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November 8, 2013


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The other day, I attempted to put together a huge list of some professional and semi-pro women artists over on my tumblr,  because it seems like too often women get overlooked when it comes to being honored and recognized. This year, I was incredibly honored to be nominated for a Hugo award in the Best Professional Artist category, but I was a little shocked to find out there hadn’t been another woman nominated in that category since Rowena Morrill in 1986. That’s more than a little ridiculous, considering there are so many women artists out there who are all amazing, who offer unique points of view and design solutions, and who need more visibility and recognition. While putting this list together, I was really excited to find tons of new artists I'd never heard of before. 

Click here to see over 70+ artists I've assembled so far.  It's very image intensive, so be warned. ;) 

Also feel free to suggest or mention more artists, either here or on the tumblr link. :) 

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rambuncto Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
hello!  i love your list and have a few favorites of mine as potential adds, in case anyone needs more proof.  most of the women linked below are animation / comic / illustration artists:

miss paty -
tara mcpherson -
nic ter horst -
melissa ballesteros -
erin hunting -
faith erin hicks -…
fawn veerasunthorn -
anna cattish -
laura muller -
colleen coover -
lauren faust -
kali fontecchio -
marlo meekins -
vera brosgol -
becky dreistadt -…
alina chau -
brittney lee -
anotherwanderer Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if this project is still going on, but are some i know about on dA:……
And i'm not trying to imply that i'm as good as some of those on your list, but am i a horrible person if i also suggest myself? :XD:
Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
wow, been gone a while, like 18 months a while.... anyway, hope this endeavor went well!
Vithrirshound Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Thanks for this brilliant list. One artist I would def put on it is Jackie Morris
Among tons of other things, she did the covers for the Robin Hobb books, plus the illustrations in the new novella.
caradecunha2 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool.......  

If I remember correctly the owner of this gallery is a woman.… and I definetly think she should be in the list! :3
MorchellaElata Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I really appreciate how you're drawing attention to the important contributions of women artists. Your artwork is fantastic and so is your commitment to female artists!
fydbac Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks for sharing such an inspiring list! And congratulations on the nomination!

They seriously have not nominated a woman since 1986? Yeah, beyond ridiculous even...
MoDrawzz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great post. A lot of inspiring people here.
anastasiyacemetery Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For true art you have to... how to tell in English... to send in ass all society and its opinions and to be ready not to have any recognition. Society is tasteless, be careful if it loves you
MoDrawzz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree. Send the society in your ass and only make art for art sake (and also to make a living of course). Good comment.
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