The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announced plans are underway for the first comprehensive regional art exhibition to focus on women artists living in Western New York. “20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York” will be on view at the CAM from February to August 2020.
This nonjuried exhibition is open to all artists currently residing in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie or Niagara counties. Submissions must be informed or inspired by the experience of women artists in these counties. Visit the “Call for Work” at http://apps.niagara.edu/women-artists/ for complete information on how to submit work. This information is also available at www.castellaniartmuseum.org.
This community-driven exhibition is inspired by the museum’s 2018 “Meet Me at the CAM” film and lecture series, which focused, in part, on the under-representation of women’s contributions to the visual arts. Responding to this well-documented history of inequity, “20/20 Vision” will let the public experience the artists' work without the barrier of the exclusionary jurying process. A series of academic, community and special events will be presented throughout the exhibit time frame.
For more information, contact Michael J. Beam, curator of exhibitions and special projects, at 716-286-8286 or [email protected].