About the project

I had a simple idea- a gathering and photograph of women-identifying and non-binary contemporary artists at a show of contemporary female sculptors, ‘Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947-2016.’  It came together nicely since Hauser Wirth & Schimmel had the show which inspired the event, its own education department run by Aandrea Stang, the ideal courtyard space and the staff to pull this off! Carrie Yury and Isabel Avila agreed to be the photographers and Ruben Diaz sponsored the photography.  I had been thinking a lot about the challenges and rewards of being fully present in the different aspects of one’s life.  This event was an opportunity to take a snapshot of all the women and non-binary identifying working artists in the LA contemporary art community.  It was an opportunity for us to capture a moment where we stood with each other in all of our diversity.  

-Kim Schoenstadt, August, 2016

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The numbers

Please note that these RSVP's represent only a fraction of the Female Identifying artists living and working in these areas. 

August 28, 2016:  Now Be Here #1, LA

Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA

893 artists RSVP'd

733 artists were able to attend

October 23, 2016:  Now Be Here #2, NY

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY 

965 artists RSVP'd

578 artists were able to attend


December 10, 2016: Now Be Here #3, South Florida, Miami

Pérez Art Museum, Miami, Fl. with The Girls' Club

633 artists RSVP'd

303 artists were able to attend


October 25, 2017: Now Be Here #4, DC/MD/VA

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

600 artists RSVP'd

465 artists were able to attend

All press inquiries not connected with a particular city should be sent to: Kim Schoenstadt

Specific cities press contacts can be found on the Press Releases: Here