Art Sluts was an all-girl feminist, punk, comedy, performance art band started by Ann Wood and Sheila Brynjulfson in Columbia, Missouri in the early '80s. Other members included Teri Ciacchi, Pam Demonium (Dougherty), and Lori Creason. Lori famously called Ann and Sheila “Art Sluts” at Teri’s Creativity Party because they were having their shirts painted by artists --making the band official. Although each Art Slut was (is) unique, they shared inspiration from fellow female artists including Laurie Anderson, Raincoats, Slits, Gretchen Phillips and the B-52’s.
The Art Sluts message was an unfiltered, unapologetic message challenging the ignorance of women’s assumed equality. This is even more relevant today, as Roe V. Wade is officially reversed, and a vigorous movement to limit the human rights of women continues. This is why we are releasing our music for streaming this year, to amplify our message in solidarity with women impacted by this egregious decision, and those who are committed to preserving our hard-won rights. All proceeds from the sale of Art Sluts music will go to The Abortion Fund.
In 1984 Art Sluts recorded their only studio album, "For Your Protection," live to ½ inch reel to reel tape. For Your Protection is now available on Apple and I-Tunes. Art Sluts final performance took place at the Blue Note in January of 1986 – “Art Sluts – A Resurrection.” Fortunately, the live show audio was recorded and included pretty much every song we ever wrote. This release is coming soon. To become a Slab (fan) connect with us on Facebook.
Read ANN'S STORY to learn more about Art Sluts History
Read TERI'S STORY
Read PAM'S STORY
Read A NOTE ABOUT OUR LYRICS, including why we omitted certain songs from the new releases.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
After quitting music for good, Sheila Brynjulfson went on to write the quintessential encyclopedia of Wrestling,
became a leading scholar of Medieval History and an early internet artist before dying of Cancer in 2005.
Ann Wood went on to perform and record (ironically enough) instrumental music in Atlanta with her long-time partner, Jeff Perkins as Hypedelic, DEW and PerkinsWood. They also own and operate a long-time Atlanta music store.
Teri Ciacchi is the founder of the Living Love Revolution -- a queer centric, poly normative EcoMagickal Aphrodite Cultus. Teri lives in SE Portland with her cats, husband, lover, and a fabulous garden.
Pam Demonium (Dougherty) produced two independent albums, Shine A Light and Feeling So Alive, in the 1990s. She lives on the Central Coast in California and works in higher education. She has a daughter in graduate school.
Lori Creason is a mother of three and a real estate investor. She also stewards the community garden and orchard in Belleville, Illinois.
Feminist, punk, comedy performance artists