This year has been about change. Creating change in ourselves and in our community. It has been a time for reflection. Reflecting on the past decade of programming that our organization has provided for our community. Revisiting our mission statement and dreaming a new future.
In March of last year I gave birth to a daughter. A little girl that I am absolutely in love with. And at that moment my entire world expanded, shifted and changed. I was always terrified when people told me that having a child changes everything. I’m a virgo, I like stability and change can be incredibly frightening. Change can also open something up in us that we didn’t know existed. Allow us to care for one another on a deeper level. Allow us to dig deeper into ourselves. Discover new fountains of inspiration and passion that we would have never known.
We are renewed. After a decade of providing some of the most innovative and ground-breaking artistic programming in San Francisco, Femina Potens is ready to dig deeper. We are ready to create change on a more national and global front. We are looking forward to our future generation of artists, as well as honoring our teachers and leaders in community activism and the arts.
So what can you expect at Femina Potens? You can expect new innovative programs such as ArtGasm, Healthy Community, Fist Full of Film, & FP Family. In order to reach a global audience we are broadcasting programming online at FeminaPotens.org, organizing events in NYC and LA, and will be featuring articles, exhibits, artist profiles, & forums on our new FeminaPotens web site. We will be releasing annual art books featuring artists works that have been exhibited at Femina Potens, releasing documentary films on our featured artists, & producing anthologies of written works by Femina Potens featured writers that are workshopped through our Sizzle program. We have new programs developing to support survivors of abuse and rape through artistic and performative expression. Educational artistic youth programming and queer family reading circles that feature progressive children’s stories geared toward queer and allied families. As well as our infamous benefit events such as Art of Restraint and The Thin Line Between Art & Sex.
Femina Potens membership program is a crucial part of our existence. It is through our membership program that we have been able to support programs like these. In order for our organization to continue to grow we need your support. A membership of just $10 a month makes it possible for us to afford to keep Femina Potens creating innovative arts programming.
By purchasing a Membership at Femina Potens you are joining our family. You are gifting Femina Potens the support we need to thrive for another 10 years and indulging yourself in special members only experiences. With our recent move we are thriving with an incredible line up of events and exhibits for Summer 2012 – Spring 2013 – our membership perks seem to be getting better and better!
2012 is turning out to be our best year yet, but we need your help in order to continue the magic. We need your support in order to birth this revolution of artists, activists, sexual revolutionaries and ground breaking events.
Gift a membership for your partner, your friend, or yourself today (100% tax-deductible) and we will gift you with some extra special attention! Our three levels of membership make it easy and accessible for you to join our family of visionaries.
With all my love, art and orgasms,
Artistic Director and Founder
Femina Potens Art Gallery
Memberships: Support Your Local Queer Art Gallery
Satin: $10 a month / $120 a year
Free admission to all Femina Potens monthly programmed events, artist talks, artist lectures, screenings, literary events, and workshops. This includes all Femina Potens programming in San Francisco, LA, NYC, our touring programs, and online programming.
Free membership to our upcoming online magazine Art Murmur and our Art film web site, ArtCycle.tv.
Discounts at our bondage art salon Art of Restraint ($10 discount).
Exclusive members- and press-only artist preview and artist talks of our newest exhibited art works.
Unique original art work annually from Femina Potens Artists at ‘Thin Line Between Art and Sex’ – an exclusive members-only live sex performance art event must purchase a recurring or yearlong membership for this benefit *
Lace: $20 a month / $240 a year
The above plus Pin-Ups and Poetry. Femina Potens photographers, artists and poets will send you an original monthly poem on a limited edition pin up photograph in the mail.
Leather: $40 a month / $480 a year
All the above plus 20% off exhibited art works.
Golden Rope: $50 a month / $600 a year or a one-time donation of $1000+
All the above plus your name on all promotional materials (including posters and show cards).