The idea of the Nasty Women Art Exhibit was borne from a group of artists who wanted to show solidarity for women’s rights. The first exhibit was at a warehouse in Brooklyn in January 2017 and served as a fundraiser for women’s health, raising over $43,000 for the cause. 
Since then Nasty Women exhibits have spread throughout the globe. Check out the map of exhibits here. News outlets from Newsweek and Huffington Post have covered the movement.
The immediate and enthusiastic feedback to this first NASTY WOMEN Exhibition has led to an outcropping of sister exhibitions in different cities across the globe. So far, this list of iterations ranges from Nashville, Lexington, Portland, and Omaha to Brussels and Melbourne, with more than a dozen locales in between. While these exhibitions will be linked ephemerally by social media and press, Jackson and Fiore are encouraging organizers to “bring their own spirit” to the shows, which includes supporting whatever women’s rights organization or nonprofit they see fit. – Via The Creators Project (VICE)
The Knoxville Nasty Women Art Exhibit is opening June 2. Currently, the Basement Community Arts Studio, Lox Salon, and the Body Mind Realign & Gratitude Bar will be hosting artists and accepting donations for the Family Justice Center of Knoxville and Girls Rock Camp of Knoxville. They are hoping to add more Old City Venues to the list of hosting spaces as well. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of artwork will go to these charities that support and empower women.
They are still accepting work from artists so please help them spread the word! Artists can submit here.
NASTY WOMEN ART EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION JUNE 2, 2017 NEWS RELEASE CONTACT
INFO MAY 21, 2017 Debi Campbell, Event Organizer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 865.307.2472 nastywoman.knox@gmail.com https://nastywomenart-knox.wixsite.com/exhibit NASTY
WOMEN ART EXHIBIT OPEN CALL FOR ART OPENING RECEPTION (KNOXVILLE, TN) – Over 40 artists from the Southeastern United States will exhibit work in the upcoming Nasty Woman Art Exhibit, opening June 2, 2017, with an opening reception at 6pm. Work will be displayed throughout the Old City at Lox Salon, Basement Community Art Studio, Good Golly Tamale and the Gratitude Bar. This exhibit will serve as a fundraiser for the Knoxville Family Justice Center and Girls Rock Camp of Knoxville. 100% of the profits from the sale of artwork and submission fees will go to these charities that support and empower women. The opening reception will be held on June 2, 6-11 pm at the Basement Community Arts Studio and Lox Salon, located at 103 West Jackson Avenue. Additional venues in the Old City will be participating as well, accepting donations for the fundraiser. The Basement Community Arts Studio will be hosting a Self Empowerment
Debi Campbell, Event Organizer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 865.307.2472 nastywoman.knox@gmail.com https://nastywomenart-knox.wixsite.com/exhibit NASTY WOMEN ART EXHIBIT
OPEN CALL FOR ART OPENING RECEPTION (KNOXVILLE, TN) – Over 40 artists from the Southeastern United States will exhibit work in the upcoming Nasty Woman Art Exhibit, opening June 2, 2017, with an opening reception at 6pm. Work will be displayed throughout the Old City at Lox Salon, Basement Community Art Studio, Good Golly Tamale and the Gratitude Bar. This exhibit will serve as a fundraiser for the Knoxville Family Justice Center and Girls Rock Camp of Knoxville. 100% of the profits from the sale of artwork and submission fees will go to these charities that support and empower women. The opening reception will be held on June 2, 6-11 pm at the Basement Community Arts Studio and Lox Salon, located at 103 West Jackson Avenue. Additional venues in the Old City will be participating as well, accepting donations for the fundraiser. The Basement Community Arts Studio will be hosting a Self Empowerment Collage Workshop in conjunction with the exhibition.
The Family Justice Center serves victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, providing them and their children with access to local services in the Knoxville area.
The Girls Rock Camp of Knoxville works with girls ages 9-17 to guide the next generation of women in creative expression and collaboration through music. They help to empower young women to work together to solve problems, communicate their unique ideas and viewpoints, and overcome the unique social challenges they face. The idea of the Nasty Women Art Exhibit was borne from a group of NYC artists who wanted to show solidarity for women’s rights.
The Knoxville exhibit is one of many national exhibitions organized to demonstrate solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, women’s healthcare rights, immigration rights, racial and environmental justice. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights. The first exhibit was at a warehouse in Brooklyn in January 2017 and served as a fundraiser for women’s health, raising over $43,000 for the cause. Since then Nasty Women exhibits have spread throughout the globe. More information can be found at our website (link above).