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CHICAGO -- Press Release.  Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is pleased to present "Suffra-Jetting," an exhibition inspired by Candance Hunter and juried by Malika Jackson.  From 300 works by female-identified artists, Malika Jackson chose 43 pieces by 39 artists residing in 15 US states, including one artist from Australia.  Works in the exhibition are emotional and deeply personal, sharing female experiences that address a myriad of topics:  motherhood, inequality, racism, violence, spirituality, and so much more.  Life experiences are translated into art in the form of paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media works, sculptures, book-art, and video works.  Exhibiting Artists:  Marisa Jenny Balisle, Ginny Baughman, Emily Beck, Janet Braun-Reinitz, CarveStone, Veronica Ceci, Betty Chernansky, Rachel Garber Cole, Maritza Davila, Rosemary Davis, Sharon Draghi, Carol Estes, Anita Giraldo, Mary Hazboun, Deborah Hirshfield, Nicolina Holt, Tonia Hughes, Rose Rita James, Lisa Jenschke, Dorothy Simpson Krause, Phyllis Lear, Diane Levesque, Verneda Lights, Babsi Loisch, MC, Liz O'Brien, Nancy Pirri, Felicia Grant Preston, Lois Bielefeld and Nirmal Raja, mahlOt SANSOSA, Ruth G. Sikes, Patricia Stewart, Dorothy Straughter, RHONDA URDANG, Lisa Venditelli, Whintey Wade, Babette Wainwright, Kelly Witte.  View "Suffra-Jetting" online:  https://womanmade.org/suffra-jetting/  Opening Reception:  Woman Made Gallery, Friday, March 13, 2020, 6-8 p.m.  

Gaylon B. Alcaraz, Executive Director, has announced that "Queen Victoria with Harriet Tubman as Suffra-Jette (1867)" and "Sojourner Truth Ironing for Willie Cole (1851)" have been selected by juror MALIKA JACKSON, BA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, for Suffra-Jetting at Woman Made Gallery, 2150 S. Canalport Ave., #4A-3, Chicago, IL. 43 works by 39 artists have been included in this national exhibition which shares triumphs and setbacks that highlight gains made since women were given the right to vote in the United States 100 years ago. Event Dates: 3/13/2020 - 4/04/2020. Opening Reception: Friday, March 13th, 2020, from 6-8 p.m.

WCA UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS | CHICAGO EXHIBITION 2020 -- Collectively Shifting, Juror and Curator: Cecilia Vargas, January 17-February 16, 2020. The artists chosen for this exhibition are: Carolyn Applegate, Danielle Casali, Gunjan Chawla, Veronica Clements, Helne Maurene Cooper, Shannon Downey, Laurie Edison, Crissy Field, Catherine Forster, Lucy Julia Hale, Laurie R. Hall, Tamar Hischel, Rebecca Kautz, Beth Lakamp, Noreen Larinde, Linda Lowery, Bonnie MacAllister, Kelly Matthews, Larrisa McGinnity, Marcia Wood Mertinooke, Jessica Mueller, Margaret Parker, Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, Sawyer Rose, Nancy Lu Rosenheim, Sondra Schwetman, Mary Krebs Smyth, Nette Thomas, RHONDA URDANG, and Sarah Beth Woods. Women's Caucus for Art, New York, NY, 1/17/2020

NAWA NOW Newsletter January 2020 -- National Association of Women Artists, Inc., RHONDA URDANG, Featured Artist, pgs. 18 - 22. Co-Editors Sandra Bertrand, ED. and Mimi Herrera-Pease, ED. NAWA, Inc., New York, NY, 1/16/2020.

31 Women Artists Exhibition Hosts Special Talks/ Events at Sedona Arts Center. Surrealism was the prevailing modern art movement in 1943 when Peggy Guggenheim launched a special exhibition entitled Exhibition by 31 Women at her "Art of This Century" gallery in NYC. KELLI KLYMENKO, Art Blog, Sedona Red Rock NEWS, 1/16/2020.

