The Florida Chapter of the National Association of Women Artists is pleased to announce that it has been invited by the curator and museum manager of the Marco Island Historical Museum and Gallery to exhibit its members’ work. The exhibition titled, MS CONCEPTIONS, is on display and closes on January 30, 2020, at the Museum’s Marco Island campus, located at 180 S. Heathwood Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145.
The exhibit was juried and judged by respected gallerist Joseph Panarelli of Quidley and Company, Naples, Boston, Nantucket, and Westport.
On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 3:00 PM, selected NAWA artists and the Museum and Gallery will host an artist talk and panel discussion, which will be moderated by Jane Monreal, evening news anchorwoman for southwest Florida’s FOX television network affiliate.
The artist talk will be held in the Museum’s auditorium at 3:00 PM. An awards presentation and a reception with refreshments will follow in the Museum Gallery, ending at 6:00 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.
The National Association of Women Artists was founded in NYC in 1889 by five artists in order to provide more opportunities for women artists to exhibit and network in a male-dominated industry. Its mission is to elevate the purpose, quality, and visibility of our best female artists. All members are juried into the organization. Over the last 130 years, members invited into the organization have included notable artists: Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Rosa Bonheur, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Judith Pfaff, Faith Ringgold, Louise Nevelson, Audrey Flack, Dorothy Dehner, and Judy Chicago. Its members have made other significant achievements, such as the establishment of the Whitney Museum in NYC and the Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.
Today, NAWA remains a significant and vibrant organization for contemporary female and self-identified female artists across the nation.