Femme Cartel Block pARTy 2012

FEMME CARTEL: GIRLY/URBAN ART PARTY — 5 venue art opening block party → facebook

@ 6334-6316 san pablo ave x alcatraz. oakland

actual café | james & the giant cupcake | a verb for keeping warm
essence of beauty | kinks beauty supply and girly/urban accessories!

FRIDAY   –   JAN.13.2012    –   5-10PM

fresh contemporary art. cupcakes. hella diversity. urban crafts. fierce femmes. beer. sweet community. kid friendly. lo prices. women artisans. girl power youth art exhibit.hot sounds. inspiration. boy friendly. vintage fashions. bike parking. live art. knitting & fabrics. open-hearted bad girls. zines. brand new friends. fresh girly graffiti. local oakland love.

5 VENUES, SIDE-BY-SIDE.

30+ GIRLY/URBAN ARTISTS.
6+ LADY TURNTABLISTS/MUSICIANS.
7+ CRAFTER-FASHIONISTAS.
& all the HELLA LOCAL, WARM, FIERCE, SWEET, OAKLAND COMMUNITY your little heart desires


FEMMES CARTEL JAN 2012:

MAIN PLANNERS/HOSTS:
Femily, Christina B, ElRod, Kimlynh, Holly McG…with major hands-on support from BigC, Lue, Paloma, & initial inspiration from Hil, Warren & Bacca, plus party hosting golden gate neighborhood love from Kristine, Sal, Raychel, AnDrea, Caleigh, and Eurydice!

ARTISTS:
• ELROD: mexikitch art & sparkle
• FEMILY: girly/urban 3-D collage
• KIMLYNH ENGLEBRETSON CHUN: attitude girls paintings
• ASHROSE: artwork/roses
• C. FAY: assemblage of repurposed materials
• ERIN ASHFORD: graffiti girl photography
• JOY WU LIU: mixed media
• LAURA GONZALES: oil paintings
• MAEI THOMAS: photography
• MARIA FATIMA URBI: girly/urban illustrations
• MJ (from FEW N FAR): fresh paintings, urban photos
• MOLLY DECOUDREAUX: toughgirl photography
• REBECCA KERLIN: urban scene photography
• SONYA PHILIP: felt cervixes
• TESSA: diary diarammas
• PAMELA YBAñEZ: textile inspirations
• TINA ZIU: beautyshop portrait
• KEENA RAMANO: 2D projects
• MICHELLE CARNES: fresh, fast, femme fatal oil paintings
• HEATHER CAULFIELD: soulful, urban pop art
• DIANA BLACKWELL: Acryllic life-size portraits
• CHRISTAL TOSHIA: Diaramma

LIVE BODY PAINTING:
• ANANDA ELYCE REEVES: body art

VIDEO ART
• MIX’D INGRDNTS : brand new dance vid
• ELEZA JAEGER: literary projections

SOUNDS:
• DJ CAT-ATONIC
• DJ Panic Room!
• DJ Vida V
• Soul Vocalist Regina Martin
• Songstress Jo Elless
• Wam Bam Ashleyanne
• Ione Angeles (7:30-9:30 @Cupcake)
• & MORE…

GOODS:
• GIRLY/URBAN ACCESSORIES: KINKS BEAUTY
• RETRO FASHION: URBAN VINTAGE
• CHEEKY PINUP CALENDARS: JEN OAKS ILLUSTRATION
• FEMINISTA FEATHER EARRINGS: AMANDA PADILLA
• PINUP BOY BEER KOOZIES: FEMILY
• VINTAGE GLAMOUR FEATHER HEADPIECES: LISA AURORA
• FRESH SEASONAL JAM: INNA JAM
• RECYCLED BIKE TUBE EARRINGS: GIRL ON BIKE
• ALLONEWORD™ HANDMADE CUSTOM CYCLING CAPS

NONPROFITS:
• BIG BROTHER BIG SISTER (in the house to recruit mentors!)

YOUTH ARTIST PROJECT (GIRLS AGES 2-14):
• ALAJAH
• AMOIR
• CANDACE
• DEE
• DIANE
• EMMA
• JADE
• KAIRA
• LACHLAN
• LUCY
• MIA
• MIRANDA
• NIA
• TESSA

FEMME CARTEL IS GIRLY/URBAN ARTS, SMARTS & COMMUNITY.

(history and more info)

Q: what is femme cartel?
A: Hot, local, boundary-pushing, emotionally-on fire, talented contemporary urban artists of all stripes…who happen to be females/femmes/girls/ladies.

Q: what kind of art?
A: 3D collage, oil paintings, fashion, sculpture, poetry, street art, edibles, writing, crafts, spoken word, dj arts, portraits, drawings, comedy, mixed media, graffiti art, video art, textile arts.

Q: what themes?
A: race/gender/sexuality/working women/globality/rebellion/soul-rockin’ true love/femmeness/power/sex/ urbanlife/crushes/intrigue/societal roles/fierceness/sweetness/connection/social justice/Oakland/politics/pop culture/queerness/questions/bliss/secrets/coming home/San Francisco/feminism/rising above/mothers/culture/finding ourSelves/girls/boys/rocking out/launching dreams/challenging authority/finding our bliss/honoring our ancestors/reaching for the stars/stumbling/inner battles/pure joy/dreamy connections…