2020

Exhibitions

  • Women Eco Artists Dialog: The Legacy of Jo Hanson, March 12 - Augusr, 2020, YoloArts Barn Gallery, Woodland, California.

  • Feat to Fire: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage, January 10 - February 9, 2020, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California.

 

Education and Community Events

  • Reclaimed Paper Collage Workshop, January 26, 2020, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, California.

2019

Exhibitions

  • Bioneers Exhibition October 18-20, 2019. 

 

Education and Community Events

  • Reclaimed Paper Collage Workshop Fundraiser, November 16, 2019, San Francisco, California.

  • ISSUE 10: HER<e>TECH Magazine Launch, October 12, 2019.

  • ISSUE 10: HER<e>TECH Launch Event, Omni Commons, Oakland CA, October 12, 2019.

  • Women Eco Artists Dialog Spring Mixer + Art Share, April 12, 2019.

2018

Exhibitions

  • feminist tECnOart, WEAD online exhibition,  December 14, 2018, curated by Praba Pilar, Danielle Siembieda and Isabella La Rocca.

  • PATHWAYS FORWARD, Bioneers Exhibition October 18-20, Marin Center, San Rafael CA

  • IMAGINING SANCTUARY,  WEAD panel, April 15,  2018, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California

Education and Community Events

  • Reclaimed Paper Collage Workshop Fundraiser, December 2, 2018, Berkeley, California.

 

2017

Exhibitions

  • RECLAIMING EARTH: Works By Women Ecoartists, April 8- June 24 2017, Jewitt Gallery, San Francisco Main Library, San Francisco CA, Juror Donna Seager.

  • WEAD- Women Eco Artists Dialog Panel at the Library, April 8, 2017: https://youtu.be/-TzzqkpdgvQ

2016

Exhibitions

  • Jane Ingram Allen WEAD Artist in Residency, Lancaster Museum of Art & History, Cedar Center for the Arts, March 2016.

  • WOMEN'S UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES... IS THERE ONE?, curators panel by Linda Weinraub and participating artists Sharon Siskin, Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Ruth Wallen, and Nancy Macko, March 4 2016, MOAH/Cedar, Museum of Art & History, Lancaster CA.

  • SMALLER FOOTPRINTS: Artists Examine Global Warming, January-March 2016, MOAH:CEDAR, 44857 Cedar Avenue, Lancaster, CA. Curated by Linda Weintraub

2015

Exhibitions

  • GENERATION TO GENERATION, Bioneers’ Conference October 16, 17, & 18th. Showcase Gallery, Exhibition Hall Marin Civic Center, Marin, California. Curators Andree Thompson and Sharon Siskin.

  • UNEARTHING: 2 WEAD ARTISTS George-Ann Bowers & Reenie Charriere, Gallery Route One, Point Reyes Station, California. Curators Sharon Siskin and Susan Leibovitz Steinman.

2014 

Exhibitions

  • InterGEN- Womyn Artists’ Expressions, Impact Hub Oakland, Oakland CA,

  • Guest Curator: Stephanie A. Johnson, Co-Curator: Lauren Elder.

 

Education and Community Events

  • InterGEN- Womyn Artists’ Expressions  Workshop Series, Impact Hub Oakland CA. Workshops: Sept. 16 Zena Allen and Ayanna Bassiouri – Live performance: Music and Shadow Puppets, Sept. 22 Beth Grossman – “Table Talk” Community Conversation and Drawing. A cross cultural regard for the “Golden Rule”., Sept. 23 Ka Yan Cheung – Workshop: Graphic novels as a personal storytelling form.

  • WEAD information Table, Art In Nature/ Nature In Art Festival, Redwood Regional Park, Oakland CA.

  • WEAD Lounge, SubZero Art Festival, San Jose CA.

