Recently I co-curated XXCHANGE, an exhibition of women-identifying artists and makers at the Gallery in Area 405, Baltimore, MD, November 4 – December 1, 2016. This project was funded by a grant from The Contemporary Museum, The Deutsch Foundation, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. Hannah Wides, a woodworker and colleague and I formed the Baltimore Women’s Maker Collective in January 2016, as a way to connect with and enhance the visibility of other women makers in the greater Baltimore region and beyond. Together we applied for and won a Grit Fund Grant that amassed wide support. We invited over 30 artists from the mid-Atlantic region, dividing the grant award equally among the participants.  In addition, we sponsored several weekend symposiums, panel discussions and curator talks. XXCHANGE provided the arts community in Baltimore an opportunity to network with and inspire more self-identifying women interested in pursuing and/or participating i­­n the fields of art, craft and technology.