Sharon Pomales Tousey, “Little Girl with a Big Guitar,” pastel, 18 x 24 in.

A new exhibition at the Steamboat Art Museum in Steamboat Springs, CO, titled “Looking West: An Exhibition Highlighting Works by American Women Artists” is currently open through September 2. This juried show features 146 paintings and sculptures by members of American Women Artists and is the fourth show in AWA’s 25 in 25 campaign to have 25 museum shows for its women artist members over the next 25 years. A public reception will be held at the museum June 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Ellen Woodbury, “A Tree Needs a Bird,” marble, 22 x 17 x 11 in.

Carol Carter, this year’s Esteemed Guest Artist for the show will be giving a free watercolor painting demonstration, Thursday, June 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., at the Chief Theater. Carol creates contemporary large-scale watercolors and is considered one of the most important contemporary artists working in the medium today.

Diana Reuter-Twining, “Goddess of the Wild,” bronze, 36 x 16 x 12 in.

Katherine Lemke Waste, AWA Master Member, says of Carter’s work, “She has complete control over what seems uncontrollable. Her blooms and back runs, which are usually accidents for most watercolorists, become integral elements of her compositions. Carter’s technical mastery, evocative subject matter, and transparent color harmonies make her entire body of art some of the most painterly works in watercolor.”

Terry Cooke Hall, “On the Edge of Her Seat,” oil, 36 x 24 in.

AWA will be hosting a free “Symposium on Women in the Arts” at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs, June 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Speakers are artists Heidi Presse and Carol Carter, as well as author Jann Gilmore, who will be speaking about her book, Olive Rush: Finding Her Place in the Santa Fe Art Colony. There will also be a drawing demonstration by the well-regarded cowgirl artist Donna Howell-Sickles.

Kathleen Giles, “Queen of Hearts,” watercolor, 19 x 29 in.

Works in the Steamboat Art Museum show will be for sale. Event details and images of all exhibited works will be posted on the AWA website:

Paige Bradley, “Cycles,” bronze, 33 x 22 x 15 in.
Heather Gibson, “2 Down, 7 To Go,” oil, 18 x 18 in.
Cynthia Feustel, “Golden Hour,” oil, 24 x 18 in.
Sheri Farabaugh, “Lotus Leaves and Lily Pads,” oil, 20 x 30 in.
Carol Carter, “Dash,” watercolor, 28 x 36 in.

About American Women Artists – Since its inception, AWA has worked diligently to bring women artists to the attention of the art world through museum shows, juried competitions in leading galleries and museums around the country, symposiums, and workshops. Their goal is to increase the number of professional opportunities for women in the visual fine arts, leading to greater inclusion. The organization serves over 900 members throughout the United States along with a growing contingent of artists from Canada. AWA is tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

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