- The essentials: Key elements were about identity, the personal, the feminine body, sexuality, vaginal iconography, and affirming female attributes. Woman as defined by women and not men.
- Materials and techniques unique to woman such as weaving, jewelry, dishes, and crafts.
- Activism: performance art as a means to find voice from women's viewpoint, engage the public and create sisterhood.
- Distinguish art between women and men. Tension in movement, if separate get, "That's pretty good for a girl". Women's art was personal and about bodies, conceptual. Men's art was theoretical.
- Frida Kahlo - work from the psychological and dream point of view, very personal.
- Georgia O'Keeffe - female genitals through flowers
- Marrianne Brandt - works of metal include objects women are associated with such as lamps, tea cups, etc.
- Adrian Piper - performance art about her identity as a black woman.
- Judy Chicago - installation of painted china and creating place setting for different female artists. A statement about traditional women's work.