Join us for a night of art and poetry as Artemis Journal launches its 2022 edition!
Featuring readings from acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, original performances from Southwest Virginia Ballet, and artwork from painter Steven Kenny (whose work graces this year’s cover), the evening promises to be filled with lively conversation and engaging entertainment!
5-6 pm: Catch up with friends and meet new ones while enjoying a cash bar, light refreshments, and open galleries 6-7:30 pm: Artemis Journal poetry readings and discussion featuring Jeri Rogers, Nikki Giovanni, and others; Southwest Virginia Ballet will perform during the readings 7:30-9 pm: Open galleries, cash bar, and light refreshments continue
Advance registration is encouraged to reserve your seat!
Artemis 21 will be released in June. This year’s journal publishes fledgling writers and artists alongside prominent writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Virginia Poet Laureates, Luisa Igloria, Ron smith, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, U.S. Poet Laureates, Rita Dove, Natasha Trethewey, as well as prominent artists such as Donna Polseno, Betty Branch, Bill White, and Linda Atkinson.
Acclaimed ceramic sculptress, Donna Polseno will grace our cover
Donna Polseno is a sculptor and potter living in the mountains of southwest Virginia. Donna will be featured on our next 2021 Artemis cover to be released in June.
She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has been honored with 2 NEA Artist Fellowships and a Virginia Museum Artists Grant. Donna has shown her work in major exhibitions in museums and galleries, nationally and internationally. Her work has been published in many books and magazines.
Donna has taught seminars at many schools including Penland School, Haystack Mountain School, Anderson Ranch, Jingdezhen University in China, La Meridiana School of Ceramics in Italy. She lives and works part-time in a small village in Italy. She was a ceramics instructor at Hollins University for 15 years, where she created and still directs the “Women Working With Clay” Symposium.
Jeri Rogers interviews Donna on the latest Artemis Podcast Speaks
This year’s event to celebrate Artemis Journal’s annual launch has gone virtual! Join us for an intimate reading with poet Jeanne Larsen, followed by a conversation with Larsen, Artemis founder and editor Jeri Rogers, and Taubman Museum of Art’s Education Manager Stephanie Fallon. The program takes place in the exhibition Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie, surrounded by artwork created by this year’s 2020 Artemis Journal cover artist.
Jeanne Larsen is a poet, translator, novelist, essayist, and sometimes short fiction writer. What Penelope Chooses is her 9th book; she has published in Artemis Journal fourteen times.
This year’s journal, Artemis Journal 2020 will be the 27th published journal to date and will include poetry from two Virginia Poet Laureates, Ron Smith and Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda and a U.S. Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey. Maurice Ferguson, Literary Editor of Artemis, received over 400 submissions this year from across the United States and internationally, and includes 170 of the submissions.
The theme for this year’s journal will be “Season of Women” and will be a centennial celebration of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution giving women the right to vote passed one hundred years ago. In celebrating this momentous event, they are honoring an artist who was also born 100 years ago and made an impact on the art scene here in Roanoke, nationally, and internally. Dorothy Gillespie, 1920-2012, supported their fledgling idea of starting a feminist literary and art journal by donating a beautiful pastel for their very first cover.
This event is free to enjoy! All donations are welcome and will benefit the Taubman Museum’s education department during these challenging times.
REGISTRATION IS FREE! Please follow the link for donations; all amounts welcome and will benefit the education department of the Taubman Museum!
Due to the health crisis facing our community, the annual launch originally slated for June 5, has been rescheduled to September 4 at the Taubman Museum of Art. The journals will be released in July. For more information go to our store front. (20% discount for subscriptions)
Here is a sneak preview of the cover by the acclaimed artist, Dorothy Gillespie. Dorothy graced our very first cover back in 1977 when we created the journal as a result of writing workshops for abused women. Dorothy was an avid supporter of public art and a feminist who chartered her way through the art world in New York City. Our 1977 cover created a stir and became the first art mural in downtown Roanoke, Va. A Roanoke native, Dorothy Gillespie (1920–2012) would have turned 100 this June. She remains the most nationally recognized artist who was born and raised in the Roanoke Valley and taught at Radford University in the nearby New River Valley. Artemis Journal is pleased to partner with the Taubman Museum of Art by celebrating Dorothy Gillespie.
Artemis is grateful for the support of the Roanoke Arts Commission & the Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art
Marks the 100th anniversary of the
19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
giving women the right to vote
Our challenge to artists and writers
What does freedom of expression mean to you?
In the year of 1920, American women were granted the right to express themselves by voting.
Today, non- disclosure agreements (NDA) for sexual abuse are still used to silence women. In looking forward to next year, Artemis Journal supports the movement for free expression in all areas of our lives.
Our theme is open-ended and not limited to gender or specific ideas regarding artistic expression. However, that being said, the editors hope your submissions are sensitive to our mission and celebrate this Season of Women!
In memory of the late Toni Morrison
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” *Toni Morrison
*Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Humanities Medal, Nobel Prize in Literature & Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
Artemis is launching the 2019 journal featuring Sally Mann’s photograph on the cover. Please join in the celebration on June 7th at the beautiful Taubman Museum of Art featuring a dance performance “Poetry in Motion” by the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company.
Artemis will explore the power of movement, and how immersing our eyes in new experiences can lead to a happier, healthier and more fulfilled existence. By collaborating with Southwest Virginia Ballet, we will celebrate the launch of this year’s journal by presenting an evening of joy through interpretive dance and poetry.
Artemis Journal Annual Launch
The Roanoke Taubman Museum of Art
As a small press, community is so important to us. We would love the opportunity to meet you during our launch event.Artemis2018, is featuringNew York Timesauthor Sharyn McCrumb ofUnquiet Grave& launching our journal.
This event is a fundraiser to help support our mission at Artemis & The Taubman Museum of Art.
Please join us as we celebrate this issue—the more, the merrier!
THERE IS LIMITED SEATING SO PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!
Ticket to Speaker Event
$12 nonmember, $8 member Support Artemis & the TMA!
Ticket to Speaker + copy of Artemis + donation
$50 nonmember, $40 member