Monday, June 25, 2018

Current Exhibition: "Reclamation" at Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont - through Sept. 8!

Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \

Image by artist Daryl Zang 

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 5pm - 7pm
Exhibition on View: June 15-September 8, 2018
Public Program: Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \ TALKSAugust 4th, 7pm at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \ : Noun; the process of claiming something back or of reasserting a right.
Please visit this latest exhibit of women painting women in beautiful Stowe, Vermont! This exhibition features the following nationally-acclaimed, contemporary figurative women artists painting women from their perspective and experience:
The venue, the Helen Day Art Center, is driven by an ambitious curatorial vision shaped by the pursuit of meaning in contemporary art. The Art Center pursues exhibitions that address relevant topics in daily life where the artists and artworks included add valuable perspectives to complex social, political, and cultural dialogues. Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \  is no exception: As background, in 2009, three artists decided to explore how women depicted women as subjects of their art, and whether it was different than that of the “male gaze” which regularly portrays women as passive objects of beauty to be observed and enjoyed. The project caught fire and has grown to include more than a dozen gallery and museum exhibitions, both in the US and abroad.
Inspired by this project, we are making a strong statement to reclaim and transform the way women are portrayed. Through the work in this exhibition, we will view women in their lives and environments as active participants. By choosing to portray women, painted by women, in the traditional form of realistic figurative painting in contemporary times, we are also bringing to attention the long history of figurative painting, in which inequality is pervasive. 
Women are the future and it’s past time for equality. Every step we make toward this goal is a step forward for humanity. We are creating an exciting, dynamic show that actively engages the viewer in broadening their view of women in art and in the world we all share.
Rachel Moore- Director and Curator, Helen Day Art Center
Diane Feissel- Artist, Co-founder of Women Painting Women, and Co-Curator
August Burns- Artist and Co-Curator

Public Programs:

  • Reclamation \ ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən \ TALKS: August 4th, 7p.m.
    • This TEDx style event is in partnership with Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. These talks build upon the the national conversation sparked by the #MeToo movement. In the talks, speakers will explore their perspective on the topic of Women and Power including body positivity, media literacy, art history, and how gender bias impacts women's lives, with the art world as one arena. Speakers will be announced beginning in June 2018. 
  • Panel Discussion TBA
    • We will present a panel discussion with artists from the exhibition and one of the curators 
  • Film Screenings in the West Gallery, Curated by Rachel Moore
    • The West Gallery will include film screenings relating thematically to the exhibition and include discussions with film directors and partnerships with film organizations

Monday, January 1, 2018

Women Painting Women: In Earnest - A Traveling Museum Exhibiton

We are thrilled to announce our first ever traveling museum exhibition.  Women Painting Women: In Earnest is an exhibition curated by co-founders Alia El-Bermani and Diane Feissel which honors the human spirit and shares the thoughtful and unique vision of 30 contemporary artists who explore the complexity of being a woman today. This exhibition premiers at the Customs House Museum in Clarskville, TN and then travels to the J. Wayne Stark Galleries at Texas A&M University.

Customs House Museum
Clarksville, TN
August 4 - October 2, 2017
Opening Reception Aug. 10th 5-7pm
Artist & Curator Walking Tour Sep. 16th 5-7pm

J. Wayne Stark Galleries
Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
October 18 - December 16, 2017
Artist Painting Demonstration Oct 18th 12 -3 pm
in the Wright Gallery in the College of Architecture
Panel Discussion Oct 19th 10-11am in College of Architecture
Opening Reception Oct 19th 5:30-7:30pm

Leslie Adams
Jennifer Balkan
Mia Bergeron
Candice Bohannon
Margaret Bowland
Ali Cavanaugh
Aleah Chapin
Rachel Constantine
Ellen Cooper
Kamille Corry
Angela Cunningham
Stephanie Deshpande
Michelle Doll
Ellen Eagle
Zoey Frank
Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
Kristy Gordon
Haley Hasler
Felice House
Nancy Hollinghurst
Sylvia Maier
Carmen Mansilla
Karen Offutt
Catherine Prescott
Nicole Santiago
Terry Strickland
Manu Saluja
Alexandra Tyng
Lea Colie Wight
Anna Wypych

From the Curators' Statement 
"Each artist looks beyond the surface of her subject, beyond mere replication of the physical world before her, in search of deeper realities. These artists have found a freedom to avoid voyeuristic depictions of the female form to examine honest and sometimes personal narratives about the struggles and resilience of the indomitable contemporary woman."

82 page color catalog available for purchase
*cover art by Candice Bohannon 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Denise Stewart Sanabria

Saint Vitus Retro: charcoal on plywood, silver leaf, mirror shards, hand built wooden altar frame 28" x 42"

Denise Stewart Sanabria

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

Women Painting Women Juried Exhibition - RJD Gallery. Submissions due July 18!

