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A Feminist Tea Party: Straddling the 49th

O’Born Contemporary

Friday June 14, 4pm-9pm/ Saturday June 15, 12-6pm/  Sunday June 16 12-5pm

Co-hosted events:

Friday June 14, 7-8pm

Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell

“Because I say it is! : Tools for Feminist Description”

Saturday June 15, 2-3pm

Kirsten Dane

“Hijabs VS Boobs: Adventures in Muslim FEMENism”

Sunday June 16, 2-3pm

Andil Grosine

“TEAROOM TRADE (Are gay men failing feminism?)”

Please see the gallery website for more information on our co-hosts and events.


Girl Show!

Artscape Baltimore

July 20-22nd, 11am – 9pm

Baltimore, MD

April 5, 9am-5pm

We will be participating in Art Practice, Activism, and Pedagogy: Some Feminist Views, a conference at Parsons the New School for Design, organized by Mira Schor.

April 9th & 10th

Saturday, January 28


We are participating in a group show at A.I.R. GalleryIllegitimate and Herstorical, curated by Emily Roydson.

We will be hosting an event on the last day of the exhibition, with Ms. Roydson in attendance. Our event will be followed by the closing reception.

See here for the full press release for this show.

November 7-9, 2011

A Feminist Tea Party: Masquerade Tea

Cal State NorthridgeWest Gallery

Friday, November 4, 1-4pm & 6-9pm

A Feminist Tea Party: Tea Dance

Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz

co-hosted events at 2:30 & 6:30pm

October 31, 2011

A Feminist Tea Party: Low Tea

Scripps College, Seal Court

October 24-27, 2001

A Feminist Tea Party: At Home Tea

with Pacific Standard Time at Pomona College Museum of Art

Monday October 24th and Tuesday October 25th
We will be welcoming guests from 12:30 until 4:30 in the afternoon as we build our set.

Do come in for a cup of tea and a chat while we’re installing at Seaver House.

Wednesday October 26th
We will be receiving guests from 4 o’clock until 9 o’clock in the evening.  Guests are welcome to come for part of any conversations or to stay for the duration. We welcome unconventional approaches do provoking dialogue and encourage humor wherever we can.

Morgan Pepper, 4:30 until 5:30

It is important to us that men are part of our contemporary conversation around feminism.  Guests are always welcome, regardless of gender, political persuasion or whether they identify as feminist.  We always like to include at least one man to provoke a conversation.

Frances Pohl, 7 o’clock until 9 o’clock
Frances Pohl will bring the students from her class, “Women, Art and Ideology” to occupy the set of A Feminist Tea Party and discuss women’s art in the context of A Feminist Tea Party. This event, like all the others, is open to other members of the Pomona community too, so please come in for a cup of tea, sweets and a conversation.

Thursday October 27th
We will be receiving guests from 11 o’clock in the morning until 6 o’clock in the evening. Guests are welcome to come for part of any conversations or to stay for the duration. We welcome unconventional approaches to provoking dialogue and encourage humor wherever we can.

Sue Casagnatto, 2:45 until 4 o’clock
Sue Casagnetto will bring the students from her class, “Philosophy of Feminism” to occupy the set of A Feminist Tea Party. This event, like all the others, is open to other members of the Pomona community too, so please come in for a cup of tea, sweets and a conversation.

Kitchen Hips & Her Little Wooden Spoons and a conversation with Aerienne Russell, 4 o’clock until 5:30
Kitchen Hips & Her Little Wooden Spoons will perform several tunes of yesteryear including Single Life is the Happy Life by Roba Stanley. After the performance Aerienne Russell of Kitchen Hips will provoke a conversation about music as a form of women’s expression.

October 20 2011
Lady Parlour Games
in collaboration with Feminist Killjoy Quarterly and in conjunction with Jennifer Dalton’s exhibition, Cool Guys Like You at 
Winkleman Gallery 

Do come in for an evening of Lady Parlour Games. We’ll have 1960’s inspired hors d’oeuvres, tea punch and OB-Gin cocktails in tea cups. We’ll play empoweringly named games like “chicktionary,” “who’s that girl” and “cHER-ades” for fun and prizes. The event will take place from 6-9pm at Winkleman Gallery.

Lady Parlour Games is a collaboration between A Feminist Tea Party, Feminist Killjoy Quarterly and Jennifer Dalton in conjunction with Jennifer Dalton’s exhibition, Cool Guys Like You at Winkleman Gallery.

