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 This sales record is three times the amount of the previous record, and hasn’t been superseded in the five years since it was set. 44.4 is our number.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

Sarah Jane Estabrooks

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

Elizabeth Raymer Griffin

Lucie Raymond

Mother Earth, 2017, mixed media, 54 in x 20 in.

Carmen Bohn

Nashville, 2019, mixed fibre and textile.

Sayward Johnson

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

Andrea Mueller

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

Sarah Anderson

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

Current contributors

Sarah Anderson, Painter

Carmen Bohn, Fibre Artist

Jennifer Cherniack, Artist

Sarah Jane Estabrooks, Visual Artist

Lindsay Irene, Photographer

Sayward Johnson, Artist

Andrea Mueller, Metalsmith

Elizabeth Raymer Griffin, Photographer

Lucie Raymond, Painter

Victoria Solan, Writer/Art Historian