Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Celebrating Women's History Month with "Women's Works"

It's that time of year again to celebrate women and their outstanding achievements in the history of humans on earth.  March is Women's History Month and as you have read in my previous posts there are many reasons to celebrate the accomplishment of women.  One of the is the 25th Annual Women's Works Exhibit that has been taking place in McHenry County, IL for, well, 25 years.  The Workshop for Contemporary Artists, pictured above started Women's Works as a small local exhibit for local female artists to show their artwork to the public.  There was an absence (and still is to this day) of opportunities for women to exhibit their art in galleries and museums across the world.  The original members where instrumental in helping women artists find a place to show work that might not be part of the male dominated art scene, but was of the highest caliber.  To this day Women's Works provides a venue for the best art in the world to exhibit in the beautiful and historic Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock, IL.  I am honored to be a member of the founders of Women's Works and hope that the groundbreaking work by women in art will continue to find a place to show their art.