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The Outpost

Visible Women 2018: Our Favorite Discoveries
By Tom Mattson
Published August 22, 2018

If you went anywhere near Twitter on Monday, August 20th you probably found yourself gloriously consumed by the return of #VisibleWomen, a (now annual?) campaign to bring visibility to female artists. Started by Milkfed.us as a means to support women in the comic book industry, the hashtag has taken on a life of its own and while it still predominantly focuses on illustrators it has grown to provide a platform for artists of all media.

Did we spend something like half our day pouring over these creators’ work?

Explore the Limping Ladies of the Creative World

How could we not? Have you seen some of this stuff?!

Because one day celebrating these artists isn’t nearly enough, we have gathered up some of our favorites, most of whom are brand new discoveries for us, to keep the good times rolling. This post could have easily been hundreds of people long. Maybe it should have been. In any case, if this list connects with you in any way we highly encourage you to dig deeper. This is the teeniest tiniest tip of the proverbial iceberg of artistry that #VisibleWomen exposes and, as with icebergs, it’s ridiculous (and vaguely unnerving) that so much can be hidden unseen beneath the surface.

Check out #visiblewomen on Twitter and around the web. Follow these creators. Drop them a message, let them know you appreciate their craft. And if you happen to be part of an industry that employs artists – add #visiblewomen to your source list.

Enjoy.

Celia Lowenthal

Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr
Female Artist - LOWENTHAL_woman_with_crows
Visible women artist LOWENTHAL_person_with_ax
Female artist - LOWENTHAL_people_in_hall
woman artist - LOWENTHAL_men_with_runes
female artist - LOWENTHAL_gnome_with_red_hat
visible women - LOWENTHAL-men_clambering_uphill

Irina Nordsol

Twitter | Tumblr | ArtStation | Facebook
influential female artist - irina-nordsol-kuzmina-sphinx-nordsol2-1024x670
amazing artist - irina-nordsol-kuzmina-oracle-nordsol-1024x578
female artist - irina-kuzmina-witch-doctor-nordsol
incredible female artist - irina-kuzmina-red-queen-nordsol-586x1024
making female artists visible - irina-kuzmina-cataur-nordsol-1024x980
killer women artists - irina-kuzmina-armor-character-nordsol-693x1024

Sarah Webb

Twitter | Tumblr | Website
female artist - Webb_chubby_goldfish_waterlillies.jpg
incredible art by female artist - Webb_kites_people_climbing_tree.jpg
evocative woman artist - Webb_hammock_woman_laterns_tree
Art by Webb_russian_spires_snow
powerful female artist - Webb_woman_coming_home
adventurous female artist-  Webb_eel_water

Julie Dillon

Twitter | Instagram | Website
empowered female artist - Dillon_woman_levatating
amazing female artist - Dillon_woman_sunsrise
exciting female artist - Dillon_woman_orray
other worldly female artist - Dillon_mother_son_planets

Allison Carl

Twitter | Instagram | Website | Tumblr | Behance
visible women artist - Carl_prologue
visible female artists - Carl_labratory
evocative female artist - Carl_junk_yard
visible female artists - Carl_tiger_temple

Czepeku

Twitter | Instagram | ArtStation | Facebook
CZEPEKU_crashed_spaceship
CZEPEKU_person_with_sword
CZEPEKU_statue_hands
CZEPEKU_jumping_monster
CZEPEKU_temple_with_ribbons

Len Nguyen

Twitter | Tumblr
Nguyen_travelers
Nguyen_falling_astronauts
Nguyen_mixed_media_girl_behind_hill
Nguyen_people_at_apothecary

Again, this is just a tiny sampling of what 2018’s #VisibleWomen campaign had to offer. We strongly recommend not stopping your discovery at what we have listed here, there’s so much more to see and such diversity in the artists who are getting involved. Seeing their art brought together in one place is what makes these types of campaigns special. That, and the ways in which it powerfully addresses one thing that all these artists have in common – they deserve to be more visible.

What new artists did you find this week?

Are there any creators you feel should be getting way more attention?

What are your thoughts on the value of these type of social hashtag movements?

Share your thoughts below, and keep being amazing – we’re super into that.

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