From a Woman's Hand

an art exhibit featuring women artists of the florida keys

Custom House Museum | Bumpus Gallery

February 24 - April 16, 2023

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 exhibit in the Key West Museum of Art & History’s Bumpus Gallery will feature paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, prints, textiles, and ceramics created by female artists.  There will be a special opening reception for the artists and the public on February 24, 2023, with the show running from that date through April 16.

Drawn entirely from the Florida Keys community, the exhibit illuminates the remarkable achievements of women artists who have been marginalized for centuries.  Gender bias is less obvious today, but contemporary women artists still face many barriers and disparities, as well as continual underrepresentation in museum collections and exhibitions worldwide.  Arts community leaders Jane Grannis, Martha Resk, Lois Songer and Cori Convertito, Ph.D. will jury the exhibit.

The submission fee for artists is $10, which will offset the cost of the opening reception.  Only one submission per artist, with a deadline of January 8; 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 January 23 with delivery dates February 13 to 15.  Please note that Society policies strictly prohibit the sale of any artwork during the exhibit.

This exhibit is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust.  For more information, contact Cori Convertito, Ph.D. at 305-295-6616 x507 or

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