Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Please join Women of Visions at Sweetwater Center for the Arts for an event highlighting "Patterns of Injustice." Women of Visions artists will feature work touching upon societal ills which continue to tear at the fabric of freedom. We hope you will join us for this special event, which will start with an opening reception September 23, 2016 and end November 4, 2016 with a lecture by artist and historian Elizabeth Asche Douglas.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Lots going on in WOV-land...Exhibitions, Projects and Ten New Members!

Wov members @ Artrsmiths show with juror, Kilolo Lucket
WOV is proud to welcome the following members:
Lynne B.
Ruth Bedian
Richena Brockinson
Brenda Brown
Celeta Hickman
Annette Jackson
Charlotte Ka
Christiane Leach
Gail Manker
Njaimeh Njie
Altha Pittrell

There's a lot going on with Women of Visions Inc. for our 35th Anniversary year! We just wrapped up our show at Artsmiths in Mt. Lebanon, and are now preparing for our next show at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild from July 5-August 5. More info to come! In the meantime, look what WOV members are up to....

Mayota Hill has 2 works selected by Chiz Gallery for its Salon des Refuses (Salon of the Rejected) exhibition.  The original Salon des Refuses was an art exhibition held in Paris in 1863, showing works that had been rejected by the official Paris Salon exhibition jurors.  The artists protested vehemently after so many paintings were rejected, and because of this, Emperor Napoleon 111 ordered a special exhibition which could display their rejected work.  Hence the name, Salon des Refuses.  The juror's tastes were considered conservative and academic.  Artists who exhibited inSalon des Refuses included Manet, Whistler, Cezanne, Pissaro.  Manet exhibited his famous painting, Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe, officially regarded as a scandalous affront to taste.  Sooo--- you never know, do yuh? The exhibit opens June 26. 

Member, Christine Bethea recently won an award as producer of the annual event GA/GI Fest (Geek Art/Green Innovator's Festival) from the Pittsburgh Technology Council. GA/GI has been named as one of Pittsburgh's Top Ten projects in Arts and Technology. The award was given at a special ceremony at the prestigious Fairmount Hotel, in downtown Pittsburgh. In addition, her event is part of visual showing of the city's best projects at the Pittsburgh airport. Visitors get to view it as they wait to board airplanes.

Asche Douglas Gallery

Elizabeth Asche Douglas has been honored as the only artist from Beaver County to be selected for the 2016 State of the Art Exhibition, a showcase highlighting the talent, creativity and diversity of Pennsylvania's established and emerging artists. The exhibtion includes 117 works from 34 counties. The work will be on view from June 26 through September 11, 2016 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. "Betty" Douglas, in addition to being a nationally known visual artist, is also an accomplished Jazz singer. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

35th Anniversary Plans in High Gear

Photo Courtesy of Artsmiths
We held our February 2016 meeting at Artsmiths, 1635 McFarland Rd. in Mt. Lebanon, a fantastic new venue that's been open for less than a year, to finish tweaking our plans for our 35th anniversary. Artsmiths is a partnership between the Satterfield brothers (Doug, Chuck and Bob), who owned the barn style building which houses the business, Kate McGrady, who was the visionary for the project and her Creative Director, Kate Wagle Hitmar. 

Artsmiths has represented the work of over 200 local artists, and has a mission to keep the work mainly local, a real boon to Pittsburgh art makers, who are often overlooked or underrepresented in the city's expansion plans. With amenities that also include a cafe and a full scale art gallery on the lower level, Artsmiths will host Women of Visions' first formal art exhibition of the anniversary year in May. 

"We also plan to have a kick-off event for our 35th Anniversary in April at another location, " said Tina Brewer, our new WOV, Inc President, who took over in Janurary. "It's going to be a very full and exciting year. And we're so lucky LaVerne Kemp, was able to connect us with Artsmiths." 

Other upcoming Women of Vision plans include adding new members to its roster, offering a few more exhibitions to round out the anniverary year, and joining the Carnegie Library/Homewood for some community collaboration.  Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks!