Debra Thompson, Chair, Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, is pleased to announce that Dreamscape with Leonora Carrington (Mexico City, 1954) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for inclusion in Brand 52:  Annual National Exhibition of Works on Paper.  This year, The Associates of Brand Library & Art Center welcome art critic, curator, and author Shana Nys Dambrot.  Based in Downtown LA, Dambrot is the Arts Editor for L.A. Weekly, and a contributor to Flaunt, Artillery Magazine, and other culture publications.  She studied Art History at Vassar College, has curated and juried many exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally.  With Dambrot's careful eye, 106 artworks were chosen from an entry pool of over 1500 submissions.  Opening Reception & Award Announcements will be Saturday, June 15, 7-9 p.m., at Brand Library & Art Center, 1601 W. Mountain St., Glendale, CA 91201.  T +1 (818) 512-3348.  Event Dates:  6/15/2024 to 8/09/2024

Erin Gardner, Exhibition and Outreach Coordinator, and Julie Comnick, Interim Executive Director, Creative Flagstaff, are pleased to announce that an original painting Levitation of Mabel Dodge Luhan (Kiowa Ranch) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by distinguished jurors for inclusion in CUMULUS:  The Art of Meteorology at Coconino Center for the Arts.  The jurors reviewed over 260 excellent and diverse pieces from artists internationally and chose 70 works for this exhibition.  Opening Reception and Keynote Presentation will be on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 North Fort Valley Rd., Flagstaff, AZ 86001.  T. +1 (928) 779-2300.    Event Dates:  6/29/2024 to 9/28/2024

The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is proud to present its 135th Anniversary Annual Exhibition, a prestigious showcase of works by the organization's acclaimed Signature Members.  For over a century, NAWA has championed women artists by providing a platform to exhibit their talents in the artistic heart of New York City.  This year's exhibition promises to dazzle with a diverse array of artwork from artists across the nation.   The salon-style presentation will fill the galleries with a comprehensive display of paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed media, digital art and more.  An online exhibition hosted by NAWA and One Art Space will further extend the reach and accessibility of this extraordinary collection.  A hallmark of the exhibition is the over $13,000 in awards and prizes presented to distinguished works, reaffirming NAWA's commitment to supporting the professional growth of its members.  RHONDA URDANG will debut her new femmage work Sadako Sasaki (Hiroshima, Japan, 1955)The three esteemed jurors tasked with making these prestigious award selections are:  Christine Mossaides Strassfield, Executive Director, Southampton Arts Center; Ksenia Nouril, Gallery Director of Exhibitions & Programs, The Art Students League of New York; and Grace Yeonsook Ji, International Curator, One Art Space.  Opening Reception & Awards on Friday, June 7, from 6-9:00 p.m. ET.  One Art Space, 23 Warren St., First FL, TriBeCa Arts District, New York, NY 10007.  T. +1 (347) 386-9742.  Event Dates:  6/07/2024 to 6/23/ 2024 

Klaire Lockheart, Miss Art World South Dakota, juror and curator, is pleased to announce that Mary Todd Lincoln:  First Lady in Mourning by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for Thunderdomesticity:  The F-Word -- a public art installation that will be wheat-pasted to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, SD.  This national juried art exhibition is designed to honor the strength of women (including but not limited to:  cis women, trans women, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender fluid people).   The current political climate can feel like the end of the world due to everyday misogyny, plus the loss of bodily autonomy for many.  Since most post-apocalyptic narratives frequently exclude or mistreat women, the F-Word exhibition will feature artists who want to honor femininity in the post-apocalyptic world.  The Opening Reception will be Final Friday, May 31, from 5-7:00 p.m. CT at No. 7 Center Gallery, Vermillion, SD.    Event Dates:  5/31/2-24 to 6/28/2024

The NAWA Exhibition Committee is delighted to announce that two new femmage works by RHONDA URDANG have been accepted into their upcoming exhibition for Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories -- held during the National Womens' History Month at Vanda Gallery, curated by Signature member Zahra Jlayer, the founder and curator of the gallery. The National Association of Women Artists invited visionary women artists (Signature NAWA members only) to contribute to this group exhibition, acknowledging the narratives that drive us, comfort us, and inspire us.  Through their artistic lens, artists will explore the nuanced layers of the feminine perspective and contribute to the collective tale of humankind that transcends mediums, offering profound reflection on the strength, wisdom, and creativity inherent in the female experience.  In-person Reception and Awards Announcement will be on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. EST.  A Special Performance by the Deane Family Dancers will be on Friday, March 15, from 5-8 p.m. EST.  Vanda Gallery, 379 Huguenot Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801.  T. +1 (914) 740-4412.  Event Dates:  3/01/2024 to 3/27/2024

Beate Minkovski, Co-founder of WMG, has announced that Grandmother Time by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for Small Works Members Exhibition at Woman Made Gallery by WMG's Program Committee.  This annual group exhibition is open to all WMG members, regardless of gender working across all media.  It's a wonderful time of year to be a Woman Made Gallery member and to be included in this festive holiday show and sale.  Two and three-dimensional pieces in a variety of media including painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography and jewelry by current WMG members will be on display.  WMG is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization founded in 1992.  Its mission is to support, cultivate, and promote the diverse contributions of women and nonbinary artists through exhibitions, membership and community dialogue programs.  Opening Reception will be Saturday, December 2, from 4-7 p.m. CST.  Woman Made Gallery, 1332 S. Halstead St., Chicago, IL 60607.  T. +1 (312) 738-0400.  Event Dates:  12/02/2023 to 12/23/2023

