April 2-April 26
Opening Reception, April 4, 5:00-7:00
The Petticoat Painters, formed in 1953, is one of the oldest continuously exhibiting women’s art groups in the U.S.
While we revere our history, each generation of members evolves its own identity framed by contemporary thinking. As we continue to engage new members, we actively move into the twenty first century in concert with the dynamic metamorphosis in art philosophy and aesthetics.
The Petticoat Painters are motivated by their individual process of making art. Each artist has a firm commitment to moving beyond the boundaries of materials, of techniques, of standard images and preconceived notions.
All the members of the group are inspired by the camaraderie and vibrant association with each other. Each person is encouraged to continue her journey of exploration and the development of artistic endeavors.
The group of work on display from our members is a tribute to our member Eleanor Merritt who has recently passed away. Her energy and passion for our work will be sorely missed.