Earlier this month, Superfierce celebrated the official kickoff of its month-long interactive exhibit of 30+ female artists at the Blind Whino Arts Club with an Opening Salon Party.
The Superfierce party and exhibit—which remains open to the public at Blind Whino through Nov. 4th—bring awareness to women in the arts while raising money to fund five mentorship programs between established and up-and-coming artists (with 25% of proceeds also donated to EBeauty—an organization supporting women undergoing treatment for cancer through a wig exchange program).
The Salon event offered a VIP Collectors Artist Reception in which guests heard from an expert panel on the importance of equal representation of women throughout the industry and how forming a reliable network helps accelerate female artists’ careers, allowing them to give back and pay it forward.
A general admission exhibit displayed art, photography, and sculpture from the 30+ nationally and locally-known participating Superfierce artists including Anne Marchand, Ashley Longshore, Caitlyn Price, Dominique Fierro, Julie Wolfe, Maggie O’Neill, Maryanne Pollock and more.
Guests also enjoyed music and entertainment by DJ Neekola of Pelonkey, including disco dancers and cryogenic displays of art. Sakerum and Chaplin’s served an array of passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts as well as a make your own sushi bar.
“Artists aren’t [just] artists; they are small business owners, and it’s really important we promote that message,” said Maggie O’Neill, visual artist and Superfierce Founder. “This exhibit is uniquely feminine, incredibly bold and unapologetic—when women are successful we are able to give back to our communities and pay it forward—and that’s Superfierce.”
Photography Credit: Duane Heaton