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Art of Survival
August 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Art of Survival is back — and this year, our art show will be bigger and better! Stop by to enjoy artwork by over 20 artists from around the Bay Area. Food, drink, and artwork will be available for purchase. More details will be following soon with the timing of the art auction.
Free admission, donations welcome – 100% of proceeds will support Bay Area Women Against Rape (www.bawar.org).
What is Art of Survival, and why are we doing this?
Art of Survival is a pop-up benefit art show about sexual assault. It’s about consent, it’s about healing through trauma, and it’s about resisting abuse and regaining control of our bodies. Art of Survival was created by a group of artists, activists, scientists, and survivors in response to #metoo, #timesup, and the growing presence of sexual violence in the media.
Each artist in the show takes a unique approach in using art to empower and educate through radical and intersectional themes and experimental mediums. Art of Survival calls for bystander intervention, commitment to practicing consent, rejection of social norms, resilient visibility, and above all, living through transformative art.
Last year’s inaugural show featured artists from around the Bay Area, and raised over $5000 for La Casa de las Madres and SFWAR, two anti-rape organizations in San Francisco. This year’s benefit show is back, with more artists, greater support, and more passion! All proceeds from the event will go to support Bay Area Woman Against Rape, an organization that provides resources, support, education, and advocacy for survivors of sexual assault.
Exhibiting artists: Mariona Barkus, Katie Benn, Gracie CT, Graciella Delgado, Carly Dreme, Ricki Dywer, Theresa Gooby, Georgia Hinaris, Danielle James, Sara Knight, Beata Krusyznski, Allison Jones, Bridgit Lee, Kirk Maynard, Bianca Ng, Cynthia Ott, Madi Pignetti, Mackenzie Pikaart, Carissa Potter, Marena Skinner, Sarah Six, Sarah E. Swist, and more!