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Harriet Lane

Plunging necklines! Bachelor President! Bralettes! Cocaine! These are just a few of the wonderful things we talk about as we finish up First Ladies month. Debbi brings us the fantastic story of First Lady Harriet Lane who was the niece to the 15th President, James Buchanan and the first to have the official title of […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Fake or Fortune

In our final 1 cool painting thing, Dr. Leah Leach talks about nameless women in two paintings from a British TV show called Fake or Fortune. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Bonnie Fillenwarth, the gals also talk about their favorite female artists and for some reason Salvador Dali’s mustache. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Frida Kahlo

In our third 1 cool painting thing, Bonnie Fillenwarth talks about the tragic but brave life of Frida Kahlo. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Rebecca Berfanger and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about paintings they saw as kids that scared them and gave them a happy place to visit. FULL EPISODE YouTube Version Show […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Amy Sherald

In our second 1 cool painting thing, Rebecca Berfanger talks about Amy Sherald, the gal who painted the Official White House Portrait of Michelle Obama that captured the imagination of one little girl in particular. Joined by Kim Thatcher, Bonnie Fillenwarth and Dr. Leah Leach, the gals also talk about female and male nudity in […]

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Bonnie’s Painting Goodies List

Books, exhibits, and movies, Bonnie Fillenwarth has gathered together a painting gals goodies list for you to check out for Painting Month. Victoria Finlay’s Color: A Natural History of the Palette A wonderful book that goes through where all those colors come from. Finlay was often the first woman to enter spaces where these materials […]

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Art Books Needed for the Library

Gal’s Guide is building an independent women’s history library and is seeking works by women and about women in various career fields. This month we have a list of 20 books about the history of women artists. UPDATE: The Gal’s Guide Library opened March 6, 2020. Each link goes to our Amazon Smile Charity Wish […]

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Gal’s Guide Podcast – Savvy Painter

New Format! Gal pals, Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Rebecca Berfanger and Kim Thatcher gather to bring you 1 cool thing about women in painting. First up is newbie Kim talking about the Savvy Painting Podcast hosted by Antrese Wood. The gals also go off on a HW-onderful Bob Ross tangent. FULL EPISODE YOUTUBE VERSION […]

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January Meeting – Painters

Brush up on your art history.   Join your gal, Bonnie in a discussion about the ladies of painting and art, with pictures!   Ladies include Artemisia Gentileschi, Frida Khalo, the Guerrilla Girls and more.   At the meeting, Gal’s Guide will be giving away one copy of Bonnie’s awesome Women’s History Calendar. Must be […]

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Saucy Gals of History

For our March meeting, our speaker was Leah Leach, co-host of our podcast Your Gal Friday. She presented 13 gals that are more risqué or controversial than you’d hear about on our family-friendly podcast. Leah told the tales of pirates, erotic poets, spies, burlesque performers, and revenge-fueled painters. These gals stories are incredible, inspiring, and oh yeah, […]

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Galaxy Inspired Crafts

We’re a bit obsessed with images of galaxies over here at Gal’s Guide. From our logo to our memes we have so many beautiful nebulae and galaxies that show us how colorful the universe is. Here are some of our favorite crafts to show off your spacey side. Nail & String Art We love this […]