A 2019 survey of the permanent collections of 18 prominent U.S. art museums found that the represented artists are 87% male and 85% white. The reality is that women have never been treated equally in the art world, and their work continues to be underrepresented and severely undervalued. With Women’s Work, we explore the artistic domains that have been gendered as women-only spaces; quilting, knitting, crocheting, and tatting all fit within this female confine but so too are disciplines such as basketry and millinery.
Camden FireWorks invites women-identifying artists from all disciplines to submit their entries to Women’s Work: Examining the Domain of Domestic Arts. A prospectus of the exhibition can be found here: Womens Work prospectus
About Camden FireWorks
Camden FireWorks opened in Camden, NJ in June of 2016. Camden FireWorks’ mission is to use art to create social change. As the only independent art gallery in Camden, New Jersey, we have featured artwork from diverse artists representing a variety of disciplines. In addition, we offer studio rentals, art workshops, and hosts exhibitions and cultural performances in our 1889 firehouse.