Jamestown, NY – Women Create invites women to submit work for
consideration for its second biennial juried exhibit of women’s art at
the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at the Reg Lenna Center for the in downtown
Jamestown, New York.
Applications are being accepted from women of all ages in any media,
and artists from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania are
encouraged to apply. The opening reception for the exhibit will be on
Saturday, March 1, 2014, and it will close on SWAN Day, March 29. A
series of salons and other related activities will take place in the
gallery during that time.
SWAN Day, which stands for Support Women Artists Now, is an annual
event held on the last Saturday in March, Women’s History Month, and in
the weeks surrounding that date. First celebrated in 2008, it is an
international holiday designed to showcase the power and diversity of
Artist and instructor Debra Eck and photographer Jennifer Schlick are
creative directors for Women Create. The exhibit grew out of Eck’s
collaboration with Shane Hawkins at Jamestown’s Infinity Visual and
Performing Arts to host a SWAN Day event in 2011.
The resulting Art Market featured several Jamestown area women artists.
From it came the decision of Arts Council for Chautauqua County Program
Coordinator Len Barry to set aside time in their new 3rd on 3rd Gallery
for a proper exhibit of women’s artwork.
“The 2012 Women Create was a resounding success,” said Schlick, “both
in terms of the outstanding caliber of the artwork on display and the
overwhelming number of visitors to the exhibit. We are anticipating an
even more marvelous event in 2014!”
Deadline for applications for the Women Create exhibit is December 1,
2013. Artists will be notified of the juror’s decisions during the week
of December 15. Accepted artists will be required to deliver their
pieces in person.
Juror for the show will be Dr. Leesa Rittelmann, Associate Professor of
Art History at SUNY Fredonia. Dr. Rittelmann’s teaching and research
focus on Modern and Contemporary art in Europe and the United States,
with an emphasis on the intersection between gender, race and
nationality in artistic production and reception. She holds a B.S.
degree in Museum Education from Penn State University as well as M.A.
and PhD degrees from The University of Pittsburgh. A former Curatorial
and Research Assistant at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art, she
recently curated the 2013 exhibition “Gone Viral: Medical Science and
Contemporary Textile Art” for SUNY Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery. Her
current research investigates the relationship between labor, gender,
craft, and political activism in the public sphere.
More information and complete guidelines for applying for the Women
Create exhibit are on the Women Create website,