Creating a collective; ­building a community.

In 2014, Georgia O’Keeffe’s Jimson Weed/Flower No. 1 sold at auction for $44.4 million dollars, setting the record for the highest price paid for work by a female artist. This sales record is three times the amount of the previous record, and hasn’t been superseded in the five years since it was set. 44.4 is our number. It splits, divides, shares, carries and builds.

For practicing Mothers/Artists the balance is delicate.

How can we be both mothers and artists? Our energy is siphoned, often spoken for and difficult to keep in our grasp. Mothers/Artists are piecing together time, space, resources, and the cognitive labour to create. How do we simultaneously grow our artistic practices alongside our children in a way that results in our contributions being valued in our community? These are our questions; this is our conversation.

Featured Artists

Carmen Bohn

Nashville, 2019, mixed fibre and textile.

Sayward Johnson

Ova (detail), 2016–2019, knitted copper wire, 200 x 200 cm.

Sarah Anderson

Growth, 2019, oil and wax on wood panel, 51 x 76 cm.

Jennifer Cherniack

From The One with All the Posters Series, 2012-13. 24×36″ 8.5 x 11″ multiple series enclosed with customized rubber band

Victoria Solan

Nonprofit Leadership, the Gender Gap, and Architect Barbie: A Conversation with Wanda Bubriski By Victoria Solan, Jan 02, 2014.

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Image Credit: Wanda Bubriski

Andrea Mueller

Floral collection. Sterling silver necklace with floral elements. Double leaf, petal and white freshwater pearl.

New Member Spotlight: Karen D. Miller

Motherhood Still Life #2, 2019

Hooked Fibre, 30.5” x 38”

A Mother’s Worry, 2018 Hooked Fibre 31” x 21.5"

See More of Karen's Work @ https://karendmillerstudio.com/

Buy Karen D. Miller's New Book!

Check out her newly released book, Eyes Open to the World:  Memories of Travel in Wool available here:  www.rughookingmagazine.com

44.4 Co-Founders

Elizabeth Raymer Griffin

Orange Averse Study, Photograph, 2019

Sarah Jane Estabrooks

Incoming, 2019, oil on canvas 30 in x 40 in

Current contributors

Sarah Anderson, Painter

Carmen Bohn, Fibre Artist

Jennifer Cherniack, Artist

Sarah Jane Estabrooks, Visual Artist

Sayward Johnson, Artist

Karen Miller, Artist

Andrea Mueller, Metalsmith

Elizabeth Raymer Griffin, Photographer

Lucie Raymond, Painter

Victoria Solan, Writer/Art Historian