South Florida female artists to unite for group portrait and to make a feminist statement

On Saturday, Dec. 10, more than 400 female artists will huddle in front of the Perez Art Museum Miami to shoot a group portrait and celebrate gender equality in the art world. The project, titled "Now Be Here #3," is the brainchild of Los Angeles conceptual artist Kim Schoenstadt, who aims to draw attention to underpaid and underrepresented female artists.

"Literally, this photo is a way for women artists to stand up and be counted, and tell history that they are here," says Sarah Michelle Rupert, gallery director at Girls' Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale, which is helping to organize the photo with Schoenstadt, local artist Jane Hart and PAMM's associate curator, Diana Nawi.

Schoenstadt's idea took shape over the summer, when she and more than 900 female artists piled into the courtyard of a Los Angeles art gallery. Photos from the project, which also appeared in Brooklyn in October, are uploaded to the website NowBeHereLA.com, which also lists the names and contacts for each artist.

When: 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10

Where: Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd.

Cost: Free with RSVP to bit.ly/nowbehere_3 (password: nowbehere)

Contact: 305-375-3000, PAMM.org or email nowbehere@pamm.org

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