For March‚Äôs National Women’s History Month, the National Women‚Äôs History‚Äôs Project (NWHP) is honoring the achievements of twelve artists, including Judy Chicago, Faith Ringgold, and Season 4‚Äôs Nancy Spero.
Women‚Äôs Art: Women‚Äôs Vision, the theme this year, pays tribute to the originality and imagination of the creative impulse. The NWHP was founded in 1980 in Santa Rosa, California by Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett and Bette Morgan to broadcast women‚Äôs historical achievements. The NWHP started by leading a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as National Women‚Äôs History Month. Today, the NWHP is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women‚Äôs history for educators, community organizations, parents, and for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women contributions to U. S. history.
Nancy Spero is renowned for her politically-charged work as both artist and activist. She has shown in major solo and group exhibitions around the world for over forty years, and was a co-founder of A.I.R. (Artists In Residence) Gallery in New York City in 1972, the very first collective of women artists in the U.S.
For further information on the National Women’s History Project and the 2008 honorees, please visit the NHCP website.