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Women’s Lives make News in Manchester

October 23, 2018

“Dear Womanhouse” hits the press from tiny Manchester, MI, with a demonstration of what it’s like to be female now, while paying homage to the original “Womanhouse,” put on by Judy Chicago, Miriam Shapiro and their students in 1972 that kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement. Read the story and PASS THIS ON!



Black Box Gallery opens in Dearborn

October 16, 2018

A new gallery has opened with spacious rooms and friendly people. If you go for a visit, send us your review.

What’s Happening with You?

October 16, 2018

Members, this blog is for you! Send us your upcoming shows, pics of what you’re working on, or something you need help with. We’ll post it in MEMBER NEWS and learn more about all of us.

Layers, Solo Exhibit, by Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz

October 2, 2018

imageLayers, Solo Art Exhibit, by ILham Badreddine Mahfouz

October 2 to November 30, 2018

at Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Rd , Southfield, Michigan

Meet the artist Friday October 5 th from 1:00-3:00 , there will also be a book signing for Whispers from the East.

Mafouz painting

Library hours:
Monday &Wednesday 1:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday  9:30 am till 5:30 pm
Friday and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm

Community Conversation on gun violence prevention, Saturday, May 19

May 14, 2018


Join us at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a conversation on how we can reduce gun violence. It will be held in the gallery in conjunction with the current show, Guns: Artists Respond, sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Michigan chapter. A short performance, “The Know Gun Show”, by Catherine Zudak of Pass The Hat Productions, will us start off and artists from the show will speak briefly about their work. Questions and discussion will take place through out. Several groups, including Moms Demand Action and Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence, will give their point of view, as will Clara Lawrence of Swords into Plowshares. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor will also join us. Community members from across the political spectrum are invited to share their views on the role and impact of art created in response to divisive public issues. Margaret Parker, president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, MI, says, “Standing still, in front of a powerful piece of art gives you the opportunity to process slowly, in your own way, a traumatic and life-changing event.” The event is free and open to the public.

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (SIP), 33 E. Adams at Woodward St., Detroit, MI,  313-963-7575. There is free parking off Elizabeth Street, behind the Gallery.

Change This Picture

April 6, 2018

Bicego_2nd_flatArtists have a unique role to play within the global struggle for peace & the elimination of gun violence in our own country. This exhibit is presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMI) & sponsored by Moms Demand Action (MDA). 

                        Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 14 – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 5pm.

The Gallery is occasionally closed due to downtown sports events, holidays or rentals. Check our website,, our Facebook page, or call (313-963-7575).

Year of Resistance Book Available Online

March 13, 2018

Year cover.l

Our book, made in partnership with the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, is now available here:

A year of turmoil sent women artists in Michigan into action. This book is a record of their anger, hopes, fears, disgust, dreams, nightmares and acts of resistance. 2017 will not be forgotten.

In full color 44 11″x14″ pages, each artist takes a full page to express their vision and point of view.