Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Women in the Arts 2015

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Women in the Arts Meetup & Edit-a-thon

Attendees at the 2015 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon
Attendees at the 2014 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon
Attendees at the 2013 Women in the Arts Edit-a-thon

In honor of Women's History Month and the ArtAndFeminism Wikipedia Project, the National Museum of Women in the Arts is organizing and hosting the third annual Women in the Arts workshop and 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 Wikimedia DC.

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
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 (extension cords and power strips are also nice)
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 #wia15 AND #ArtAndFeminism. Please hashtag both #ArtAndFeminism and #wia15 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 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: Art+Feminism Lesson Plan 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
1:30-4:00 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. 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



Event organizer Heatherslania (left) and Wikimedia DC President James Hare (right)
Wikipedians editing
Wikipedian editing

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.

Wikipedians editing
  1. Heatherslania (talk) 17:01, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  2. श्वेता कोकाटे (talk) 07:37, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
  3. Alex K.
  4. Karen Leggett
  5. Paige Billin-Frye
  6. Betsy Harvey Kraft
  7. Elizabeth Moore
  8. Marilyn Cohen
  9. sarahobender (talkcontribs) 19:46, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
  10. Judy Byron + 1 User:Judyb1910
  11. Kathleen Brown User:kaybdc
  12. Aida Orozco
  13. Expressiveartist 14:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
  14. Regina Lam
  15. Kay Steiger
  16. Stephanie Melvin
  17. Angela Reinoehl
  18. Katie Solook
  19. Diana Jurgielewicz
  20. Sarah Cantor
  21. Laura Melmed
  22. Natalia Buenahora Streithorst
  23. Fay Arrington
  24. Duckduckstop (talk) 19:03, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  25. Hanna Schwing
  26. Lauren Bower
  27. Luciana Morais
  28. Sara Peralta
  29. Michele Colburn
  30. Amy Morse
  31. Marie Latulippe
  32. Alyssa Wilhelm
  33. Shira Loev Eller
  34. Etta Klosi
  35. Diane Tepfer
  36. Jessica M.
  37. Kassandra Kearse
  38. A.J. Verdelle
  39. econterms (talk)
  40. Djembayz (talk) 00:48, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
  41. Jessica and Bella Reyes
  42. Leslie Robinson
  43. Ashton Kunkle
  44. Mindy Hill
  45. Pilar Weiss
  46. Kim Posthumus
  47. Geraldshields11 (talk) 03:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC) and I will bring my camera.

Participating remotely

  1. Roxana Geffen
  2. Chandler wiland / Friend of Smokey the Bear

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 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! Please add the #ArtAndFeminism tag to all edits on Wikipedia made for this event.

Existing articles in need of improvement or expansion

  1. Suggested Topics from Art+Feminism
  2. Florine Stettheimer
  3. Amy Sillman

New article requests

  1. WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition
  2. See: Requested articles to be created from WikiProject Women Artists
  3. Elena Sisto

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]] }}

Artist biography article template

Help after the event

Results / Outcomes

Articles created

Articles improved

Media coverage

Numerous photographs were taken of this event for use in a Wikimedia project.