Mar 26

Mural Arts Marketplace: Celebrating Philadelphia's Womxn in the Arts

by: Norah Langweiler

Welcome to our first online Mural Arts Marketplace: Celebrating Philadelphia’s Womxn in the Arts! Originally planned as an in-person event, out of consideration for everyone’s health and safety, we’ve moved our market online! 

Take some time to peruse the brilliant artists featured here – find your new favorite piece, stock up for Mother’s Day or birthdays, get your holiday shopping done super early, or just treat yourself – and support your local craftswomxn from the comfort of your couch (or bed or floor – you do you, boo).

ArinMayaMade 

“Let Me Love You” Hand-Cut Black Leather Earrings, $60


ArinMayaMade is a collection of eco-eclectic and gracefully handmade knitwear, jewelry and accessories intended to bring joy to all. Conceived by Chicago-born artist ArinMaya, the brand is committed to sustaining and honoring earth, personal style, and the indomitable spirit. 

Inspired by nature, geometry and the work of artists such as El Anatsui and Ntozake Shange, ArinMayaMade showcases a range of unique and colorful pieces, from self-patterned scarves to wire-worked word charms to jewelry made from bottle caps, meaningful message tees, wine corks and other re- or up-cycled materials. “I’ve always been drawn to color, fallen away from convention, and been driven to make the impossible work,” said ArinMaya. “I love finding beauty in unconventional places.”

Shop: https://arinmayamade.com
Instagram: @arinmayamade

Alana Bograd 

For commissioned work or inquiries, please contact alanabograd@gmail.com


Alana Bograd is a Philadelphia-based artist, muralist, and educator with over 16 years of experience in painting, education, and curatorial work. She has a Master’s of Fine Art degree from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the School of Visual Arts. Alana has taught at the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Print Center, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Website: www.alanabograd.com
Shop: For commissioned work or inquiries, please contact alanabograd@gmail.com
Instagram: @alanabograd

 

Betsy Casañas 

For commissioned work or inquiries, please contact bzcasanas@gmail.com


Betsy Casañas is a Visual and Public Artist, an educator, a community activist and an organizer. She is the director of A Seed on Diamond Gallery (S.O.D.) and founder of Semilla Arts Initiative. Casañas has 24 years of experience in the arts and has created over 40 murals worldwide.

“As a Latina artist who has been working in communities of color around the world, I understand the importance of the people in  these communities to see themselves reflected in the artwork and in the leaders of their communities,”said Betsy. “We have been depicted in a negative light on social media, news and television as second class citizens who should be feared. I believe it is our obligation as artists to reflect the times we are living in and to highlight the people’s story and change the narrative that has been created for us. By normalizing and humanizing our collective stories we create communities that are more tolerant.”

Website: www.bzcasanas.com
Shop: For commissioned work or inquiries, please contact bzcasanas@gmail.com
Instagram: @bzcasanas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bzcasanas/

 

Alaina Ewins 

Night Things Comic, $5


Alaina Ewins
is a School of Visual Arts 2015 Cartooning graduate who likes drawing women, eating dessert, and fighting the patriarchy. Her life in Manhattan inspired a love of screen printing, printing stickers, and self-publishing her comics – most of which can be found at her online store!

She currently resides in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA, where she works part time as a Teaching Artist. When she’s not teaching, she’s working on her next project, progress of which you can see on her website, Patreon. When she’s not working on a project, she’s putzing around on Instagram or Twitter, or relaxing with her partner and tuxedo cat. For any inquiries, job offers, or compliments shoot her an email at alaina.ewins@gmail.com

Shop: http://alainaewins.storenvy.com
Instagram: @xbelleandwhistle

 

Kala Hagopian 

Eco Mural Project 2: Symbiosis: Honey Bee Art Print 13×13, $26


Hagopian Arts is an independent female-owned and operated public art initiative based out of West Philadelphia. Founded in 2015 by Kala Hagopian, Hagopian Arts specializes in luminous, meticulously rendered murals inspired by nature. In 2018, Hagopian Arts began the Eco Mural Project, a series of street-level murals aimed at raising environmental awareness by introducing depictions of natural ecosystems into urban spaces. As of 2020, the Eco Mural Project has grown to eleven murals!

Kala describes herself as a “fine-art muralist,” specializing in realism interspersed with bright patterns and atmosphere. Hagopian Arts has a great deal of working experience across a large range of clients including nonprofits, community organizations, corporate developers, small businesses and personal residences. 

Website: www.hagopianarts.com
Shop: https://society6.com/hagopianarts
Instagram: @hagopianarts
Facebook: facebook.com/hagopianarts 

Nile Livingston 

Aretha Franklin African American Singer Art Print, $30


Nile Livingston is an award-winning visual artist and graphic designer whose repertoire spans more than twenty murals in Philadelphia. Her work has been recognized by Rad Girls, an organization that celebrates women’s accomplishments and The Colored Girls Museum, the only museum space in the US that’s exclusively dedicated to the history of black girls in America.

Website: https://nilelivingston.com/
Shop: https://society6.com/nilelivingston
Instagram: @NileLivingston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nile-Livingston-700840056611891/

 

Jenny Lee Maas 

Labradorite or Crystal Quartz choker necklace, $30


Jenny Lee Maas is a multimedia artist currently located in Philadelphia, PA.  Her art includes fashion, film, fine art and public art. She often works with one concept, translating it across genre, form, and material.

Currently, Maas’s work can be seen in several runway shows at Philly Fashion Week, Atlantic City Fashion Week, and New York Fashion Week, as well as having several editorial photo shoots published in fashion magazines and online platforms. Her next objectives are to create her own eco friendly fashion line, Neutral Sparkle as well as continue producing sculpture, film, and music.

