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Josephine Burke, Director of Northern Illinois University Art Museum, has announced that five (5) works by RHONDA URDANG have been invited to participate in their upcoming thematic exhibition Storied ReferencesNarrative Art Exhibition Suite -- part of an exhibit exploring visual artworks employing the familiar narrative motifs found in oral traditions, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends to grapple with the harsh truths of contemporary reality.  Urdang's works were selected from a national call for entry and have been co-curated by NIU Art Museum staff members and the Exhibition Advisory Committee.  NIU Art Museum, 1425 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL.  Event Dates:  1/12/2021 - 2/26/2021 

Sylvia White, owner/ sole juror/ curator at realART, has announced that I Dissent:  Lipstick Justice RBG by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for the Annual Winter National Juried Show.  With over 2,000 submissions from over 200 artists, only 50 pieces were accepted for the exhibition.  Please join us as we inaugurate our new space (4 doors down from our current gallery) for our Annual Winter Juried Show, an eclectic mix of over 50 artists from all over the country, including painters, sculptors, photographers, and functional artists.  reaART, Sylvia White Gallery, 28873 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, CA  Event Dates:  11/04/2020 - 12/24/2020  Opening Reception:  Sunday, Nov. 8th, 3-5 p.m. PST

Annette Coleman, Public Art & Community Engagement, has announced that two works by RHONDA URDANG, have been invited to participate in Old Myths, New Stories National Exhibition, hosted by Women's Caucus for Art, Colorado Chapter, by co-jurors CHRIS STEVENS, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Greenwood Village, and JENNFIER PERLOW, owner and consultant at PS Art Consulting.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote.  This gives us pause to consider where we've come, where we are, and where we're going as women and artists.  Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight of contemporary women artists.  This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today -- showcasing the unique voice of women, the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art -- by showing the female artist's visual voice and vision of the power of women's past, present, and future in society and in the arts.   Curtis Cultural Arts Center, 2349 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village, CO.  Event Dates:  11/07/2020 - 12/23/2020

Ellen Mattesi, Director of Operations, and Erma Murphy, Director of Programs & Outreach at O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, have announced that After Portrait of a Negress (1800) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by distinguished co-jurors DONNA SEAGER and SUZANNE GRAY, owners and curators of one of the most prestigious galleries on the west coast, Seager Gray Gallery, for Women Artists Making Their Mark | 12th Annual Women's Show.  The show is dedicated in honor of the pioneer women artists who paved the way.  Over 750 works were submitted for consideration by over 250 female artists with only 80 pieces accepted for this international exhibition.  The show was curated by JEREMY THORNTON.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show will be virtual beginning on Monday, Sep. 14th.  There will be a Live Roundtable Zoom discussion with exhibiting artists on Tuesday, Sep. 15th at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  The co-jurors and moderator Dr. PELLER MARION, Exhibitions Committee Chair, will lead the discussion.  O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  Roundtable Discussion:  Tuesday, September 15, 4 p.m. PST  Event Dates:  9/14/2020 - 11/04/2020

Karon Leigh, Artistic Director, Tubac Center of the Arts, has announced that three works by RHONDA URDANG have been accepted by guest juror BARBARA ROGERS, Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing at The University of Arizona, Tucson, for Raise Your Voice.  The national exhibition utilizes historical as well as current issues related to women's rights through contemporary artwork to inspire viewers to think critically about the right to vote and to encourage participation in our democracy.  The exhibit will run concurrently with the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street's Voices and Votes:  Democracy in America in partnership with Arizona Humanities.  Raise Your Voice awards panel discussion with Karon Leigh and artists will be presented by juror Barbara Rogers via Zoom delivery on Friday, Oct. 2nd at 5 p.m.   Tubac Center of the Arts, 9 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ  Event Dates:  10/02/2020 - 11/15/2020  Opening Virtual Reception:  Friday, October 2, 2020, 5-7 p.m.

Lindsey Hewitt, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology & Humanities and Coordinator, Women's & Gender Studies Program, has announced that Votive Offering for Botham Jean (26), St. Lucian 9/06/2018 by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for Where Are We Now?:  Activism of the Everyday . A Virtual Exhibition Celebrating Art by Women -- sponsored by the Koehnline Museum of Art and Women's and Gender Studies at Oakton Community College.  Co-jurors were KRISTIN HAAS, Art Faculty and Curator, and Dr. NATHAN HARPAZ, Curator of the Koehnline Museum of Art.  Oakton's (WGS) annual women's show is one of the region's premier art events, attracting hundreds of participants and routinely drawing submissions locally, nationally, and internationally.  Themes focus on issues and ideas involving women, gender and feminism.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic concerns, there will be an opportunity for students and others to interact with artists via a virtual artist conversation on Monday, Oct. 26th, at 7 p.m. CT online delivery through Zoom event.  Social Hour With the Artists:  Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, 7-8 p.m. CT  Event Dates:  10/19/2020 - 11/20/2020