Dear artists,

Please remember the deadline is approaching for the RJD Gallery's juried Women Painting Women exhibition! More information can be found at the following link: RJD Gallery call for submissions

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2014 Juried Women Painting Women Exhibition - Principle Gallery Charleston

image by: Mia Bergeron, Soundless, 20" x 14", oil on panel

Women Painting Women is pleased to announce that Principle Gallery Charleston will host a Fifth Anniversary Women Painting Women Juried Exhibition this September 2014.  The juror for this exhibition will be Allison Malafronte. Allison is a writer, editor, curator, consultant, and creative entrepreneur who has worked in the art industry for nearly 10 years. The former editor of American Artist and Fine Art Today, Allison has recently founded the consulting agency Art Independent LLC. 

The deadline for submission is Friday, July 18, 2014. Final selection will be made and artists accepted to the exhibition will be notified July 25th. Accepted work must be framed and shipped and have arrived at the gallery no later than September 2nd. The exhibition will open September 5th and will be on display through September 30th.

Note: All art must be for sale. By entering work in this show, you the artist agree to allow Principle Gallery to use images of the selected artworks for promotional purposes and on our website.
This exhibition will be comprised of between 45 and 60 works, depending on the size of the selected pieces. An individual artist may have up to two works accepted to be a part of the exhibition, although there is no limit to how many works may be submitted for consideration by one artist.
To be accepted, the work must be a painting (no photography, drawing, 3 dimensional, etc.) and must measure, unframed, no more than 36 inches along the longest edge. Work must be sent already framed and ready to hang, and the artist will be responsible for paying for round-trip shipping by including a pre-paid return shipping label with their piece.
$35 for 4 images; $5 per additional image

We hope you will consider submitting your work.  Please click the link to find more information about this Call For Entry.


Monday, December 30, 2013

"The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup" Award From the Making a Mark Blog

The Women Painting Women blog is honored to have been awarded

The Best Art Blog Project Virtual Challenge Cup 
by Katherine Tyrrell of the Making a Mark blog

Making a Mark writes:
"What the women had planned for 2013 fell only a little short of world domination! In the end, in 2013, the project organised and held SEVEN concurrent exhibitions and went international. Where do they go from here? Some National Portrait Gallery has got to pick them up at some point surely?

"This is an art blog project which started with an admirable set of values, achieved its goals and then changed up a gear and created a significant movement amongst painters. In all of this the art blog has proved a valuable tool for showcasing the work of various women artists and providing a place of reference and an accessible identity for their work."

Thanks for the recognition, Katherine!

Read the entire post describing our history and the development of the Women Painting Women blog and shows at the Making a Mark blog here

Women Painting Women was also awarded The Art Innovation of the Year Award

The award is for the Women Painting Women (R)evolution show catalog published by Matter Deep Publishing, available on-demand and for PDF download here

Monday, July 22, 2013

Judy Takács

Mother, I love you
oil on canvas
For more information on Judy's upcoming solo exhibition, please visit

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Call To Artists - Townsend Atelier

Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, TN will be hosting their very own WPW juried exhibition.  Please consider submitting your work!  The deadline is fast approaching on July 24, 2013.  More info can be found at:

"Townsend Atelier is proud to participate in a nation-wide exhibition project called Women Painting Women:  (R)evolution 2013, a juried show of artwork of women by women.  The exhibit promotes the visibility of contemporary female artists portraying female subjects in the figurative tradition and showcases the quality, variety and breadth of woman making figurative art in the 21st Century.  Selected works will be on view during the month of September 2013 at Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, TN.
Works are available for purchase."


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Call For Submissions

Richard J. Demato Gallery in Sag Harbor, NY 
will be hosting a concurrent Women Painting Women juried exhibition on September 21, 2013.

Please consider submitting your work.
Deadline: June 30, 2013

More details can be found at:

Thank you to RDJ Gallery for this wonderful opportunity!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

WPW:(R)evolution & Call

We are excited to announce our next Women Painting Women exhibition!

Women Painting Women:(R)evolution  
September 20th- October 18th, 2013
Opening Reception: September 20th, 6:30 pm- 8pm

Principle Gallery
208 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-9326

The goal of this show—as with the group's past shows—is to expand the collective sense of what a woman is and means in the realm of art. Each artist that had exhibited at the previous WPW exhibition at Principle Gallery has been asked to invite one female artist to exhibit alongside them, thus multiplying the power and vision of the group twofold.  We are also asking other venues to host their own Women Painting Women exhibitions or events concurrently with this September show.  We envision that in September and October of 2013 we will see a rash of exhibitions celebrating and promoting the amazing figurative works we see coming from today's women artists.  

What can you do?  Please ask your own galleries or art venues to host a WPW exhibition of their own in September.  As with our previous exhibitions, we expect a lot of press, so if your gallery or museum is interested, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can add their name to the every growing list of participating venues.  

You can find more information about WPW:(R)evolution by clicking HERE.  
Please feel free to contact us with any questions at: 

Thursday, May 31, 2012