Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Women Painting Women" show At Robert Lange in Charleston

I am so excited about participating in this show!


Cover of Art Magazine

Women Painting Women
Group Invitational at Robert Lange Studios
November 5 Opening

“This is our most ambitious show to date,” says gallery owner Megan Lange of the galleries upcoming “Women Painting Women” group invitational. Robert Lange Studios will be bringing together forty female painters from around the globe, with an opening reception on Friday, November 5 from 5:30-8:30PM at the 2 Queen Street location during the Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association’s (CFADA) Fine Art Weekend.

The female form is one of the most painted subject matters of all time. Works like Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, Whistler’s Mother, Mona Lisa, Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Madame X, are all considered among the most recognized paintings in history, and were all created by men.

The November exhibit at RLS, featuring a variety of paintings depicting the female form, displays a shift in notoriety towards contemporary women painters. Starting in 1707, this historic shift began in the United Sates when Henrietta Johnston began to work as a portrait artist in Charles Town (now Charleston), South Carolina, making her the first known professional woman artist in America.

“Few people outside of the art world can name female painters, with the exception of perhaps Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keeffe, and even fewer can name a painting of a woman created by a woman,” says Lange. “However, there is a sensitivity to the female form that perhaps a woman can only truly understand.”

The artists chosen for this show are the ones that refuse to play it safe. Those who don't adhere to traditional painting standards and are creating truly unique works include:

Sharon Allicotti
Jennifer Balkan
Mia Bergeron
Candice Bohannon
Linda Tracey Brandon
Kerry Brooks
Ali Cavanaugh
Rachel Constantine
Jessica Dunegan
Alia El-Bermani
Diane Feissel
Sandra Flood
Katherine Fraser
June Glasson
Lisa Gloria
Haley Hasler
Abby Heller-Burnham
Karen Kaapcke
Anna Killian
Sharon Knettell
Stanka Kordic
Francien Krieg
Hilarie Lambert
Lacey Lewis
Amy Lind
Francesca Marzorati
Suellen McCrary
Jazz-minh Moore
Kirsten Moran
Karen Ann Myers
Jennifer Nehrbass
Joyce Polance
Gail Potocki
Jennifer Presant
Catherine Prescott
Lee Price
Cindy Procious
Stephanie Rew
Elisa Rossi
Shannon Runquist
Tiffany Sage
Lique Schoot
Sara Scribner
Karen Silvestro
Adrienne Stein
Terry Strickland
Katherine Stone
Stefani Tewes
Sanna Tomac
Alexandra Tyng
Sadie J Valeri

Each painter has created one or two original works for the show. Ali Cavanaugh's striking frescos show a woman with striped socks on her arms. Her face is hidden, presumably because of her shyness. Mia Bergeron provides impressionist portraits that pack a lot of emotion into their small frames.

Another example, Swedish painter Sanna Tomac’s “Invisible Bond” is a 35" x 25" work in oil and depicts a woman wearing a shall with a swan and a tiny fox tucked within it’s safety. This is symbolic of a woman’s nurturing nature.

The group show is part of the CFADA Fine Art weekend, with events including exhibits on Friday, plein air demonstrations in Washington Park during the day on Saturday with the Charleston Art Auction to follow Saturday night. Many of the artists will be painting in the park for charity on Saturday.

CFADA is a non-profit organization and the Fine Art Weekend is designed to raise money for art programs for local schools. For eleven years the organization has been donating money and this year CFADA’s goal is to hit $200,000 in cumulative donations.

Digital images are available upon request. Contact Megan Lange at (843) 805-8052 or


Jan said...

How very exciting for you!!! Congrats. I love the cover art...stunning.

I'd say that this is the time of your go girl! I celebrate your continued success.

a big fan!

ps I'd love a program, do you think that might happen, I'd send cost and postage.

Shane & Sara Scribner said...

Thank you! The artist whose work is on the cover is Terry Strickland. She is amazing!
If there is a program, I can send one out!
Thank you very much!

Jan said...

Thank you Sara. I am living vicariously through you...and it feels good!

I appreciate that you came to visit my blog. That means a lot to me. I posted the body of my work at the start-up, but I continue to plug away and hone my skills.

Estela said...

Congrats Sara!!! This is so exciting!!!

DominiqueMidgett said...

I am soooo incredibly excited for you!! This is so awesome! Take loads of pictures when you go and show them off when you get back!! Also, let me know so I can send you with money for salt water taffy!! P: yum!

Terry Strickland said...

Cool, Sara. Look forward to seeing your work in person! I'll add your blog to my post about the show. :) I can't keep it straight, will you be in town for the opening?

Shane & Sara Scribner said...

Yes Terry, my husband and I will be at the show! I am very excited to meet you and all of the other ladies!