Lady Painters is a creative networking initiative co-founded in Brooklyn in 2015 by us, Jenn Dierdorf and Kelsey Shwetz. Small groups of painters and curators gather for dinner to share their work with one another in the homes, studios and galleries of selected hosts. A rotating group of artists are invited based on the strength of their work and a demonstrative commitment to their practice. We find artists whose work we love through word of mouth, recommendation from friends and colleagues, and by scouring exhibitions, websites, and artist events. In addition to the monthly gatherings, Lady Painters events include technical workshops, material swaps, exhibition field trips, and bi-annual festivities.
This website is an archive of our events, a registry of professional women artists, and a resource for painters to connect with each other. We strongly encourage studio visits, cold-calling and collaboration among the community of LPs and beyond. While it’s important that our dinners remain small in order to foster meaningful connections, we love to meet new artists; reach out to us here.