Urgent Museum Notice

Photography—Women to Watch 2008

Mar 14 to Jun 15, 2008

Bringing together a diverse selection of color and black-and-white photography, Women to Watch 2008 is part of a new exhibition program developed by NMWA in partnership with its national and international committees. This year’s inaugural exhibition features thirty-two works by eleven artists representing six states and four countries. It is designed to increase the visibility of—and critical response to—a promising cadre of emerging and midcareer women artists.

Each committee participating in Women to Watch 2008 worked closely with museum curators from its locality to put forward the names of five contemporary photographers for consideration. Nominations were presented to this year’s juror, NMWA Deputy Director/Chief Curator Susan Fisher Sterling, at the committee leadership conference in 2006. By seeking out photographers deserving national and international attention, NMWA’s committees participate in the museum’s core mission as well as strengthen ties with respected art professionals in their respective regions.

Artists represented include: Tricia Moreau Sweeney (Illinois), Lissa Rivera (Massachusetts), Marita Gootee (Mississippi), Joan Myers (New Mexico), Valérie Belin (France), Zoe Strauss (Pennsylvania), Paulina Parra (Spain), Elisa Sighicelli (United Kingdom), Jin-me Yoon (Canada), Tarrah Krajnak (Vermont), Wilka Roig (Vermont).

 

Tarrah Krajnak and Wilka Roig, Pose 13, (from "Pose Archive" series), 2006, Ultrachrome prints; Courtesy of the artists

Exhibition Sponsors

The presentation of Women to Watch 2008 is generously sponsored by: Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts-Canada; Illinois State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; The Mississippi State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Les Amis du NMWA, Paris; The Pennsylvania State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; Asociación des Amigos del National Museum of Women in the Arts-Spain; Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, UK and Gagosian Gallery, London; Vermont Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Additional support is provided by special friends of NWMA.