The Feminist Art Project of Upstate NY is organizing a group exhibition that serves to demonstrate solidarity among artists who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, and abortion rights. It will also serve as a fundraiser to support The Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood during this uncertain time. 100% of sales from artwork will be donated to our local Planned Parenthood.

We are excited to have Angel Bellaran as Guest Curator for this event. Bellaran was the Curator for "the original" Nasty Women NYC show at the Knockdown Center in Queens.

This event is organized by Madison LaVallee and Claire Sherwood, co-coordinators of The Femistint Art Project: Upstate New York. Contact them at with any questions.


The Nasty Women of the North event will take place at two locations in downtown Troy, New York: The Arts Center of the Capital Region and Collar Works. All visual art will be exhibited at Collar Works with a public opening on Friday, October 27 from 5-9 pm.

Visual Art Requirements

  • This is an INCLUSIVE exhibition. All artists will be represented UNLESS THE WORK DOES NOT MEET THE SUBMISSION CRITERIA.

  • 100% of sales from artwork will be donated to our local Planned Parenthood.

  • You may submit a maximum of 3 work(s).

  • All work(s) entered can not exceed a total of 3 feet (36 inches) in any direction.

  • We want to keep the prices very affordable so that many many people in attendance feel they are able to purchase one or multiple pieces in support of Planned Parenthood. We ask you price your work at one of the following prices: $25, $50, $75, or $100.

  • We can accept 2D & 3D WORK (included painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, etc.), unfortunately we cannot accept video work due to limited resources.

  • Sculptors: Please include what kind of pedestal is needed, or if you can supply your own. We have limited supply and will not be able to accommodate everyone.

  • Work must arrive ready to hang (except 3D work).

  • All submissions for experimental, social engagement work, discussions, workshops, readings, film screenings, performances, and any other nasty idea you want to express can be done here:

  • The LAST DAY to submit work is SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 2017.

Drop off Information

Work can be dropped at Collar Works located at 621 River St. in Troy, NY on Friday October 20th from 12 PM- 5 PM and Saturday October 21 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

If you are outside the Troy area and cannot physically drop off work – you can ship it. HOWEVER if the work does not sell you will have to pay the cost for return shipment as well*

The work must arrive by: Thursday, October 19th.  

Ship to:  
Collar Works
621 River St, Troy, NY 12180
*Please include return shipping label

Pick up Information

Work that does not sell must be picked up by Sunday, October 29 from 12 PM -3 PM. Art that is not picked up cannot be stored and therefore will be thrown away.

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