Bernadette Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, is pleased to announce that Frida Kahlo y Calderon and Federico Garcia Lorca in Quarantine with Themselves (Havana Syndrome, Cuba, 2016) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted into Sedona Arts Center Contemporary Surrealism Show.  315 works by 98 artists from across the country were submitted for review with only 63 pieces approved for inclusion in this national juried exhibition.  Sedona Arts Center turns 65 this year and in honor of this milestone, they are celebrating the themes of their exhibits and events in relation to their history.  This exhibit harkens back to the roots of the Arts Center and the connection to Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning in the early 1960's.  Surrealism is a style of art in which ideas, images and objects are combined in a strange way, showing the creative potential of the unconscious mind.  Opening Reception will be at their Celebrate Sedona event on Wednesday, November 1, from 4-6 p.m. MST.  Sedona Arts Center, Special Exhibitions Gallery, 15 Art Barn Rd., Sedona, AZ  86336.  T +1 928.282.3809.  Event Dates:  11/01/2023 to 11/30/2023

Delia Ibanez, Program Coordinator:  Artists and Arts Learning, at The Arizona Commission on the Arts, is pleased to announce that RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, Arizona, has been awarded a FY2024 Artist Opportunity Grant (Awarded Funding for Cycle A) for the requested amount of $1,500.  Artists Opportunity Grants support Arizona artists as they take advantage of specific, unique opportunities that have potential to significantly impact their professional growth (e.g. introduce her work to new audiences).  Grantor:  The Arizona Commission on the Arts, 417 West Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003-1326.    Funding Period:  Fiscal Year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Marisa Miles, WMG Program Coordinator, is pleased to announce that Frida Kahlo y Calderon and Federico Garcia Lorca in Quarantine with Themselves (Havana Syndrome, Cuba, 2016) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected to debut in Absurdity:  In Dada We Trust at Woman Made Gallery.  Co-jurors Kelly P. Hansen and Beate Minkovski, artists who co-founded and established WMG in 1992, viewed images of around 700 works and selected 43 other artists' submissions to be represented in their gallery space.  This group show is inspired by a collaboration between The Art Center Highland Park, Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, Stola Contemporary Art, and Alma Interiors, and is being presented in honor of artist Helene Romer Smith, who died in March 2022.  When the world goes mad, the arts go Dada.  In the US and across the globe, bullies have been applauded and emboldened to share self-serving rhetoric of nationalism and to act out of sanctioned racism.  Created as a reaction to the absurdity of war and the propaganda of WWl, Dadaism was the reaction of a group of artists from another time in history when the world was on the brink of madness.  That is why Woman Made Gallery is joining this collaboration in building a coalition to fight back against the current trend toward insanity.  Women's rights are being set back 50 years, and the LGBTQ community is dangling by a thread as individual rights are regulated, but assault weapons are not.  Social media has hijacked news and the term "alternate set of facts" has become the norm, no longer just the brunt of jokes.  Woman Made Gallery, 2150 S. Canalport Ave., 4th FL, #4 A-3, Chicago, IL 60608.  T +1 312.738.0400.  Opening Reception:  Saturday, July 22 at 4-7 p.m. CDT.  Artists Walkthrough:  Saturday, August 19 at 2-4 p.m. CDT.  Event Dates:  7/22/2023 to 8/19/2023

Jennifer Gillia Cutshall, Founder, Owner, Curator, and Artist at Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland, OR, is pleased to announce that Dreamscape with Leonora Carrington (Mexico City, 1954) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for inclusion in ABRAZO:  Embracing the Ocean.  Abrazo or embrace was born out of a desire to celebrate (and embrace) an even broader community of 143 artists during its 10th year of Verum Ultimum.  This exhibition is sure to vibrate with energy, celebration, and acceptance with 148 works unveiled within the walls of the Verum Virtual 3D Gallery.  It will be Verum's biggest exhibition to date and will serve to celebrate the depth of talent and vision within Verum's sphere.  Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, P.O. Box 86685, Portland, OR 97286.  T +1.347.752.8915.  Event Dates:  7/01/2023 to 9/03/2023 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., presents an In-Person Exhibition -- The 134th Annual NAWA Members Exhibition -- the most prestigious yearly exhibition for NAWA Signature Members, including RHONDA URDANG, NAWA, who will debut her brand new femmage Geisha in Murasaki Kimono, (Tokyo, 1908).  For over 100 years, NAWA has been offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in New York City.  The diverse artwork of artists across the country will be on display salon style throughout the gallery at ONE ART SPACE, Tribeca Arts District, New York, hosted by NAWA.  Over $12,000 in awards will be distributed in this show.  NAWA, The National Association of Women Artists was established in 1889 by five women artists in New York, and was the first women's art organization in this country.  Its mission was and continues to be, to raise public awareness of fine art created by women in the United States.  NAWA provides exhibition opportunities throughout the country for its members and provides education, scholarships and awards.  The NAWA Catalog is archived in over 10 high-profile institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress, and more.  In addition, The Jane Voorheese Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, holds a permanent collection of NAWA art.  The Director is MAURA REILLY, arts writer, author and curator to underrepresented women.  Co-jurors for this year's exhibition:  JENN BRATOVICH, Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Print Center New York, NY; ANNA CONLAN, Director, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY;  KATE OH, Founder, Kate Oh Gallery, New York City, NY.  In-person Reception and Awards:  Friday, June 16, 2023 at 6-9 p.m. EDT.  Award Announcement | Mixed Media/ Collage:  ELSIE G. HAMMOND Memorial Award -- RHONDA URDANG.  ONE ART SPACE, 23 Warren Street (Tribeca Arts District), New York, NY 10007.  T +1 (646) 559-0535.  Event Dates:  6/16/2023 to 7/01/2023  

