- City, State: San Francisco, California
- Geographic Location: North America
- Languages: Russian, English, Spanish
- Age: 30
Is a first generation Russian-Jewish immigrant from Moscow. She has grown up in the sunny, eclectic SF Bay Area, which she's happy to call home. She received her B.A. at Santa Clara University in 2006 in the Art History and Communication majors, with a minor in Spanish. By the fall of 2006 she completed an internship at the San Jose Museum of Art, where she was to create a gallery guide for the 2007 show, "Family Legacies: The Art of Betye, Lezley and Allison Saar." During these months, Masha also assisted in organizing participation for a concurrent show, called, "We Are Family: Artist Families at SJMA," a first-of-its-kind non-juried community show for the museum. From January of 2007 Masha has been a volunteer at the GLBT Historical Society, located in San Francisco. She created a guide for the institution's Artifacts series of the Ephemera Collection and assisted in the preparation and installation of the politically and socially significant "Out Ranks" exhibit. Masha continues to participate at the GLBT Historical Society as as a member of the Women’s Committee, curatorial and programs volunteer.
In her free time Masha enjoys practicing martial arts, reading, spending quality time with her partner, and traveling.
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I pursue work in the fields of museums and art history, promoting women's and lgbt stories and visibility. Currently, I work to create exposure for women artists locally and abroad at I.M.O.W. and love every minute of it!
I'm passionate about:
the "then and now": history of the modern era, women's and queer issues. I hope to travel and learn more about the people and cultures around the world.
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Justice for Anna Politkovskaya
Russian journalist Anna Politkovskava was murdered in October of 2006 for reporting on human rights abuses. Help speak the truth about her assassination. --English, French, Spanish.
The International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is a historic and unprecedented effort of the U.S. government to take leadership in establishing an overall and integrated approach to respond and address violence against women and girls internationally. The Act establishes a Coordinator to Combat Violence Against Women Internationally. The time is now to capitalize on this awareness and support and to enact this comprehensive vision to address the problem of violence against women.
Young Feminists Needed
AWID's Young Feminist Activism Program seeks to amplify women's voices from every corner of the world by creating provocative opportunities for engagement and change. Get involved. -English, French, Spanish
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Orlonda Uffre is an artist, teacher and activist whose career spans thirty years. In the 1970s she helped found the Women's Interart Center, one of the first women's art centers in the world. Over the years, she has served as curator and juror for multiple arts and culture organizations including the Vida Gallery of the Women's Building and the Sargent Johnson Gallery, both in San Francisco, California.
In March of 2009, her painting Now & Then was featured in I.M.O.W.'s online project "Exhibiting You." The painting of her grandmother, a former slave from the Caribbean, inspired Masha Rotfeld, an intern at the I.M.O.W., to interview the artist and find out more about her revolutionary feminist background and her art that is rooted in the Caribbean culture and religion.
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