Women and Art Round Table

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Women and Art Round Table

    Women and Art Round Table

    Online Resources




    ARLIS/NA is a growing, dynamic organization promoting the interests of nearly 1,000 members. The membership includes architecture and art librarians, visual resources professionals, artists, curators, educators, publishers, and others interested in visual arts information. To serve this diverse constituency, the Society provides a wide range of programs and services within an organizational structure that promotes participation at all levels.. (annotation source: ARLIS/NA website)

IFLA- Art Libraries Section

    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

    The [Art Libraries] Section strives to improve access to information about these subjects for users of independent research libraries, museum libraries, art libraries attached to educational institutions art departments within national, college, university and public libraries, government departments and agencies, libraries in cultural centres and other collections of art information. The Section is also concerned with the creation, study and enjoyment of the visual arts through these libraries and with the encouragement of activities of national and regional societies of art librarians and visual resources curators. It provides an international forum for the free exchange of information and materials on art and furthers the aims of the Core Activities of IFLA. (annotation source: IFLA website)


Feminist Art History Listserv (FAH)

    The Feminist Art History Listserv (FAH) is for researchers, curators, art historians, faculty, students, and all those interested in discussing research issues and sharing resources of women artists throughout history. The focus of this listserv is the discussion of women artists in all levels of curricula and research. The mission of this listserv is to increase the visibility of women artists in all aspects of the art world. Topics may include: theoretical discourse of

    historical or contemporary women artists' imagery; sharing obscure resources; discussing newly discovered underrepresented artists; sharing course syllabi and bibliographies; and anything else that will heighten the visibility of women in the arts. All levels of students are encouraged

    (annotation source: to submit queries on their research topics.

Women Artists Listserv (WAL)

    The Women Artists Listserv (WAL) is a discussion forum for contemporary international women artists. Designed for women to communicate worldwide, this resource is open for women artists of all backgrounds. Students are encouraged to participate.

    Topics may include: exhibition opportunities; studio space; sharing resources; materials/technical issues; balancing art, family, relationships and work; obstacles/opportunities facing women artists today; networking; financial issues; forming international alliances; how to use electronic resources to gain visibility; marketing and sales, etc. (annotation source:

    3. NEWS & DISCUSSION (News & Discussion)

    This site is a combination news magazine and discussion for feminists interested in visual art, feminist theory, art history, art criticism, art creation, and cultural studies. It contains close to thirty images and a variety of news and articles. (annotation source: INFOMINE)


Women's Caucus for Art

    The WCA is a membership organization which assists women working in the visual arts by, for example, supporting pertinent legislation, exhibitions of art by women, and the publication of women's writing about art. Toward this end the web site offers resources such as news, a member forum, a short listing of calls for art and about thirty links. (annotation source: INFOMINE)


National Museum of Women in the Arts

    Created in 1997 in celebration of the Museum's tenth anniversary, the Website of the National Museum of Women in the Arts currently features a video tour. Narrated by Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, whose collection of art by women forms the foundation of the Museum's permanent collection, the tour is conveniently divided into 21 sections, so that users can select only those they wish to view (approximate download times are one to five minutes per clip). Ms. Holladay provides anecdotes about each work. In addition to the video, the site's table of contents lists resources including artist biographies, curriculum packets for teachers, and information about booking tours and events at the Museum in Washington, DC. (annotation from the Scout Report)


Women and Art Sites: from ACRL Womens Studies Section:

    This page provides a selective, annotated list of links with information on women in the visual arts. Individual women artists' Web pages are not listed, although sites with lists of such links are included." The page has been developed as part of WSSLINKS, a project of the Women's Studies Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. (annotation source: INFOMINE)


Art Cyclopedia: Women Artists

    Art Cyclopedia is a comprehensive index of artists represented at hundreds of museum sites, image archives, and other online resources. It indexes 700 leading arts sites, 24,000 links directly to an estimated 80,000 works by 7,000 different artists. The Women Artists section has over 850 women artists currently in the database. (annotation source: INFOMINE)

Artist Index: The World’s Women Online

    The World's Women On-Line! is an electronic art networking project originally established to be presented at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995. ....this site focuses attention on the vase resourc of women's experience and culture. Currently, The World's Women On-Line! showcases imagery by over 1,000 professional artists from 64 countries. (annotation from World’s Women Online)

Les Femmes Artistes du Canada/Women Artists in Canada

    A searchable collection of works and information on about 200 contemporary Canadian women artists. Includes related writings (see "Dissertation") and bibliography. Also available in French. From Canada's Digital Collections. (annotation source: Librarian’s Index to the Internet)