Goddesses and Monsters will open online at LADIES' ROOM -- DTLA Contemporary Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, on Friday, June 9.   Guest curated by the Association of Hysteric Curators, Goddesses and Monsters takes up one of the most enduring themes of feminist art praxis:  "the uncomfortable tensions that arise while claiming femme power and subjectivity within a white supremacist, capitalistic, cis-heteropatriarchal culture."  The works in this exhibition utilize the archetypes of Goddess and Monster (sometimes simultaneously) to present windows into worlds on the horizon of our current politics.  Goddesses and Monsters is trifurcated into three segments of feminist discourse:  Icons and Myths, Ritual/ Remnant, and Unruly Bodies.  As a non-hierarchical collective invested in creating a more democratic art world, the Association of Hysteric Curators uses an open call and collaborative curatorial model that produces polyvocal exhibitions and allows a wide variety of artworks from artists of various stages of their career to engage in aesthetic and thematic dialogue with one another.  Goddesses and Monsters online exhibition is a seed that will blossom into an IRL show and will include performances, programming, and community engagement from participating artists, including RHONDA URDANG, Flagstaff, AZ.  LADIES' ROOM -- DTLA Contemporary Art Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave., Ste. 502 B, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  T +1 310.447.8021.  Preliminary Event dates:  6/09/2023 to 8/31/2023

The Association of Hysteric Curators, feminist art collective co-founded by Mary Anna Pomonis, is excited to announce that a brand new femmage The Conjuring of Our Lady of Andromeda (Unchained) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected and will debut for their upcoming group show Goddesses and Monsters.  The Association of Hysteric Curators is focused on advancing the lives and works of Feminist artists.  Invited artworks draw on archetypes of goddesses and monsters to address these respective themes that meaningfully transcend masculinist tropes of goddess and monster iconography, to create a wholly new genre for feminist art history.  The goal is to create an original pantheon of sacred images -- both awesome and terrible -- to guide and inspire viewers in our global struggle for gender equity and justice.  A presentation deck of selected artworks has been created to be pitched to various institutions for a brick-and-mortar installation; date and venue TBD.  A preliminary virtual exhibition will be hosted in June at LADIES' ROOM -- DTLA Contemporary Art Gallery, Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Ave., Ste. 502 B, Los Angeles, CA 90015.  T 1.310.447.8021.  VIPs Preview for collectors, art critics, and curators will be on Wednesday, June 7.  General Opening will be on Friday, June 9.  A virtual panel discussion and related programming for the run of the show will be arranged by the Association of Hysteric Curators, Los Angeles, CA.  Preliminary Event dates:  6/07/2023 to 8/31/2023

NAWA Executive Director Jill Cliffer Baretta is pleased to announce that Levitation of Mabel Dodge Luhan (Kiowa Ranch, Lobo Mts., Taos, NM) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for inclusion in From Landscapes to Mindscapes National Juried Exhibition.  Plunging through the imagination, this exhibition (by Signature Members of NAWA) will take viewers on a bold excursion.  Whether in the private world of fact or fantasy, or whether the focus is on beauty or menace of the world around us -- viewers will be transported into the minds of artists as they interpret the rich worlds they contemplate and envision.  The virtual exhibition opens on Monday, May 1, with a Zoom Reception and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 4, from 5-6:00 p.m. EDT.  Award Announcement:  1st PL -- RHONDA URDANG.  National Association of Women Artists, Inc., 15 Gramercy Park South, Suite 301, New York, NY 10003.   T 1.646.461.0068.  Event dates:  5/01/2023 to 5/ 31/2023

The Art and Exhibits Committee, University Libraries, at the University of South Dakota, and Sarah A. Hanson-Pareek, Curator of Digital Projects and Photographs, Archives and Special Collections, are pleased to announce that Ellis Island:  The Immigrant Experience by RHONDA URDANG, has been selected for inclusion by juror and leading contemporary book artist Brian Dettmer, for Bound and Unbound Vll International Juried Altered Book Exhibition Sixty-two artists with 119 works from eight countries, 29 US states and one territory entered this year's competition.  Twenty-eight artists and 44 works were juried in, representing four countries and 17 US states.  All work will be photographed and placed in the digital library collection Bound and Unbound Vll for viewing when the exhibition opens, and will be on display from August 21, 2023, through January 3, 2024.  University Libraries, University of South Dakota, 414 East Clark St., Vermillion, SD.  T 1.605.658.3381.    Event dates:  8/21/2023 to 1/03/ 2024

Lori McBride, owner and curator at Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, is pleased to announce that Geisha in White Kimono (Tokyo, 1908) by RHONDA URDANG, has been accepted for inclusion in the online Exhibition for their upcoming April show WOMEN IN ART, 2023.  Selected women's works will be displayed online at their website as well as on the art gallery's monitor.  Additionally, Ken Boland, special assistant to Ms. McBride, works closely with interior designers and design studios in placing unique original and extraordinary fine artworks with interior designers and design studios in the spectacular California coastal beach area -- in honor of Women's History Month.  Las Laguna Art Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway A-1, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 T 1949.505.0950.  Event dates:  4/06/2023 to 4/29/2023 

