_gaia is a collective of women artists and activists creating art,events and opportunities in the visual and media arts,performance and design. Its members actively promote and support the work of local women artists while developing programs that encourage collaboration and create community to help emerging artists in need of studio space,facilities and resources. In pursuit of raising awareness _gaia concentrates on activism,from issues in the local community and the art world to global issues affecting the lives of women.

The Artists:
Melissa MacAlpin
Sarah Nelson Wright
Lillian Ribeiro
Kate Eggleston
Cathleen Marie Thérèse Parra
Stephanie Tichenor
Claudia McNulty
Panda Suwann
Alyssa Lawler
Jacquelyn Strycker

Curated by Meredith Goncalves &Doris Cacoilo

society of illustrators

thank you Pablo Medinaand Christine DaCruz!

ornaments for 2014

i am always paying attention to the wrong things

terrarium night!!!

my friend tim,owner of jc aquaria,and i collaborated on a terrarium class at one of my favorite jersey city shops- kanibal home
tim taught 17 students how to make beautiful terrariums –i created an instruction manual.
kristen from kanibal provided fantastic autumn themed cocktails and cookies for all who attend.

terrarium workshop at Kanibal Home in Jersey City

getting ready for halloween

painting some neighborhood friends

steve and odie

romance! lori and renata’s bridal shower