April 2011

From April 4th-18th, our tea parlor installation will be at NYFA Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. From Monday April 11th-Friday April 15th, we will be in the space each day from 12noon- 5pm. As always we will be serving tea, sweets, and offering a chance for guests to participate in our event and join us for conversation.

Each day an invited co-host or team of co-hosts will lead a shorter event or discussion on a more directed topic:

Monday April 11, 2-4pm
“Feminist Swag : Bitches and Hoes in Contemporary Rap and Hip Hop”
with Jenn Dierdorf

Jenn Dierdorf is an artist and curator in Brooklyn, NY.  She received her M.F.A. in sculpture at the University of Connecticut in 2008.  For the past three years she has curated the annual performance series SAVOIR-FAIRE and founded the SOHO20 artist-in-residence program.  She is currently the director of SOHO20 gallery in Chelsea, a non-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting the visibility of women artists.

some links suggested by Jenn, related to this conversation:

Big Freedia

Byron Hurt’s documentary Beyond the Beats and Rhymes Npr story

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All from the Jimmy Fallon show
Syd tha Kyd, the girl that’s in odd future, check out the comments for this video…CRAZY!
Some women in rap
Nicky Minaj this one is good, has lyrics

Tuesday April 12, 2-4pm
“Pop Music and Feminism”
with damali abrams

damali abrams is a Guyanese-American video-performance artist who lives and works in NYC. damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery fellowship recipient. Her work has been shown at MoCADA, A.I.R. Gallery, JCAL, BRIC Rotunda Gallery and NY Studio Gallery. damali produces a weekly television series on Manhattan Neighborhood Network called Self-Help TV. Her most recent work is Autobiography of a Year II, documenting each day of 2011 with video diaries that are posted online.

Wednesday April 13, 4:30-6pm
“Male / Female (Check One)
A discussion of how our gender defines (and/or doesn’t) our everyday life”
with Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida

Jennifer Dalton gets annoyed and counts things and then gets more annoyed. Her work examines the numerous and varied chips on her shoulders and aspires to foster annoyance in others. She earned a BA in Fine Art from UCLA and an MFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She received a Pollock/Krasner Foundation grant in 2002 and a Smack Mellon Studio Fellowship for 2005-2006, and she has spent time in residence at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Millay Colony. Her work has been discussed in Artforum, ArtNEWS, Art + Auction, Art in America, Flash Art, Modern Painters, New York Magazine, the New York Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications. Her work has recently been exhibited at Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY; Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY; and Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. She lives and works and is annoyed in Brooklyn, New York.

William Powhida (b. 1976, New York) is a G-E-N-I-U-S and habitual critic of the art world. Powhida lives in Bushwick, has a studio in Williamsburg, and exhibits in Chelsea.  He studied painting at Syracuse University where he easily received a B.F.A with honors and scored an M.F.A. from the cheap-assed famed Hunter College Program. Getting a honors there was a joke.He has exhibited internationally in New York, Los Angles, Seattle, London, Madrid, Miami, Chicago, and Copenhagen. Recent shows include 41st Art on Paper Exhibition at the Weatherspoon Museum, Run Tell That: New Art from New York at Syracuse University, and Dirty Kunst at Seventeen Gallery, London. He has organized exhibitions including All Messed Up With Nowhere To Go, #class and  #rank with Jennifer Dalton, and Magicality with Eric Trosko. He also collaborated with artist Jade Townsend on the Lemonade Stand and ABMB Hooverville drawing. He recently completed a publishing residency at the Lower East Side Printshop and will be the lead artist at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center for a 4-week residency on memory next summer. That’s nothing.

Currently he is represented in Seattle by Platform Gallery and Los Angeles by Charlie James Gallery. He is negotiating new representation in New York with an absurd number of Blue Chip galleries. Follow him on Twitter @powhida if you can handle strong language.

Thursday April 14, 2-4pm
“Activism in Performance: Representing Women”
with Jaimianne Amicucci, Autumn Horne and Bonnie MacAllister

Jaimianne, Autumn and Bonnie are members of The Young Women’s Caucus, an internal caucus of the National Women’s Caucus for Art.

Jaimianne Amicucci is one of the head officers of the YoungWC and a board member of the National Woman’s Cacus. She is also a graduate of Finlandia University and will soon enter the graduate program in curatorial studies at MICA in Baltimore.  She currently works with porcelain and image transfer to create conceptual art that serves as visual aid for the tensions of global society.