ARIZONA Citizens for the ARTS has announced the nominees for the 2020 Governor's Arts Award. RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff (Northeast Region, District 6) has been nominated in the Artist Category. The Artist Award recognizes a living Arizona artist of significant merit, leadership, or reputation whose creations or contributions enrich the state and the field of the arts. This category is open to all artistic disciplines. Nominee Reception for the Northeast Region will be held at La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ, on February 27th. The 39th annual Governor's Arts Awards will be announced at a gala reception at the Mesa Arts Center on March 26th, with Awards announcements and party.

Sixty Artists, Arts Organizations, Businesses and Philanthropists Statewide Nominated for Governors Arts Awards. RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, was nominated in the Artists category. Finalists will be announced at special events in Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson, Yuma and Winslow representing the five statewide regions from which they were nominated. Winners will be announced at the 39th annual Governor's Arts Awards on March 26 at the Mesa Arts Center. Broadway World News Desk, 1/10/2020.

60 earn nominations for the Governor's Arts Awards. RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, has been nominated in the Artist Category. Finalists will be announced in February at special events in Phoenix, Prescott, Tucson, Yuma and Winslow representing the five statewide regions from which nominations were submitted. AZ Big Media, Phoenix, Arizona 1/10/2020

Michele Leclaire, Exhibitions Director, Buckham Gallery, has announced that "Daughters of Night (Nyx, born of Chaos)" and "Funeral Pyres at San Francisco Bay (All Dogs To to Heaven)" have been invited to participate in Eros & Thanatos National Juried Exhibition by juror ED FRAGA, esteemed Detroit based artist, a recipient of an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Fellowship, a Kresge Artist Fellowship, and a Bellagio Center Rockefeller Foundation residency. Buckham Gallery received 378 high-quality submissions by 157 artists with only 66 works of art being selected. It is the mission of Buckham Gallery to enrich the cultural life of its surrounding communities by presenting a broad range of innovative contemporary art of the highest quality and standard. Event Dates: 2/14/2020 - 3/07/2020. Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 14th from 6-9 p.m. Prizes will be announced during the opening. Buckham Gallery, 121 West Second St., Flint, MI 48502.

The WCA's National Exhibitions Committee has announced that "I'm Dreaming of Tearing Off Those Chains of Bondage [Aka Angelenos in Chicago with Recy Taylor (1944) and Sara Forbes Bonetta]" and "Levitation of Bathsheba (After Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1526)" have been selected by distinguished juror CECILIA VARGAS, MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Arts Administrator and Policy, for the WCA's Juried National Members' Exhibition: Collectively Shifting -- Bridgeport Art Center, 4th FL Gallery, 1200 West 35th Street, Chicago, IL. Event Dates: 1/17/2020 - 2/20/2020. WCA's Artist Opening Reception: Friday, Feb. 14th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. In conjunction with the Women's Caucus Annual Conference: Intersectionality -- that will be held at Columbia College, 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. Accommodations at HOTEL Essex, 800 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL. Conference Dates: 2/13/2020 - 2/16/2020.

Greg Vettel, Director, Northwest Arts Center, has announced that "Mabel Dodge Luhan with Coyote (1923)" has been selected for inclusion in the Northwest Arts Center's Americas 2020: PaperWorks exhibition. This year, 128 artists from 9 countries submitted a total of 344 works for consideration. Only 54 pieces were selected by juror CHRISTINA Z. ANDERSON, Professor of Photography at Montana State University and Series Editor for Focal Press/ Routledge's newly-formed Contemporary Practices in Alternative Process Photography series. Event Dates: 1/13/2020 - 2/24/2020. Public Reception with juror's Gallery Talk: Thursday, Feb. 13th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Awards at 7:00 pm.

