Hello! The Women in the Arts panel discussion at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is happening this Sunday, August 4 in Winchester, VA. Again, please join us for this interesting and timely discussion, moderated by the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ curator, Kathryn Wat. I am especially excited to meet her and also Celeste Fetta of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. What a great opportunity to hear from these accomplished women in the museum world…in Winchester! Please join us to show our appreciation to their dedication in their field. Make your reservation here!
Ghosts of a Forgotten Landscape Opening was Amazing!
I did say I was worried that no one would show up? Ha, I’m a little chagrined. We had about 150 attendants! It’s from a bit of insecurity that brought that trepidation. However, I have heard from many artists that this is an all too common fear, even if irrational. Below are some pictures if you are curious and have not seen them yet on social media. The show is up for almost a year, so if you are in the area it would be an honor if you would visit. My hope is that the show will encourage conversation about what we should do about our historic barns. In addition to that, you can enjoy trying to follow my philosophical concepts that emerged from an inquiry into man and nature, as symbolized by the barns.
Thanks so much for supporting me on this artistic journey. It’s funny, the upcoming panel discussion really hits home. I am 56, and because I gave up so much of my life to nurture others, I feel like there is so much time lost! One of the reasons for the lack of women artists in Art History is exactly why I did not pursue my own interests for so long. I gave up my identity and lived through others. It is not necessarily a bad choice, but I know now that it was the wrong choice for me and my family. Being a women made that very easy to do. Here is something I wrote about it all.
This is an important issue, so please come to support the MSV with their initiative to address the place of women in professional life as it relates to the world of Art!
With warmest wishes,