Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism

Sep 15, 2007 - ongoing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Unit CSP, PO Box 302
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Phone Number: (617)965-6274
Contact: karen frostig
  Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women and Feminism


How has feminism matured over the years?  What are the pressing agendas for today’s feminists working in the arts?

Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism, emerges as a navigational text, celebrating past victories while charting new directions for today’s second wave and third wave feminists. A feminist anthology, Blaze is comprised of feminist artists, art historians, critics, journalists, curators, interdisciplinary artists, and arts administrators of diverse backgrounds, living across the United States. The book grows out of the 2006 Annual National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) conference, held in Boston, Massachusetts.

Blaze features 14 detailed and well-documented feminist histories that narrate a number of pertinent strands of activism regarding feminist art, scholarship, and organizational development while exploring current crossroads.  The book addresses an assortment of timely issues related to leadership, representation, work, collaboration, criticism, environmental interventions, and social justice platforms. Blaze: Discourse on Art, Women, and Feminism captures feminist arts professionals working together across differences.

Co-editors: Karen E. Frostig and Kathy A. Halamka
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, LTD (UK)
Expected publication date: December 2007
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Karen E. Frostig, PhD, is a visual artist, author, associate professor at Lesley University, and research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University.  Exhibiting and lecturing across the US and abroad, her latest work concerns Holocaust legacies.  Her many publications include Expressive Arts Therapies in Schools (1998, 2007).  Dr. Frostig was co-chair of the 2006 WCA conference, chair of the panel program, and is currently a board member of the WCA.


Kathy A. Halamka is a visual artist, curator, instructor at Bentley College. She received her BA, from Stanford University, and her MFA, from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ms. Halamka was co-chairperson WCA 2006 National Conference, is a national WCA board member, regional coordinator New England “The Feminist Art Project” at Rutgers University. Her work is shown at the Bromfield Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

Documentation for this event is housed in The Feminist Art Project Archives at Rutgers University.


Event Type: Publications (books, scholarly, journals)