Exploring Success for Women Artists (Press Release from the Women's International Study Center

In a unique gathering, the Women’s International Study Center (WISC) as part of its EDGE Series brings together artists, collectors, critics, curators, gallery owners and others interested in the visual arts to explore the challenges of defining and achieving success for women artists. The event takes place at the Muñoz Waxman Gallery at the Center for Contemporary Arts on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Despite their exceptional talent, women artists face discrimination. They are under-represented in the world’s museums and in many galleries where they are also undervalued. Gathering together artists and artistic tastemakers in small round-table discussions, with Ellen Berkovitch and Dr. Martha Sandweiss moderating the event, WISC will create a dynamic set of conversations. Each round-table discussion will be led by a facilitator. Among those facilitators are: Amelia Bauer (artist); Andra Russek (gallerist); Chrissie Orr (artist-educator); Sanjit Sethi (director-curator SFAI); Marilyn Thoma (collector & philanthropist); Irene Hofmann (director-curator SITE); Lucy Madeline (emerging artist-social practice artist); Shirley Klinghoffer (artist-social activist); Naomi Natale (artist-social activist); Erin Elder (curator); Lucretia Troncoso (artist); Lucy Madeline (emerging artist); Bess Murphy (curator); Arden Reed (critic); Max Protetch (gallerist); Charlene Teters (artist, social activist, director IAIA); and Judy Tuwaletstiwa (artist, social activist).

The goal of the event is to facilitate dialogue and develop constructive strategies for creating a more equitable arts world. Artists will develop a better understanding of their own value and the skills they can use to project it. Other participants will learn how they can take concrete steps to create more opportunities for women in the visual arts.

Tickets are $20 contact:  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1596987 The event starts promptly at 7:00 p.m.

The Women’s International Study Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization located at Acequia Madre House in Santa Fe. WISC is dedicated to inspiring and enabling women around the world to achieve their full potential. WISC's programs include: recognizing women of achievement; hosting Fellows-in-Residence; and WISC Conversations, the EDGE Series and symposia. For more information: www.wisc-amh.org

For more information on this event, contact Revell Carr 505 204 6113