Patricia Schappler, City of Taras
Collage, 48”x 48”, When I began this painting, my mother who was a traveler, had recently passed. Through her, my thoughts circled around women and stories, the richness of cultures, and the hope for new life found within religions. Mixing Christianity, 1001 Nights, Wayang, and the curios of memory and time, the women were painted and assembled as the Green and White Taras of compassion and regeneration.
Donna Catanzaro, Pandemic Helper
Digital Collage, 20”x 16 x 1”, Our relationship with food has completely changed during the pandemic. Folks who rarely cooked in the past are now becoming avid bakers. Comfort foods and meals from our childhood are being revisited. Food and cooking has become much more significant.
Lucy Mueller, Two Generations
17.5″ x 32”x 4”, Assemblage of the artist’s etchings, monotypes, relief, collagraph prints and her mother’s collage elements, found objects.
Jeanette Staley, A Narrative
Mixed media/collage, 24”x 24” x 1”, Found papers and acrylic and oil paint are combined with stenciling and cut paper silhouette suggesting domestic arts.
Maryellen Sakura, Where do we go from here?
6”x 24”, These pieces are part of a larger group of paintings, prints and collages that are a personal narrative of my journey to the present.
Sharon Morrison, Woman
Giclee, watercolor, and acrylic, 6”x 8”
BJ Eckardt, Wayfaring Ferns
Oil on Linen, 48”x 36”
Pamela Tarbell, Sisters
Triptych in oil on leather and canvas, 84” x 48” x 1.5”
Sarah Ahearn, Modern Dance
Monoprint, 20”x 24”
Martha Stevermer, Empress of the Universe
Collage of reused items. , 19” x 25”, The universe provides what we need for life and wonder. Women govern the details and the wonders for life.
Lucy Mueller, Family Secrets
3D collage of the artist’s etchings, relief, screen, monotype and collagraph prints plus found objects, 27.5” x 35”, Three generations illustrating outspoken and unspoken family rules.
Mary ‘Polly’ Pierce, Diva #1
Water mixable oil colors on linen canvas, 19”x 16”, While I was watching ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ on TV, I started a series depicting the wonderful/talented Broadway artists performing.
Betsy Ayotte, Tools of the Trade
Cyanotype print on fabric, 30”x 16”, Three images framed together as one piece.
Jeanette Staley, P is for Patriarchy
Mixed media/collage, 24”x 24” x 3”, Found papers and acrylic and oil paint are combined with stenciling and cut paper silhouette suggesting domestic arts.
Betty Flournoy Brown, Massabesic: Place of Much Water
Oil on panels, 10”x 10” x 1 5/8”, Created on location where lake drinking water serves 125,000 people in the region.
Loretta CR Hubley
painting on paper
Cilla Sheehan, Lucky in Love
Assemblage of found materials on board, 17”x 17”, The spinner represents your chances at finding a loving life partner, only one of which will be lucky. The coins represent the slot machine of life.
Betty Flournoy Brown, Looking for Loon Nest
Oil on birch panel , 10”x 10” x 1 5/8”, Created at Lake Winnipesaukee of the Loon Preservation Committee’s work in the distance.
BJ Eckardt, Quarantine Tulips
Oil on linen, 36”x 24”
Heather Lord, Waiting to Sing
Oil on Canvas, 16”x 20”
Patricia Schappler, The Guardians
Collage, 48”x 36”, “The Guardians” are a fusion of the folk, fairy, and mythic tales read in my childhood. Using flattened, tipped, patterned and sculptural spaces to define energy, the characters are stilled, pressed close to the viewer, recognizable, and heroic. With the hint of the world outside the window, the beginning of the thousand cranes float in the frame, holding promise. Nodding to the myths of my childhood (in this instance 1001 Nights), I wipe out, repaint, tear, and collage the figures in patterned, compressed spaces searching for ‘home’. As forms are rebuilt, something peripheral and hopeful, is discovered.
Linda Greenwood, Let It Go
Mixed Media Art, 27”x 20”, I am now taking my photography to a new level by focusing on mixed media art, using found objects of all kinds that can serve to complement my photographs. I take pride in turning ordinary objects and landscapes into these kinds of artistic creations.
Adele Sanborn, Woman
Encaustic with photos and calligraphy, 12”x 20”, A hand lettered book that you can pull out and read a Marilyn Monroe quote.
Kimberly J.B. Smith, Peephole
Mixed Media Sculpture using recycled and repurposed items and artifacts, 66”x 16”x 11”, Peepholes are innocuous and utilitarian to most. I stumbled upon and purchased a peephole at a consignment store. It became an opportunity to show the inner workings of a female brain. The door is unabashedly and stereotypically female. Details include tassels as seen in the movie, the Graduate. Also, formal gloves as seen in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. However, a view into the peephole reveals the working brain, neurons, extraneous thoughts and affirming quotes by strong women.
Loretta CR Hubley
2 part oil painting on canvas