NE Oregon Arts

Women’s Exhibit 2020

A Gathering Place for the Arts in Wallowa County

Determined to Rise – The Valiant Women of the Vote
Opening Reception Feb 28, 2020


The Josephy Center is pleased to invite submissions of up to three works of art for our seventh annual Women’s Art, “Determined to Rise – The Valiant Women of the Vote” . We seek works of a variety of media including sculpture, new media, and encourage submissions that engage, educate and inspire the community. Submissions will be evaluated by our 2020 curator – Jennifer Klimsza. Works from all emerging, mid-career, established and collaborations of artists are encouraged to submit works.

Along with artwork, the Josephy Center will be presenting a special exhibit celebrating the  100th year of the women’s right to vote. We are seeking historical photos from Wallowa County or Oregon, old newspaper articles, and/or ephemera from the Suffragette movement.

Artworks must be submitted by email to Megan Wolfe, by January 20, 2020 by 5 p.m.  A brief biography needs to be submitted with work/s, 2-3 sentences. Notice of acceptance will be by January 23. Opening Reception will be Friday, February, 28 at 5 p.m.  Awards will be voted on and presented at opening: People’s Choice and Curator’s Choice.

On April 6 at 7 p.m. join us and the Wallowa Valley Music alliance for the “Women, Words & Music” concert.  This is our annual showcase of women musicians and writers. The Women’s Exhibit is sponsored by the Wallowa County Soroptomist , the Autzen Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission.

Other events during the exhibit include a Women’s Concert in partnership with WVMA and Fireside readings in partnership with Fishtrap. We will also be hosting brown bag lunches, a solo play about Abigail Scott Duniway and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Painting by Jennifer Klimsza