Welcome to the Siren Nation Women’s Music and Arts Festival!
Siren Nation is a unique arts organization that showcases and creates performance and exhibition opportunities for women throughout the year. We are the only women’s collective that produces an annual festival showcasing the original work of women working in music, film, performance and visual art.
Address: PO Box 12110, Portland OR 97212
Siren Nation’s mission is to inspire and empower women of all ages to create their own art and to highlight the many achievements of women in the arts.
Siren Nation promotes and showcases the original work of women artists by creating year round performance, exhibition and educational opportunities.
Our organization values are to:
- Promote women making a living as working artists.
- Provide showcasing opportunities for women artists to increase their visibility.
- Expose audiences to a diversity of art by women working in film, music, visual and performing arts.
- Honor and pay tribute to groundbreaking female artists of the past and present.
- Provide opportunities for collaboration among artists.
- Empower and inspire women and girls through educational opportunities.
- Raise visibility and create dialogue about women in the arts.
- Create community by bringing together diverse audiences.
- Actively work towards parity in the arts.
- Collaborate with and support like-minded non-profit and community organizations.
Our leadership is comprised of women working in all aspects of the arts. We are artists, musicians, event organizers, business managers, promoters and publicists collaborating to share our knowledge through outreach programs in the form of free public workshops on a wide range of topics. We work towards creating a vibrant, diverse, inclusive and supportive arts community – facilitating connections between women artists, entrepreneurs, non-profit groups and community associations.
Siren Nation Executive Committee
December Carson, Producer, Artistic and Development Director
Siren Nation’s artistic director and co-founder, December Carson, is a native Portlander who loves the city she grew up in. She has over 15 years experience booking, managing and promoting local musical talent. As the owner of Siren Music Company she has been able to help create careers for musicians and bands around the country. In her spare time, she enjoys eating at Burgerville, listening to old-time music and square dancing.
Ana Ammann, Executive Officer
Siren Nation Executive Officer Ana Ammann is a business consultant, published music journalist and advocate of women in the arts. One of the original founding directors of Portland’s Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, today Ammann coordinates Portland’s annual “Support Women Artists Now” (SWAN) Day celebration, and contributes to the leadership of the Siren Nation Festival and Portland Women’s Film Festival (POW Fest).
Mary Ann Naylor, Executive Officer
Siren Nation Executive Officer Mary Ann Naylor is also a founding alumnus of Portland’s Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, a promoter of women musicians, and owner/designer of Ladymade jewelry. Naylor co-founded Church of Girl Radio in August of 2000; the internet’s first all-woman radio station, and in 2007 launched Church of Girl Records. COG ‘Boldly Airs the Female Voice”, and introduces a worldwide listenership to emerging female artists and female fronted bands. Naylor is a graphic artist, web designer, and even makes her business of promotion an art form!
Board of Directors
Artistic Director – December Carson
Secretary – Ana Ammann
Graphic Design & Marketing Manager – Mary Ann Naylor
Community Outreach Coordinator/Stage Management – Mesha Bodie
Visual Art Coordinator – Tex Clark
Film Coordinator – Erin Donovan
Art & Craft Sale Coordinator – Anna Magruder
Workshop Coordinator / Fashion Show Coordinator- Cassie Ridgway
Web Design/ Graphic Design – Beth Olson
Volunteer and Hospitality Coordinator – Holli Prohaska
Paint Your Art Out Coordinator- Erika Lee Sears
Grant Writer- Jean McGowan
Grant Writer- Edie Sidle
Peter Shaver- Legal Counsel Music and Arts Attorney, owner of Sound Advice, LLC.
Have a question about Siren Nation? We would love to hear from you!
Please contact us!