Perspectives: Women Artists in North America

    This exhibit "celebrates the important contributions of women in the arts from Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. The Web exhibit features historical, modern, and contemporary art." Searchable, or browse by major topics (private worlds, land and place, modernity, beyond modernity). From the Virtual Museum of Canada. Available in English, French, and Spanish. (annotation source: Librarian’s Index to the Internet)

The Varo Registry of Women Artists

    The Varo Registry is an electronic registry of artwork by contemporary international women artists The Varo Registry is designed to provide all women artists an opportunity to become part of today's electronic community. Each artist is provided with her own personal web page of images, background information, and artist's statement. This site is designed for educational use by the fine art and commercial art worlds, and the general public to introduce works by contemporary women artists. (annotation source: INFOMINE)

    Women Artists: Self Portraits and Representations of Womanhood from the Medieval Period to the Present

    Over sixty women artists are represented here, organized by time period. Each artist has a paragraph of biography, a thumbnail example of her work which can be enlarged, and a listing

    (annotation source: INFOMINE) of references.

Women Artists in Canada - Celebrating Women's Achievements

    Women Artists in Canada - Celebrating Women's Achievements. As in other areas of endeavour, women in Canada have faced many obstacles in pursuing careers as artists and in gaining recognition for their artistic achievements. Marital and child-rearing responsibilities left little time or energy for artistic pursuits. Of those artists who remained unmarried, few could support themselves on their artistic earnings and therefore sought other forms of employment. Art education and involvement in professional organizations was limited in various ways. Women artists frequently chose subjects rooted in their personal lives and experiences, which ran counter to trends in mainstream Canadian art. Coverage of their work was minimal in the early standard histories. (annotation source: INFOMINE)

Women Artists in History

    This is an index of women artists during the medieval times through the 20th century (and also contemporary artists). It doesn't have information on all artists listed but is ongoing as people create more webpages on these women and continue to be linked to this page. (annotation source:


Women Artists of the American West

    "Women Artists of the American West (WAAW) ... is designed as an interdisciplinary resource and a distance learning course. The WAAW Internet archive currently contains 17 collections, arranged according to four themes: community, identity, spirituality and locality. Each collection is comprised of illustrated essays, most of which have been written specifically for WAAW by recognized art historians, curators and artists." From Purdue University, Indiana. (annotation source: Librarian’s Index to the Internet)


International Archive of Women in Architecture

    A collection of "professional papers of women architects, landscape architects, designers, architectural historians and critics, and urban planners, and the records of women's architectural organizations, from around the world." Includes hundreds of images, biographical information (under "Online Inventories of IAWA Collections" as well as the biographical directory), and information on the Milka Bliznakov Prize. From the libraries and architecture school at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). (annotation source: Librarian’s Index to

    the Internet)


National Geographic's Women Photographers

    Brief profiles and works of Jodi Cobb, Karen Kasmauski, Maria Stenzel, Annie Griffiths Belt, and Sisse Brimberg, with their audio commentaries on the photos. Requires Flash. From the Newseum. (annotation source: Librarian’s Index to the Internet)

Women Photographers

    An exhibit of photographs by 30 women, including Berenice Abbott, Imogen Cunningham, Olivia Parker, and Barbara Morgan. Includes commentary about each photographer. From the California Museum of Photography, University of California, Riverside. (annotation source: Librarian’s

    Index to the Internet)


Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun : 1755-1842

    This website contains a gallery of more than 500 paintings from the French portrait artist Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, who "knew and painted the portraits of just about every prominent figure in Europe and Russia from approximately 1770 to 1835."

    For scholars of art history, the site presents fulltext books, including "The Memoirs of Madame Vigee LeBrun," and exhibition catalogs. An annotated chronological painting list is provided by Charles Stein, a museum guide details the locations of Le Brun's works in the U.S. and abroad, and a special page is devoted to the thirty portraits Le Brun painted of Marie Antionette. (annotation source: INFOMINE)

The Life and Art of Artemisia Gentileschi

    A chronological tour of the paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi is offered on this website. 32 paintings are presented, with information on the works as well as biographical information on the artist. An index of the 32 works allows users to find a specific painting, and there are also links to other Gentileschi sites. (annotation source: INFOMINE)

Frida Kahlo and Contemporary Thoughts

    Frida Kahlo page features a comprehensive bibliography, a short biography, critical essays about the artist, a paintings section with links to images of the works and museums or galleries where they are housed, and a section on Frida Kahlo in the contemporary arts. (annotation source:



Oh What a Difference a Difference Makes: Gender in the Visual Arts

Changes in the expression of gender and gender roles in portraits, nudes, depictions of mothers

and fathers, and gendered work roles are the topics examined in this illustrated lecture from a

(annotation source: Librarian’s Index to the Internet) professor of English.

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