The Hopper Prize Team is thrilled to announce the news that RHONDA URDANG has been selected for inclusion on the shortlist for The Hopper Prize Spring 2020.  As a shortlisted artist, her art practice will receive a dedicated portfolio featured at hopperprize.org with additional exposure on their Instagram feed.  The Hopper Prize is ecstatic to have the honor to provide this platform for her work.  The strength of work reviewed by co-jurors LEILA GROTHE and AMBER ESSEIVA was simply astounding, and being selected for the shortlist is a fantastic honor and a true testament to the quality of her work and importance of her art practice at Flagstaff Feminist Art Studio.  Link to Rhonda Urdang at The Hopper Prize:  https://hopperprize.org/rhonda-urdang/

Dr. Julie Sasse, PhD., Chief Curator, Tucson Museum of Art, has announced that Georgia O'Keeffe (Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1977) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by highly esteemed guest juror JOE BAKER, an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and Executive Director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, in Ledyard, CT -- into the ARIZONA BIENNIAL 2020.  1351 entries were submitted by 493 artists with only 88 artworks by 83 artists accepted -- for the oldest running state-wide juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists.  In conjunction with the jurying of ARIZONA BIENNIAL 2020, join curators JOE BAKER; MIKI GARCIA, Director, ASU Art Museum; ERIN JOYCE, Fine Arts Curator, Heard Museum, in conversation with TMA's chief curator, Dr. JULIE SASSE, to discuss current trends in The Critical Eye:  What Curators of Contemporary Art Look For on Sunday, Oct. 4th, 2-3 p.m. online delivery through Zoom.  Arizona Biennial 2020 will be on view at the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block, 140 North Main Ave., Tucson, AZ.  Members' Opening:  Thursday, October 1, 2020  Event Dates:  10/02/2020 - 1/10/2021  

Debra Thompson, BRAND 48 Chair, has announced that After Prince Napoleon in His Study at Tuileries (1812) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted into the BRAND 48 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper which will be on view at Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, CA, from September 12 through October 30, 2020.  Distinguished guest juror DAN McCLEARY, Los Angeles-based figurative artist and founder of Art Division, a non-profit dedicated to training and supporting under-served youth who are committed to studying the visual arts, reviewed more than 890 submissions, of which 108 were selected for the exhibition.   On July 26th Debra Thompson, Brand 48 Chair,  announced the health and safety of our artists, visitors and staff are of utmost importance and so Brand 48 will be a totally virtual experience due to the coronavirus pandemic circumstances in California.  Event Dates:  9/12/2020 - 10/30/2020  Opening Zoom Reception:  Sunday, September 13, 2020, 4-7 p.m.

Greg Vettel, Director, Northwest Arts Center, has announced that After Empress Josephine (1804)  by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted by guest juror GUILLERMO GUARDIA (originally from Lima, Peru), recipient of a McKnight Foundation fellowship for ceramic artists and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant, who currently lives and works in St. Paul, MN -- into Americas 2020:  All Media.  267 entries from 93 artists from 34 states and 2 Canadian provinces were submitted, with only 42 pieces selected for inclusion.  Americas 2020:  All Media will be on view at Walter Piehl Gallery, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, 500 University Ave. West, Minot, ND 58707.  Event Dates:  8/21/2020 - 10/02/2020  Opening Public Reception:  Thursday, September 10, 2020, 6:30-8 p.m. with Gallery Talk and Awards at 7:00 p.m.

Tieton Arts & Humanities has announced that Ain't I A Woman (Queen) and I Am A Man (King) by RHONDA URDANG have been selected by prominent co-jurors MARINA PACINI, retired as Chief Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and TIMOTHY STANDRING, Gates Family Foundation Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Denver Art Museum, for 10x10x10 Tieton 2020.  861 total submissions were reviewed with 166 pieces accepted, representing a telling cross section of the thoughts and feelings of artists grappling with today's world in the COVID-19 pandemic.  Viewers are invited to attend the virtual opening reception on Saturday, August 8 beginning at 12 noon p.m. at bit.ly/10xTieton2020.  Visitors can see the exhibition in person (groups of no more that 5 at a time, masking and social distancing required) during regular gallery hours on Fridays from 12-3 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3 p.m., and by appointment through October 11th.  The full gallery will also be posted online for viewing and purchasing art beginning August 8th at bit/ly/10xTieton2020.  Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton, WA 98947.  Event Dates:  8/08/2020 - 10/11/2020  Opening Reception:  Saturday, August 8, 2020, 12-3.

