WHAT: Work by 13 artists, introduced through the Women Painting Women phenomenon of 2010, who continue to be challenged and inspired by each other
What began with the inkling of an idea has culminated in a body of work that’s a testament to friendship and inspiration developed since 2009.
It was then that Sadie Valeri, Diane Feissel and Alia El-Bermani created the Women Painting Women blog to highlight the work of contemporary, realist women artists who choose female subjects for their paintings.
Robert Lange Studios of Charleston, SC was impressed with work on the blog and inspired to host Women Painting Women – A Group Invitational in the fall of 2010. Megan Lange said, “The artists chosen for this show are the ones that refuse to play it safe. Those who don’t adhere to traditional painting standards and are creating truly unique works… there is a sensitivity to the female form that perhaps only women can truly understand.
Next came a painting retreat, Women Painting Women on Expedition. The founders of the WPW blog and a couple of their peers each nominated other artists they admired to spend a week painting together in a house on Sullivans Island in South Carolina.
Now in 2012, the group comes together once again with The Expedition and Beyond at Principle Gallery to share paintings created during the retreat and since.
WHERE: Principle Gallery, 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 703.739.9326 firstname.lastname@example.org www.principlegallery.com
WHEN: Opening Friday, April 13th, 2012 from 6:30-9:00pm, Through May 15th, 2012
Alexandra Tyng – Narberth, PA http://alexandratyng.com
Alia El-Bermani – Cary, NC http://alia-fineart.com/
Catherine Prescott – Harrisburg, PA http://prescottpaintings.com
Cindy Procious – Chattanooga, TN http://www.cindyprocious.com/
Diane Feissel – Philadelphia, PA http://www.dianeandjohn.com/
Linda Tracey Brandon – Phoenix, AZ http://www.lindatraceybrandon.com/
Mia Bergeron – Chattanooga, TN http://www.miabergeron.com/
Rachel Constantine – Philadelphia, PA http://www.rachelconstantine.com/
Sadie Valeri – San Francisco, CA http://www.sadievaleri.com/
Stefani Tewes – Laguna Beach, CA http://stefanitewes.com/
Terry Strickland – Pelham, AL http://www.terrystricklandart.com
Katherine Stone – Duncan, BC http://www.katestoneart.com/
Shannon Runquist, Charleston, SC http://web.me.com/runquist
Apr 1, 2012