Women to Watch Call for Entries

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In 2020 the GKC committee will sponsor another Women to Watch exhibit in conjunction with the National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington, DC). We are partnering, again this year, with the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art to select emerging local women artists.

The Women to Watch exhibition features underrepresented and emerging women artists. Each exhibition focuses on a specific medium or theme chosen by the museum’s curators. The program is designed to increase the visibility of, and critical response to, promising women artists. Additionally, the program seeks to incorporate high quality art professionals into the committees’ activities.

The exhibition will focus on the transformation of paper into complex works of art. Paper is a ubiquitous medium that is made from a variety of materials, and the artists represented by the national and international committees in Women to Watch will exemplify this variety of production.

Artists may use innovative technology similar to Nazgol Ansarinia’s 3-D printed architectural forms made of paper pulp, or employ more traditional methods like Liliana Porter’s tromp-l’oeil effects that obfuscate reality between the image and the physical surface of the paper. Paper can also speak to more personal reflections; Ursula von Rydingsvard infuses objects of sentimental attachment into her handmade paper, while Maren Hassinger twists and shapes newspapers as politically-charged symbols.

Who We Are

The Greater Kansas City Area Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is one of the museum’s many national and international committees.

The group formed in Kansas City, MO in 2002 under the leadership of Jeannette Nichols with the goals of raising awareness of the National Museum’s unique purpose and of bringing attention to noteworthy women artists in our own community.

Since its formation, the Committee has grown its membership, due in large part to the efforts of Darlene McCluskey, Jean Rau, Jan Leonard and Beth Viehland who have arranged more than 100 “monthly outings” to artists’ studios, special exhibitions at local museums, and private home collections. Committees have worked diligently to sponsor a juried art show (2006), to organize a major gift to the Nation Museum of Hung Liu’s “Seven Poses” (2007), and to participate in the Women to Watch exhibitions which have become our signature events for 2010, 2012, and 2015.

Greater Kansas City Area Committee
of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
P.O. Box 22495 Kansas City, MO 64113

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