The 32nd Annual Exhibition of Women’s Works continues to bring international art and culture to the Northwest communities while honoring women in the arts. This year's show includes 110 works by artists from as far as Canada, Europe, the Middle East and more!
The first Women’s Works exhibit started in 1988 to honor women in the arts during women’s history month by the original founders, local artists; Lynn Carlson, Nan Seidler, Alice White, Doris Gallagher and Jeanine Hill-Soldner. Past notable judges include American feminist artist, Judy Chicago who founded the first feminist art program in the United States; Beate Minkovski, co-founder of Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and Karen Stahlecker, local printmaker and paper artist featured in the Smithsonian collection.
This year’s exhibit is being judged by Chicago based artist, Ginny Sykes. Ginny works in painting, installation, performance and video. Her practice is informed by feminism as a resistance to institutional and prescriptive classifications of a universalized female experience. She has created over 40 public arts projects, including On the Wings of Water at Chicago O'Hare Airport, and Rora, an interpretive history of the Chicago River, which received an honor award from the Chicago Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Please join us for the opening reception, Saturday, March 9 from 6-9pm. You can meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, view the artwork and this year's winning pieces.
Opening night will feature a musical performance by Lisa Zane and Rafael Vivanco, the duo portion of The Lisa Zane Classical and World Music Ensemble of Chicago. They’ll perform guitar and vocal selections from Europe and The Americas, French chansons, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more. Vivanco is a classical guitarist specializing in Spanish music from the Baroque era forward and Ms. Zane is an actress and torch balladeer in five languages. Their vast repertoire casts a spell both familiar and exotic.