“Women Painting Women (R)evolution” – Townsend Atelier

The Warning by by Mary Chiaramonte, acrylic on canvas - Source: Townsend Atelier
The Warning by by Mary Chiaramonte, acrylic on canvas – Source: Townsend Atelier

From Townsend Atelier press release:



SEPTEMBER 7 | 2013

Opening reception 2:00 to 9:00 PM

*Selected works will be on view September 7-28 at Townsend Atelier in Chattanooga, TN..

Townsend Atelier is proud to participate in an international exhibition project called Women Painting Women: (R)evolution 2013, a juried show of artwork of women by women. The exhibit promotes the visibility of the best contemporary female artists portraying female subjects in the figurative tradition and showcases the quality, variety and breadth of woman making figurative art in the 21st Century. Works are available for purchase and include painting, drawing, printmaking and pastel.

Over 500 entries were received from female artists from 26 states in the US, Canada, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the Philippines. Juror and independent curator, Ellen Simak selected 36 works for this incredible exhibition.

Art Throw Down with Mia Bergeron and Cindy Procious, September 7th, 2013 from 5-8PM at Townsend Atelier

Opening night of Women Painting Women Exhibit will also feature an ART THROW DOWN from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, September 7th.  The details are as follows:

It’s not a proper exhibit opening without an ART THROW DOWN!

Have you ever been amazed at how differently some artists see the same subject?  Ever wonder if artists are competitive with each other?  Have you been curious about the different ways painters begin their paintings?

Join us for this free demonstration “Throw Down” with  Townsend Atelier instructors Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron.  Watch as each artist starts, carries, and refines a portrait from life to its completion. Although Cindy and Mia are close friends, watch them go brush to brush for this three hour painting demonstration, filled with laughs, antics and surprises. Questions, comments and hollering are all recommended from the audience.  Both paintings created during the demonstration will be auctioned at the end of the night at 8pm.

Women Painting Women juror Ellen Simak’s comment about the upcoming exhibit at Townsend Atelier:

Women Painting Women:  (R)evolution 2013 celebrates women artists and the female figure in painting, drawing and printmaking.   As a woman working in the arts, I applaud the exhibition’s goal.  As the juror, I tried to choose work that was technically strong as well as work that represented a wide range of women as artist and as subject.   The quality of the entries was high and it was a pleasure to review them and choose this exhibition.” 


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