Vince Fazio, Executive Director at Sedona Arts Center, has announced that Dr. Catriona McAra, Leeds Arts University, UK, has completed the curatorial process for A Special Exhibition: 31 Women Artists. With over 220 artists who submitted from 38 states and 8 countries, it's an honor to be one of twenty-five contemporary women artists, to have multiple works included for exhibition -- "Seance with Peggy Guggenheim (Paris, 1924)" and "Liberation of Harriet Tubman (1867)." Event Dates: 1/02/2020 - 1/26/2020. Patron's Preview: Thursday, Jan. 2nd from 4-6 p.m. Public Opening Reception: Friday, Jan. 3rd from 5-8 p.m. (Sedona First Friday). Talk with Art Historian & Collector Mark Rownd: Friday, Jan. 17th from 4-6 p.m. Women's March & Rally: Sedona Arts Center Campus, Saturday, Jan. 18th from 1-5 p.m. Curator's Talk, 30+1: Dorothea Tanning, Sedona and Contemporary Art, with CATRIONA McARA, PhD, University Curator at Leeds Arts University, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England: Thursday, Jan. 23rd from 4-6.

CBAA New Orleans 2020 Planning Committee has accepted "Musical Chairs (Carte de visite)" for the CBAA Members' Exhibition "INTERSECTIONS: Book Arts as Convergence." 120 submissions were received and co-jurors LEE DEIGAARD and BOB SNEAD selected only 44 outstanding valuable pieces. The exhibition and reception will be held during the conference of the College Book Art Association which will take place in New Orleans, LA, from January 2nd to 5th, 2020. Book Art Exhibition Event Dates: 1/02/2020 - 2/06/2020. Reception: Thursday, Jan. 2nd from 6-8 p.m. -- The Carroll Gallery, Newcomb Art Department, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University

2020 The Year of the Woman -- Contemporary Surrealism: 31 Women seek to reclaim their rebellious muse, by Dr. Catriona McAra, Sedona Arts Center Magazine. 12/19/2019

31 Women Artists -- A Sedona Arts Center Special Exhibition January 3-26, 2020, Sedona Arts Center, State Route 89A and Art Barn Road, Sedona, Arizona. 12/04/2019

31 Women Artists Special Exhibition at the Sedona Arts Center, The Verde Independent, Cottonwood, AZ, 11/15/2019

Collected Treasures: A Juried Exhibition Featuring Mixed-Media Artwork, Shemer Art Center and Museum, 5005 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ. Event Dates: 11/13/2019 - 1/02/2020. Reception: Thursday, Nov. 21st from 6-8 p.m. Juror AUGUSTIN VARGAS, architect, artist, teacher.

Artists Council's Fall Exhibition 2019. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert -- The Galen and the Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden, CA. Event Dates: 11/07/2019 - 11/22/2019. Private View Reception: Thursday Nov. 7th from 4-5:30; Public Reception and Awards, from 6-8 p.m. Co-jurors DANIELA LEIJA QUINTANAR, Curator at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), and PHOEBE BEASLEY, art maker, collage artist and recipient of the US Presidential Seal.

TOP V. WEEKEND PICKS (10/31 - 11/6) by The Visualist . Chicago Visual Arts Calendar. NOV 1ST 2019. EMERGING: A Juried Exhibition at ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, 1463 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60679. Opening 11/01/2019 - 11/23/2019. Juror: LAURA RUDOLPH CLOUD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Dept. of Art, Art History and Design, Sculpture Coordinator.

EMERGING -- a National Juried Exhibition. ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL. Event Dates: 10/30/2019 - 11/23/2019. Reception: Friday, Nov. 1st from 6-9 p.m. Juror LAURA RUDOLPH CLOUD, Associate Professor, Michigan State University, Dept. of Art, Art History and Design, Sculpture Coordinator.

enGENDERing Change: The National Juried Exhibition. Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO. Event dates: 10/07/2019 - 11/07/2019. Reception and Awards: Friday, Oct. 18th from 5-7 pm. Co-jurors Dr. ANN WOODS, educator, award-winning graphics, book and paper artist at AIMIA ART WORKS, and Dr. ALAN WOODS, Emeritus Professor of Theatre, Emeritus Director of the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

NAWA Celebrates Its' 130th Annual Members' Exhibition, by SANDRA BERTRAND, HIGHBROW Magazine's chief art critic and co-editor of NAWA NOW quarterly newsletter. Posted Wednesday 10/23/2019. RHONDA URDANG's "Liberation of Harriet Tubman (1867)" is an intricate and introspective treatment of her historical heroine; Mixed Media/ Collage category: NAWA Medal of Honor and ANNA WALINSKA Memorial Award recipient.

