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195 Chrystie Street Gallery, NYC (Lower East Side), Location of the 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition.

The National Association of Women Artists is honored to present its 129th Annual Members’ Exhibition, a show of paintings, works on paper, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and collage by established member artists.  This year, the exhibit will be held at 195 Chrystie Street in the artistic heart of New York’s Lower East Side.  For two weeks, members’ artworks will be on displayed 7 days of the week, just a heartbeat away from the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the International Center for Photography, the celebrated Tenement Museum and many other galleries and restaurants ideal for the gallery-going public.

The Annual Member’s Exhibition continues NAWA’s long history of nurturing and inspiring talented, visionary and dynamic women artists from throughout the United States.  NAWA was founded in 1889 by five brave and innovative women who were barred from full participation in the male-dominated National Academy of Design and the Society of American Artists.  Early exhibitions included works by Mary Cassatt, Suzanne Valadon among others and as the roster grew, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Louise Nevelson and Alice Neel became noted member luminaries. NAWA’s existence is a testament to the integral and essential role of women in the art world.  NAWA’s president, Jill Cliffer Baratta, will be hosting the opening reception and award ceremony from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. on Thursday, October 11, 2018, with over $10,000 in awards.

This year’s lineup of jurors is an impressive one—a distinguished painter-writer-teacher, a SoHo gallery owner and a senior curator for the Brooklyn Museum.