“Extant Women” Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA, 2015 Kristine Schomaker, Cheryl Bookout, Karen Schfman, Snezana Saraswati Petrovic, Deborah Lambert (left to right)
“Finding Beauty Through Struggle” 2015 Anna Deavere Smith, Mark Steven Greenfield, Cheryl Bookout and Joe Hernandez-Kolski
“In Dialogue: June Wayne and the Rise of Women Artists” 2014 Pasadena Museum of California Art This panel discussion focused on June Wayne, her inspiring legacy, and issues facing contemporary women artists today. Moderated by artist-educator Ruth Weisberg, panelists include SCWCA President Cheryl Bookout
“Los Angeles Contemporary Art Landscape” 2014 Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA Panelists include Peter Frank, Larry Bell, George Herms, Tony Berlant and Cheryl Bookout (Left to Right)
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Cheryl is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Chimaera Project, a nonprofit organization focusing on action and advocacy for female filmmakers. She has produced two award-winning short films; Gloria’s Call and I Am Be. She is currently directing a short documentary film Inside the Beauty Bubble and co-producing a feature-length documentary, Acting Like Women: Performance Art and the Woman’s Building and prepping to shoot a proof of concept for her sci-fi episodic screenplay, Women of Steel: Gracie’s Story. Bookout is the past President of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art 2012 – 2016 and has been a guest on numerous filmmaking/art panels throughout the U.S. As an individual artist, Bookout is included in the California Women Artist Project archived at the University of Southern California and Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, a project organized by Gloria Orenstein, Professor of Women in Literature and Art at USC.
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The Chimaera Project, Co-Founder, Executive Director; President, Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art (SCWCA), President 2012-16; SCWCA, Advisory Board Member; Mil-Tree, Board Member; Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Board Member; FurstWurld, Board Member; Film Independent, Member