William Woods to host fourth annual diversity and equality symposium, "Bridging Differences: Conversations of Gender, Race and Equality" to feature lectures, discussions and annual art exhibit, by Jon Fougere, Vice President of Strategic Planning, WWU, WOODS TODAY, 10/17/2019

PaperWest Brings a Vibrant Selection of Paper Artists to the University of Utah, by HANNAH McBETH, Artists of Utah Magazine, Salt Lake City, UT, 10/15/2019

PaperWest: 2nd National Works on Paper Exhibition. Alvin Gittins Gallery, Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Event Dates: 10/07/2019 - 11/01/2019. Reception and Awards: Wednesday, Nov. 9th from 6-8 p.m. Juror JUDITH K. BRODSKY, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Visual Arts, Rutgers University and Founding Director (1986) of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.

Bridging Differences--Conversations of Gender, Race and Equality Exhibition. Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Gladys W. Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University, Fulton, MO. Event Dates: 10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019. Reception and Awards: Tuesday, Oct. 22nd from 4-6 p.m. BEST of SHOW Award: "Aemilia Bassano, Shakespeare's Sister as Othello (1603)" (C) 2019, by RHONDA URDANG (Arizona). Co-jurors BETHANIE IRONS, PhD; RACHEL DEUTMEYER, MFA; VALERIE WEDEL, MFA; CHARLES DODOO, PhD.

130th Anniversary Annual National Association of Women Artists Members' Exhibition, One Art Space, Tribeca, NY. Awards Announced: Mixed Media and Collage -- RHONDA URDANG, "Liberation of Harriet Tubman (1867)" NAWA Medal of Honor and ANNA WALINSKA Memorial Award $800 Cash Prize. Event Dates: 9/21/2019 - 10/02/2019. Reception and Awards: Thursday, Sep 26th from 6-9 p.m. EST. Co-jurors DONNA GUSTAFSON, Rutgers University; NATSUKI TAKAUJI, New York artist; MARGRIT SCHUERPF NEWMAN, Art Basel Switzerland.

ASU Theatre presents the enGENDERing project | enGENDERing Change: The Exhibition. Adams State University News, 9/19/2019

Art as Advocacy: Promoting Equity and Social Justice for Women. Illinois Times, Springfield, 9/12/2019

Celebrating the Opening of BRAND 47: Works on Paper. Brand Associates, 9/11/2019. Awards Announced: RHONDA URDANG, "After Portrait of a Negress (1800)" -- ROBERT W. BROWN Award $1,000 Cash Prize

September Competition. Megan Valentine, 64 Parishes, Current Issue, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, 9/01/2019

University Libraries at USD Presents 'Bound and Unbound V: Altered Book Exhibition.' Hailie Warren, University of South Dakota News, 8/21/2019

Plans Underway for Works on Paper, 'Brand 47.' Cresenta Valley Weekly, The Foothills Community Newspaper, 8/15/2019

Therefore, I am, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, ART WEEK, Santa Ana, CA, 7/06/2019

Who's Afraid of Discussing Virginia Woolf's Controversial Views? Not Mount St. Joseph University. Michael Monks, ED, Cincinnati Public Radio News, Cincinnati Edition, 5/23/2019

Rise of the 'New Protagonists' -- 3 galleries celebrates Spring Arts with rebellious 'Taos Art Insurgency.' Virginia L. Clark, ED, Tempo Magazine, The Taos News, 5/04/2019

Taos arts in brief: Taos Art Insurgency show opens Tempo Magazine Staff, The Taos News, 4/24/2019

