Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Femart Gallery Incorporated

Empowering Women Artists through exhibits, education and community outreach.

Jacksonville, FL

Mission

FemArt Gallery takes great pride in promoting and celebrating women artists. Our mission is to exhibit women's art, educate and mentor future women artists, and create community outreach to bring awareness of the valuable contribution to our society and culture through art of women.

Ruling Year

2017

Executive Director and Founder

Kimberly Ann Miller

Main Address

11773 Carolwood Lane

Jacksonville, FL 32258 USA

Keywords

Art, Women, Education, Advocacy, Feminism, Empowerment, Equality

EIN

82-1024089

 Number

5700817672

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

FemArt is committed to growing the awareness of women artists through exhibition opportunities, educational program and community outreach. Our largest obstacle we are trying to overcome at this time is location...location...and a gallery. We are looking to build or create a state of the arts facility that will offer an art gallery, three studios for women, a child care area for moms to work on their art nearby, an education center with a Smartboard for public art classes, an art therapy office, a gift shop, admin office and a small library. This place will offer us an opportunity to truly promote women artists and raise the value of women's art to correct the imparity women face with lower pay and lack of exhibit space. The importance of this space is to help women artists develop confidence in gallery presence, workshops that will keep women artists updated on the industry trends and latest art products. A gallery brings awareness of the community which is essential to growth.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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The Color Purple

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Hours arts space has been rented

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Minorities

Related program

The Color Purple

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

FemArt has exhibited more than 16 shows and have represented over 100 art pieces and over 30 artists in the shows. The increase of artists and artwork has more than doubled since it's beginnings 2017

Number of works exhibited temporarily

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people,

Minorities

Related program

The Color Purple

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

FemArt held it's first all women art show for the month of June 2017 after becoming a non-profit organization. There were 17 women artists who exhibited over 35 pieces of art.

Total number of works exhibited

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars paid to artists

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Sold work has decreased as many shows have been community outreach and visibility was the main focus of women's artwork.

Number of favorable critic reviews/awards of art produced given by media or peers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Our first show ”A Woman’s Soul - from Desert to City” provided monetary awards to the top three juried chosen artists. Each were awarded with monetary gift certificates to local art stores.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

The remedy to our lack of opportunities for our artists is to lease or gain a space in our community that will bring public awareness of the incredible women's art and how the value of these voices will lift and cultivate a better society. We have already set aside a monthly fund of 50% of money in our bank account aside for future rent of a facility and must continue to grow our funding so that 50% increases. Our main goal is to build a beautiful gallery that will also offer studio spaces for women along with a child care room and educational space. We want gallery hours and educational classes that will enhance community awareness and culturally benefit society.

Our strategy is building our board to be our advocates for directing our organization and develop a clear vision and goals for all of us to follow. We rely on volunteer committee members to actively get involved with our programs and community outreach. The passion to lift each other is very contagious in Jacksonville, Florida. We are planning fund raising activities and have greatly appreciated many small donations and grants by local business owners. Donation sites like this are essential to get our message out and build funds that will benefit not only women artists but our society by having diverse voices that truly relay our cultural identity through the arts.

Our capability is measurable by our seven board members who are experienced, educated and dedicated to making real changes in our society by promoting women artists and raising their value and income from their art. We are founded on Feminist values that began with the founders of this organization in 2017. The passion and support of the community is abundant and we believe that our organization's mission is solid and has already grown our organization leaps and bounds with a steady growth of members and community support.

We can accurately measure our success by the membership increase and when we get the funding we need for our gallery our measurements will be based on our exhibit sales and our community donations of money and time. We can measure our success not only by monetary value but also by our volunteer involvement and our school programs that we depend on for bringing community awareness of past and present women in the arts.

So far we have had five art exhibits in varying locations all over Jacksonville; one women's talk by Deborah Reid, Esq. who talked about Women, Art, Law and Bias; a group of women artists who volunteered to do community outreach mural for a day care that provided affordable childcare for a working mom who returned to school for her art degree; monthly critique nights that provide a place to talk about their process and art work and build confidence in their presentations; and recently launched our early education program at the Goddard School in Orange Park, FL where we had an artist demonstrate pastel painting while the volunteer teacher talked about the importance of recognizing the value of women in the arts. The sooner we get a gallery in place the bigger our presence will be and as Georgia O'Keeffe said - "I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty."

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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the feedback loop
check_box We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
check_box We shared information about our current feedback practices.
How is the organization collecting feedback?
We regularly collect feedback through: electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), paper surveys.
How is the organization using feedback?
We use feedback to: to identify and remedy poor client service experiences, to identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to inform the development of new programs/projects, to identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
We share feedback with: the people we serve, our board.
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to: we don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback.
What significant change resulted from feedback
We gained a more diverse membership through pursuing women of diversity not just in ethnicity but also in religions, cultures and ages. We reached out to community leaders who were able to recommend women artists to our organization and it was very successful and our organization is better because of the diverse voices in art that cultivates a better society.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members.

Diversity Strategies

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We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
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We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We are making a concerted effort to have a more diverse board of directors to have a better representation of our society in voices from all walks of life.