On January 13th, 2023, Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art Foundation Mentorship Program Cohort of 2021-2022 will launch their group exhibition, Unearthing, at aceartinc.
The group exhibition features work by Kelly Campbell, Yolanda Paulsen, Cathy Woods, Brenda Stuart, Chrystal Grey, Lane Delmonico Gibson, Kristiane Church, Lindsay Inglis, Lisa Walter, and Aikaterini Zegeye-Gebrahiwot.
Opening Reception: January 13th, 2023, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Exhibition run: January 13th - January 27th 2023
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
”To unearth is to bring to light that which has been forgotten, lost, or buried.For one year we – ten women and non-binary artists – met monthly as mentees in the 2021-2022 Foundation Mentorship Program through Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA). Our exhibition, Unearthing samples the work each of us has created during a year in which we came together even while often having to stay apart.
Throughout our twelve months together, we’ve formed relationships and community. We’ve held down jobs, started families, cared for children and elderly parents, supported our communities and navigated a pandemic, all while pursuing our artistic careers. We’ve delved deep and pulled up processes, materials, and concepts; memories, emotions, and insights; sounds, light, and space. Though the members of our intergenerational, multicultural, gender-diverse and widely-able cohort face sometimes overwhelming barriers to thrive as artists, we help each other, we depend on each other and we make it together. We respect the autonomy of the individual while recognizing that our inter-dependence makes us stronger, more resilient, and more powerful than we are alone. This is an important message in a time of climate crisis, rising fascism, and increasing threats to our community of women, non-binary, disabled, queer, trans, and racialized people.”