Krystle Ahmadyar, Assistant Editor

Susan Leibovitz Steinman, Editor

Office Phone: 510-653-6380






Elina Chauvet, RED SHOES PROJECT, & unknown street muralist


WEAD—Women Environment Aritsts Directory announces the publication of Border Crossings, the third issue of its nascent Online Magazine. WEAD’s magazine provides an international forum for progressive critical writing on environmental and social justice art.  With equally robust art images, Border Crossings reports on projects from Africa, Taiwan, Colombia, Mexico and Scotland to Oregon and California.


Each issue honors a pioneering artist who, in turn, writes a commentary.  Border Crossings Featured Artist is conceptual Chicano artist and cultural activist AMELIA MESA BAINS. An internationally respected cross-disciplinary artist best known for altar-installations, she is a scholar, educator, and innovator in the documentation and interpretation of Chicano traditions in Mexican-American art. Through scholarly articles and lectures on Chicano art, she continues to enhance public understanding of multi-culturalism and its concurrent major cultural and demographic shifts in the United States and the world.



o      Artist LIZA BEHRENDT and Kerala, India villagers create floating artworks.

o      Working in Taiwan since 2004 artist/curator JANE ALLEN INGRAM discovers emergent green art and produces large-scale exhibitions there.

o      Curator PATRICIA WATTS assays Jane Allen Ingram’s 2010 Taiwanese green art exhibit that traveled to multiple venues in the U.S.

o      Mexican journalist Joyce Janvier asks Mazatlan artist ELINA CHAUVET about her Red Shoes project on missing and murdered border-town women.

o      Collaborating artists TIM COLLINS and REIKO GOTO working in Scotland upend arbitrary barriers between humans and nature, starting with trees.

o      Swedish curator VERONICA WINMAN lives in Colombia producing art projects on a utopian rural farm for displaced women and children; which U.S. artists Lauren Elder and Andi Sutton visit to create participatory projects.

o      Journalist David Kupfer interviews Chinese-American artist LILY YEH on her “art village” projects in Rwanda, Beijing and back home in Philadelphia.

o      Amidst major changes, Oregon artist Elizabeth Stanek discovers parallels in the botany of native plant seed dispersals and her own personal life journeys.



#4, Late Fall 2011:  NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY

Projected essays include one by prominent Taiwanese artist Wu Mali and her university students surveying indigenous environmental art there; and Melting Ice Bergs—a stunning photo essay taken in Alaska by and interview with itinerant photographer Camille Seaman.

#5, Late Spring 2012: ATOMIC LEGACY and its ART

Entire issue will be dedicated to essays on ACTIVIST ART PROJECTS on ATOMIC POWER—art that critiques, educates and makes visible the ramifications of use and abuse, history and future of atomic energy—from mining and corporate control to storage containment.  Essays are by invitation, but new proposals and/or ideas are still welcome (send ASAP).



Founded in 1995, WEAD is a non-profit professional collective of activist feminist artists whose core concern is community building. Focusing globally on women’s unique contributions, WEAD shares knowledge that enriches and supports the Environmental and Social Justice Art Movements.  Its interactive website provides an international gallery of individual artist listings—contemporary and historical, event notices and opportunities, and a blog.  In Spring 2010, editor Susan Leibovitz Steinman created and introduced the WEAD Online Magazine. Steinman co-founded WEAD with San Francisco arts activist Jo Hanson (deceased). A hands-on volunteer Board runs day-to-day operations and produces educational outreach programs and exhibits.

WEAD accepts queries, ideas, and/or proposals at < weadartists@gmail.com>.