Feature Friday: a close look at a work or artist currently on display. Masur Museum of Art. "After Empress Josephine (1804)" by RHONDA URDANG. Gluseum, Monroe, LA, 4/19/2019

For Shame: Latest Hera Gallery show explores shame in its many dimensions. Helena Touhey, ED, Special to The Independent, 4/18/2019

Top 100 Selected for 26th Biennale. Margaret Evans, ED, Low Country News, Beaufort, SC, 4/16/2019

The Gallery: "Self Portrait of Lolita as Marie Antoinette (1793)" by RHONDA URDANG. The Capital Gazette, a Baltimore Sun media Group, 4/12/2019

Spark of the night: Greg Moon Gallery offers another artistic walk on the wild side with 'After Dark 8.' Dena Miller, ED, Tempo Magazine, The Taos News, 3/21/2019

La belle luna: 'Lunar Dream' exhibit takes inspiration from the moon. Larry Hendricks, Public Relations and Publications Coordinator, Coconino Community College, FlagstaffLIVE!, 3/21/2019

Refreshing Feminism. Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Gallery News, Chicago, IL, 2/22/2019

Editors' Picks: 18 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World. Sarah Cascone, ED, artnet, 10/15/2018

Her Art: Femmage Works by RHONDA URDANG. Northern Arizona's MOUNTAIN Living Magazine, by Nancy Wiechec, ED, October 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 Third Coast National Biennial Awards Winners: 2nd PL "After Empress Josephine (1804)" by RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, AZ. K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christie, TX, 9/07/2018

A Mix of Media: The 42nd Juried Exhibit -- 3rd PL: Secret Moon Dream (Lunar Goddess) by RHONDA URDANG. Caitlin Fitzpatrick, 360 Durango, 6/12/2018

These 70 Artists Were Chosen for the ARIZONA BIENNIAL 2018 Exhibition. Phoenix New Times, by Lynn Trimble, Freelance photo-journalist, 5/04/2018

PRESS RELEASE: ARIZONA BIENNIAL 2018 at the Tucson Museum of Art. Artists Announced: RHONDA THOMAS-URDANG, Flagstaff, Arizona. Tuscon Museum of Art & Historic Block, 4/23/2018

Women and Anger: Resistance, Power and Inspiration. The Visualist . Chicago Visual Arts Calendar, 9/28/2017

The Gang Goes to the NAWA, The Arts in New York City (Fall 2017). Professor Lisa French, CUNY, NY, 9/14/2017

University Libraries at USD Presents Bound and Unbound IV Altered Book Exhibition. Hailie Warren, University of South Dakota News, 9/08/2017

Upcoming Exhibition "Time Will Tell: a Show of Artistic Wisdom and Experience." Ashland University, Coburn Art Gallery News, 6/16/2017

Feminist art exhibit tackles patriarchy and roles of women. Golden Gate Xpress, San Francisco State's student-run publication since 1927, by Amanda Aragona, author, 12/16/2016

TRIVIA: Voices of Feminism -- Ascension of St. Thomas: The Sensual Immortals by RHONDA THOMAS-URDANG. Monica J. Casper, ED; Jill Amparano, ED; Linda Van Leuven, ED; "Radical" Issue 17, Winter 2016

Art VOTES: Visualizing the Democratic Process. Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, 9/27/2016

Gilding Lily Tomlin, Fe Gallery -- by Shoka. NewsReview, Sacramento News & Review, 8/11/2016

A.I.R. Gallery Considers the State of Feminism Through the Visual. ARTS.BLACK Journal, Review by Ikechukwu Onyewuenyl, 12/18/2015

Community art exhibit celebrates the world of food. Arizona State University Center for Indian Education, by Heather Beshears, 9/15/2015

University Libraries at USD Presents Altered Book Exhibition 'Bound and Unbound lll.' Hailie Warren, University of South Dakota News, 9/14/2015

Woolf inspired exhibit attracts global artist. Archives: Bloomsburg University of PA, 6/02/2015

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