Autumn Horne is an actor, aerialist, dancer, visual artist, martial artist, fight choreographer, narrative dance/movement choreographer, puppeteer, playwright and one-time zookeeper.  She is originally from South Florida, now living mostly in New York City. Her newest project is Fight or Flight Response, creating ground/aerial performances rooted in the earliest forms of story communication; gesture, dance, music, theatre. She performs with other artists, masked or unmasked, on the earth, on each other, and in the trees and sky, using aerial apparatus such as silks, static trapeze or lyra. She is dedicated to being a lifelong student as well as a teacher and performer.

Bonnie MacAllister isthe Performance Chair of the Young Women’s Caucus, a board member of the International Committee, Past President of the Philadelphia Chapter and belongs to the Philadelphia, New York and DC chapters. She is a graduate of Albright College (BA, English-French-Women’s Studies) and Temple University (MEd). She studied at the Sorbonne in Paris (Cinema and Semiotics) and the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Fulbright-Hays, History, Culture, and Migration). As a playwright and multimedia performance artist, she combines super 8, video, painting, photography, slide installations, with deconstructed breath verse. Her first large scale piece in Philadelphia was the”A-pop-ca-lipstick Burlesque Carnival” (2004). Her latest work is “She Should Have Written It: A Tale of Bohemian Surveillance” (Shubin Theatre).

Friday April 15, 1-2pm
“Sexual Relations/Violence on Campus: Why are Men seen as Violent and Women as Victims?”
with Susan Ball

Susan Ball is currently interim director of programs at the New York Foundation for the Arts, where she served on the board of directors for 13 years.  She was executive director of the College Art Association from 1986 to 2006, and director of the CAA Centennial Book Project from 2006-2010. Ball has a PhD from Yale and a B.A. from Scripps College and she has served on the boards of directors of the American Council of Learned Societies, ArtTable, the National Humanities Alliance, the National Cultural Alliance, New York Foundation for the Arts, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, and the Sylvia Center. Her publications include The Profitable Artist, edited with Peter Cobb and Felicity Hogan (forthcoming 2011), The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association(2010), Amedée Ozenfant and Purism (1981) and various scholarly and popular articles. She is currently working on “Architecture and Politics in Barcelona, Paris, and Washington, D.C. in the 1930s” with John Brigham.  Her interest in the subject at-hand is based on her personal experience as a feminist in the 1970s, which was revived by awareness of the current feminist war on crime and informed by conversations with political scientists John Brigham and Meg Mott.

Friday April 15, 2:30-3:30pm
“Is There Such a Thing As Feminist Aesthetics?”
with Eleanor Whitney

Eleanor Whitney is the Program Officer for External Affairs at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). Prior to NYFA she worked at the Rubin Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. At the Brooklyn Museum where she planned and implemented public programs for the Sackler Center for Feminist Art and taught university students in the museum’s galleries. She plays guitar in the indie rock band Corita, is a freelance writer focusing on feminist cultural critique, and co-founded the now defunct queer feminist art journal riffRAG. She is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Eugene Lang College with a concentration in Cultural Studies and Education.

March 19th-May 31st, 2011

We will be participating in a group show at the The Campbell Soady Gallery at the LGBT Center of New York,Intersecting Identities. For the first time, we will be exhibiting documents of our project through photographs, as well as a  print from the event in Miami.

Established in 1983, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center has grown to become the largest LGBT
multi-service organization on the East Coast and second largest LGBT community center in the world. The Center is a unique platform for female and queer artistic expression. We have previously exhibited the work of Mireia Sallarés, Catherine Opie, Kiki Smith, Joann Santangelo, Fierce Pussy, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Catherine Gund, Magdalena Castañeda, Kelly Klein, The Guerrilla Girls and many others.

Intersecting Identities will be up from March 19th through May 31st.

Please join us at the opening reception:
March 19th, 2011, 6:30-8pm
LGBT Center
208 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

LGBT center new york, gay center new york, intersecting identities, suzanne stroebe, caitlin rueter, a feminist tea part

February 2011

Women’s Caucus for Art, part of the CAA Annual Conference in New York.

