"Painting Today" to celebrate International Women's Day, The Meam, Barcelona.

Runnin on Dunkin, 24” x24” oil on linen, 2017

Runnin on Dunkin, 24” x24” oil on linen, 2017

On the occasion of the celebration of  'International Women's Day', the MEAM, European Museum of Modern Art, will present the exhibition called “Painting Today”. It’s an exhibition of international female artists and the MEAM has commissioned curator Didi Menendez, from the community of artists PoetsArtists, to present more than 70 works that created in the genre of figurative contemporary art. The opening will be held on March 8th and will be on view until May.

To be invited to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity is humbling especially when I see all the other artists that I’ll have the pleasure to show with. I’ve long admired the Meam because of its dedication to figurative realism and understanding the value it brings to the world of contemporary art that has lost its way.

Now in 21st century, figurative realism is ripe with opportunity and has begun to take a bigger part of the art stage. History is being rewritten to include women artists who didn’t get recognition. Personally, It’s exciting to be a figurative artist and a woman. It’s about time that our gender and artistic pursuits be acknowledged equally by the art world.

I’m looking forward to going to Barcelona to participate in the opening and to meet many artists that until now I’ve only known online. I promise to take lots of photos and share them with everyone. Ciao for now!

Below is a list of participating artists:

Ofelia Andrades, Tanya Atanasova, Kelly Birkenruth, Melinda Borysevicz, Jen Brown, Teresa Brutcher, Carmen Chami, Aleah Chapin, Catherine Creaney, Stephanie Deshpande, Marina Dieul, Michelle Doll, Kimberly Dow, Teresa Elliott, Nanette Fluhr, Tanja Gant, Arina Gordienko, Alonsa Guevara, Regina Jacobson, Aleksandra Kalisz, Lisa Keay, Lorena Kloosterboer, Francien Krieg, Shana Levenson, Rachel Linnemeier, Kathrin Longhurst, Alexandra Manukyan, Christina Grace Mastrangelo, Agnieszka Nienartowicz, Reisha Perlmutter, Kim Peters, Megan Read, Luanne Redeye, Stephanie Rew, Nadine Robbins, Anne-Christine Roda, Viktoria Savenkova, Sara Scribner, Victoria Selbach, Tina Spratt, June Stratton, Vicki Sullivan, Kimberly A. Torres, Lorna May Wadsworth, Patricia Watwood, Pamela Wilson, Natalie Holland and Anna Wypych.

Mrs. McDonald, 24”x18”, oil on linen, 2014

Mrs. McDonald, 24”x18”, oil on linen, 2014