 

2013  

Exhibitions

  • Art as Activism, Berkeley City College, Jerry Adams Gallery, Berkeley, CA,Curators: Jan Dove and Raheleh(Minoosh) Zomorodinia

  • Art in a Time of Climatological Catastrophes, WEAD Membership Exhibition, China Brotsky Gallery, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CAJuror: Suzaan Boettger Video of exhibition http://vimeo.com/84183249

  • Sea Water Rise/Sea Change, Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA, Curators: Lauren Elder and Enid Baxter Blader Selections from the All of Us Or None Poster Archive, curated by Lincoln Cushing, 2013 Bioneers Conference, Marin Civic Center, Mill Valley, CA

 

Education and Community Events

  • Workshop related to Sea Level Rise/Sea Change exhibition, Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA, Attendance: approx. 60 Video: Sea Level Rise/ Sea Change Shoreline Interpretive Center, Hayward, CA http://vimeo.com/71215701

  • WEAD artists’ panel discussion related to Art as Activism exhibition, Berkeley City College, Berkeley, CA, Curators: Minoosh and Jan Dove

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Special Projects

  • Continued collaboration with Wells Fargo Social Responsibility Group’s Green Team recognition program – awarded two commissions to artist Chandra Glaeseman (Oregon).

 

2012 

Exhibitions

  • Convergence/Divergence,Los Medonas College Gallery, Pittsburg, CA.  Curator: Suzon Fuks Beyond Landscape, WEAD artistsMembership show, Marin Foundation, Novato, CA Curator: Patricia Watts Video: Beyond Landscape : http://vimeo.com/60805252

  • Atomic Legacy, Bioneers Conference, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

 

Education and Community Events

  • One day web-based Symposium at Los Medonas College related to Convergence/Divergence, Waterwheel, on water issues, lead by Suzon Fuks

  • Waterwheel Symposium Video at http://vimeo.com/61389170

  • Earth Day Celebration and Green House Rising,Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden, Emeryville, CA

  • WEAD’s 1st Annual Listing Artists’ Soiree, January 2012 Leila’s Café, Berkeley, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

  • WEAD On line Magazine Issue 5 and Website Directory

 

Special Projects

  • Continued collaboration with Wells Fargo Social Responsibility Group’s Green Team recognition program – awarded to Julie Kornblum (So. California) and Marisa Dipaola (New Jersey).

 

2011

Exhibitions

  • Art At the Dump: Recology, San Francisco’s Recology Artist in Residency program artists Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October.

 

Education and Community Events

  • WEAD On line Magazine Issue 3 and 4

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Special Projects

  • Continued collaboration with Wells Fargo Social Responsibility Group’s Green Team recognition program – awarded to Pamela Blotner and Lorna Stevens, both from No. California.

 

2010

Exhibitions

  • WEAD – The 15th Anniversary Exhibition of the Women Environmental Artists Directory, Department of Arts & Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA May 12 – June 12

  • Bioneers, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

 

Education and Community Events

  • WEAD – The 15th Anniversary Community Art Lecture Series and WEAD Panel Presentation,Department of Arts & Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

  • Ecoart Video Salon & Roundtable Discussion at Intersection 5M , San Francisco, CA

  • Art in the Garden Benefit Birthday party, Big Daddy Community Garden,Emeryville, CA   Saturday April 24. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission benefits WEAD’s & outreach programs.

  • Putting the Eco-Defining the Genre of Ecoart, Panel, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

  • WEAD OnLine Magazine Issue 1 and 2

 

Special Projects

  • First year of ongoing collaboration with Wells Fargo Social Responsibility Group’s Green Team recognition program – awarded to Suzanne Husky (No. California). Manage a juried competition that commissions an artist to create an eco artwork twice a year to be awarded to employees for ecological efforts in the workplace and local communities.

 

2009

  • WEAD Directory moved from printed Directory to completely digital web based Directory.

