"A Current Vision" at Whistler House Museum of Art

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.
Jun 3, 2014 5:56PM

"A Current Vision" at Whistler House Museum of Art

Dates: May 28 - June 28, 2014

After a rigorous jury process, forty-nine N.A.W.A. artists from twelve different states will have their work in a variety of mediums shown for the first time in a N.A.W.A. Massachusetts exhibition. Hosted by the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, MA, artists were challenged with presenting "A Current Vision." Unmistakably, the artwork in this exhibition represents a fresh take on the world around us."A Current Vision" features the artwork of Denise Athanas, Cindy Billingsley, Marlene Bremer, J.N. Cantor, Wendy M. Cole, Cheryl Dyment, Celine Doran Ennis, Paula Estey, Jacquelyn Etling, Sondra Gold, Lisa Goren, Myra Gorig, Susan G. Hammond, Marian Sims Harris, Priscilla Heep-Coll, Anne Heywood, Kimberly Iles, Annette Jaret, Jennifer Jean, Linda Karlsberg, Carole Richard Kaufmann, Catherine Kinkade, Carolyn D. Latanision, Linda Lippa, Salvadora Lorelli, Nella Lush, Mary E. Marley, Ellen Mason, Judy Metcalfe, Liana Moonie, Maidy Morhous, June Munro, Raisa Nosova, Trish Elwood O'Day, Carol A. O'Neill, Mary Alice Orito, Suh Park, Susan B. Phillips, Susan W. Rood, Meredith Rosier, Lully M. Schwartz, Patricia Search, Anica Shpilberg, Susan Spellman, Doreen E. Valenza, Georgette L. Veeder, Lainie Vreeland, Nicole Aimee Winder, and Betty Usdan Zwickler.Founded in 1889, the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) celebrates its 125th Anniversary in 2014. N.A.W.A. is the first established professional women's art organization in the United States. N.A.W.A.'s original and continuing purpose is to empower and help women artists counter the difficulties they face in gaining recognition and equity in professional training, exhibition opportunities, and the marketplace. Over the years, many famous artists became members and supporters of N.A.W.A. Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Cecilia Beaux, Blanche Lazelle, Alice Neel and Theresa Bernstein are just a few of the noteworthy artists included on the membership roster.It is both fitting and timely for this national exhibit in Lowell, MA, that in its 125th Anniversary year, a new N.A.W.A. Chapter has recently formed in Massachusetts. The Chapter's Executive Committee and Board Members will be introduced and welcomed by the New York Executive Committee at the reception for "A Current Vision". For more information, please visit: www.thenawa.orgwww.nawama.org, and www.nawaonlinegallery.org

About The WHMA: The Whistler House Museum of Art, located in Lowell, Massachusetts, is the historic birthplace of the famous American artist, James McNeill Whistler. Established in 1878, as the Lowell Art Association Inc., it is the oldest incorporated art association in the United States. It is known internationally for its distinguished collection of 19th and early 20th century New England representational art. The Whistler House hosts many exhibits, lectures, concerts, educational and community programs, and an array of social events in the residence, gallery and adjoining Victorian park. The WHMA is located on 243 Worthen Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. Hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. Website: www.whistlerhouse.org

A reception and awards ceremony was held on May 31st, with Susan G. Hammond, Raisa Nosova and Meredith Rosier all receiving awards.

Images courtesy of Susan G. Hammond.

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