June 9, 2018

What does it mean to be a woman artist in 2018?

Let's dig into this question. It was hard enough telling our parents we wanted to go to art school, become an illustrator, or start a podcast. It was harder still to convince ourselves that we could do it. But we did and we’re doing it.  

So here we are; it’s 2018 and we're confronting what it means to be woman, an ally, a voice, an artist. How do we see ourselves and our art in a new context? What is our role in community? How do we harness our art for social good? 

We asked creatives  from all corners of the art world to join us in a discussion on what it means to be a woman artist today. In tandem, we’ll be showcasing artwork from 50 woman-identified artists from our global community of Society6 artists. 100% of ticket sales and art sales will go to Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA. Das right, 100%. 


Join us for a summit of women artists exploring art, work and community   

Get inspired by some of the biggest game-changers in art and business.

Roll Call

Speakers and Panelists

Whitney Bell

Writer, Activist, Founder of The Stories of Women

Programming + Labs

Explore the state of art in 2018: from knowing your worth to finding your tribe and changing the world. Hear from women who have done just that.

10:45 - 11:45

I Art and You Can Too!
Know Your Worth

L A B   O N E

Who I Am

12:30 - 1:30

“Woman as Artist”

Society6 Art Show

What Else?

Join Us

Register Now

Tickets are limited! Purchase yours now!

 (And guess what? 100% of ticket sales will go to 

Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA)


Can’t come but still want to support? 

Donate Here. 

Who We Are 

L A B   T W O

“Women Artists in Community”

Creating Art at the End of the World

What's Next

4:45 - 5:30

L A B   T H R E E

“The Role of Women Artists in 2018"

6:30 - 7:15





Liu Wong


Art Director & Illustrator

Wesley Bird

Art and Culture Writer

Angella d'Avignon

Penelope Gazin

Artist & Founder of Witchsy

Artist - Tactile Matter

Kenesha Sneed

 Founder of Unique Markets 

Sonja Rasula

Anna Bullbrook

 Founder of GIRLSCHOOL & Musician

Katie Bode

Gallerist, Writer, Curator 


Founder of ilovecreates and Co-creator of People Map 

Hallie Applebaum

 Founder of Future of Women

Wynter Mitchell

Writer, Activist, Podcaster at Pop Rocket 

Founders of Dimepiece LA 

Ashley Jones & Laura Fama

 Program Director for Sexy Beast

Tera Uhlinger

Kristen Stegemoeller

Program Director for Sexy Beast 

Founder and Editor in Chief of TONAL Journal 

Zarna Surti

World Record Hoola Hooper and Author of Girl Guide

Marawa Wamp

Come for the panel discussions, stay for the art! In tandem with the event, we’ll be showcasing the work of 50 women-identified Society6 artists from around the world. All of the artwork will be available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds going directly to Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA. 


Urban Outfitters’ first concept store, Space 15 Twenty brings together retail with a space for art, events performances and pop-up shops in the center of Hollywood.

1520 North Cahuenga Blvd

Suite #1 Los Angeles, CA 90028

Nada Alic

M E E T   Y O U R  H O S T S

Stephanie Dixon

Girls Art Now! is the result of hundreds of conversations with women artists and ourselves about women, art, life and what those things mean to us. Now more than ever, we’re seeing a shift in both art and life that feels urgent, energized and necessary. We wanted to create a space where women artists could tell their stories and learn from one another. 

We’re thrilled to join forces with our partners at Sexy Beast to raise money for Planned Parenthood LA because supporting women holistically is something we believe in. We can't wait to meet you all IRL so grab your tickets now

Editorial Director - Society6 

Sr. Content Editor - Society6  

© Society6 2018



Society6 was founded in 2009 by artists, for artists. From day one, it’s been our mission to empower independent artists to profit from their work and reach a bigger audience than they ever thought possible. Today, we’re a movement that champions creative expression for all. All our products are designed by independent artists, with over 300,000 worldwide creating unique goods for everyday life. Every purchase pays an artist, and every product is made to order—just for you.

Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles began in 2014 as a biennial art world benefit, and has since grown into a vital evergreen fundraising initiative through exclusive product collaborations, local events and a robust social media presence. To date, Sexy Beast has raised over $1 million for PPLA!     

Alongside the artists, designers, celebrities, gallerists, musicians, and activists in our community of creators, we are building a platform to engage a new audience in Planned Parenthood’s work and make philanthropy, well, sexy! To learn more, follow us @SexyBeastLA and subscribe to our mailing list at SexyBeast.org

Join us for a summit of women artists, exploring art and community 

Tickets are limited! 

Purchase yours now!

 (And guess what? 100% of ticket sales will go to Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA)

Society6 Art Show

Sara Mote

Creative Director & Co-Founder of Mote

Drum & Lace


Musical Guest

we'll close out the day with an intimate performance

DJ Set by:

C O M E D Y   B Y:

Aparna Nancherla

Wall Mural by:

Robin Eisenberg

Kate Berlant