Women Painters West presents:
“Shades of Spring,”
April 3 – 30, 2004
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 3, 2003, 3 – 5pm

Pacific Palisades Library
861 Alma Real Drive, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Gallery Hours:
Monday & Wednesday, 10am-8pm; Tuesday & Thursday, 12 – 8pm; Friday & Saturday, 10am – 6pm
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Sun rises gently -
Starling floats on upward draft
Hope soars from tipped wing.

Women Painters West is pleased to announce its second show of the Season, “Shades of Spring,” which opens April 3, 2004 and runs through the end of the month at the Pacific Palisades Library. The Juror of Selection and Awards is Michael Zakian, Director of the Weisman Museum, Pepperdine University. Award presentations will take place at the Reception on Saturday, April 3rd between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.

WPW has a strong standing in the art scene here in LA ,” states recent juror, Scott Canty, and, “a long tradition of quality and established artists.” Their exhibitions continue to be of the highest caliber largely because of the juried selection process. The juror list includes other notables such as Renee Amitai, Molly Barnes, Joni Gordon, Don Lagerberg, Louise Lewis, Barbara Gilbert, and Lydia Takeshita. Reviews and juror comments have described WPW shows as. . .”reflective, poetic, elegant. . .with aspects of color abstraction, minimalism, expressionism, modernism, and cubism. . .connecting cultures across the millennia”. . .observations which truly reflect the diversity, depth, versatility, and creativity of the WPW artists and their artwork.

In addition to two remaining seasonal theme shows scheduled at The Folk Tree Collection (Pasadena) in June, The Brand Library Art Galleries (Glendale) in August, WPW will help celebrate the opening of the new VIVA (Valley Institute of Visual Arts) Gallery in Sherman Oaks, in November 2004.

WPW, founded in Laguna Beach (1921), has over 200 professional women artists. Many are award winning, recognized and honored nationally and internationally. Monthly meetings feature outstanding guest speakers. Renowned artist, Lita Albuquerque, spoke in January, and multi-award winning performance/installation artist and filmmaker Eleanor Antin is scheduled for March 2004. In addition, WPW provides annual scholarships to emerging artists and offers philanthropic aid to the community. Membership is by application only, once a year (April 2004). For exhibition and membership information, contact Susan Kuss, Exhibit Chair (818)-780-2512 or Carole Gillen, Membership (805) 780-2512.

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