This will be a conversational event, moderated by critic and curator Yulia Tikhonova. We will be addressing ways gender is performed among artist and curatorial collectives today. As always, everyone is welcome to join us! This event is free and open to the public.

our guests include:

Elaine Kaufmann & Danielle Mysliwiec, The Brainstormers
Lauren Denitzio, For the Birds Collective
Petruska Bazin, Project Space
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019

CAA, A feminist tea party, brainstormers, for the birds collective, petruska basin, womens caucus for art, CAA conference new york 2011, mira schorDecember 2010

A new incarnation of our project, Is The Art Fair a Carnival or a County Fair? was held at SEVEN art fair in Miami, with Winkleman Gallery as part of #rank, again organized by Jen Dalton and William Powhida.

Set at the moment before American woman were granted suffrage, the project in Miami was presented as a county fair contest/carnival game.

Playing the art fair as carnival, as a spectacle of gluttony and lasciviousness, against the image of art fair as county fair, as a “wholesome” place where community gathers to reaffirm bonds (and hierarchies), we asked visitors to the fair to play a game of trivia in order to win a prize. Over tea and apple tarts, discussions of women’s role in the art world and market were rewarded with a print.

suzanne stroebe, caitlin rueter, SEVEN art fair miami, winkleman gallery, # rank, #class, jen dalton, william powhida, a feminist tea party, feminist tea party

September 2010

A Feminist Tea Party was included in the 4heads Art Fair on Governors Island.

Each of the eight events was based around a different topic, or question, which we discussed from a feminist perspective. Below is the schedule for the events held on the island.

Saturday, September 4th

2 o’clock

Who is a feminist?

a few articles of interest:

a feminist tea party, mama grizzly, sarah palin feminist

Sunday, September 5

2 o’clock

Feminism in the news

We will view current events from a feminist perspective.

Is feminism everywhere?  Is feminism nowhere?  What does the news have to say about feminism?  What should the news say about feminism?  What should feminism say about the news?

A good, comprehensive list of articles related to this discussion can be found here on

a feminist tea party, hillary clinton middle east peace talks

Saturday, September 11

Open Forum

Today we invite guests to come in and let us know what is on their minds. Current events, politics, pop culture, art, and of course September 11th–how can these topics be viewed through a feminist lens?

As always, you’re invited to browse through our feminist library over a cup of tea if you do not want to start a discussion.

Sunday, September 12

Women, Music, and Feminism: From Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga

We will be playing a selection of LPs throughout the day. Come choose some to play and discuss!

In the meantime, here are some music videos by artists who inspire us:

2 o’clock discussion

What it Feels Like for a Girl

Hosted by Adrienne Reynolds

Do gender identities box us in? What does it mean to be male or female, masculine or feminine? Today we will discuss the fluidity of gender and sexuality.

Le Tigre, JD Samson, Kathleen Hanna, a feminist tea party

Saturday, September 18

2 o’clock

Feminism, Children and Success

Do women today still fear that having children will adversely effect their career? Is motherhood a political act? What policy changes have been made in the United States to help women balance motherhood and their profession? What changes still need to be made?

a feminist tea party, working mother

Sunday, September 19

2 o’clock

Do Feminists Like Sex?

Hosted by Diane Dwyer

kathleen hanna, a feminist tea party, bikini killkathleen hanna, a feminist tea party

Saturday, September 25

12 noon


An interactive performance by artist Laurel J. Carpenter that asks guests to contemplate if today’s feminism is watered down, a mere shadow of what it one was, or has the 21st century feminist culture so well-appropriated these values as to make them a vernacular, commonplace, or a building block of the next wave?  Are we living a culture of the future that we can’t even name or deconstruct as yet?

Laurel Jay Carpenter, Soho20 Gallery, A feminist tea party

Sunday, September 26

2 o’clock

The final party will be hosted by Malik Martin who will lead a discussion about men’s role in the contemporary feminist movement. Malik received a Ph.D. in sociology from Yale with an emphasis in historical sociology. He is currently a student at Harvard Law School.

As always, everyone is welcome!

a feminist tea party, men feminist

March 2010

A Feminist Tea Party was first held at Winkleman Gallery in New York, NY, as part of #class organized by Jen Dalton and William Powhida.

The discussion in this first iteration of our project centered around the art market of New York, and women’s place in it. We also talked about the word Feminism itself, and if it dangerous (or considered so) for women to attach this “label” to themselves or their art.

A Feminist Tea Party, Winkleman Gallery, Jennifer Dalton, William Powhida, hastagclass, #class

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