RS Hanna Gallery is proud to present the 16th annual American Women Artists National Juried Competition Exhibition.
Please join us in celebrating this prestigious juried competition at an artists reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 1st. The show will run through November 24th. The gallery hosts an artists-only awards brunch, 10 to noon on November 1st during which more than $15,000 in cash and prizes are announced, including a Best of Show award package worth more than $6,000.
This exciting show has been featured in show previews, stories and advertising spreads in the November issues of American Art Collector; Southwest Art; Western Art and Architecture; and Fine Art Connoisseur .
From this month’s issue of Fine Art Connoisseur:
Women Artists Head to Texas by Kelly Compton
“The nonprofit organization American Women Artists (AWA) is set to mount its 16th annual Member SHow and National Juried Competition at RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas. Scheduled to run November 1-24, this event will encompass 60 artists selected out of 857 submission received from across the U.S. and Canada. The dedicated jurors who sifted through those applications were curator Robin R. Salmon (Brookgreen Gardens, South Caolina), Shannon Hanna of RS Hanna Gallery, and AWA members Nancy Boren, Ginger Bowen, Judeth Davis, and Diane Mason. All of the works they selected are representational, but that’s where their commonality ends: some are traditional in approach, others contemporary, and they have been made in almost every possible medium of painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Shannon Hanna says she is “grateful for the opportunity to show such outstanding work,” and particularly delighted “that highly regarded women artists are seeing their prices rise.” This positive trend is surly due in part to the encouragement AWA has offered to both artists and collectors since it emerged from, the Women Artists & the West exhibition series mounted by the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) between 1991 and 1994. Highlighted in those shows were such talents as Star York, GLenna Goodacre, Rogue Simpson, Joni Falk, Sherry Sander, Barbara Vaupel, Donna Howell-Sickles, and Henriette Wyeth.
From this month’s issue of Southwest Art :
American Women Artists Show
“Gallery owner Shannon Hanna believes women have always fulfilled the role of storyteller, though the strong male persona has long dominated in Western art. “The feminine voice is finally coming into her own—a force to be reckoned with in her emerging power and lyrical beauty, in the story she has to tell as only she can tell it,” Hanna says. This month the voices and stories of women artists are sure to be heard, as well as seen, by all who enter the gallery. “—Lindsay Mitchell
Please join us in welcoming this wonderful group of fine women artists to Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country.
For more information and links to the articles go to RSHannaGallery.com — at RS Hanna Gallery.