National Exhibition by the American Women Artists

The Bennington Center for the Arts is pleased to again be partnering with the esteemed society of American Women Artists this fall for the organization’s annual exhibition and workshop series. Typically held in fine art destinations such as Santa Fe, Jackson Hole and Scottsdale, this is only the second time the show has been exhibited in the Northeast, with the first time also at the Center in 1996.

This year, over 140 pieces of artwork will be on display and for sale at The Bennington beginning September 23 through November 13th.

The opening festivities will begin with five separate workshops taught by Master Members Carol Arnold, Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Pam Ingalls, Nancy Boren, and Kathy Lemke Waste. The workshops, which are open to a range of skill sets, begin on either September 20th or the 21st, and go through the 22nd. Oil and watercolor techniques will be demonstrated while the instructors create works ranging from delicate portraits to brushy, plein air landscapes.

On September 23rd, the art exhibitions will be open to the public. One gallery will include work that was juried into the show by the staff of The Bennington, select members of AWA and a number of additional guest jurors. The second gallery will include work created by AWA Master & Signature Members. Both shows include two and three dimensional artwork in a variety of media, such as charcoal, ceramic, watercolor, and bronze.

To celebrate the opening, there will be an evening reception and awards ceremony. This will take place Friday, the 23rd, from 5 – 8pm. The public is welcome to attend free of charge to enjoy the art and meet artists from around the country.

The Bennington is a non-profit art center located at 44 Gypsy Lane on Vermont Route 9 just West of Bennington. In addition to gallery space for traveling exhibitions the Center has additional galleries for its permanent wildlife art collection, wild bird carvings by Floyd Scholz and works by Eric Sloane. It is also home to the Covered Bridge Museum.

For more information or to sign up for the AWA
workshops, contact the Center at (802)442-7158 or go to www.TheBennington.org.

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