Klaire A. Lockheart, Miss Art World South Dakota, and Juror, has announced that three femmage artworks by RHONDA URDANG, have been selected for inclusion in Thunderdomesticity | Damsels vs. Distress National Juried Exhibition -- designed to celebrate the strength of women (including but not limited to:  cis women, trans women, non-binary, two-spirit, and gender fluid people).  The current political climate can feel like the end of the world due to everyday misogyny plus the loss of bodily autonomy for many, but 50 amazing artists from across the United States offer encouragement through their artwork.  This exhibition celebrates the heroic characteristics of women, which counterbalances traditional post-apocalyptic narratives that frequently exclude or mistreat women.  The artwork is feminist, dystopian, and everything in between!  There are over 100 works of art that include photography, paintings, mixed-media, henna, digital art, assemblage, fiber art, drawings, and ceramics.  The range of art, from abstract to figurative, from traditional techniques to innovative uses of media, is exciting!  These awesome artists know how to create powerful narratives through visual compositions!  8" x 8" pigment prints of the works will be wheat-pasted to the exterior of No. 7 Center Gallery in Vermillion, SD.   The online gallery will be hosted by the Packard Group, with an opening reception on March 31, 2023, from 5-7 p.m. CDT.    No. 7 Center Gallery, 7 Center St., Vermillion, SD.  Event Dates:  3/31/2023 to 5/19/2023 

Sallie Mitchell, Gallery & Collections Coordinator, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, ND, has announced that two new femmage works by RHONDA URDANG will be displayed online and will be available for live and silent auction in Oh, It's a Holiday Thing! Social & Art Auction Exhibit beginning at 9:00 a.m. MST on Saturday, December 17, 2022.  Northwest Arts Center, 500 University Ave. W., Minot State University, Minot, ND 58707.  T (701) 858-3264.  Event Date:  12/17/2022

Cynthia C. Petry, Gallery Director and Curator at The Coburn Gallery, Ashland University, Ashland, OH, has announced that three original artworks by RHONDA URDANG have been invited to participate in FLASH-- featuring collage works by 11 artists from across the United States.  This exhibition offers a broad range of analog techniques that include both 2-D and 3-D forms as well as a diverse approach to the use of ephemera.  The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, September 1, from 4:30 -6:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.  The exhibition features the following artists:  Axelle Kieffer of Georgia, RHONDA URDANG of Arizona, Clare Murray Adams of Southington, Ohio, Nick DeFord of Tennessee, Diane Speight of Georgia, Robert Villamagna of West Virginia, Dan Berry of Texas, Colleen Monette of Washington, Larry Zdeb of Michigan, Gwyn Waight of Penninsula, Ohio, and Bret Hines of Akron, Ohio.   Event Dates:  8/29/2022 to 9/23/2022

The Exhibition Committee at Long Beach Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ, has announced that Mabel Dodge Luhan with Coyote (Taos, NM, 1923) by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for "Un-Masked" Contemporary Portraiture Competition and Exhibition by distinguished juror JESSICA T. SMITH, The Susan Gray Detweller Curator of American Art; Manager, Center for American Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art.  Ms. Smith will present a Talk at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.  Reception for Artists and Public from 6-8 p.m. with prizes and awards announced by the juror.  The exhibition will run from Saturday, July 16 through Sunday, August 14.  Event Dates:  7/16/2022 to 8/14/2022

Northern Arizona Book Festival 2022 | BLIND LUCK THAT BROUGHT US TO VENUS:  An Intermedia Screening and Talk-Back with OWEN DAVIS, PATRICIA PETELIN, ERIC SANTORO, RHONDA URDANG, and moderator WILLIAM J. CORDEIRO; featuring actors JAN TASSI ROMINGER and EDWARD D. PEACE JR.  Hosted by Culture Connection AZ, 201 E. Birch Ave., Ste. 14 -- a Community Center that connects people of different cultures, backgrounds, and lived experiences -- which is located inside The Historic Ice House in Downtown Flagstaff, and has been set for Saturday, April 2, at 3:30-4:30 p.m. MST.  Event Date:  4/02/2022  

Joanna Biondoillo, Exhibit Committee, at National Association of Women Artists, Inc., is pleased to announce that After Portrait of a Negress (1800) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for inclusion in the upcoming exhibition at the Monmouth Museum for NAWA:  Historical to Contemporary (Then and Now).  This exciting exhibition will feature 15 prominent historical NAWA works from 1900 to 1980 in the Permanent Collection of Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University and 50 contemporary works of art from current NAWA artists, selected from more than 260 submissions by NAWA member artists nationwide.  Co-jurors were Donna Gustafson, Curator of Modern and American Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum; Marianne Ficarra, representing the Monmouth Museum, and currently a professional fine art appraiser; and Jeffrey Wechsler, retired Senior Curator at the Zimmerli Art Museum.  This juried exhibition will open on Friday, March 18 and will run through Sunday, May 15, 2022.  An in-person Grand Opening Reception has been scheduled for Sunday, March 20 from 5-8 p.m. (Secure Free Tickets).  A Panel Discussion has been set for Thursday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. and will be moderated by Donna Gustafson, Curator of Modern and American Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.  Monmouth Museum & Cultural Center, campus of Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1, 765 Newman Springs Rd., 1 Museum Dr., Lincroft, NJ.  Event Dates:  3/18/2022 to 5/15/2022

MITA Co-founders and sisters Jessica Lowell, M.A., and Melissa Bennet, M.Ed., are excited to announce that the writing and visual artworks of MAUREEN HAWTHORNE (Nom de plume, Aka Rhonda Urdang) will be published with our readership as a featured writer in January, 2022.  MITA seeks to offer a space in which veteran writers write alongside novice writers as a form of advocacy to dismantle stigma and support women and queer people.  MITA, as an organization, acknowledges equality and celebrates neurodiversity.  In this way, the space is a learning space, and all who dare to express themselves are celebrated.  Showcasing the voices of the oppressed and of the under-represented | Madwomen in the Attic, Dept. of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.  Event Dates:  1/17/2022 to 1/31/2022.

