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Entries in Women in Art (18)

Monday
Mar182019

Alma Thomas: A Concentration on Beauty and Happiness

Alma Thomas - Atmospheric Effects I - 1970 - Acrylics and Pencil on Paper - 22 1/8 x 30 3/8 in. - Smithsonian American Art Museum - Washington D.C. (click photo for larger image)African-American Abstract Expressionist Alma Thomas (c. 1891-1976) was the first graduate of Howard University’s art department (in 1924). Though she’d always had dreams of becoming an architect—after college she began a 35-year career teaching in a Washington, D.C. junior high school. With the income she supported herself and her art.

Although Thomas earlier works were representational and realistic, she eventually developed her signature style in her 70s—large, abstract paintings filled with dense, irregular patterns of bright colors.

Thomas became an important role model for women, for African Americans, and for older artists. She was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and she exhibited her paintings at the White House three times.

“Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man's inhumanity to man.” - Alma Thomas

Friday
Mar012019

Bethany Arts Community - Women in the Arts - Presented by Dr. Jill Kiefer

(click photo for larger image)Please mark you calendars and plan to attend two special presentations by What About Art? Director, Jill Kiefer. The first program will be A Brief Survey of Women Artists from the Middle Ages to the present day. That event will take place tomorrow, Saturday, March 2nd, from 4:00-5:30pm at BAC. The following week, on Saturday, March 9th from 4:00-5:30pm, Women Working in the Arts will be presented, focusing on some of the major contributions made by women working in a variety of professions in the arts. We’ll also note some of the staggering disparities that continue to exist between women and men working in the arts. See the flyer here for more details.

Monday
Feb252019

Linear Art: The Power Of Line

(click photo for larger image)The Ossining Arts Council is presenting Linear Art: POWER OF THE LINE, curated by Peg Tarnowsky and Steven Hummel. The exhibit is open to ALL and will be on view from April 6 - May 1, 2019.

The deadline for entries is March 15, 2019. The Prospectus contains all important information regarding the call, and instructions for making your submission(s).

The exhibit will feature works in all media that embody implied lines, diagonal lines, gesture lines, outlines, contour lines, expressive lines and more. Other elements, such as texture, shading and solid pigments may certainly be included. However, the emphasis will be on the conscious and creative use of line.

This call is open to ALL. OAC Members may enter for FREE. Non-Members: $25. Students: $15 - Up to TWO (2) submissions may be made. All submissions should be sent to: info@ossiningartscouncil.org  See PROSPECTUS for complete instructions.

If you choose to become an OAC Member, entry fees will be waived. You can learn more about OAC on our website. Click on this LINK to become a Member. 

Monday
Feb042019

Women In the Arts - Bethany Arts Community

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Please mark your calendar for these two exciting presentations coming up in March! 

Friday
Aug242018

Isabel Bishop: Social Realist

Isabel Bishop - Lunch Counter - c. 1940 - Oil, egg tempera and pencil on hardboard - The Phillips Collection - Washington, D.C.American artist Isabel Bishop (1902-1988)  was a member of New York's 14th Street School, and is best known for her graphic art and urban subject matter. Bishop’s work shifted focus. In her early artwork, she had depicted realistically rendered nudes. But, in New York she began to draw, etch, and paint the distinctly urban subject matter that surrounded her. After moving to Union Square in 1926, she became enamored of the area and its inhabitants. Shop girls, straphangers, laborers, and derelicts became her models as they traversed. By capturing their motions and gestures in prints, Bishop produced the walking figures for which she is best known.

Bishop taught at the Art Students League as the only female full-time instructor from 1936 to 1937 and also at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. She received awards and prizes including an American Academy of Arts and Letters award (1943), an award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts presented by President Jimmy Carter (1979), and several honorary doctorates. She was the first woman to hold an executive position in the National Institute of Arts and Letters when she became vice-president in 1946.