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Houston Breakthrough, November 1979 - Page 24. November 1979. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 26, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1660/show/1651.

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(November 1979). Houston Breakthrough, November 1979 - Page 24. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1660/show/1651

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Title Houston Breakthrough, November 1979
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Date November 1979
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  • Newsletters
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Transcript as unique as the name Gifts and Apparel to treasure 2343 ^University^lod 669-1664 3}/i< high quality copi«s — $7.49 passport photos ( kinko's graphics, inc. j • Copying • Passport Photos • Printing • Film Process. • Binding • Color Copies C Rice U./Medical Center 2368 Rice Blvd. 521-9465 c U.H./Downtown 2811 Main St. 654-8161 j XEROX 9200 XEROX 9400 The Village Cheese Shop DOMESTIC AND IMPORTED CHEESES COURMET FOODS FINE WINES COOKWARE MARY ELLEN ALLEN (713) 527-0398 MON-SAT. 9-6 2484 BOLSOVER HOUSTON, TEXAS 77005 fREE pREqNANCy TESTINq & iNfORMATJON 868-4485 I.I.I I a great business y for women Jjiome factory It's one of the few businesses you can own and open your doors with an initial cash requirement of less than $20,000* ... which includes equipment, inventory, training, operating assistance, and beginning operating capital. Balance is financiable. ftClfytQ rOCtdljl is the largest and most successful do-it-yourself picture framing organization in the United States. NOT ONE OF OUR SHOPS HAS EVER FAILED! Several prime locations are now available in the Houston Metro area — Bear Creek, Katy, Fondren/Southwest, Braeswood, Memorial/Northwest, Hwy. 1960, Greenway Plaza, West University, Gear Lake City, Alief, Baytown, Friendswood, and areas throughout Texas. Learn about this profitable, enjoyable opportunity for a woman to own her own business. Write or Call: Buster Smith, Vice President The Frame Factory Area One Warehouse 9513 Dalecrest; Houston 77080 (713)467-1841 *lf qualified for our Lease/Purchase Program. Diane Gelon (1) and Mary Ross Taylor are planning a series of activities to promote The, Dinner Party before its official opening next March. Gelon's partner, artist Judy Chicago, will lecture on the exhibit on Tuesday, November 27 at 8 pm at the First Unitarian Church. Tickets will be available at the door. On the preceding Sunday, November 25, a reception will be held for Chicago at the UH/CLC. The Dinner Party by Diane Brown Reality When word came in early October that The'Dinner Party will come to University of Houston/Clear Lake City in March, 1980, a sense of excitement and anticipation began rippling through the Houston feminist community. Then came the second wave of news: $50,000 would have to be raised by the community to bring, install and administer the show. (See box on fundraising on this page.) By art world standards, these costs are right in line with other major exhibits. What is unusual—and remarkable—about the arrangement with UH/CLC is that Through the Flower, the artist Judy Chicago's foundation which created the work, will get some of the profits from the show. Diane Gelon, Chicago's partner, was in Houston recently promoting the exhibit, and she explained that The Dinner Party must draw 20,000 "guests" to break even. Profits will go to Through the Flower, then to TACO (the Texas Arts Cultural Organization) to encourage future Dinner Partys, and to UH/CLC which plans to plow the money back into women's studies. While it may sound logical for the artist to receive a share of the profits from an exhibit of her work, this is not usually the case. The San Francisco opening last Spring—which drew over 100,000 visitors -earned handsome profits for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, but not one dime for Judy Chicago. TACO organizer Mary Ross Taylor adds, "You have to understand the way the art world works. Anybody who has a major show is supposed to deem it an honor to present their work in the museum. Artists are supposed to pay their bills with fame, not money." Chicago has had to do just that, and according to Gelon, the $200,000 Dinner Party project is in debt. "Judy poured all her book advances, everything she got from the sale of her own work went into it. We haven't been able to pay our bills for two months. We owe our framers over $3,000, the tile makers $500. And there's a $20,000 loan from the First Women's Bank of California. Our note on that alone is $863 a month." Add to that a $1,000 a month bill for storing the exhibit, and you begin to understand the mammoth job of supporting and promoting an important work of art like The Dinner Party. The Houston exhibit, therefore, is more than just another opening. It's a chance for Chicago and her organization to recoup some of their debts, and get on their feet financially. "Every night before we go to sleep we visualize $50 bills," says Taylor. "But we will raise that money, there's no doubt about that." Diane Brown is a working feminist. HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH 24 NOVEMBER 1979