Dr. William J. Cordeiro, Senior Lecturer, Honors College at Northern Arizona University, and the Off the Page Subcommittee for the Northern Arizona Book Festival 2022, is pleased to announce that RHONDA URDANG has been selected as one of four collaborative artists, including OWEN DAVIS, PATRICIA PETELIN and ERIC DANGER SANTORO -- for a commission of a new, collaborative, intermedia artwork, event, or performance.  The Subcommittee is excited about the work that will be made collectively for this project.  The special event/ an Intermedia Screeing & Talk-Back has been re-scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, April 2, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Culture Connection AZ, 201 E. Birch Ave., Ste. 14, which is located inside The Historic Ice House in downtown Flagstaff, in order to coincide with First Friday Art Walk, as well as the kickoff weekend for the Northern Arizona Book Festival.  A $1,000 Honorarium will be awarded to each artist, once the final project has been presented/ published.  Event Date:  4/02/2022

Alex Gregory, Curator of Art, Amarillo Museum of Art, is pleased to announce that Georgia O'Keeffe (Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1977) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for inclusion in AMoA Biennial 600:  Justice . Equality . Race . Identity by distinguished juror LESLIE MOODY CASTRO.   The exhibition is the ninth in a series of ongoing juried biennials that explore specific areas of artistic practice, material, and content.  This year, the AMoA staff and Board of Trustees are excited to offer the museum's exhibition spaces to artists with a socially engaged art practice.  The exhibition will be a collection of artworks submitted by artists residing within a 600-mile radius of Amarillo, TX.  On view will be more than 120 artworks in a variety of media from 46 artists.  The AMoA will publish a catalog/brochure to document the exhibition.  Four awards will be chosen by the juror:  Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  The regional exhibit will open on Saturday, October 23rd and will run through Saturday, January 2nd., 2022.   Amarillo Museum of Art, 2200 S. Van Buren, Amarillo, TX.  Event Dates:  10/23/2021 to 1/02/2022

Cassidy Petrazzi, Director, Gardiner Gallery of Art, is pleased to share that LARISSA GOLDSTON and the selection committee at the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, have chosen Dreamscape with Leonora Carrington (Mexico City, 1954) by RHONDA URDANG, as an honorable mention.  The selection process was extremely competitive and OSU had the very fortunate but difficult problem of having too few funds with a lot of good work to chose from.  OSU is pleased to recognize this work for its exceptional quality.  This piece represents this year's show and the diverse practice happening across the country.  Closing Reception with juror's talk and Awards:  9/14/2021

Cassidy Petrazzi, Director, Gardiner Gallery of Art, is pleased to announce that Dreamscape with Leonora Carrington (Mexico City, 1954) by RHONDA URDANG has been invited to participate in Cimarron National Works on Paper 2021 by highly esteemed juror LARISSA GOLDSTON, director and co-owner of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), New York, NY.   Only 48 pieces were accepted from 497 submissions.  The Cimarron National exhibition is an expression of the university's commitment to innovation in printmaking and works on paper.  The closing reception, including a talk by juror Larissa Goldston, will be held at the Gardner Gallery of Art at the Bartlett Center on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater on Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 2021, at 5:00 pm. CT.  Gardiner Gallery of Art, Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts, Oklahoma State University, 108 Bartlett Center, Stillwater, OK.  Event Dates:  8/16/2021 to 9/17/2021  Closing Reception and Awards:  9/14/2021 

Greg Vettel, Director, Northwest Arts Center, is pleased to announce that Wakan Ghost Shirt (White Buffalo Calf Woman Society) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for inclusion in the Northwest Arts Center's 27th Annual Americas 2021:  All Media -- by distinguished juror ZIG JACKSON (Rising Buffalo), photographer and professor at Savannah College of Art and Design, GA.  An enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation), he grew up in New Town, ND, on the Fort Berthold Reservation.  Mr. Jackson selected 46 pieces for the exhibition.  This year, 77 artists from 4 countries submitted a total of 229 works for consideration.  Best of Show and Merit Award recipients have been named and will be announced along with the Purchase Awards at the public reception.  A list of selected artists and works along with exhibition photos will be posted online by August 14th.  A public reception has been scheduled for Thursday, Sep. 9th from 6:30-8 p.m. CDT.  Juror ZIG JACKSON will be in attendance, either in-person or remote via Zoom depending on State and University guidelines for COVID-19.  Walter Piehl Jr. Gallery, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, 500 University Avenue West, Minot, ND.  Event Dates:  8/14/2021 to 9/25/2021

Erma Murphy, Executive Director, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, is excited to announce that Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West Travel Log, Vol. 1  by RHONDA URDANG has been selected for Women Artists Making Their Mark 2021 by co-jurors DONNA SEAGER and SUZANNE GRAY, owners and curators at one of the most prestigious galleries on the West Coast, Seager Gray Gallery.  Continuing their 14th annual show devoted to women artists, O'Hanlon Center for the Arts is committed to amplifying the creative vision of today's women artists from across the globe and helping to bring more gender equity to the world of art.  Women Artists Making Their Mark 2021 is dedicated to living working artists known and yet to be discovered:  women artists making their mark and changing the landscape of contemporary art.  There will be an Artist Roundtable Discussion via Zoom delivery with Dr. Peller Marion on Tuesday, August 10th, at 4 p.m. PDT.  O'Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA.  Event Dates:  8/09/2021 to 10/01/ 2021

