In holding with Through the Flower’s mission, we provide numerous opportunities to support artists and educators dedicated to fighting the erasure of women in history.
Through the Flower Art Space has a dedicated crew of volunteers, without whom, we could not continue to provide the dynamic programs and experiences we are committed to offering. We have a range of opportunities based on individual volunteer’s interests and availability. Read below for descriptions of these opportunities and to sign up to become a part of the Through the Flower volunteer community.
After learning that women still have few opportunities to learn about their heritage in art and what is required to be a professional artist, Judy Chicago decided to offer the opportunity to learn about her work and the work of other women through a hands-on program that involves learning professional skills while being exposed to the environment of a professional woman artist. By working with and caring for the enormous body of artwork and its documentation, interns begin to understand the requirements of a professional career in art, while they benefit from exposure to Judy Chicago, her colleagues, and the Through the Flower staff.
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The Judy Chicago Art Education Award, funded by MaryRoss Taylor, honors Judy Chicago and her pioneering work as an art educator. The award is open to scholars, artists, and educators creating projects based on primary research that incorporates any of the archives that are included in the Judy Chicago Research Portal, which was launched in October 2019. These archives include: Judy Chicago’s Visual Archive at the Bettye Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA); Judy Chicago’s paper archives at the Schlesinger Library for the History of Women in America at Harvard; and Judy Chicago’s Art Education Collection at the Special Collections Library at Penn State which includes the K-12 Dinner Party Curriculum. Winners are awarded a certificate and a $2,500 prize, presented at an award ceremony to be held in July, 2021, at the Through the Flower Art Space in Belen, New Mexico