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Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

Danielle Sumler

Today we honor Native Americans, their histories and cultures. Native people were inhabiting and caring for this land long before a certain someone accidentally arrived

Charles Tigrett
Poetry in Motion
Photograph, 15″x15″, matted 18″x18″
[available for sale here]
100% of funds donated to Planned Parenthood.


Charles Tigrett, professional photographer for over 40 years and happily married to a great ‘Nasty Woman’ (and artist) for almost that long : ) !  We were in business together (Imagery Marketing), from 1979 to 2010-ish. My 15 years at the newspaper was as sole marketing photographer, and included multi-media, which became our specialty in our new business, in addition to print and broadcast for major corporate clients – from 1979-2010-ish. Following the 2009 crash, many long-time clients suffered serious setbacks – so we did, too. During an earlier recession, we took part of our large screening room in our offices on Union, and turned it into a specialty retail showroom for Italian bicycles, of all things, my lifelong passion. It was a hit, did great! So we did both successfully for many years…and still cycling (some), too. We’ve been very fortunate.


Another divine Pickwick sunset.

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Danielle Sumler

Whether you’re out, not out, or somewhere in between, we love you and we celebrate you!

Loveday Funck
Lady Liberty
16×20 print
mixed media, digital art
[available for sale here]


Louisiana based artist, Loveday Funck started her career in art later in life, but her love of history and whimsy have been a constant interest. Making use of a talent for the manipulation of digital images, she creates a twisted fairy tale world, finding her inspiration in the centuries old buildings and graveyards of New Orleans and the unique sites that dot the Acadiana landscape.

Her art has been recognized in international juried exhibitions as well as competitions. Her work often amuses as her sense of humor is revealed in juxtaposing the world of formal, Victorian era photography with the portraits of modern pets or other animals.

Working from antique imagery and her own photography, Loveday Funck turns her eye to the intersection of history and the fantastic. Combining the surreal experience of her heart with the images of historic Louisiana she creates a whimsical, colorful, and usually macabre world. Come and partake in its skewed sacrament.”


I am participating because this is a truly critical time in our country’s history. We need to do whatever we can to help preserve our democracy.

Magical Miss Mothie!

We are so excited for the opening of NASTY WOMEN Memphis | War Paint! Be sure to visit Tomorrow night at 6pm!

In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peak with Magical Miss Mothie!

2020 Call to Artists: Amended for Virtual Exhibition & Sale


Virtual Exhibition & Art Sale

Thursday, October 1, 2020, 6:00pm


Friday, September 25, 2020


is the Memphis, Tennessee representative and exhibit of Nasty Women Global Art Exhibitions and Activism. More than 80 exhibits have followed globally, but the original took place in Queens, NYC, after the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

We are a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and reproductive rights. Our exhibit also serves as a fundraiser to support Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi, defending these rights and to echo the platform for organization after the Trump Presidential Inauguration in January 2017.


Please submit your work to this exhibit by Friday, September 25, 2020.


The works in this exhibition will be available for sale – 50% of the sale will go to Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi and exhibit expenses not covered by donated supplies, with the other 50% to be paid to the artist. If the artist chooses to allot more than 50% from the sale of their art, up to 100%, please indicate such intent in your submission or at the time of acceptance.

There is no fee to participate in the show if you provide a piece to sell in the exhibition.


Please email with image files of your submissions, along with the following information:

  • Contact Information
  • Details of Work (title, date, size, media)
  • Artist bio
  • A short statement about either the work submitted or a more general statement about why you are participating.
    If you do not feel comfortable providing any information beyond the practical contact and work details that is fine. If you wish to remain anonymous we can arrange that as well, but we must have your contact details (which will not be made public).

All submitting artists will be contacted by the NASTY WOMEN Memphis curatorial team through the information they provide, with a status of their submission and details of when and where they should deliver their accepted pieces.


Make your voices be heard through creation of  powerful, relevant, and well planned pieces.  We hope to help influence voter turnout in our area for the 2020 presidential election, and remove Donald Trump from office!

Art Fundraiser for Memphis BLM

Artists and makers across the city of Memphis have gathered together to donate items for auction. The proceeds from these auctions will go directly to Memphis Black Lives Matter. Art Fundraiser for Memphis plans to host several auctions over the next few weeks to help raise money for our local BLM chapter. HOW TO DONATE:…

75 Acts White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Actions Steps for Racial Justice

As feminists, we strive for the rights for womxn. As intersectional feminists, we know our work means nothing if we do not fight for our black and indigenous womxn of color. Use the attached resource as a guide to make change happen.

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