Wednesday, October 6, 2010

National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)

I was so excited to receive the news that I have been inducted into the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)! The NAWA fosters public awareness and interest in fine art created by women. Its purpose is to promote cultural and educational opportunities in the visual arts through exhibitions, lectures, art demonstrations, scholarships, awards and other educational programs.
Founded in 1889, NAWA recently celebrated its 120th anniversary. Early exhibitions included works by notable artists Rosa Bonheur and Mary Cassatt. Early membership included Anna Hyatt Huntington and Louise Nevelson. Judy Chicago and Faith Ringgold currently serve as Honorary Vice Presidents of the organization. I'm so proud to be a member of an organization that honors these women artists.

tome:1 (Photography by Deborah Farr)

Carolina's Got Art!

It's been an exciting art month. I was juried into Carolina's Got Art, a group exhibition of North and South Carolina artists, sponsored by Elder Gallery at Atherton Mills in Charlotte, NC.

tome:16 (Photography by Deborah Farr)

Mint Museum UPTOWN, Charlotte, NC

Art collaborator and friend Janette Grassi and I rushed to the 24-Hour Grand Opening Community Celebration on Friday, October 1, 2o1o at the Mint Museum UPTOWN in Charlotte, NC. Always have been a fan and supporter of both the downtown and the Randolph Road location of the Mint, but this new space elevates the collection. Located beside the newly opened Belchter Museum, I'll often be saying "Meet Me at the Mint."

I was really drawn to the Inaugural Exhibition, Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection and can't wait to view it again when it's not so crowded.
As the new TV ads state, "Charlotte's Got A Lot!"

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Mint Museum UPTOWN