#FirstFriday: September Exhibitions We Love

September 2, 2016 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.

Rose Garden

Rose Garden, by Joan Giordano, will be on view at the June Kelly Gallery, Sep 8 – Oct 8, in her solo exhibition, Woven In Time.

New This Month:

DM Whitman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is showing work in STUMP at Candela Books + Gallery in Richmond, VA. The exhibition showcases the politically and socially-engaged photography of seven artists. Show runs from September 2-October 22; opening reception September 2, 5-9 p.m.

Jessica Dupuis (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’10) is showing in the VAE‘s exhibition Our Own Terms in Raleigh, NC. The exhibition focuses on video and boosting community connections with time-based media. Show runs September 2-September 29; opening reception September 2, 6-8 p.m.

DM Whitman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is also showing a selection from her body of work “Melt” in the Society for Photographic Education Combined Caucus Exhibition in Tulsa, OK. Show runs September 2-September 29.

Dana Lynn Harper (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing a new installation Loo-Loo Field at the ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus, OH. On view for the month of September; opening reception September 3, 7 p.m.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’12) is showing in Monsters in America at the One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY. Runs the month of September; opening reception September 3, 6-9 p.m.

Joan Giordano (Studio Workspace resident ’06, Studio Workspace resident ’08) is showing a series of textile and mixed media relief sculptures at the June Kelly Gallery in New York City. The solo exhibition, Woven in Time, runs September 8-October 8.

Carly Butler (Parent Grant resident ’15) is showing work in a group show at Georgia Scherman Projects in Toronto. The exhibition, Life Bearings, will feature work she created at WSW. Show runs September 9-October 8; opening reception September 8, 6-8 p.m.

DM Whitman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is showing work in Hot Topic, an exhibit responding to climate change through photography, at Gallery 1/1 in Seattle, WA. Show runs September 9-November 5.

Golnar Adili (Legacy Studio Grant resident ’15) is holding a solo exhibition, Language Landscapeat the Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. Show runs September 9-October 23; opening reception September 9, 6-8 p.m. and artist talk October 15, 4 p.m.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’12) is also showing work at the Round Lake Auditorium in Round Lake, NY. The exhibit, Parte Incognita, contains selections of the artist’s Ghost Prairie project, a response to the landscape of Iowa, and is on view for one weekend only. Opening reception September 10, 2-3:30 p.m.

Carson Fox (Studio Grant resident ’00) is showing work at the Fowler Museum at UCLA, CA. She was one of 36 artists commissioned  to contribute to The Box Project: Uncommon Threads. Show runs September 11, 2016-January 15, 2017.

Mindell Dubansky (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’99) is showing Blooks: The Art of Books that Aren’t at the Charles P. Stevenson Jr. Library, Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY. Show runs until October 14th on the second floor of the library and October 30 in the lobby. Opening reception September 12, 4-6 p.m.

Megan Duffy (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’16) is showing in Ink, Press, Repeat, a national juried exhibition of print media and book art. The show, at the William Paterson University Galleries in Wayne, NJ, runs September 6-October 14; opening reception September 18, 2-4 p.m.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’90) is showing work in Into the Deep, an exhibition featuring the work of sixteen artists at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. Over 55 artworks will illustrate the visual similarities between glass and water. Show runs September 24, 2016-September, 2017.

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Grant resident ’01) is showing work in the Upstate New York Printmaking Invitational at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY. Show closes October 7.


Last Call! Closing this Month:

Jen Blazina (Studio Workspace resident ’06, Studio Residency Grant resident ’08) is showing work in the group exhibition Bound by Glass at Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Hurry—show closes September 3!

Bryn Sumner (Studio intern ’11) is showing work in Life-Sized: A Small Works Invitational at Anthony Philip Fine Art in Brooklyn, NY. Hurry—show closes September 3!

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is showing work in Interconnections: The Language of Basketry at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. Hurry—show closes September 4!

Cheyenne Mallo (Studio intern ’11) is showing work in the group exhibition THIRST at Capsule Gallery in Houston, TX. This exhibition celebrates the functional and decorative vessels that hold our summertime libations, whether it’s a mojito, long island iced tea, lemonade, or iced coffee. Hurry—show closes September 10!

Kathy T. Hettinga (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’14) is showing her artist’s book made during her WSW residency, 4 3 2 CRY: Fracking in Northern Colorado, in Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. Hurry—show closes September 11!

Andrea Chung (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing in Jamaican Pulse at the RWA in Bristol, UK. Jamaican Pulse is the first major exhibition of Jamaican art to be held in the United Kingdom. Hurry—show closes September 11!

Libby Scarlett (Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ’14) contributed to The People’s Cinema at the Saltzburger in Kunstverein, Saltzburg, Austria. Hurry—show closes September 11!

Megan Piontkowski (Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Grant resident ’16) co-curated with Emma Katz the exhibition Desire on the Edge at Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The show features five artists and discusses sexuality and desire and the question of empowerment and oppression. Show closes September 16.

Cheryl Paswater (Studio Workspace resident ’13, ’14) is showing work in New Prints 2016 at International Print Center New York in New York, NY. Show closes September 17.

Dahlia Elsayed (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’04) is showing work in Sheherzade’s Gift: Subversive Narratives at the Center for Book Arts in New York, NY. This group exhibition explores the lived experiences of women artists from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Egypt, and Bangladesh that live in America through the lens of one of the oldest references from the Islamic world to permeate popular culture, A Thousand and One Nights. Show closes September 24.

Laura Berman (Studio intern ’97) is showing a series of new collages in the 2016 Kansas City Flatfile & Digitalfile at H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, MO. Closing Reception September 23, 2016 6 – 8 p.m. Show closes September 24.

Diane Jacobs‘s (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’00) book object n. object v. is on view at The Book as Art v. 4.0: Boundless at the Decatur Library in Decatur, GA. Show closes September 30.

Lucy Gans (Studio Workspace resident ’14) is showing work as a featured artist at the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites, Bethlehem, PA. The work in her show, Tracing My Roots, uses imagery of hands and roots from her garden to explore the artist’s sense of self. Show closes September 30.


Completed Thought, by Megan Duffy is showing in Ink, Press, Repeat at the William Paterson University Galleries in Wayne, NJ.

Ongoing Shows:

Mary Gordon (Summer intern ’14, Studio intern ’16) is showing work in Fresh Ink 2016 at Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence, KS. The exhibition is juried by another WSW alumna, Katie Baldwin. Show closes October 16, 2016.

Laura Manfredi (Art-in-Ed resident ’16) is showing an engraving at the 8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro in Portugal. Show closes October 31, 2016.

Carly Butler (Parent Grant resident ’15) is showing work in Terrior: A Nova Scotia Survey at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax. Show closes January 15, 2017.

Carly Butler‘s work will be on view at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia through January 15, 2017.

Are you a WSW alumna with exhibition news to share?
Email info about your upcoming show to [email protected],
and join our WSW Artist Alumnae group on Facebook!