin meet her goal of donating $250,000 for the National "Go Red for Women" movement and an additional $125,000 for the "Go Red for Women" movement of the Greater Washington Region. She is actively spreading the message, "Love Your Heart," to American women through e-GLAM Inc.'s Friendship Tour. Heart disease is the number one killer of women in America.
Join us for moving readings and a day of doing your part for your heart at the Baltimore opening event for H4 on the afternoon of March 14, 2009, 3-5pm, at Peace & a Cup of Joe, 713 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD. Peace & a Cup of Joe is HerStory's original home and the ownership can't be more excited to have Robin back again. See art, hear words, and have fun.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Fox 5 News' Shawn Yancy to Join 2009 Making HerStory Exhibition

The Making HerStory art series is proud to announce that long time friend and supporter, Shawn Yancy, has decided to join the 2009 HerStory cast as a visual exhibitor. Her participation in HerStory will mark her first public debut as an artist.

An award winning journalist, Shawn anchors FOX 5 News (WTTG) at 5 and 10pm. When she's not telling other people's stories on the news, she's telling her own stories through her art. Her mixed media and abstract originals are vibrant in style and color as well as intricate in detail and technique. "I love painting on canvas, wood, steel; you name it and I'll paint it. I find beauty in almost everything around me. Life and its many colors inspire my moods and my mind to create," says Shawn.
As with many of the HerStory girls, Shawn has been drawing, painting and creating as long as she can remember. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three wonderful sons.
The Making HerStory art series is proud that Shawn has chosen our celebration for her debut. Make HerStory!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Historic Sewall-Belmont House to Serve as Main Venue for H4 Exhibition

The Making HerStory art series is proud to announce its newest alliance with the historic Sewall-Belmont House in Washington, DC.  SBH will serve as host to the main exhibition this year marking the first time Making HerStory will be held in Washington, DC.  In 2008, the series brought two exhibitions to the city marking its entry into the District of Columbia.  2009 will be the first time the main event is held outside of Baltimore, MD.  In addition to SBH, simultaneous exhibitions will be held at Peace & a Cup of Joe Cafe' (Baltimore, MD), which is the original home of the series, and Beanetics Coffee Roasters (Annandale, VA).  

The 4th annual event will open to the public on March 1, 2009 marking the first day of Women's History Month.  Please stay logged in to our blog for details on new events and other cool information about women in the arts.

What:     Making HerStory 4: Feminine Reflection
Where:   The Sewall-Belmont House
                144 Constitution Ave., NE
                Washington, DC

                Peace & a Cup of Joe Cafe'
                713 W. Pratt Street
                Baltimore, MD

               Beanetics Coffee Roasters
               7028 Columbia Pike
               Annandale, VA
When:   March 1-May 3, 2009

Join us for the opening reception on the evening of March 5, 2009, 6-8pm at the Sewall-Belmont House.


Friday, February 13, 2009

The 2009 "Making HerStory" Season Has Officially Begun

The Making HerStory art series presents "Making HerStory 4: Feminine Reflection," the 4th annual celebration of women in the arts.

Making HerStory was created initially as a way to celebrate Women's History Month and honor art at the same time. We quickly learned that there was a void to be filled in the celebration of women in art--especially those women who were lesser known.

With a little re-direction, the focus of HerStory is to build upon the collective creativity that we share as women artist in all genres and to provide a stage for the voices of those women artists to be heard.

Annually, we come together to celebrate one another in sisterhood and art and to support those who also value our collaborative contribution. HerStory's annual exhbition and programming hopes to create and develop a historical fabric for women in art and create a base from which we can write our history ourselves.