Calling All Girls: Submit Your Superhero Artwork!

Girls: We need your help!

The team behind WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES, a 2012 SXSW Film Festival premiere, will host a community event benefitting GENaustin on Sunday, March 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gallery Black Lagoon, 4301 Guadalupe Street, Austin, 78751.

And we’re having an art contest! Want to display your art?

The GENaustin Art Contest

-If you were a superhero, what would your costume look like?

-What special powers would you have?

Make a piece of original art that shows yourself as a superhero, and it will be displayed in the Gallery Black Lagoon! It can be digital art or you can scan and email it to us!

Be sure submit your artwork to by Friday, March 9th.


 Attendees of the event will have the opportunity to:

·         See snippets from the documentary WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES.

·         Listen to a Q&A with WONDER WOMEN! Director Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Producer Kelcey Edwards, moderated by Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Radio-Television-Film and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

·         Enter a superheroine/superhero costume contest.

·         Enjoy food and refreshments.

The event is free and open to the Austin community, a SXSW badge or film pass is not required to attend. Staff from GENaustin will be on hand to collect $5.00 donations for the organization.

WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre.

SXSW Official Screenings:

Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, 1120 S Lamar Blvd. 78704

Monday, March 12, 11 a.m., Violet Crown Cinema, 434 West 2nd St. 78701

Tuesday, March 13, 2 p.m., Alamo Ritz, 320 E. 6th St. 78701

Friday, March 16, 4:30 p.m., Alamo Ritz, 320 E. 6th St. 78701


Vanessa Wright