Tieton Arts & Humanities is excited to announce that Levitation of Mabel Dodge Luhan (Taos, NM) and Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, 1912 (Zapotec Textile) by RHONDA URDANG have been selected by co-jurors THERESA BEMBNISTER, Associate Curator at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, and VALERIE LAZALIER, Curatorial Project Manager at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI -- who reviewed 875 entries submitted online for the 12th Annual 10x10x10 Tieton.  Entries were received from all over the world, making for a diverse, exceptional collection of quality work for exhibition, featuring works by 134 artists spanning the globe.  According to the jurors, paring down to just 187 pieces for the show was not an easy process.  Donor and Volunteer Preview will be on Friday, August 6th, 4-6 p.m. PDT.  Opening Reception will be Saturday, August 7th, 11-3 p.m. PDT.  Mighty Tieton Warehouse, 608 Wisconsin Avenue, Tieton, WA.  Event Dates:  8/07/2021 to 10/10/21  

David Bradford, independent fine art professional at Bowery Gallery, has announced that After Prince Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries (1812) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted by notable juror CLINTEL STEED, MFA from Indiana University, and Advanced Studies at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, for the 30th Annual Bowery Gallery National Juried Competition.  The exhibition chosen by Mr. Steed includes 52 works by artists from across the country, from Texas, to Arizona to New York.  The exhibition will be viewable via a link on Bowery Gallery's website and on and will run from Aug. 3rd to Aug. 21st.  Bowery Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 508, New York, NY.  Event Dates:  08/03/ 2021 to 8/21/2021

Bianca Lago, Exhibition Sponsor, Young Women's Caucus, and Noreen Dean Dresser, Director, National Women's Caucus for Art Exhibitions Committee, have announced that Funeral Pyres at San Francisco Bay (All Dogs Go to Heaven) No. 1 and No. 2 by RHONDA URDANG has been selected by juror DASHA MATSUURA, Oakland-based curator and Director at Hashimoto Contemporary & Spoke Art, for Containment:  Stories of Art in Isolation.  We are facing the first global pandemic of our generation.  Sheltering in place, alone together.  From stopping the spread of Coronavirus, to protesting for human rights, we cannot deny the power of solidarity.  Each of us with a different perspective, are interconnected through this global experience -- and looks to share our individual experiences in order to bring together a collective narrative, and how we are connected in the midst of isolation.  The national exhibition will be Saturday, July 10th through Saturday, August 7th.  Opening Reception will be July 10th from 7-9 p.m. PDT.  Zoom Artists Talks have been scheduled for Thursday, July 15th from 5-6 p.m. PDT and Thursday, July 22nd, from 5-6 p.m. PDT.  Arc Project Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA.  Event Dates:  7/10/2021 - 8/07/2021  Opening Reception:  7/10/2021 

Susan Bennett, Exhibition Manager, Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists, is pleased to announce that Levitation of Mable Dodge Luhan (Triptych No. 1) has been accepted into A Moment of Zen . Summer Show by co-jurors CHRISTOPHER SCHNEBERGER, photographer, founding member and Board President of Perspective Group & Photography Gallery, and ANNE HUGHES, artist, manager and curator of ZIA | Gallery.  Hosted by the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists, the exhibit will be in the 2nd FL Gallery, Winnetka Community House,  of the historic North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL.  Public reception has been scheduled for Sunday, July 18th, from 1-3:30 p.m. CDT.  Founded in 1924, the North Shore Art League remains dedicated to enriching communities served through art education and exhibitions.  NSAL hosted its first art show in 1925, and has continued to do so for over 87 years.  Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., North Shore Art League, Winnetka, IL  Event Dates:  7/02/2021 - 7/30/2021

Heather Caufield, Visual Arts & Exhibits, has announced that I Am A Man (King) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted into Unprecedented:  Art Responds to 2020 at View Center for Arts & Culture by co-jurors CATHERINE TEDFORD, DAVID MacDONALD and STEPHEN HORNE.  In 2020 the world experienced a global pandemic.  This has also been a time of heightened racism and sexism that along with the pandemic has provoked major unrest and upheaval.  Artists help focus our attention on matters that need to be addressed in society.  View is a premier multi-arts facility located in the Central Adirondacks of New York State.  An online reception has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 16th at 5 p.m. EDT < >  View Center for the Arts & Culture, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY.  Event Dates:  6/12/201 - 8/01/2021

Studio Montclair (SMI) presents State of the Art 2021 | 24th Annual Members Exhibition -- a combined in-person and virtual exhibit--available for viewing from Friday, June 11th through Friday, July 16th.  The show is comprised of over 120 works--55pieces on view in the gallery and 70+ available virtually.  The virtual exhibit can be viewed in the gallery as a slide show on two tv monitors in addition to its availability on the SMI website.  This exhibit represents SMI's efforts to continue promoting opportunities for viewing and/or purchasing the outstanding and diverse artwork of SMI members.  The works span the traditional to contemporary and include painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, assemblage, drawing, photography, ceramics and more.  Mixed media collage Mabel Dodge Luhan with Coyote (1923) by RHONDA URDANG will be available for viewing and sale at  Studio Montclair is an inclusive, nationwide non-profit organization of exhibiting, professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts.  The mission of the organization is to promote culture, education, equality, and tolerance through art.  Studio Montclair is committed to diversity at every level.  A COVID compliant in-person Opening Reception has been scheduled for Sunday, June 13th from 2-4 p.m. EDT.  Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair Arts District, 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ.  Event Dates:  6/11/2021 - 7/16/2021  Opening Reception:  6/13/2021

