Exhibition Archives

Why Not?!

Gallery Installation

Exhibition sponsored by the Women's Caucus of Art- Connecticut Chapter with additional funding from the James A. Hulley Arts Foundation and the CT Commission on Culture and Tourism

Women Artists Pushing on the Boundaries

The question "Why Not?!" suggests freedom, boundary-stretching, new possibilities. To what established "No!" do women artists respond: "Why Not?!" The works in this show are the responses of women as they engage the question with personal, historical or universal issues.

The exhibit was open to applications from women artists from the following states:  New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.

Exhibit Events:

"Lunch and Learn" guided tour

Thursday, 9/18/2008 
12 noon: Meet in lobby outside Burt Chernow Gallery for lunch (Bring own lunch.) and a short film presentation
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.:   Guided Tour of Housatonic collection with emphasis on women artists. 

Artists in the collection include the famous NY School artist Elaine de Kooning, Lee Bontecou, Alice Baber, Rene Schumacher, Sylvia Sleight, Doris Cesar, Jane Freilicher, Jane Peterson. Current or one-time WCA-CT members in the museum: Ann Chernow, Camille Eskell, Suzanne Benton, Alberta Cifolelli, and CT feminist activist artist June Ahrens, as well as Susan Sharp.
Free admission.

"Re-invent: WHY NOT?!"  panel discussion, moderator Janet Luongo

Thursday, 10/16/2008  
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: reception with the speakers in the  Burt Chernow Gallery
6:45 – 8:00 p.m.: panel discussion in HCC's newly opened Beacon Hall
Free admission.

A panel of outstanding women will discuss how women re-invent their careers, themselves, their  ways of working and problem-solving, and how they break boundaries and re-energize.

Panelists: Exhibit Juror, Helen Klisser During, former curator of the Silvermine Gallery, currently a consultant to collectors; singer and photographer, Suzanne Sheridan; Prill Boyle, best-selling author of Defying Gravity about late-blooming women; and former art journalist Lisa Paul Streitfeld, now a full-time writer & artist in NYC.

WHY NOT?! Exhibiting Artists:
Corina Alvarezdelugo
Lisa Arnold
Judy Atlas
Nina Bentley
Suzanne Benton
Binnie Birstein
Edith Borax-Morrison
Karen Brussat Butler
Marilyn Clements
Sharon Coffin
Ann Conrad
Emily Corbato
Marie M. Curtis
Liz Dexheimer
Jean Proux Dibner
Anne Doris-Eisner
Katharine Draper
Laura Duggan
Renae Edge
Nancy Eisenfeld
Elizabeth Rose Eiten
Catherine Evans
Ellen Hackl Fagan
Ruth Feldman
Helga Butzer Felleisen
Tracy Walter Ferry
Joan Fitzsimmons
Oi Fortin
Kathryn Frederick
Karen Frostig
Michele Gage
Hagitte Gal-Ed
Michela Anne Griffo
Shiela Hale
Ginger Hanrahan
Sydney Phillips Hardin
Judy Henderson
Sheila Kaczmarek
Karen Kalkstein
Elisa Keogh
Constance Kiermaier
Min Sin Kim
Ann Langdon
Linda Lancz
Gail Lee
Jane R.Lubin
harriet regina marion
Fruma Markowitz
Pat Martin
Karen Maru
Jennifer McCandless
Jan McLean
Nancy McTaque-Stock
Sandra K. Meagher
Irene K. Miller
Meredith Miller
Julie Fay Miller
Liana Moonie
Nancy Moore
Maria Morabito
Judith Morton
Trish Elwood O'Day
Constance Old
Lisa Oswald
Liz Pagano
Rebecca Parker
Carla Payson
Andrea Raynor
Amy Regan
Colleen Reilly-Rees
Alicia Renadette
Ginny B. Rogers
Tina Rohrer
Hannah Rossi
Sonia Roy
Roxanne Faber Savage
Debra Schaffer
Susan Sharp
Jody Silver
Debbie Smith
Melissa Smith
Anita Soos
Terry Spring
Judith Steinberg
Zsuzsanna Szegedi
Regina Thomas
Jeanne Williamson