Women Artists: Where Are We Now

Women Artists: Where Are We Now
January 8 – February 13, 2010

The Larson Gallery presents an exhibition titled Women Artists – Where We Are Now – in partnership with the City of Yakima, YVCC, and Gallery One in Ellensburg. This exhibit inaugurates Yakima’s year-long celebration of Washington State’s amendment giving women the right to vote. Yakima Valley Museum, Allied Arts and other local groups are also producing programs in honor of this historical event.

The focus of the Larson Gallery and Gallery One exhibitions/projects centers on contemporary Central Washington women artists, and examines the cultural influences, barriers, and accomplishments that have impacted the artists’ lives. Historical, philosophical, social, and aesthetic cultural concerns are addressed through personal artist narratives and an exhibit brochure.

Jan 8, 2010 (Friday)
Women Artists: Where We Are Now, opening reception 
Larson Gallery, YVCC
Hours 5:30 – 7:30pm
Meet the artists and learn more about their work! 6:30 – Gallery walk-through and discussion with comments from artists FREE

Jan 8 – Feb 6, 2010
Women Artists: Where We Are Now – Art Exhibition Larson Gallery,
YVCC campus Hours Tues. – Friday, 10 – 5; Saturday, 1 – 5 FREE
The Larson Gallery presents Women Artists – Where We Are Now – in partnership with the City of Yakima, YVCC, and Gallery One in Ellensburg. The focus of the exhibition/project centers on contemporary Central Washington women artists, and will examine the cultural influences, barriers, and accomplishments that have impacted the artists’ lives. Contact Info Larson Gallery: 574-4875, gallery@yvcc.edu

Jan. 21, 2010 (Thursday)
Art and Politics – Women in the Arts: Panel Discussion 
Larson Gallery, YVCC Campus 7 – 8:00pm. FREE
Enjoy a lively, in depth discussion about various political, social, and cultural forces that impacted women during the early part of the 20th century with Dr. Karen Blair, and Dr. Cynthia Coe from C WU and Dr. Carli Schiffner from YVCC. Larson Gallery Director, Cheryl H. Hahn moderating.

January 23 and 24, 2010 (Sat & Sun)
A Personal Journey: Art workshops
Larson Gallery, YVCC campus 9am – 4pm
FEE: $140 for a two day workshop plus lab fees. Members receive a discount.
This workshop provides opportunities for artists to create artwork referencing their life journey. Instructor- Artist Carol Hassen. Artwork created during this workshop will be on display in the Yakima Public Library the summer of 2010. Contact info: Larson Gallery: 574-4875, gallery@yvcc.edu

January 30, 2010 (Saturday)
“Pink Tea” Birthday Party Open House
Larson Gallery, YVCC campus 2-5 p.m. FREE
Celebrating American Association of University Women (AAUW), Yakima Branch, 100 years; League of Women Voters, 90 years; Women’s Suffrage in Washington, 100 years. State AAUW and LWV representatives will speak. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Millie Stenehjem, 966-3409, or Cynthia Garrick 249-9002.

February 6 and 7, 2010 (Sat & Sun)
Portraits in Courage: art workshop
Larson Gallery, YVCC campus 9am – 4pm.
FEE: $140 for a two day workshop plus lab fees. Members receive a discount.
This workshop focuses on creating collage portraits of famous women artists, suffragettes, or important women in one’s life. Instructor – Artist Karen Allen. Artwork created during this workshop will be on display in the Yakima Public Library during the summer of 2010. Contact Info: Larson Gallery: 574-4875, gallery@yvcc.edu

42 Women artists featured at Larson Gallery:

1. Deborah Ann
2. Ann Bowker
3. Marcia Blevins
4. Mindy Clark,
5. Margaret Cleater
6. Jan Crocker
7. Lena Davidson
8. Carol DeGrave
9. Rachel Dorn
10. Sally Fitch
11. Carol Fletcher
12. Judy Frisbie
13. Gloria Gonzales Garcia
14. Denali Granholm
15. Sue Grimshaw
16. Betty Gilmore
17. Katie Hall
18. Carol Hassen
19. Felicia Holtzinger
20. Ardith Kaiser
21. Laurie Kanyer
22. Cheryl LaFlamme
23. K.C. Maxwell
24. Lindsey Merrell
25. Terry Mullen
26. Carolyn Nelson
27. Joan Neubauer
28. Carmela Newstead
29. Leslie Pease
30. Carol Perry
31. Jackie Prout
32. Kathryn C. Richardson
33. Carolyn Schactler
34. Gayle Scholl
35. Penn O. Shelton
36. Marlene Simla
37. Delma Tayer
38. Lucy Valderhaug
39. Dorothy Warren
40. Sarah Wauzynski
41. Jan Whitefoot
42. Laura Wise

37 Women artists featured at Gallery One:
Veronica Fowler-Arends
Maya Chachava
Alex Chaney
Virginia Depicolzuane
Michelle Elzinga
Alex Emmons
Jackie Galbraith
Naomi Gray
Bobbie Halperin
Laurie Hansen
Carol Hassen
Sarah Haven
Becky Hollenbeck
Betty Holmes
Jeannie Johnson
Karen Johnson
Linda Johnson
Cindy Krieble
B arbara Leighton
Paulette Louis
Lynne McCowin
Kathy Murray
Jane Orleman
Jessica Pribula
Sharon Robertson
Margaret Sahlstrand
Natalie Schmidt-Dotzauer
Margo Selski
Betty Severin
Constance Speth
Shari Stoddard
Joanna Thomas
Merrily Tompkins
Mary Tosch
Karen Watland
Kathy Leonard Weber
Debbi Young