Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington

January 15 to February 21, 2015

Visual VOices

Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington, an exhibit of paintings by members of Women Painters of Washington, will be on exhibit in the Larson Gallery from January 15 to February 21, 2015.  The Junior League of Yakima will host the closing reception for the public at the Larson Gallery to meet many of the artists on February 21, 2015, from 3 to 5 pm.

The Women Painters of Washington, one of the state’s oldest arts organizations, was founded in 1930, and empowers professional women artists to create, exhibit and market their work while fostering art appreciation within their communities and beyond. The founding members’ of the WPW focused on support for fellow women artists. Contemporary members emphasize cultural exchanges and international exhibitions, and are recognized in the national and international art world.  The exhibit Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington, presented during the 85th year celebration of the founding of the Women Painters of Washington, focuses on identity and empowering marginal voices.  A committee from the Women Painters of Washington provided the work by its members from which Lynx selected pieces for the Larson Gallery exhibit.

Exhibiting artists are as follows: Joan Archer, Sherri Bails, Carol Barrer, Kathie Bliss, Kathy Collins, Susan Derrick, Helen Drummond, Kristi Galindo Dyson, Rita Gesinger, Esperanza Grundy, Judith Heim, Sandra Kahler, Elizabeth Kincaid, Colette Laico, Donna Leavitt, Marsha Lippert, A. J. Lowe, Janci Mannington, Judith Marshall, Jane Mayer, Eileen Miryekta, Kristin Morris, Paula Parks, Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield, Cheryl Richey, Karen Richter, K. Robinson, Sue Gill Rose, Nancy Rothwell, Mia Schulte, Beverly Shaw Starkovich, Sheila Theodoratos, Barbara Walker, Randena Walsh, Marilyn Farrell Webberley, Nancy Lucas Williams, and Irene Yesley

An exhibition catalog, Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington, by David Lynx and translated into Spanish by Ricardo Chama, will be made available to participating classes in Spanish, English, Art, and Humanities classes. Library of Congress Control Number:  2014917019.  ISBN: 978-0-9894446-2-0

Larson Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am– 5:00 pm and Saturday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. For more information about the Larson Gallery Guild, or to become a member, visit www.larsongallery.org, call (509) 574-4875 or stop by the gallery. Visit us online at larsongallery.org where you will find links to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google, YouTube, and Blog accounts.  High Resolution images are available on request.