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. 

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