The Craven Arts Council, housed in the historic turn of the century Bank of the Arts building (constructed in 1913), has announced that Aemilia Bassano, Shakespeare's Sister as Othello (1603) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by distinguished guest juror BRANDON CORDREY, Executive Director of Visual Art Engagement (VAR) Raleigh, a contemporary art space in North Carolina's capital.  The opening reception will be on August 14th during ArtWalk from 5-8 p.m. where awards for the indoor exhibition will be announced.  A second reception will be on September 11th from 5-8 p.m. featuring poets who participated in the Ekphrastic Poetry Competition.  This year's poetry juror will be North Carolina Poet Laureate JAKI SHELTON GREEN.  Each poet will be tasked to write a poem in response to a piece(s) on display in the 2020 Bank of the Arts National Juried ShowBank of the Arts, 317 Middle St., 317 Middle St., New Bern, NC 28563.  Event Dates:  8/07/2020 - 9/20/2020  ArtWalk Opening Reception:  Friday, August 14, 2020, 5-8 p.m.  Second ArtWalk Poetry Reception:  Friday, September 11, 2020, 5-8 p.m.  

Lisa Hatchadoorian, Executive Director, Museum of Art | Fort Collins, has announced that Dreamscape with Leonora Carrington (Mexico City, 1954)  by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by esteemed guest juror LEAH OLLMAN, Visual arts critic for the Los Angeles Times and Corresponding Editor for Art in America -- for the Rocky Mountain Biennial 2020.  There were 108 artworks chosen for the exhibition out of 1250 entries submitted with 58 regional artists participating.  Museum of Art | Fort Collins, 201 S. College Ave., Suite 101, Fort Collins, CA 80524.  Event Dates:  7/31/2020 - 9/20/2020  Opening Members' Reception:  Thursday, July 30, 2020, 6-8 p.m.

Minerva:  Harmony to Hollywood National Exhibition will begin virtually at www.usi.edu/nhgallery starting on July 4th.  The physical exhibition will be available to view starting July 10th.  Tonya R. Lance, Senior Gallery Associate, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, has announced that Searching for Minerva on Hollywood Boulevard by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted by juror JENN HORN, English Instructor of Folklore, World & Classical Mythology & Gendered Studies, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.  Horn is also a skater and Board Member with Evansville's own Demolition City Roller Derby -- a physical-contact sport started and inspired by strong female influences.  Inspired by New Harmony's own Minerva Society, the works selected portray the embodiment of the goddess Minerva through the modern lens.  New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, USI Division of Outreach & Engagement, 506 Main St., New Harmony, IN 47631.  Event Dates:  7/04/2020 - 8/15/2020  

To Celebrate Summer -- Kaitlin Wilfing, Exhibitions Manager, has announced that the Foundry Art Centre will be hosting a Grand Reopening Friday, July 17th for the public, with plans to have a renewed opening reception for Voting Daughters -- 100 Years of Women's Suffrage!  There will be food trucks, a live band performance and crafts for children.  A Gallery Talk to represent JUDITH MAYER'S Juror's Talk will follow that same evening.  I Dissent:  Lipstick Justice RBG by RHONDA URDANG was selected by juror JUDITH MAYER for inclusion in this national exhibition.  This is both an indoor and outdoor event.  The Foundry Art Centre will be practicing social distancing, providing masks and hand sanitizer at every door, while keeping the event upbeat and uplifting!  Free Event | Suggested Donation $10.  Foundry Art Center, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301.  https://www.foundryartcentre.org/voting-daughters  Event Dates:  6/19/2020 - 7/31/2020  Grand Reopening Reception:  Thursday, July 17, 2020, 5-9 p.m.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art's 40th year anniversary celebration will be held in June and July, 2020, and will be available for viewing on the OCCCA website and other social media platforms.  OCCCA's fabulous forty-year history is testimony to the many talented artists who have participated in its exhibitions.  OCCCA has held the public's attention for four decades with an eclectic mix of sophisticated exhibitions, free of charge to the public.  Seductive, surprising, and inspiring, OCCCA@40 is an online exhibition not to be missed.  ROB MINTZ, Exhibitions Director, OCCCA, has announced that Sisterhood of Kali by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for inclusion into the virtual exhibition.  The exhibition will be available to view on June 6th at www.OCCCA.org.   You are invited to an online opening reception and panel discussion on June 6th starting at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your own champagne for the toast to OCCCA's 40th anniversary.  Be sure to have the Zoom app on your device.  Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, 117 S. Sycamore St., Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA.  On June 6th, click on the Link at about 5:55 p.m., test your speakers and microphone.  http://www.occca.org/2020-06.html#gallery   Event Dates:  6/06/2020 - 7/26/2020  Opening Reception:  Saturday, June 6, 6 p.m.

