On Oct.19, artists from across the country will come together for SUPERFIERCE, a traveling art exhibit by female artists paying it forward. The inaugural event, SUPERFIERCE DC, will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Washington D.C. at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Maggie O’Neill, a fine artist and co-founder of design and fabrication firm SwatchRoom, created SUPERFIERCE with the goal of providing a supportive and judgment free environment for female artists to come together, learn about business best practices, and give back to female-focused charities. “I am incredibly fortunate to have such remarkable female mentors who have helped me reach new heights as an artist, an entrepreneur and business professional,” O’Neill said. “When I graduated from art school, I sensed a huge void in our industry and wanted to provide an opportunity for women to come together, grow as professionals and build each other up, personally and professionally.”
Highly acclaimed artists Lana Gomez and Ashley Longshore and DC’s Maggie O’Neill, Dominique Fierro and Violetta Markelou, will showcase their artwork at the event. Additional artists to be announced this month.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SUPERFIERCE will be raising funds on behalf of EBeauty, a local non-profit organization that supports women undergoing treatment for cancer through the EBeauty Community, Wig Exchange Program and other charitable initiatives. “As a two-time breast cancer survivor, I know first hand the kind of struggles women go through when fighting to win the battle against this disease,” said Carolyn Callahan Keller, Founder of EBeauty.com. “The entire concept behind SUPERFIERCE represents bravery, female empowerment and paying it forward – values we share in our EBeauty Community. We are thrilled to be partnering with Maggie and her team of SUPERFIERCE women to kick off this amazing program.”
To celebrate EBeauty and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will be illuminated pink on Oct. 19th.