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The art was amazing, the performers sublime, the Night of Creative Empowerment III was inspiring. Thank you to everyone who joined Women Rising and Backwater Arts Gallery for this unique event.

We hope everyone who attended felt inspired and empowered and we want to thank everyone who was involved in this incredible effort!

We are happy to announce that our event gained widespread recognition throughout the community and we have received amazing feedback from artists and community members who have been longing for just such an organization to host spaces for female artists.

In addition the night raised $619 which will go directly to funding our Mural Projects in the downtown area. Artists and the spaces are all on board and now with the funds provided we are ready to put the pedal to the medal. If you are interested in volunteering your time and/or painting skills to these amazing murals please email

Can’t get enough of the artists and performers you saw the night of our event? Neither can we! Please click their name and follow the links they provided to check out more of their work. You can also subscribe to our blog or “Like” our facebook page to receive up to date information regarding our upcoming events. Thank you again to all the amazing and talented people who made this event possible!

Chara Bui

Molly Murphy

Steely Nash

Sweet HayaH

Rabbit Quinn


Kimy Martinez


Chara Bui

Kat Bell

Amelia Lewis

Michelle Domocol

Karen Gutfreund

Martha Rodriguez

 Erica Atreya

 Alexandria Kerekez

Tracey Baca

Eliana Lurato

Mireya Villanueva

Chelsi Whiting

Jen Solomon

Kristen Pollock



Call to Artists!!! Submissions Due June 17th


The Night of Creative Empowerment is an event created to promote, support, and recognize the talent of women of all ages and background in the arts community of San Jose. The event provides the public with the opportunity to see art, listen to music and poetry by women, while empowering them to be leaders and provoking responses from the audience on the topics presented.

This year’s theme is Rise Up, Grrrrl: exploring movements from around the world and 4th wave feminism. Who are our modern day Heroines? How are we as a society redefining femininity? This show is for expressions of hope and courage.

We are accepting submissions from multiple disciplines and mediums including, but not limited to, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces as well as multimedia installations and interactive stations.

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Save the Date: Night of Creative Empowerment III

Women Rising is excited to announce Night of Creative Empowerment III…like our page on Facebook for updated news on NOCE III!!!

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 28th @ 6:00 pm at the Backwater Arts Gallery

We are proud to combine forces again with this unique venue. Call to artists and flyers will be coming soon, so be sure to mark your calendar! We will be looking forward to featuring women artists, writers, musicians and creators from all over our community and beyond. Be sure to grab a friend and join us for the celebration!

Gearing Up!

Women Rising is getting ready to launch two new exciting events in the coming months, our annual Night of Creative Empowerment, and an additional art event teaming up with local artists. Both events will assist in fundraising for our mural projects in the Downtown San Jose area, keep an eye out for date and venue announcements and the “Call to Artists”. We will be looking for artists of every medium as well as poets, musicians, performers, and craftspeople who would like to showcase their talents. With multiple events on the horizon, there will be opportunities to showcase individuals from every background and discipline. We are excited to see familiar faces and to make new friends as we grow our community!

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