My Lefty on Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

I'm very pleased to announce that my Lefty "Full of it" (pictured left) will be part of the BARED exhibit at the Ground Floor Gallery. This exhibition explores the gendered narratives that clothe and fashion the body as well as gender subversion and the traditional male gaze. It was curated by Sally Deskins and features the work of selected artists from the book of the same name, published in January 2017 by Les Femmes Folles. The exhibit runs from August 2 - September 2, 2017. 

Interestingly enough when I was recently chatting with Susun Weed on her radio show she mentioned that the Goddess Ephesus who was my inspiration for "Full of it" might possibly be sprouting rows of testicles, not breasts as I had originally thought.  Hmmmm...food for thought!

"Love that image!" ~ Janet Decker Yanez, Artist/Curator/Director, Ground Floor Gallery + Studios

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About the Exhibit: BARED
Curated by Sally Deskins

Artists: Kathy Crabbe, Courtney Kenny Porto, Libby Rowe, Chuka Susan Chesney, Stacy Howe, Teresa Dunn, Cathy Sarkowsky, Bonnie Gloris, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Susan Jamison, KA Letts, Susan Detroy, Florine Desmothene, Evelyn Katz, Belgin Yucelen, Suzanne Proulx, Lauren Rinaldi, Amy Cerra, and Marlana Adele Vassar.

Bared Exhibit at Ground Floor Gallery

Ground Floor Gallery: BARED Exhibit
August 2 – September 2, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5, 2017 6-9 pm

942 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37210
Gallery Hours: Wednesday 9am-1pm
Thursdays 5-8pm
Otherwise by appointment
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Contact: 615.478.1467

Ground Floor Gallery is committed to providing contemporary exhibitions with depth and relevance in multiple disciplines for a diverse audience with the intent to connect artists with other art professionals, community builders and potential buyers. We present artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work in an alternative gallery and collective artist community, which allows artists to take risks that are not generally supported by commercial galleries.

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About Les Femmes Folles

Les Femmes Folles is a volunteer organization founded in 2011 with the mission to support and promote women in all forms, styles and levels of art from around the world with the online journal, print annuals, exhibitions and events; originally inspired by artist Wanda Ewing and her curated exhibit by the name Les Femmes Folles (Wild Women). LFF was created and is curated by Sally Deskins.  LFF Books is a micro-feminist press that publishes 1-2 books per year by the creators of Les Femmes Folles including the award-winning Intimates & Fools (Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2014), The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Laura Madeline Wiseman/Lauren Rinaldi, 2015) and BARED: Contemporary Poetry & Art by Women (Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman, 2017). Other titles include Les Femmes Folles: The Women 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 available on blurb.com, including art, poetry and interview excerpts from women artists. See the latest call for work on the Submissions page.

Sally Deskins is an artist, writer, curator, mother and wife based in Morgantown, West Virginia. Her art explores gender, the body and motherhood and has been exhibited nationally in group and solo shows. Her writing focuses on women, feminist and curatorial issues and has been published in Bitch Magazine, Hyperallergic and n.paradoxa, among others. She has curated several independent exhibits around feminism and women. She founded Les Femmes Folles, an organization providing a platform for women in all levels, genres and styles of art. She obtained an MA in art history from West Virginia in 2016 where she won two awards for her thesis research examining the curating of Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. She is currently Exhibits Coordinator for West Virginia University Libraries.

New Moon Goddess Paintings of the Month

Paintings can be purchased by emailing me at kathy@kathycrabbe.com Shipping is $5 to the United States and Canada and $7 elsewhere.

New Moon Goddesses of the Month by Kathy Crabbe

the goddess is in by Kathy Crabbe
the goddess is in by Kathy Crabbe
Sturm und Drang by Kathy Crabbe
Sturm und Drang by Kathy Crabbe
Runic Tree Goddess by Kathy Crabbe
Runic Tree Goddess by Kathy Crabbe

The Ash Tree represents the third lunar month, also known as the “Moon of Floods.” It is associated with the Spring Equinox and is sacred to Poseidon, god of the sea. The Ash is sacred to Wednesday and the Ash affirmation is, “I am a wind on the sea.” Ash is a watery, and emotional moon and it’s healing secret is, “From the viper’s poison comes the tonic of life.” The emotional turmoil that accompanies this Moon can teach us a great deal about our inner self so that we can express who we are more honestly. ~ Year of Moons, Season of Trees by Pattalee Glass-Koentop

Pao-Yueh by Kathy Crabbe
Pao-Yueh by Kathy Crabbe

Pao-Yueh: "Precious mouth," a heroic Chinese queen. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Goddess Mertseger by Kathy Crabbe
Goddess Mertseger by Kathy Crabbe

Mertseger: "Friend of silence," she lived on the pyramidal peak of the burial ground at Egyptian Thebes. Benevolent and punishing by turns, she was sometimes shown as a snake with three heads -- one its own, one human, one that of a vulture -- and sometimes as a snake with a human head. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Goddess Bast by Kathy Crabbe
Goddess Bast by Kathy Crabbe

Bast: She originated in the Nile delta, but by 93- B.C., the power of Bast was acknowledged by all Egyptians. Bast ruled pleasure and dancing, music and joy. At first she was a lion-goddess of sunset, symbolizing the fertilizing force of the sun's rays. Later her image grew tamer: she became a cat carrying the sun, or a cat-headed woman who bore on her breastplate the lion of her former self. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Elven Dream Priestess & Puss by Kathy Crabbe
Elven Dream Priestess & Puss by Kathy Crabbe
Brigid by Kathy Crabbe
Brigid by Kathy Crabbe

Brigid: Probably the clearest example of the survival of an early goddess into Christian times is Brigid, the great triple goddess of the Celtic Irish who appeared as Brigantia in England, Bride in Scotland, and Brigandu in Celtic France...The three Brigids --probably never construed as separate goddesses but as aspects of one divinity --were unified in the symbol of fire, for Brigid was "bright arrow," or simply the "bright one," as her name tells us. Almost into modern times, the ancient worship of the fire-godddess Brigid continued at her sacred shrine in Kildare, where 19 virgins tended the undying fire and where, on the 20th day of each cycle, the fire was miraculously tended by Brigid herself. ~ The Book of Goddesses & Heroines by Patricia Monaghan

Being in my emotions is powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe
Being in my emotions is powerful and scary by Kathy Crabbe
Original artwork by Kathy Crabbe
Original artwork by Kathy Crabbe
Painting large (Divine Feminine Series)
Painting large (Divine Feminine Series)

About Kathy

Kathy Crabbe has been an artist forever and a Creative Soul Guide since awakening her intuitive gifts at age forty.

Kathy lives in sunny SoCal with her architect husband and pet muses, Abby the shaggy black dog and Djinn Djinn, the small scruffy one in an adobe home they built themselves. Kathy shares behind-the-scenes glimpses into her daily work and life on Instagram at http://instagram.com/kathycrabbeart

Learn more about Kathy's art background here.