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Public Art Dialogue, the Committee for Women in the Arts, and the Queer Caucus invite you to celebrate the work of the activist artist collective fierce pussy, who will be receiving the 2019 Public Art Dialogue Award for achievement in the field of public art. Hosted at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the awards ceremony will start at 5:45 with drinks and socializing to follow.

fierce pussy formed in New York City in 1991 as an often-shifting collective of queer women artists. This is manifested in their ephemeral, guerrilla, and democratic public art practice in combination with their continuing and sustained LGBTQ+, HIV/AIDS, and get-out-the-vote activism. Four of the original core members, Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard, and Carrie Yamaoka, still work together. AND SO ARE YOU (1991-2018), fierce pussy’s year-long site-specific window installation, is currently on view on the facade of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Public Art Dialogue (PAD) is an organization devoted to public art. PAD was founded on the premise that dialogue is the essential element in all effective public art endeavors. Our goal is to provide platforms for dialogue among public art professionals and students across disciplines. Our membership includes art historians, artists, curators, administrators, educators, architects, landscape architects, and others engaged with the wide arc that public art encompasses. Since 2009, PAD has given an annual award for achievement in the field of public art to individuals whose contributions have greatly influenced public art practice. Recent recipients of the PAD Award include Judy Baca, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Kirk Savage, and Tom Finkelpearl.

The Committee on Women in the Arts (CWA) promotes the scholarly study and recognition of women’s contributions to the visual arts and to critical and art-historical studies; advocates for feminist scholarship and activism in art; develops partnerships with organizations with compatible missions; monitors the status of women in the visual-arts professions; provides historical and current resources on feminist issues; and supports emerging artists and scholars in their careers.The Queer Caucus for Art (QCA) is an affiliate society of the College Art Association--a professional organization of artists, art historians, critics and curators based in the United States. The group seeks to represent the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender arts professionals, while pushing for greater visibility of LGBTQIA concerns in arts related disciplines. Founded by Jonathan Katz and Mary Stratton in 1989, the QCA has been a steady force in the fields of art and art history for nearly thirty years. Event image by Timothy Schenck.

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