My editors and I are working on the final layout for Artemis 2020 and I thought I would give you a sneak preview of the cover by the acclaimed artist, Dorothy Gillespie. Dorothy graced our very first cover back in 1977 when we created the journal as a result of writing workshops for abused women. Dorothy was an avid supporter of public art and a feminist who chartered her way through the art world in New York City. Our 1977 cover created a stir and became the first art mural in downtown Roanoke, Va. A Roanoke native, Dorothy Gillespie (1920–2012) would have turned 100 this June. She remains the most nationally recognized artist who was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley and taught at Radford University in the nearby New River Valley. Artemis Journal is pleased to partner with the Taubman Museum of Art by celebrating Dorothy Gillespie. Her show, Still Enchanting Virginia’s Blue Ridge, opens Saturday, March 07, 2020 – Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Let us hope that by June the museum will be open and Artemis will host our annual launch for our 2020 Artemis Journal at the Taubman, June 5.
Artemis is grateful for the support of the Roanoke Arts Commission & the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art
Marks the 100th anniversary of the
19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
giving women the right to vote
Our challenge to artists and writers
What does freedom of expression mean to you?
In the year of 1920, American women were granted the right to express themselves by voting.
Today, non- disclosure agreements (NDA) for sexual abuse are still used to silence women. In looking forward to next year, Artemis Journal supports the movement for free expression in all areas of our lives.
Our theme is open-ended and not limited to gender or specific ideas regarding artistic expression. However, that being said, the editors hope your submissions are sensitive to our mission and celebrate this Season of Women!
In memory of the late Toni Morrison
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” *Toni Morrison
*Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Humanities Medal, Nobel Prize in Literature & Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Artemis is launching the 2019 journal featuring Sally Mann’s photograph on the cover. Please join in the celebration on June 7th at the beautiful Taubman Museum of Art featuring a dance performance “Poetry in Motion” by the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company.
Artemis will explore the power of movement, and how immersing our eyes in new experiences can lead to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled existence. By collaborating with Southwest Virginia Ballet, we will celebrate the launch of this year’s journal by presenting an evening of joy through interpretive dance and poetry.