Website
www.jlmaas.com
www.neutralsparkle.com
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/JennyLeeMaas
Support:  www.patreon.com/JLMaas
Facebook
www.facebook.com/JennyLeeMaas
www.facebook.com/zenfuzz
www.facebook.com/healingguts
www.facebook.com/Stoic-Muse-Productions
Instagram
@jenny_lee_maas
@j.l.maas Special occasion fashion
@neutral_sparkle Eco friendly activewear
@zen_fuzz music
@stoic_muse_productions video/photography

Martolao 

in here we are Print, $18-$30


Martolao is an artist and teaching artist who pulls from the contradictory yet intertwined experiences of being in a body, digestion, religiosity in daily life, mysticism, medicine, memory, & language in her visual work. As a teaching artist she collaborates with schools, museums, and organizations to provide workshops and teaching residencies, striving to support young artists in building their confidence and exploring their inner worlds through art-making. 

Website: martolao.com
Shop: http://www.martolao.com/piecesofpiecesof
Instagram: @martolao_art

 

Krista Oeckinghaus 

8×10 Art Print Owl Eye, $20


Krista is a New Jersey native born and raised. Her focus is acrylic paintings on canvas, and much of her work is based on her view of the great outdoors and what that has to offer the world. Her love of color and nature’s beauty shows in the brightness of most of her pieces. Some also have a darker more subdued feel, which can be seen in pieces where her inspiration was pulled from media and daily life. 

Website: www.oeckipaintings.art
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/oeckipaintings
Instagram: @oeckipaintings 

Makeba Rainey 

Jean-Michel Basquiat 8×10 unframed Print, $40


Originally from Harlem, New York, Makeba is a self-taught artist best known for her digital collage portraits of contemporary and historical Black icons.

Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtbyKEEBS
Instagram: @justKEEBS

Nicole Rodrigues 

Bits of Reality, pink/blue grid dyed longsleeve, $25


Nicole Rodrigues was born in New Jersey, and went to the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD, where they got a BFA in Printmaking. They live in Philadelphia and work as a teaching artist with the Restorative Practices Youth program through Mural Arts Philadelphia. Their work includes making comics, prints, illustrations, and screen printed shirts about navigating the world around us in the political realm as well as the imaginary realm.

Website:https://nikkirodrigues.com
Shop: https://nikkirodrigues.com/shop
Instagram: @lost.mirage

 

Kahzar Rublon 

Framed Print, $50


Kahzar Rublon is a 24-year-old multidisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. She graduated from Kent State University in 2017 with an Integrative Studies degree in Psychology, Writing and Pan-African Studies. Through her work, Kahzar likes to explore race, gender, spirituality, and mental health. Kahzar lists self-expression, as well the desire to capture the essence & stories of others, as her driving forces behind creating.

Website: www.kahzarrublon.com
Shop: www.kahzarrublon.com/shop
Instagram:@kahzar.rublon

 

Rebecca Schultz 

Gorges du Tarn Study 2, $175


Rebecca Schultz is a multi-disciplinary artist and arts facilitator/educator. She grew up in 
Pittsburgh, PA and lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years before relocating to Elkins Park in 2016. Her creative practice includes painting, drawing, and printmaking; installation; and participatory and public art projects.

Website: www.rebeccaschultzprojects.com
Shop: http://www.rebeccaschultzprojects.com/shop
Instagram: @rschultzartist
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccaschultzprojects/

 

Miriam Singer 

Road Runner 7, unframed print, $250


Miriam Singer grew up in Buffalo, New York. In 2000 she received her BA from Brandeis University, and in 2003 her MFA  from Massachusetts College of Art. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2004, Singer’s accumulated imagery becomes layered and busy with impressions of the cityscape. Singer currently teaches printmaking part-time at Fleisher Art Memorial and is a member of the artist collective, Space 1026.

Website: www.miriamsinger.net
Shop: https://www.artworkarchive.com/profile/miriam-singer
Instagram: @miriam_singer

 

Joy Elisabeth Waldinger 

Contact for more information on custom pieces.


Joy Elisabeth Waldinger is a community artist, educator and writer from Philadelphia. Her work explores a variety of topics: the human condition, connection to nature, and responsibility to the planet to ensure generations to come while restoring connections in fractured communities. She believes that art, in any of its forms, is a powerful tool that can generate change on a personal, local and global level: Art is healing. Her goals as an artist and educator involve inspiring young people to make change through the means of art and to continue her own art practice, which sets out to raise awareness of environmental issues.

Artist Website: http://joywaldinger.wixsite.com/joywaldinger
Educator Website: https://artatolneycharterhs.wixsite.com/mrsjoysartclass
Shop: Feel free to contact with any teaching artist opportunities, community art projects, commissions, wedding photography, film projects and/or your very own “spirit veggie” painting. She has been assigning people their “spirit veggies” for a couple years based on their characteristics and the vegetable’s history of symbolism.

Ali M Williams 

YAS Frida Kahlo Fine Art Print, $28


Ali M Williams is a Philadelphia based artist and public muralist. She has exhibited her work and murals internationally. Ali is interested in how visually altering a space with public art affects the surrounding environment.  Her murals invite you inside a collaged, fabricated dreamscape of paint, mysterious beauty, and contemporary iconography. Her advocacy for environmental and wildlife conservation are often prevalent in her paintings. She regularly uses negative space, juxtaposing methods and visuals to help tell a story.  Symbolic elements, graphic imagery, and muted tones in contrast with vibrant colors and realism are frequent components of her work.

Website: www.alimwilliams.com
Shop:https://www.etsy.com/shop/madebyali
Instagram: @alimwilliams

Last updated: Mar 26, 2020

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