Wikipedia:Meetup/Cal Poly Pomona/ArtAndFeminism 2017

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Cal Poly Pomona University Library
2017 Art+Feminism
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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When and Where
Date:Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time:10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address:Cal Poly Pomona University Library
3801 West Temple Avenue, Building 15-2907 ([1])
City/State:Pomona, CA 91768

In honor of Women's History Month and the Art And Feminism Wikipedia Project, the Cal Poly Pomona University Library is organizing and hosting the first annual Art + Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon. The event will focus on improving Wikipedia entries related to notable women artists and art world figures. Activities will include new editor orientation and training. Coffee and lunch are generously provided courtesy of CPP's Women's Resource Center and CPP Library. Please be aware of our Safe Space Policy.

Event information[edit]

  • Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Who: Anyone with a laptop! No advanced technical skills required!
    While all participants of all genders are welcome to sign up, this event is focused on encouraging women editors.
  • What to bring: Bronco ID and a laptop computer (extension cords and power strips are also nice)
  • Where:
  • Participate virtually by joining the conversation on Twitter at #ArtAndFeminism. Please hashtag both #ArtAndFeminism and #cpplibrary in social media so that we can contribute to the international campaign as well as track our local contributions.
  • RSVP required: Sign up directly below or here. This event is free of charge, but we will need an advance count of attendees.

Sign Up

Those working on articles and are on social media should list the page they are working on and add #NowEditingAF.


Visitors may park in the designated Reserved Stalls located in Lot F8 or any student parking lot, with the exception of parking lots F-2, H (if plugged into an electric vehicle charging station), Q, P, and the marked areas of lot B, which are reserved for on-campus residential community parking (residence halls and/or suites). In addition, the faculty/staff lots A, F4, F8, and J-1 & J-2 are also available for visitor use after 5:30 p.m.

Daily Visitor parking permit cost is $4.00 on Saturday.

You must purchase a parking permit from either the Parking Information Booth located on Oak Lane next to Building 109 or from one of the many self-serve pay stations located throughout campus. All visitors who park a vehicle on the campus at Cal Poly Pomona must purchase and display a permit.


  • To encourage inexperienced editors (especially women) and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia
  • To improve a selection of Wikipedia articles related to women artists, critics, dealers, and other women in the visual arts
  • To increase awareness of the research resources freely available through libraries, archives, and museums


Cal Poly Pomona University Library Art + Feminism Edit-a-Thon - Schedule
Time Activity Location
10:00 am Meet CPP Library room 2907

3801 West Temple Avenue, Building 15-2907 Pomona, CA

10:00-11:00 Welcome and editing tutorial: Art+Feminism Lesson Plan
11:00-5:00 Research and Edit
12:00 Lunch and coffee generously provided by CPP's Women's Resource Center and CPP Library


  1. Do I need to have any Wikipedia experience to participate? No experience required! However, you may wish to register a user account on Wikipedia in advance of the event.
  2. Do I need to have extensive knowledge on visual arts? Nope! You will be finding information about the artists through our resources. The important thing is knowing how to choose a good source to get your information from.
  3. your question here

List of articles we will be working on[edit]

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts , especially those from diverse backgrounds, who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources available through the CPP Library. The list is not intended to be comprehensive, but rather to provide a starting point for work by edit-a-thon participants. If you are not sure where to start, don't hesitate to ask for help! Please add the #ArtAndFeminism tag to all edits on Wikipedia made for this event.

Help us compete[edit]

Register as a participant with just your username and add edited or created articles to the leaderboard Here

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion[edit]

  1. Suggested Topics from Art+Feminism
  2. WikiProject Women artists Worklist

New article requests[edit]

  1. See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists
  2. See also: Wikipedia:Meetup/Black_Lunch_Table/Lists_of_Articles
  3. See also: List of African-American visual artists
  4. See also: Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/AfroCrowd/Lists of Articles
  5.   Haley Williams
  6.   Eva Hesse
  7.   Tabita Rezaire
  8.   Roxanne Varzi
  9.   Audrey Chan
  10.   Debbie Han
  11.   Maria von Köhler
  12.   Jean Pagliuso
  13.   Karin Geiger
  14.   Elena Bajo
  15.   Rena Small
  16.   Susan Narduli
  17.   D'Ette Nogle
  18.   Mary Weatherford
  19.   Laurie Lipton
  20.   Gail Shepard Cole [3]
  21.   Hannah Black

Resources for citations and images[edit]

Websites, library catalogs, & databases[edit]

Image sources[edit]

National Museum of Women in the Arts[edit]

Images of works created before 1923 from the National Museum of Women in the Arts Collection Highlights Page can be added to the appropriate Wikipedia page.

Smithsonian American Art Museum[edit]

Numerous works of art appear on the American Art Museum website, though many have copyright restrictions. If you have questions about the specifics of using a particular image, talk to SAAM staff.

Additional resources[edit]

Training Videos[edit]

Adding a Sandbox[edit]

If you have a username, you can create your own sandbox in your userspace. You can find your user sandbox here. (And if it doesn't exist yet, feel free to create it!) For easy access, there is a "Sandbox" link at the top right of every page. You can also put {{My sandbox}} on your userpage.

Choosing the best form of name[edit]

Need help choosing the best form of name for a new biographical article? Try Getty Union List of Artists Names and/or Library of Congress Name Authorities

Useful templates for artists[edit]

Adding artist infoboxes[edit]

The template for artist infoboxes is here: Template:Infobox artist

Artist stub templates[edit]

Article under construction template[edit]

  • {{under construction | placedby = | comment = Article in progress, [[Wikipedia:Meetup/Cal Poly Pomona/ArtAndFeminism 2017]] }}

Artist biography article template[edit]

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

  • Images and photos:
Introduction and Guide 1: Getting Started! – Why Edit Wikipedia?, Using the WikiD Guides and Getting Started.
Guide 2: Selecting and Researching a Topic/Subject – Choosing a Subject, References and Sources and Images.
Guide 3: Writing an Entry – Tone and Style, Content and Structure, Building an Argument, Precedents and Article Titles.
Guide 4: Navigating the Wikipedia Interface – Editing Interfaces, Creating a New Article, Editing Existing Pages and Disambiguation
Guide 5: Troubleshooting – Deleted Pages, Flagged Pages and Talk Pages
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—Author, Source

Help after the event[edit]

  • The Wikipedia Teahouse, a friendly place to ask questions and help new editors get started
  • WikiProject Women Artists, an ongoing WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women artists
  • N.B. There is an IRC channel if online participants need help:

Results / Outcomes[edit]

Articles created[edit]

Articles improved[edit]

Media coverage[edit]


External links[edit]

Participants - Sign Up Here![edit]

Prior to the event:

  1. Do you have a Wikipedia User Name?
    No? Create a Wikipedia account
    Yes? Go to Step #2
  2. Sign up! Add your Wikipedia User Name to the event page by clicking the blue button below (follow instructions). Login with your Wikipedia Account User name.
Don't worry! If you haven't edited Wikipedia before and don't have a Wikipedia User Name yet, we will help you on the day of the event! And remember to have fun!

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