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Note from Rosemary Meza-DesPlas – My exhibitions and spoken word performances for spring and summer have been largely canceled or postponed. The following is an update of scheduled exhibitions. Stay healthy and sane!

Chingonx Fire (Postponed: TBA)

Curated by April Garcia
Mexican American Cultural Center, Sam Coronado Gallery
600 River St., Austin, TX

Chingonx Fire is a group exhibit featuring womxn-identifying and non-gender specific fine artists whose artwork is tied to activism, feminism, cultural and gender identity storytelling, environmental protection, and socioeconomic parity. Curated by April Garcia, her theme, vision, and direction for the exhibit was inspired by the cultural center’s annual event La Mujer, a celebration of womxn, and inspired by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

WAVES: Feminism, Art, and Power (Postponed: Fall 2020 or early 2021)

Museum of Sonoma County
Guest curators: Karen Gutfreund
425 7th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

WAVES: Feminism, Art, and Power will present work from women artists representing diverse cultural backgrounds, generations, gender identities, and geographic perspectives, who explore themes such as gender equality, economic independence, freedom of expression, reproductive rights, changing gender roles, marriage, motherhood, identity, violence against women, activism, and empowerment. WAVES focuses on a vision for a positive, empowered future for women and girls, and their families. It is underpinned by the feminist principle that believes in political, economic and social parity for all.  

Live Wire (Postponed: TBA)

form & concept
435 S. Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM

Fiber is the material of revolution. Think of Betsy Ross stitching an early version of the American flag or Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty holding colors aloft to usher in the French Revolution. In recent decades, fiber artists from Judy Chicago to Faith Ringgold have provided potent kindling for social and political movements. Live Wire will explore fiber’s remarkable ability to conduct world-changing ideological currents. The national group show of contemporary fiber artists anchors this year’s New Mexico Fiber Crawl, which unfolds across the state throughout the month of May.

Feminisms

516 Arts
Guest Curator, Andrea R. Hanley
September 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Presented in partnership with Southwest Contemporary and the Wheelwright Museum for the American Indian, Feminisms features artists of various cultures whose creative possibilities use the theme of feminism in its most expansive meaning. This exhibition coincides with a new initiative spearheaded by the Feminist Art Coalition, the national effort seeks to inspire a broad variety of exhibitions and programs across the country that will centralize feminist perspectives and concerns in the cultural consciousness leading into election season 2020.

Manufactured Narratives (Postponed: November 2020 – late February 2021)

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
Curated by Miranda Krajniak
2 Fulton West
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Manufactured Narratives will focus on how fiber artists weave stories through their artwork. Fiber art is one of the few artistic disciplines that is intrinsically hands-on, as artist manipulate material through intense manual labor. Fiber art straddles the line between form and function as many fiber artworks can contain traditional functionality. Through each of their works, the artists create narratives that oftentimes examine personal experiences or questions.