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October 30, 2019 – (Key West, FL).  Call to female artists: Florida Keys women’s art exhibition revived at Custom House Museum

Key West Art & Historical Society is reviving its popular juried art exhibition, “From a Woman’s Hand,” and invites Florida Keys women to apply.  The January 17 – March 22 exhibit in the Custom House Museum’s Bumpus Gallery will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics created by female artists, with a special opening reception on January 17.

Drawn entirely from the Florida Keys community, the exhibit illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists, addressing the gender imbalance in the art world.  This is particularly important as 2020 marks the centenary of women’s suffrage in America.  This exhibit contributes to the commemoration of this historic milestone.  Arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Betty Gay, and Cori Convertito, Ph.D. will jury the exhibit.

The entry fee is $15, which will offset the cost of the opening reception. Only one submission per artist, with a deadline of December 15; all mediums and themes will be considered but work must have been completed within the last three years and cannot have been displayed previously at the museum. Artist notification is December 30 with delivery dates January 6 to January 10. Please note that museum policies strictly prohibit the sale of any artwork during the exhibit.

Please visit KWAHS.ORG for important entry details and to submit your work. For more information, call Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305.295.6616 x 112. Your Museums.  Your Community.  It Takes an Island. 

IMAGE: “Mariel Boat Lift,” a 28x43x12 Elizabeth Devries artwork fabricated entirely from Key West wooden shutters was a 2018 “From a Woman’s Hand” exhibit artwork. Female Florida Keys artists can now apply at KWAHS.ORG to participate in the 2020 exhibit.