Femart Gallery Incorporated

Elevating the Visual Voices of Women Artists.

aka FemArt   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  www.FemArtGallery.org

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 info

2017

Executive Director and Founder

Ms. Kimberly Ann Miller

Main address

11773 Carolwood Lane

Jacksonville, FL 32258 USA

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EIN

82-1024089

NTEE code info

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.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Women of Color in the Art Speak

FemArt has launched a three-part series forum, "Women of Color in the Arts Speak," that explores seven women's personal journeys as they discuss dual bias in the art world today. Each discuss their personal value of themselves and their work, their educational challenges and triumphs, their access to art shows and public acknowledgement as well as answering public questions in the third series in an open public forum.

This program has launched in 2021 and was received at Sandalwood High School and Riverside High School successfully in art classes.

Population(s) Served
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Ethnic and racial groups
Sexual identity
Social and economic status
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Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of works exhibited temporarily

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We held numerous virtual exhibits during the pandemic but Jan 2020 we held two shows that one was a collaboration with JIA that had over 100 women artists the other had 70 with a total of 220 artworks

Total number of works exhibited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total art exhibited has grown considerably since 2017 and has included solo shows, virtual shows, varying venues and has exhibited all over Jacksonville, FL.

Total dollars paid to artists

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Work has been sold and prizes for juried shows have included cash awards.

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

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, LGBTQ people, Ethnic and racial groups

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Awards have been provided for top selection of art shows by different juried shows.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

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 on our new women's art center that will provide a permanent location for our art exhibition opportunities, educational space for programs that will enhance skills and art business knowledge to increase visibility of women's art work in all galleries and to also provide studio space with child care that is needed for many mothers who struggle to find the time and space to work on their artwork.

We have also launched a program that we offer to Title I schools in Duval City - Women of Color in the Arts Speak. This program is has been delivered to Sandalwood High School Art class and Riverside High School Art class and is looking for more funding to help students identify with successful women of color who have emerged triumphantly even though they have face dual marginalization because of their gender and color of skin. This program promises a representation not found in local galleries or art museums.

FemArt also takes pride in addressing social systematic bias such as the myriad of stores that continue to display all white mannequins and FemArt has launched a program to bring awareness of the much needed diversity to our market and community so that young women can begin to see uniqueness is good and not all monochromatic. Art painted mannequins will begin to appear in shop windows to display the support of store owners to recognize that their customers are all unique and beautiful and should see themselves in various clothing.

Our new gallery is expected to be open in March 2022 and we look forward to building and cultivating a better society through women's visual voices.

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.

So far we have represented over 300 wome artists, exhibited over 500 art pieces and have survived a pandemic by offering virtual art exhibitions.
We have offered classes to promote women artists with social media usage and how to write a compelling artist statement. Due to the pandemic we have only held one class on-line about how to be inspired to do art when it may be difficult.
We launched Women of Color in the Arts Speak that is a public service to Title I high school students in Duval City and have build a curriculum that can be delivered by a woman of color artist who shares her personal journey of triumph over obstacles and informs students of statistics and bias that exists in the art world and how they can pursue art careers in today's world and change those statistics. This program was received with high marks from the survey after each program at the Sandalwood High school and Riverside High School.
Another achievement is the gallery space that we have been donated to exhibit women's artwork that we are moving into in March 2022. This space will be a safe place for women to exhibit work, have studio space that will include child care nearby and will eventually have an Art Therapist in house to address many of the obstacles of emotional challenges unique to many women who have experienced trauma or debilitating emotional blocks that sometimes can block creativity.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We send out a member survey to find out the needs of the women artists we serve so that we can better promote and support them in our organization.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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,

  • 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.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We are better able to meet the needs of identification and have included a section of our member applications to include preferences on pronouns that will help us identify them the way they identify themselves.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Femart Gallery Incorporated

Board of directors
as of 2/21/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Amy Seidle

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Term: 2022 - 2024

Sandra Archer

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Amy Seidle

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Dima Kroma

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Robyn Andrews

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Michelle Lee

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Danisha Edwards

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Kim Hurt

FemArt Gallery, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? No
  • Ethics and 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/21/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/21/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.