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Tiana Webb Evans and Shari Loeffler are thrilled to host the second annual Badass Art Woman Awards presented by Project for Empty Space on October 15th, 2018 from 7 - 11pm! This year PES is excited to honor four very special women in the art world: Gladys Barker Grauer (Artist/Artist Advocate), Joeonna Bellorado-Samuels (We Buy Gold/Jack Shainman Gallery), Kemi Ilesanmi (The Laundromat Project), and Peggy Cooper Cafritz (Co-Founder, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Civil Rights Activist, Educator, Philanthropist and avid Art Collector.) (Posthumus). 

Recipients of the Badass Art Woman Awards are all women who, through their commitment to culture and community, have created space and opportunity for artists and creatives. These four women have impact that far surpasses their own immediate reach; the work that they have done and continue to do sets a precedence for how artistic communities should be nurtured.

This year’s Badass Art Woman Awards program features an autumnal dinner with a colorful palette, a vibrant cocktail bar, and some very special performances and happenings. The evening is also accompanied by our annual visual art auction, which supports our residency programs at Project for Empty Space, Guests will have the opportunity to take home original works of art donated by PES artists.