The Bennington Center for the Arts is hosting the 2016 National Juried Exhibition & Annual Members Show, as well as a week's worth of special events for American Women Artists this year from September 22nd - November 13th.
American Women Artists is a non-profit organization dedicated to the inspiration, celebration, and encouragement of women in the visual fine arts.
Bennington Center for the Arts houses an extensive permanent collection of Western and Southwestern art and Native American artifacts - visit AWA's exhibit, then view all the amazing galleries located at our host venue in Vermont!
September 23, 5-8pm:
Awards Ceremony & Opening Reception
2016 Symposium of inspiring and informative presentations...
- Our keynote speaker Erin Coe, Director of the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls, NY, will present an illustrated lecture on Georgia O’Keeffe and her years on Lake George.
- Artist Alia El Bermani, the Co-founder of the Women Painting Women blog, a contemporary exhibit that sparked a national trend
- Rita Fucillo, publisher of Art New England, will discuss changes in the publishing and advertising industry brought about by the increased use of social media and web marketing, and how those can all dovetail for more effective publicity.
The Symposium concludes with a panel discussion on changes in the publishing field, gallery world and how artists do business.
Rita Fucillo, co-publisher of Art New England and vice president of Boston-based New Venture Media Group www.artnewengland.com
Allan & Elaine Duerr - publishers of Art of the West www.aotw.com
Robin Knowlton, former gallery owner,
Leah Lopez, artist and owner of Leah Lopez Atelier in NYC www.leahlopez.com
Kate Austin-Avon, owner of Advokate www.advokate.net specializing in web design, print and social media marketing.
The Symposium is free and open to the public.