Why Then, Why Now

Sat Nov 3, 2007

On the eve of the 30th anniversary of Women & Their Work, W&TW will host a vigorous discussion on the state of women artists at the time of the organization’s origins up through today.

The panel of artists, cultural workers and art curators will discuss the period in which W&TW began, the state of feminism and women’s art during the last three decades and the role of W&TW in the lives of women artists today and in Austin’s cultural and artistic communities.

Rita Starpattern, co-founder and first director of W&TW, will be honored.


Moderator: Kay Turner, Ph.D, Adjunct Professor at New York University, Folklorist for the Borough of

Brooklyn, Author, Singer/songwriter

Connie Arismendi, Artist

Rachel Cook, Artist, Independent Curator, Writer, Editor for Glasstire

Joey Fauerso, Artist and Assistant Professor at Texas State University

Sanudra Goldman, Writer and Art Historian

Deborah Hay, Dancer and Choreographer

Laurence Miller, Founder, Fluent Collaborative

Margo Sawyer, Artist and Professor at The University of Texas