Friday, September 3, 2010

Autumn Fun: Part III

I am so excited to share the last bit of fun I will be having this Fall!  Perhaps you are aware that I am a contributor to a fabulous site called Women Painting Women?  If you haven't all ready, please make your way over to this wonderful online collection of high quality figurative paintings that happen to all be done by women artists.  The WPW site sprung from an online conversation, that prompted San Francisco artist Sadie Valeri to highlight contemporary women artists working in the figurative tradition.  Soon after, Diane Feissel and myself became contributors to the blog to help maintain the ever growing collection.  We are so excited to announce the first ever Women Painting Women exhibition which will be held November 5-31, 2010 at Robert Lange Studios, an amazing gallery in Charleston, SC.  There are over 45 artists included from across the globe!  RLS really has pulled out all the stops on this show, making sure that the Art comes first!  I am so proud to be hanging in such great company!  Here is a post on the gallery's blog that lists all the artists included as well as mentioning a six page article featured in ArtMag.  And here is one more brief article on this exhibition in the Charleston City Paper.

Jennifer Balkan, Poof, oil on birch with map fragments and ink, 30" x 30"

As if that weren't exciting enough, we at WPW have been working hard to coordinate a weeklong painting retreat for a dozen women artist whom have all been featured on the site.  We will be staying on Sullivan's Island, just outside of Charleston to paint the figure in the beautiful marshes and beaches of the Low Country.  Then in March of 2011, the works created during or inspired by this trip will be exhibited at Notion Fine Art in Laguna Beach, CA!  

The artists included in this inaugural Women Painting Women retreat are:

Alexandra Tyng - Narberth, PA
Catherine Prescott - Harrisburg, PA
Cindy Procious - Chattanooga, TN
Diane Feissel - Philadelphia, PA
Linda Tracey Brandon - Phoenix, AZ
Lisa Gloria - Aurora, IL
Mia Bergeron - Chattanooga, TN
Rachel Constantine - Philadelphia, PA
Sadie Valeri - San Francisco, CA
Stefani Tewes - Laguna Beach, CA
Katherine Stone - Toronto, Ontario
Alia El-Bermani - Cary, NC

I hope you will be able to join us for the opening reception at Robert Lange Studios on November 5th from 5:30-7:30!  It is sure to be a stellar event.


  1. all sounds too good to be true...and yet it all is! fantastic! i am thrilled to have been one of the "lucky" ones to have been featured on the WPW website. to be in the company of so many brilliant, talented, passionate women is indescribable. to see that you are branching out poignantly serves to acknowledge the great women in the arts, and raises so many hopes. rock on sister!!

  2. I tuoi dipinti sono davvero molto belli

  3. That's fantastic news about the exhibition and a really great idea. I LOVE the Women Painting Women blog and think it has potential to branch out into many areas beyond just the blog...well done for all your hard work, along with Sadie and Diane, and the very best of luck for the exhibition.

  4. Hi Erin- We at Women Painting Women are all just as excited as our readers are to find so many fantastic women figurative painters! I personally am so grateful to be a part raising awareness for so many talented artists as well as inspiring future generations. Thank you for your support!

    Graziano- grazie!

    Caroline- We have many high hopes in the works for WPW. Keep tuned. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm!

  5. Bravo for the blog and the upcoming show! If you'd like another painter?tour guide for the other parts of Charleston (like painting at Folly Beach) let me know.
    Hilarie Lambert
    Charleston, SC

  6. Hilarie,Thank you for your kind comment! I'm looking forward to meeting you in Charleston, soon. :)