The 47th National Exhibition of Women Artists of the West has been so well received at the McBride Art Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, that it is being extended until December 31.
The first East Coast exhibition by the Women Artists of the West (WAOW) — judging by the number of sales and the interest in the show — will certainly not be the last. Over 150 paintings and sculptures by members of the organization are on exhibit at the historic McBride Art Gallery in downtown Annapolis, Maryland. WAOW is the oldest juried women’s art organization in the country. A member must be juried into the organization, and then her work must be juried into the National Exhibition as well. This show encompasses work in all painting mediums and sculpture by some of the most talented and recognized women artists working today. WAOW has over 300 members from across the country. The variety of work in this show is impressive.
The exhibition also recognizes outstanding works through several awards. Laurel Lake McGuire took Best of Show honors for her brilliant painting “In the Spotlight”; Kim Shaklee’s “Party Wave” was the Best of Masters winner; Carlene Wallace took First Place in the two-dimensional category for “Tiny Dancer”; and finally, Kathryn Vinson’s “Wild Honey” was the First Place winner in the three-dimensional category.
There is still time to see the exhibition before it closes on December 31. If you can’t get to Annapolis, be sure to visit the show online at www.mcbridegallery.com. You can also see the show and learn more about Women Artists of the West by visiting their website — www.waow.org
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