Honoring Women’s Art Month in Wallowa County, with brown bag lectures, classes, music, and films showcasing women in the world of art.
Josephy Center Hosts Fourth Annual Women’s Art Show
Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favorite female character, icon, or heroine at the Josephy Center’s Opening Reception for their fourth annual Women’s Art Show on Saturday, March 4th at 7 pm. A prize will be given for Best Costume as well as a People’s Choice Award from among the artwork in the exhibit. The exhibit, juried by Shelley Curtiss and sponsored by Soroptomist of Enterprise, will feature a wide variety of artwork by women artists of all ages, professions, and skill levels.
“This is our most popular show of the year,” said Cheryl Coughlan, Executive Director at JCAC, “We always get a ton of entries and it gives us an opportunity to feature some of the women artists in our community who have never been in one of our shows before.” Over 30 women artists will be featured in this year’s exhibit, including Nancy Clark, Pam Royes, Cynthia Harvey, Aimee Jungmann, and MC Reardon.
In addition to the art exhibit, JCAC and Soroptomist of Enterprise will be partnering to host a variety of special programs and events at the Josephy Center. JCAC will show the women’s suffrage film, ‘The Suffragette’ on March 8 at 7 pm; a Women’s Open Mic Night on March 12 from 4-6 pm; and, back by popular demand, the Wallowa Valley Music Alliance’s Music & Words Event on March 25 and 7 pm. The Josephy Library will also be hosting three special Brown Bags discussions at the Center: Women in Natural Resources featuring Pat Kennedy on March 7 at noon; Art History featuring Cheryl Coughlan on March 14 at noon; and Women’s Health featuring Dr. Rene Grandi on March 21 at noon. Finally, JCAC’s Lead Instructor, Mellica McIntire will be offering an Abstract Painting class on March 18 from 10-4 pm and Jennifer Klimsza will offer her Wine and Painting Class on March 11 from 4-7 pm. Anyone interested in these classes should visit www.josephy.org/classes or the Josephy Center to pre-register.
“I’ve never done a Women’s Art Show before and I’m thrilled at our line-up for the month of March,” said Casey Holmes, Resource Coordinator at JCAC, “It will be interesting to see the community’s response, from the costumes at the reception to our diverse set of Brown Bags and the music events. I think everyone will be really pleased.”