Michael Rose, Gallery Manager, The Providence Art Club, has announced that distinguished juror DR. JAMIE GABBARELLI, PhD, author and art historian specializing in printmaking, who is currently the Prince Trust Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago, has accepted two works by RHONDA URDANG, into this year's highly competitive National call -- Providence Art Club's National Open Exhibition 2021.  After a very thoughtful jurying period, Jamie selected an exciting body of work.  This year's show will celebrate the best in contemporary art by makers from throughout the United States regardless of theme, style, or media.  Due to the overwhelming interest in this year's exhibition, Providence Art Club is hosting both a physical exhibition in their gallery as well as a collection of items which will be displayed exclusively in a virtual catalogue as a bonus.  750 works were submitted with only 85 works accepted -- RHONDA URDANG was a select few who had two pieces accepted, one for in person exhibition and a second for the virtual component.  Awards were announced on June 7th via video:  Award of Merit -- "Liberation of Harriet Tubman (1867)" by RHONDA URDANG.  The exhibition will be open weekdays 12-4 p.m. EDT, as well as any time by appointment.  The Providence Art Club,  Maxwell Mays Gallery, 11 Thomas Street, Providence, RI.  Event Dates:  5/30/2021 - 6/17/2021

Sandra Davis and Deborah Walmer, Co-Exhibition Chairs, have announced that two works by RHONDA URDANG have been accepted by juror DR. YEMONJA SMALLS, PhD, author, illustrator, and artist, MA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, for Changing the World:  Women Role Models -- A Virtual Art Exhibition, hosted by Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, DC.  This exhibit explores the  figurative form and women as role models, and challenges artists to share their stories and perspectives on how womyn are changing the world.  The Exhibition will be viewable online starting Monday, May 17th, and continue through Sunday, June 30th.  See:  Reception:  Thursday, June 3rd, at 6:30 p.m.   Event Dates:  5/17/2021 to 6/30/2021

Susanna Baker, SMI Executive Director, Studio Montclair Inc., has announced that highly esteemed guest juror ELEANNA ANAGNOS, New York-based curator, lecturer, critic, professor, artist and Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, an artist-run gallery & curatorial collective, Brooklyn, NY, has carefully reviewed over 800 images before making her final selection of 46 pieces for this exhibit -- ViewPoints 2021 | 24th Annual International Open Juried Exhibition -- with the acceptance of Mixed media collage Levitation of Bathsheba (After Lucas Cranach the Elder 1526) by RHONDA URDANG.  ViewPoints 2021 | Contemporary Art Survey is Studio Montclair's prestigious annual juried exhibition that showcases creative talent and contemporary art trends in all media, while expanding the reach of SMI to introduce artists not only from New Jersey but from across the nation and the world to the community.  There will be a Zoom reception with cash awards ceremony and Juror's talk with ELEANNA ANAGNOS on Saturday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. EDT.  The in-person COVID compliant reception is planned for Sunday, April 25th from 2-4:30 p.m. EDT.  Studio Montclair Gallery, Montclair Arts District, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  Event Dates:  04/23/2021 - 5/28/2021

Anna Tararova, Gallery Coordinator, Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, has announced that Handmade Artist's book Virginia Woolf & Vita Sackville-West Travel Log, Vol. 1 by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted by co-jurors TIZZIANA BALDENEBRO, Executive Director at SPACES in Cleveland, and ARNOLD TUNSTALL, Director, University Galleries, Myers School of Art, The University of Akron -- for the Morgan Conservatory's 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition.  This year 355 artworks were submitted, and only 60 works were selected by this year's co-jurors.  The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated to every facet of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists.  Opening night reception is planned for Friday, April 9th, 2021.  Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, OH.  Event Dates:  4/09/2021 - 5/22/2021

Susanna Baker, SMI Executive Director, Studio Montclair Inc., has announced that Mixed media collage Queen Victoria as Borderline Nymphomaniac by RHONDA URDANG, has been chosen to be included in WOMYN'S WERQ by guest juror DONNA RAE KESSINGER, artist, arts educator, independent curator, and ChaShaMa Matawan Studio and Gallery Manager, Matawan, NJ -- who is currently focused on connecting with the artist community that thrives along the New York/ New Jersey corridor.  The exhibition will show the manifestations of work that has fueled old school femme artist's survival through the past 4 years and preserved hope for a brighter future -- based on the mantra that "the personal is political".  The in-person COVID compliant reception is planned for Sunday, March 7th from 2-4:30 p.m. EST.  There will be a reception and Curator's Talk via Zoom delivery on Friday, March 19th at 7 p.m. EST.  Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ.  Event Dates:  3/05/2021 - 4/09/2021 

The National Association of Women Artists, Inc., has announced that Snow Moon over Standing Rock, femmage by RHONDA URDANG, has been accepted into Special Women / HERstory:  Our Strength, Endurance, Creativity, Love (whatever makes us whole) virtual exhibition | Celebrating Women's History Month 2021, to be featured at the NAWA Online Gallery website.  Virtual Reception and Awards Presentation will be Thursday, March 18th, 5-6 p.m. EST.  National Association of Women Artists, Inc., 15 Gramercy Park South, Suite 301, New York City, NY 10003.  Phone number (646) 461-0068.  Event Dates:  3/01/2021 - 5/31/2021