Works on Paper | The 33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper exhibition opens at the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at McNeese State University.  The exhibit features seventy-two works from a broad national spectrum of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and mixed media works on paper, all selected by this year's juror ELEANOR HARTNEY, a noted art critic and a contributing editor to Art in America and Artpress The opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, and the exhibition will remain on view through May 8.  Free.  Banners.org  McNeese State University.  Country Roads Magazine, 3/22/2020

Voting Daughters:  100 Years of Women's Suffrage Opening Reception, Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. | FREE, Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO 63301.  Voting Daughters is an exhibition aimed at celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.  This exhibition calls on artists, regardless of gender identity, to comment on the ways women's voices affect our contemporary landscape.  This exhibition is juried by JUDITH MAYER, an American Illustrator and design artist, born and raised in the Midwest by immigrant parents.  Mayer has a BFA from Ball State University and teaches traditional calligraphy at the Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.  Her work has been published in over 35 books and magazines and her work is influenced by her years as a graphic designer and her love of mid-century modern and pop art.  The gallery talk will be at 5:30 p.m.; awards will be given at 7 p.m.  The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts.  Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education.  Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions.  Art Connect, 3/19/2020 View Voting Daughters online:  https://www.foundryartcentre.org/voting-daughters  Breaking News:  Exhibition extended through 7/31/2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

37 Finalists from 16 Arizona Communities Are Finalists for 2020 Governor's Arts Awards -- Thirty-seven finalists from 16 Arizona communities have been selected for the 2020 Arizona Governor's Arts Awards.  Winners in the four categories -- Artists, Arts Administrator/ Organization, Business and Philanthropy -- will be announced at the 39th annual Governor's Arts Awards on March 26 [Postponed until September 9th due to (COVID-19)]  at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 East Main Street, Mesa.  Individual tickets are $250 for Arizona Citizens for the Arts members and $300 for nonmembers.  Reception begins at 6 p.m. with awards presented from 7:30-9 p.m.  A one-hour After Party will start at 9 p.m.  Finalists are:  Artist Awards:  Jose Dorame, Yuma; Lucy Wong, Gilbert; Such & Champ Styles, Tempe; Victor Navarro, Tucson; Quiahuitl Villegas, Tucson; Bob Cooper, Phoenix; Tania Katan, Phoenix; Chris Hamby, Peoria; Arlene Minushkin, Prescott; RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff; John Suttman, Winslow.  Broadway World News Desk 3/11/2020  Breaking News:  Arts Awards postponed until 9/09/2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Lynn Reynolds, Chair, Department of Visual Arts, has announced that After Portrait of a Negress (1800) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for inclusion in the 33rd Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition by guest juror ELEANOR HEARTNEY at Grand Gallery, Shearman Fine Arts Center, McNeese State University, 4205 Ryan St., Lake Charles, LA.  Event Dates:  3/26/2020 - 5/08/2020  Opening Reception:  Thursday, March 26, 6-8 p.m.  

Kaitlin Wilfing, Exhibitions Manager, has announced that I Dissent:  Lipstick Justice (RBG) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by juror JUDITH MAYER for Voting Daughters -- 100 Years of Women's Suffrage at Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, MO.  With over one hundred works submitted, only 53 pieces were chosen to exhibit by 28 artists from 12 states and Mexico.  Event Dates:  3/20/2020 - 5/01/2020.  Opening Reception:  Friday, March 20, 6-8 with Gallery Talk 5:30-6 p.m.  View Voting Daughters online:  https://www.foundryartcentre.org/voting-daughters  Breaking News:  Exhibition extended through 7/31/2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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) by RHONDA URDANG 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.  Breaking News:  Arts Awards postponed until 9/09/2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Sixty Artists, Arts Organizations, Businesses and Philanthropists Statewide Nominated for Governors Arts Awards. RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, was nominated in the Artist 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.  Breaking News:  Arts Awards postponed until 9/09/2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Go to Heaven) by RHONDA URDANG 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) by RHONDA URDANG 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) by RHONDA URDANG 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 p.m. Awards at 7 p.m.

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 for RHONDA URDANG to be one of twenty-five contemporary women artists, to have multiple works selected 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) by RHONDA URDANG 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 AGUSTIN 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 ExperienceAshland 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

Painting in the World:  Reflections on Politics, Violence, and Reconciliation National Exhibition, adjudicated by Dr. George V. Speer, Director, NAU Art Museum, and Associate Professor of Art History, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, has selected Sitting Bull in Protest at Wounded Knee - work by RHONDA M. THOMAS-URDANG.  Event Dates:  9/16/2014 - 11/22/2014  Opening Reception:  Thursday, September 18, from 5-7:00 p.m.

The Global Narrative on Canvas.  By Professor George V. Speer, PhD, Associate Professor of Art History.  NAU GLOBAL:  A Publication of the Center for International Education, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, pg. 5 (continued on page 16), Fall 2014.


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