Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in the Arts 2014

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Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon

Attendees at the 2014 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon
Attendees at last year's 2013 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon

In honor of Women's History Month, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is organizing and hosting the second annual Women in the Arts workshop and edit-a-thon, in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. 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 Wikimedia DC.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm
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
Photo ID and a laptop computer
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Ave. NW Washington, DC 20005 (View Map)
Participate virtually by joining the conversation at and on Twitter at #wia14.
RSVP Required
Sign up directly below or email This event is free of charge, but we will need an advance count of attendees.


  • 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


Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-Thon - Schedule
Time Activity Location
10:00 Meet Great Hall at National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW Washington, D.C.

10:00-11:00 Welcome and editing tutorial: 2013 Women in the Arts or Getting Started (includes Visual Editor) Great Hall
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Research time Great Hall
12:00-1:00 Lunch and coffee generously provided by Wikimedia DC
1:30-5:00 Edit-a-thon Great Hall


  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. your question here



Wikipedians using the NMWA Library and Research Center
Event organizer Heatherslania
Standing: Wikimedia DC President James Hare & Heather Slania
Sara and Heather at the 2014 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon

We will need a list of attendees before the event. While you do not have to be a woman in order to attend, the event will be focused on encouraging women editors and working on articles related to women in the visual arts.

  1. Heatherslania (talk) 17:41, 23 January 2014 (UTC)
  2. Djembayz (talk) 14:09, 2 February 2014 (UTC) + guest
  3. sarahobender (talkcontribs) 15:59, 4 February 2014 (UTC)
  4. Metabrarian (talk) 16:39, 8 February 2014 (UTC)
  5. Katelyn Cooper (via email)
  6. Ji Ahn
  7. Misty Sweet (via email)
  8. Han Chen
  9. Anna Cucurullo
  10. Philip Glaser
  11. Sarasays (talk) 01:30, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
  12. Harej (talk) 05:44, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
  13. Judy Byron (via email)
  14. Nancy Bea Miller (via email)
  15. Duckduckstop (talk)
  16. Keith Lindblom (via email)
  17. Carrie Feehan (via email)
  18. Ilana Falick (via email)
  19. Soo Ahn
  20. Leglish (talk) 04:40, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
  21. Geraldshields11
  22. Beth Ashby Mitchell (via email)
  23. Barbara Talisman (via Wikipedia)
  24. Michelle McKeithan (via email)
  25. Wendy Dubit (via email)
  26. Emily Schiller (via email)
  27. Sarah Mathews (via email)
  28. Kim Foley (via email)
  29. Joelle Norwood (via email)
  30. Lydia Vine (via email)
  31. Gwen Latasa (via email)
  32. Darcy Young (via email)
  33. Barbara Talisman (via email)
  34. Deborah Smith (via email)
  35. Peter Meyer
  36. Friend of Smokey the Bear (around noon)
  37. User talk:Gambrinus 2d

Participating remotely

  1. Mary Stephanos (talk) 17:44, 16 February 2014 (UTC)
  2. Penny Richards
  3. Hitnoyellow (talk) 05:51, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
  4. Elizabeth McAulay

List of articles we will be working on

Volunteers should feel free to add the names of notable women in the arts who need a better Wikipedia presence, especially ones whose articles could be improved by the inclusion of research resources from the Smithsonian or National Museum of Women in the Arts. 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!

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion

To Do List from Art+Feminism 2014

New article requests

  1. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition

See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists

Artists from WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
The following list of artists had their works exhibited at WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles from 4 March - 16 July 2007) but do not have Wikipedia articles.

Resources for Citations and Images

Websites, library catalogs, & databases

Image sources

National Museum of Women in the Arts

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. Artists with images include Cecilia Beaux, Rosalba Carriera, Lavinia Fontana, Ellen Day Hale, Angelica Kauffman, Judith Leyster, Berthe Morisot, Clara Peeters, Elisabetta Sirani, Anne Vallayer-Coster, and many more.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Choosing the best form of name

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

Adding artist infoboxes

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

Artist stub templates

Article under construction template

  • {{under construction | placedby = | comment = Article in progress, [[Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in the Arts 2014]] }}

Help after the event

Results / Outcomes

Two BBC interviewers interview various Wikimedians.

Articles created

Articles improved

Media coverage