Evelyn Pell Stewart, Executive Director, Masur Museum of Art, has announced that Searching for Minerva on Embarcadero Blvd. by RHONDA URDANG, has been accepted by distinguished juror DR. KELLI MORGAN, independent art curator, author, activist and cultural critic, with PhD in Afro-American Studies and Graduate Certificate in Public History | Museum Studies in 2017 from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).  After careful consideration of 569 individual artwork submissions, from 204 different artists working in a wide variety of media, styles, and subjects, Dr. Morgan selected 69 works of art by 51 artists, hailing from 23 states for the 58th Annual Juried Competition | Masur Museum of Art.  Due to damage to the Masur Museum of Art caused by a tornado in April 2020, this year the exhibition will be on display at their host institution the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum.  The small museum aims to preserve, promote, and provide educational programs to enhance cultural awareness of African American heritage in the area.  There will be a virtual reception including a Juror talk via Zoom delivery with DR. KELLI MORGAN on Friday, March 12th. from 5:30-6:30 p.m. CST.  Northeast Louisiana Delta African Heritage Museum, 1051 Chennault Park Dr., Monroe, LA.  Event Dates:  3/04/2021 - 5/08/2021

Stacey Hann-Ruff, Director, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, has announced that Self Portrait of Lolita as Marie Antoinette (1793) by RHONDA URDANG has been accepted for ON PAPER:  Printmaking, Book Arts & Beyond by juror JOAN BOUDREAU, Curator of the Graphic Arts Collection, Division of Work and Industry, which focuses on the International history of printing and printmaking, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.  This national juried exhibition will be on view in the Kay Daugherty Mezzanine Gallery from February 19th through September 26th, 2021.  An in-person opening reception has been scheduled for Friday, May 7th, 5-7 p.m.  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, In Association with the Smithsonian Institution, Kay Daugherty Mezzanine Gallery, 13470 Dowell Rd., Solomons, MD.  Event Dates:  2/19/2021 - 9/26/2021

Dr. David A. Haughton, Gallery 110 Board Chair, and Kevin Marshall, Gallery 110 Director, have announced that two (2) works by RHONDA URDANG have been accepted into the 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition at Gallery 110, Seattle, WA, by highly esteemed juror SHAMIM M. MOMIN, Senior Curator, Henry Art Museum, University of Washington -- who has carefully chosen an outstanding collection of work from over 1,200 entries worldwide.  This exhibition presents the work of 24 artists working in a wide range of mediums and practices.  Gallery 110's mission is to provide dynamic opportunities to established and emerging artists in an environment that encourages creative expression.  Gallery 110's location and reputation offers artists exposure to professional reviews, access to Seattle's historic Pioneer Square arts district and First Thursday Art Walk.  The Exhibition will run February 4th, 2021, with First Thursday Art Walk and Opening Reception & Awards Presentation on Friday, March 5th from 5-7 p.m.  Gallery 110, 110 3rd Ave. S, Seattle, WA.  Event Dates:  2/04/2021 - 3/20/2021  

Billy-Gray Weatherly, Gallery Director, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Art and Art History, has announced that two (2) works by RHONDA URDANG, have been accepted into the XX:  Women 2020 at Cultural Arts Building Gallery, by distinguished juror BEVERLY McIVER, Esbenshade Professor of the Practice of Visual Arts at Duke University.  McIver's is widely acknowledged as a significant presence in contemporary African American art and has charted a new direction as an African American female artist who is committed to producing art that examines racial, gender, social identity, and occupational identity.  The year 2020 marks a milestone in women's history -- the centennial anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment guaranteeing a woman's constitutional right to vote.  To celebrate the power of women's voices and to spotlight women's contributions to the visual arts, XX:  Women 2020 will showcase the breadth and diversity of work created by contemporary self-identified women artists.  The all woman show is sponsored by the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA), and will serve as the inaugural event for the WCA Carolinas chapter.  Due to the pandemic, the exhibition has been shifted to a virtual venue.  A virtual Closing Reception has been planned as a drop-in Zoom event on Friday, March 26th from 6:30-7:30 EDT.  An Artist Talk with curator Beverly McIver has been scheduled via Zoom delivery for Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.  CAB Gallery, University of North Carolina, 601 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC.  Event Dates:  1/21/2021 - 2/19/2021  Closing Reception:  3/26/2021  Artist Talk:  4/22/2021

Greg Vettel, Director, Northwest Arts Center, has announced that two (2) works by RHONDA URDANG have been accepted for inclusion in Americas 2021:  PaperWorks Exhibition.  Distinguished juror AARON S. COLEMAN, Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arizona, Tucson, selected only 48 works from 98 artists from 5 countries who submitted a total of 277 works for consideration.  Reception and Online Viewing:  Thursday, Jan. 21st, 2021 -- 6:30-8:00 p.m. with 7:00 p.m. Gallery talk & Awards.  Americas 2021:  PaperWorks Exhibition will be on view at Walter Piehl Jr. Gallery, Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University, 500 University Ave. West, Minot, ND.  Event Dates:  1/15/2021 - 2/26/2021

Jo(sephine) Burke, Director of Northern Illinois University Art Museum, has announced that three (3) 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's virtual guest artist talk and Feminism discussion panel entitled Of Fantastic Stories, Freaks & Feminism:  Beyond Gender Myths in Art will be led by distinguished Sociology Professor and Chair KRISTEN A. MYERS, Eastern Carolina University, Greenville, and Deputy Editor of Gender & Society Journal.  This special event, in conjunction with NIU Art Museum winter 2021 narrative exhibition suite, is scheduled with participating artists Sarah Bielski, K. Johnson Bowles, Patricia Constantine, RHONDA URDANG, and Lauren Woods, for Thursday, Feb. 25th, 4:30-5:30 p.m. CST via Zoom delivery.  NIU Art Museum, Northern Illinois University, 1425 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL.  Event Dates:  1/12/2021 - 2/26/2021 

Sylvia White, owner and 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.  Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in position in Colorado, the show will be closing its doors on Saturday, Nov. 20th, due to the pandemic.  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 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:

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.  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  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.    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 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.  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   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.   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.  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:  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:  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:  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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