Now Be Here exists to achieve equity for women-identified and non-binary artists in the field of visual art.


Its purpose is to document the extent of this underrepresented community and provide an opportunity for artists to gather, support one another, activate discussion and create a body of materials that preserve the moments, the artists, and the resultant archive. 

Now Be Here #1, LA


Hauser Wirth & SchimmelLos Angeles, CA 


August 28, 2016, 11am-12:30pm


Photographers: Isabel Avila & Carrie Yurry with Ruben Diaz photography sponsor.


893 artists RSVP'd

733 artists were able to attend

Now Be Here #2, NY,


Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 


October 23, 2016, 9 -11am


Local artist collaborator: Shinique Smith 


Photographer: Paola Kudacki


965 artists RSVP'd

578 artists were able to attend

Now Be Here #3, South Florida, Miami 


Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Fl.

The Girls' Club


December 10, 2016,9:30-11:30 am

Local artist collaborator: Jane Hart


Photographer: Gesi Schilling


633 artists RSVP'd

303 artists were able to attend

Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA


National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.


October 25, 2017, 6:30 - 9:30pm


Local artist collaborator: Linn Meyers


Photographer: Kim Johnson

600 artists RSVP'd

465 artists were able to attend


Additional programing: Now Let's Talk

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the days possible!
Thank you to the artists for coming and to their supports who made it possible for them to attend. Thank you to each site who believed in supporting the artists. Thank you Chimento Contemporary for unselfishly supporting the project. Please write about your experiences and send them to me and I will post them in the blog section of this website.

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