Sure, a good cover line can entice readers to grab a magazine off the newsstand or bookshelf. But in the absence of 50-point neon type and 35 Ways to Blow His Mind, Bitch has always relied on design, illustration, and color to draw people into our pages. It’s not often that we have an opportunity to highlight the illustrators, designers, and artists that make Bitch Media the beautiful, compelling, and hard-hitting media organization that readers know and love. Our 20th anniversary seemed like the perfect time to do just that.
To mark the occasion, we invited 40 incredible artists to create original pieces for “No Feminism, No Future”. The group show—on display at the Lagunitas Community Room in Portland, Oregon on December 9, 2016— celebrated the wide range of artistic voices of the contributing illustrators, artists, and designers we’ve worked with since we were founded in 1996.
We’d like to thank the contributing illustrators, designers, and artists who helped us to celebrate our history and our future. Featured artists include: Tamara Adams, Cate Andrews, Katie Beasley, Kate Bingman-Burt, Julianna Johnson and Kate Giambrone, Katie Beasley, Ryan Brown, Lisa Congdon, Kate Copeland, Hilary Costello, Marlowe Dobbe, Alexxander Dovelin, Kristen Dullum, Kinoko Evans, Daniel Fishel, Aimee Flom, Sophia Foster-Dimino, Katja Gantz, Alex Gregory, Sarah Hayes, Meg Hunt, Laura Jones Martinez, Kelly K, Eleni Kalorkoti, Chris Kindred, Jax Ko, Colin Laurel, Ebin Lee, Fin Lee, Michelle Leigh, Briar Levit, Elisha Lim, Wendy MacNaughton, MariNaomi, Amy Martin, Molly McIntyre, Molly Mendoza, Nicole Miles, Matty Newton, Jeannie Phan, Richie Pope, Tess Rubenstein, Benjamin Shaykin, Noa Snir, Sabine Stangenberg, Shelby Smith, Adriana Vawdrey, Shannon Wright, Kelsey Wroten, and Subin Yang.
Our 20th anniversary celebration was generously supported by our event sponsors: Pacific Northwest College of Art, Buy Olympia, and AIGA Women Lead. Food was provided by Sisters Kitchen, beer from Lagunitas, wine from Ruby Vineyard, kombucha from Lion Heart Kombucha, and dessert from Back to Eden Bakery, Lauretta Jean’s, and Sweetpea Baking Company. Thanks to Lauren Baker for the photo booth, and to the businesses who donated to our raffle: Sou’wester Lodge, ¿Por Que No? Taqueria, Bloom Pilates, Collage, Tender Loving Empire, Grand Central Bakery, Mother’s Bistro, Seven Sisters, Ace Hotel, Seven Sisters, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, Common Ground Wellness Center, and Ruby Vineyard & Winery.