narrative art oil painting
Linda Post, “Soliloquy,” oil on panel, 16 x 16 x 1.5 in.
"Soliloquy" is the 5th in a series of 16" square paintings using the coastal Pacific province of Guanacaste as its setting. “Mounded isles covered in hairy, gnarly trees dot the coastline,” Post said. “The sky is loosely based on a photograph I took sailing into the sunset. I often reference birds in my work, and in this piece, I painted flying flamingos. The flamboyance of the flamingos is echoed in the costume of the figure in the foreground. The patterns and history of harlequin costumes suit my tattooed model and this exotic landscape to a ‘T’.”

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Presents
“From Landscapes To Mindscapes”
May 1 – May 31, 2023

Plunging through the imagination whether with fact or fantasy this exhibition by Signature Members of NAWA invites you on a bold excursion. Whether in the private world of fact or fantasy, or whether the focus is on beauty or menace in the world around us, you will be transported into the minds of artists as they interpret the rich worlds they contemplate and envision.

landscape painting of a tree
Fang Sullivan, “Storm tree,” Pastel on paper, 11 x 11 in.
“I love capturing the essence of life with my art,” Sullivan said. “Using a distinctive coloring technique and an imaginative approach, I depict the subtle lights, reflections, and hidden hues on the subjects. The subjects are either close to my heart, telling a story, or from a memorable moment. ‘Storm Tree’ is based on my travels to the Irish countryside. I saw this tree wrapped by another. The tree branches are completely intertwined and formed this dreamlike shape, almost like they are moving in a storm.”

NAWA, The National Association of Women Artists was established in 1889 by five women artists in New York City. At the time of its founding, it was the first women’s art organization in this country. Its mission was and continues to be, to raise public awareness and interest in the visual fine art created by women in the United States.

NAWA provides exhibition opportunities throughout the year and throughout the country for its members and promotes culture through events, education, scholarships & awards. The NAWA Catalog is archived in over 10 high-profile institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, and more. In addition, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey holds a permanent collection of NAWA art.

Nancy Jacey, “New Beginnings,” colored pencil on illustration board, 33 x 24 in.
Nancy Jacey, “New Beginnings,” colored pencil on illustration board, 33 x 24 in.
Jacey said she used photo references and imagination, along with actual live Luna moths that she and her son raised and studied. The piece took 600 hours of layering pencils with no solvents and is all hand drawn.

Levels of NAWA Membership include Signature Members, who are juried-in, Associate Members, Graduating Students and Friends of NAWA.


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