About Picturing Power & Potential

About Picturing Power & Potential

The International Museum of Women and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery's Art at City Hall program are pleased to present: 

Picturing Power & Potential: A Project of Economica

Picturing Power & Potential is a large-scale juried photo exhibition with over 50 extraordinary and moving works by artists across the globe celebrating women as economic participants and agents of change. The exhibition is on display online at IMOW.org and was exhibited at San Francisco City Hall from June 15, 2010 to August 27, 2010.

Picturing Power & Potential is the first in a series of special projects of IMOW's global online exhibition, Economica: Women and the Global EconomyEconomica showcases women's diverse roles as economic change-agents, entrepreneurs, business leaders, caregivers, workers and investors, and asks powerful and provocative questions on critical economic topics from philanthropy to macro-economy. Economica offers vibrant photo slideshows, podcasts from leading activists and thinkers, museum-curated content and community submitted artwork. Be part of a global conversation and reimagine the world's economy through women's eyes by participating in our community forum, commenting on a story, or submitting your own work to Economica!

Picturing Power & Potential was on display in San Francisco City Hall, located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place in the Civic Center, from June 15 to August 27, 2010.

ARTISTSAnne Hamersky (USA), Alex Kamweru (Kenya), Ariko Inaoka (Japan), Brenda Paik Sunoo (USA), Dana Whitaker (USA), Elizabeth Colton (USA), Isabela Senatore (Brazil), Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel (USA), Joanna Lipper (USA), Margaret Silverman (USA), Mark Tuschman (USA), Mathilde Jansen (The Netherlands), Mehran Afshar Naderi (Iran), Michelle McCarron (USA), Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer (China), Pattabi Raman (India), Rocio Russo (USA), Samyukta Lakshmi (India), Sanaz Mazinani (Canada), and Selvaprakash Lakshmanan (India)


Catherine King (International Museum of Women), Jasmina Bojic (United Nations Association Film Festival), Linda Connor (Artist/Curator/Educator), Meg Shiffler (SFAC Gallery).

COMMUNITY CHOICE AWARDSFrom June 15-September 6, the International Museum of Women hosted a Community Choice Awards contest for Picturing Power & Potential, inviting viewers to comment on and recommend their favorite images, with a Grand Prize Winner selected at the end of the contest period.

On September 6, 2010, Brenda Paik Sunoo was chosen as the Grand Prize Winner of the Picturing Power & Potential Community Choice Awards. 

Learn more about the Community Choice Awards >>


SFAC logo Located in the heart of San Francisco's Civic Center, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery makes contemporary art accessible to broad audiences through curated exhibitions that both reflect our regional diversity and position Bay Area visual art production within an international contemporary art landscape. By commissioning new works, collaborating with arts and community organizations and supporting artist's projects, the SFAC Gallery's programs provide new and challenging opportunities for contemporary art to engage with a civic dialogue. For more information about the SFAC Gallery's Art at City Hall program please visit www.sfartscommission.org.

The Picturing Power & Potential presentation at San Francisco City Hall was made possible through the generous support of Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and RayKo Photo Center.


Catholic Healthcare West

Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is delivering excellent care to diverse communities across Arizona, California and Nevada. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in San Francisco Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) is the eighth largest not-for-profit hospital provider in the nation and the largest hospital system in California.www.chwhealth.org

Nathan Cummings Foundation

The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. They seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.www.nathancummings.org/

Wells Fargo

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Charles Schwab Foundation Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization funded by The Charles Schwab Corporation. Its mission is to create positive change through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com/community.
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I.M.O.W. Executive Director: Clare Winterton
I.M.O.W. Vice President for Exhibitions and Programs: Catherine King
Project Manager and Web Producer: Krista Walton
Submissions Coordinator and Jury Assistant: Gwen Kuo
Online Programs Assistants: Amity Bacon, Liliana Delman, Ashley Zoellner
Graphic Design: Sarah Seybert
Call for Submissions Outreach: Avital Ungar
Web Development: Mediatrope

SPECIAL THANKSMeg Schiffler, Aimee LeDuc, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Team

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