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Contact: Jill Cliffer Baratta,   
The Ridgefield, CT Library Celebrates the  
"Expressive Women of NAWA"

March 2-30, 2017  
Ridgefield Library Gallery
472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Reception: Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3-5 pm
Gallery talk: 2-3 pm

Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10-8; Friday 10-6; Saturday, 9-5; Sunday, 1-5

This March the Ridgefield Library honors the National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA) and Women's History Month with a dynamic and diverse sampling of members' works, Expressive Women of NAWA. The exhibit is juried by Laurie Bachmann, Adult Programs Assistant at the Library; Jill Cliffer Baratta, NAWA Vice President and Exhibitions Chair; and Cynthia Mullins, NAWA member. Bachmann and Mullins are also responsible for curating the show.
Library visitors will encounter a rich gamut of artistic styles-from figurative to abstract, realist to highly stylized, portraits to landscapes. The Ridgefield Library, an indispensable source since 1903 for enriching minds and enhancing its community, is the perfect venue for this prestigious exhibit. In 1981 Congress authorized the President to proclaim a week in March for Women's History. Between 1988 and 1994 additional resolutions were passed, giving women a much-deserved month every year to honor their most worthy in the nation.
Visitors are encouraged to come and celebrate this special display of NAWA women and their creative vision. Preceding the reception, Penny Dell, past president of NAWA, will give a talk about the origins and history of the National Association of Women Artists, which is dedicated to empowering, promoting, supporting and encouraging women artists since 1889-the longest continuing art organization for women nationwide.
Exhibiting artists:

Virginia Aschmoneit
Jill Cliffer Baratta
Sandra Bertrand
Andrea Broyles
Heidi Lewis Coleman
Lauren Davis
Penny Dell
Carol Nipomnich Dixon
Diane Farr
Eddi Fleming
Merrill French
Cassandra Gordon-Harris
Dana Harper
Mary Ann Heinzen
Carole Richard Kaufmann
Jean Linville
Linda Lippa
Carmela Martin
Nancy Moore
Cynthia Mullins
B. St. Marie Nelson
Susan Siegel
Linda Snider-Ward
Mary Steffen
Pamela R. Tarbell
Ruth Terrill


Founded in 1889, NAWA is the first established professional women's art organization in the U.S. NAWA's documented exhibitions are archived within The Smithsonian Institution Archives; The Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at the Art Institute of Chicago; the Library of Congress; the National Museum of Women in the Arts; the Frick Art Reference Library; and the New York Public Library.