Loretta Kaufman’s handbuilt stoneware sculpture “Double Monologues I: The Celia Series” has been selected for inclusion in the National Association of Women Artists’ 2018 Summer Small Works Exhibition in New York City in July and August 2018. The exhibition is open to all NAWA Members and non-members nationwide with work not to exceed 15 x 15 x 5”. This is multi-media exhibition of 75 compact works with big perspectives that include sculpture, intaglio, watercolor, photography, oil and acrylic painting, soft pastels and mixed media. This exhibition promises to deliver a show of large and lasting impact.
Founded in 1889, NAWA is the first established professional women’s art organization in the US. NAWA’s documented exhibitions are archived within the Smithsonian Institution Archives; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Art Institute of Chicago; the Library of Congress among others. Currently 800 women from across the US are juried members of the association. Luminaries affiliated with the organization have included Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Louise Nevelson. NAWA continues its long-standing tradition of supporting dynamic and relevant women artists all over the United States.
The exhibition will take place at the National Association of Women Artists headquarters at 315 West 39th Street, New York, NY, Suite 508, July 11 – August 8, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 19 between 5-7 pm in the NAWA Gallery. More information and gallery hours please contact NAWA at www.thenawa.org or by phone at 212-675-1616.
About the Artist
Best known for her stoneware sculpture, Loretta’s work has been described as containing an interesting tension between symmetry and fluidity with its raw unglazed surfaces and organic forms that undulate and teem with life. In near five decades she has produced two and three dimensional forms in wood, fiber, paint and clay; and continues to work with oil and acrylic paints. Loretta’s sculpture and paintings have been juried into numerous international online exhibitions including Fusion Art’s Elemental – Air, Fire, Earth in 2015; Waterscapes, Animal Kingdom, 2nd Annual Figures & Faces in 2016. She won an Honorable Mention Award for the acrylic painting “There Is Safety In Numbers (Variation I): Environment Series” in Colors in 2017; had work included in Colors in 2018; and “Double Monologues I: The Celia Series” received an Honorable Mention in Women Artists in 2018.
For more information about Loretta and her work, please visit her website: https://lorettaanakaufman.artweb.com
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