 

Exhibitions

  • From the Classroom to the Community, Bioneers, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Education and Community Events

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

  • Film Benefit: Rachel Carson film, As part of Terroir Exhibition,  curated by Tricia Watts, Cheese Factory, Marin County, CA

 

2008

Exhibitions

  • Sources: Sacred Water Sites, Curated by Betsy Damon, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Education and Community Events

  • Art and Ecology Summit, Panel curated by Patricia Watts and EcoartSpace, WEAD panelists,

  • Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

2007

Exhibitions

  • Jo Hanson Artworks: A Memorial Showing and Benefit Sale, 201 Buchanan Street, San Francisco, CA.  Sept

  • Eco-Art Strategies: Towards a Culture of Sustainability, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Education and Community Events

  • Panel, Bioneers, Eco-Art Strategies: Towards a Culture of Sustainability, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA. WEAD Information Table

 

2006

Exhibitions

  • eARThly Concerns: Activist EcoArt,Curated by WEAD,  Thatcher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

  • Eco-Art Activists: Making the Invisible Visible, Bioneers Conference, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

 

Education and Community Events

  • PaneleARThly Concerns: Activist EcoArt,Thatcher Gallery, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.

  • Round table artist Panel, Eco-Art Activists: Making the Invisible Visible, Bioneers, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA . drew 100+ participants. WEAD Information Table

  • Workshop, Moving Beyond the Frame: Eco-Artists Facing Environmental Challenges, Bioneers Conference, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA

 

2005

Exhibitions

  • EcoVisions: Bay Area Artists Exploring Global Ecological

  • Issues, curated by WEAD Board, Thoreau Gallery, Presidio, San Francisco

 

Education and Community Events

  • Roundtable Discussion for local eco artists, EcoVisions: Bay Area Artists Exploring Global Ecological

  • Issues, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Presidio, San Francisco, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

2003

Education and Community Events

  • Confluence: Women, Water & Art, Workshop, Recology Education Center and Artist in Residence Program, San Francisco, CA  All day event

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October 

 

2001

Education and Community Events

  • WEAD: Why We Do What We Do, Community Conversation, Gallery Route 1, Point Reyes Station, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

2000

Exhibitions

  • WEAD EcoArt = EcoActivism, juried exhibition, Department of Arts & Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

  • WEAD Information Table, Bioneers,  Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA, October

 

Education and Community Events

  • WEAD Eco-Art=Eco-Activism Symposium, October, JFK Art Gallery, Berkeley, CA October produced and organized a sold out, all day symposium Department of Arts & Consciousness Gallery, John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, CA

  • Video Salon & Roundtable Discussion, Intersection 5M, San Francisco, C

 

1999

  • Since 1999 WEAD had produced ecoart artist panels and exhibitions at the annual international Bioneers Conference held in Marin County and telecast around the world.

 

Biography

2010  Singers of Tales: Documenting the work of Women Environmental Artists, Anna Clarke and Elizabeth Pasterfield-Li

2007 eARThly Concerns, Debra Koppman, Artweek, San Jose, CA

2005 Eco Visions at Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Barbara Morris, Artweek, San Jose, CA

WEAD History

In 1996 Jo Hanson, Susan Leibovitz Steinman and Estelle Akamine created WEAD in response to increasing requests for artist referrals and for designing ecoart exhibits and programs. Rather than create one static program, they developed a programming tool that others could use to develop their own programs.
 

Word-of-mouth networking started in January, by WEAD’s presentation in March at the Regional N. CA. Women’s Caucus for the Arts, there were 100+ listing artists. From 1996 to 2004, with 200+ listees, editions were labor intensive cut-and-paste, xerox editions. In 1998 Estelle retired, and Jo and Susan were joined by a brilliant new group of 10 activist women artists, creating the WEAD Board of Directors, a collective volunteer creative force that continues to produce and direct all WEAD publications and outreach programs. In 2004-2006 editions were digitally mastered, a slick step up in the publishing world. But our website, begun in 1999 was our most successful form of communication, reaching by far the largest audience with the smallest carbon footprint and cost. In 2008 we suspended printing on paper. In 2010, at the ripe age of 15, WEAD launched a newly expanded and greatly improved interactive website. In 2012 WEAD launched another upgraded site, with improved access and more interactive pages.

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