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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Womxn Artists of the Pacific Northwest
WhenSaturday, Nov 16, 2019, 1 – 5 p.m.
Campus locationArt Building (ART)
Campus roomJacob Lawrence Gallery
Event typesSpecial Events, Student Activities, Workshops
Event sponsorsJacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art + Art History + Design
with support from Wikipedia and Art+Feminism
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Description

Free parking is normally available on campus after 12pm on Saturdays.

Check the Gallery's website for information about getting there.


The ‘Big Four,’ or the four white male artists that comprised the Northwest School, were the subject of the famous 1953 LIFE magazine article, "Mystic Painters of the Northwest":  Guy Anderson, Kenneth Callahan, Morris Graves, and Mark Tobey. Each of these artists have robust pages on Wikipedia. However, key female-identifying artists from this time such as Margaret Gove Cafferman — who Mark Tobey cited as an influence on his work — lack Wikipedia articles.* To help address the imbalance of representation on Wikipedia, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery is organizing an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focused on female-identifying artists of the Pacific Northwest.

Childcare, snacks from local businesses, editing tutorials, books, and lists of artists will be provided.

All you need to bring is your laptop, power cord, and ideas. No previous Wikipedia experience required!

Everyone is welcome. Access to UW wifi will be provided for non-UW affiliated participants.

Please create a Wikipedia account before the event.

*Mentioned in Emily Pothast's lecture "You Are Not Invited: A Critical Survey of Seattle Art History" on May 30, 2019 at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

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