#FirstFriday: August Exhibitions We Love

August 4, 2017 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.

Megan Duffy, Untitled, 2017, graphite and collage. Find her work at the Art Barge in Amagansett, NY through August 25!

New York

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Grant resident ’01) has her solo show Resonance at the Pausa Art House, Buffalo. Show closes August 19.

Kate Hamilton (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’12) is one of sixteen women artists showing work in A Declaration of Sentiments: Reflections on the Centennial of Women’s Right to Vote in New York State at the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Show closes August 20.

Megan Duffy (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ‘16) is in the group show Greetings From at the Art Barge in Amagansett, Long Island. Show closes August 25.

Jill Parisi (Studio Grant resident ’04) is showing work in the group exhibition Flora Fantastica! in the Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, the Bronx. Show closes August 27.

Katie Grove (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’16) has a solo show, Katie Grove: Woven Spaces, at the Wired Gallery, High Falls that will feature work made during her residency. Show runs August 5 – 27; opening reception August 5, 5-7 pm. RSVP on Facebook here!

Etchings made during Katie Grove‘s Ora Schneider Regional Residency will be on view at the Wired Gallery, High Falls, NY through August 27!

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-founder) and Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) are showing work in the Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Tate received a Purchase Award and the Stuyvesant Plaza, Inc. Award, Tatana received the Robert J. Krackeler Award. Show runs through September 3.

Golnar Adili (Studio Grant resident ’15), Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89), Carrie Moyer (Studio Workspace resident ’95), and Vilja Virks-Lee (Studio Grant resident ’03) are 4 of 98 artists showing work in Just Under 100: New Prints 2017/Summer at the International Print Center New York, Manhattan. Golnar was awarded into the Artist Mentorship Program. Show runs through September 16.

Lizz Thabet (Digital Content Manager ’14) is in the group show Summer of Selfish at Little Skips, Brooklyn. The exhibition celebrates the fifth issue of Selfish Magazine and raises funds to support the new Brooklyn-based Tiny Hero Press. Show runs through September.

Emily Noelle Lambert’s (Studio intern ’94) site-specific installation Tangle, featuring her largest single panel painting, is on view at 55 5th Ave, Manhattan, through October 1.

Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89) is showing work in Uptown: Nasty Women/Bad Hombres at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan. The exhibition highlights the work of artists addressing sexism, racism, homophobia, media, politics, health, the environment, and violence through various media. Show runs through November 5.

See Golnar Adili, Rejin Leys, Carrie Moyer, and Vilja Virks-Lee in Just Under 100: New Prints 2017 at IPCNY this summer!


Susan Amons (Studio Workspace Resident ’17) recently showed work at the Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, ME. See her most recent work, including monotypes made during her WSW residency, on the gallery website!

C.R. Cooper (Non-profit Management intern ’17) is showing work in Chasing Paper at Creative York, York, PA. The exhibition showcases works that incorporate paper, a commonplace material, to produce extraordinary art. Hurry—show closes August 12!

Jennifer Yorke (Studio intern ’95) will have work in the group show Buoyancy at the Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Show closes August 20.

Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) and Beth Fein (Studio Workspace resident ’17) are showing in the 11th Biennial Miniature Print Competition 2017 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Show closes August 27.


C.R. Cooper (Non-profit Management intern ’17) will have a three-part interactive installation that corresponds with three premises for a utopia at the PERFORM/TRANSFORM, Chicago, IL. Hurry—the festival runs August 5-6!

Paula McCartney (Production Grant resident ’05) is exhibiting the artist’s book made during her WSW residency in her solo exhibition, Bird Watching, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN. Show runs through October 8.

There’s a new clay nonprofit in town (by town, we mean Seattle)! Timea Tihanyi announces the opening of Slip Rabbit!


Timea Tihanyi (Studio Grant resident ’07) will present a new installation of felt, fabric, and clay in LIKE LOVE, a pop-up invitational of Puget Sound-based female contemporary artists. Hurry—show runs August 4 – 6 at The Base, Seattle, WA!

Nicole Donnelly (Studio Workspace resident ’10) has a group show Desert Notes: Jennifer Meridian, Nicole Donnelly, Megan Berner & Jill Baker at the Sierra Arts Foundation, Reno, NV. The project began when these four artists, who were MFA students together, met up again for the first time in 5 years at a 2015 residency in Rhyolite, NV. The residency started a series of projects which kept the group connected, and this past February they met again in the desert to prepared for this exhibition. Show closes August 25.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’00) is showing her book AMAZONS in Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change at the New Museum, Los Gatos, CA. Show runs through September 17.

Beth Fein (Studio Workspace resident ’17) has a solo show, When Words Fail, at the Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA featuring work she made during her WSW residency. Show runs August 4 – September 23; opening reception August 4, 6-9 pm.

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 illustrate the visual similarities between glass and water. Show closes August 20.

Florence Neal (Studio Workspace resident ’09) is showing work in the group show The Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline & Sensibility at the The Art Gallery at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. The show, celebrating the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, runs August 21 – October 1; closing reception October 1, 3-5 pm.

Timea Tihanyi (Studio Grant resident ’07) announces the opening of Slip Rabbit, a fully equipped, digitally capable, nonprofit ceramics studio in North Seattle, WA.

Find Ann Marie Kennedy’s Elegy II in Papermakers  at Light Art + Design. Don’t miss—the date has been extended to August 12; Nicole Donnelly is part of the group show Desert Notes, based on an ongoing, desert-centric collaboration between the artist, Jill Baker, Megan Berner, and Jennifer Meridian.


Ann Marie Kennedy (Studio intern ’92, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’98) is showing work in the group show Papermakers at Light Art + Design, Chapel Hill, NC. Hurry—show closes August 12!

Carissa Carman (Studio intern ’03, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’05) and Natalie Campbell (Studio intern ’03) curated the textile exhibition Tie Up, Draw Down as 2017 Curatorial Fellows at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC. Show runs through September 2; read about the show in their Alumnae Spotlight!

Florence Neal (Studio Workspace resident ’09) is showing work in the group show Contemporary Connections: Woodcuts at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS. Show runs through October 29.

Katy Collier (Studio Grant resident ’12) has a solo show in the Wherehouse Art Hotel’s Gallery Room, Winston-Salem, NC. The exhibition features woodcuts and monotypes rooted in traditional textile craft and labor. Show runs August 9 – September 9; opening reception August 9, 6-10 pm. RSVP on Facebook here.

Near the Wherehouse Art Hotel? Katy Collier is showing work in the Gallery Room through September 9; Minerva Ayon‘s solo show La Diosa Rabiosa is on view at Centro Cultural Jardín Borda through September 3!


Minerva Ayon (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’16, Public Art Grant resident ’17) has her solo show La Diosa Rabiosa at Centro Cultural Jardín Borda, Cuernavaca, Mexico. Show runs through September 3.

Rachel Joy (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’13) has a solo exhibition Being Occupier at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Victoria, Australia. The show, her PhD exhibition, runs August 24 – September 10; opening reception August 26, 3-5 pm. See show card here.

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