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Strong Strong Women, 7 Female Artists, 1 Exhibition, San Diego

San Diego - Seven Female Artists - 6 photographers and 1 painter, all actively exhibiting, met each other at local art events and formed an organic bond fueled by a respect for each other's work and a
dedication to the arts. The collective meets regularly to support individual visions as they prepare for
exhibitions, conferences, projects and reviews. Their inaugural exhibition, STRONG STRONG WOMEN, titled after the name of the group, will be on view from January 11 - March 28, 2020 at The Frame Maker in San Diego's Mission Hills neighborhood.

The artists include:
Amanda Dahlgren, Morgan DeLuna, Jodie Hulden, Lamia Khorshid, Allison Lindblom, Kris Moore, and
Louise Russell.

What's behind the name? To the artists in the collective, Strong Strong Women > (are greater than)

"Artists inspire artists. That's why we form art groups, but it is my experience that men talk more than they listen and women listen more than they talk. So, I reached out to other women artists in hopes of
creating a space to develop ideas and encourage critical thinking. Strong Strong Women supports
strong strong women."
– Kris Hodson Moore, Photographer, Collective Founder and Member

"We are artists that engage life - personal, social, ecological, and political ideas. We're inclusive of
people and ideas. We support. We act. We tell stories. We're here." – Louise Russell, Photographer,
Collective Member

"Strong Strong Women was started by the strongest strong woman I know (Kris Hodson Moore), who
invited us into her home to collaborate, support, challenge, and inspire each other. We are each
powerful and capable in our own right, but together we are Strong Strong Women." – Amanda
Dahlgren, Photographer, Collective Member

"Being an artist comes from the deepest part of our humanity, regardless of gender. Our strength as a
group lies in doing what is the most meaningful to us each as a human being. In our communion
together that strength is reinforced as we inspire and celebrate each other."
– Jodie Hulden, Photographer, Collective Member

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The artists will discuss their projects on Saturday, March 14 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm at The Frame Maker, 3102 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA, 92103

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