#FirstFriday: Must-See November Exhibitions

November 2, 2022 by

Every month, we highlight exhibitions, group shows, events, and workshops that feature WSW artists, we share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list.


Image Courtesy of Laura Berman

Laura Berman (Studio Internship ’97) has prints on view in the group exhibition KC PRINTS: Printmakers of the Region at the Carter Art Center at the Metropolitan Community College Penn Valley, 3201 Southwest Trafficway in Kansas City, MO. The gallery invited artists within the Kansas City region who are pushing the boundaries of printing/printmaking method and materials both traditionally and commercially. The works of these artists and designers speak to contemporary themes and audiences and include lithographs, screen prints, relief prints, intaglio prints, monoprints, and letterpress. The show will be on view until December 2nd, 2022.

Erin Zona (Artistic Director) and Kat Richards (Studio Workspace Residency ’22) have prints in the exhibition THE LAW FOR FALLING BODIES: A QUEER PRINT MEDIA EXHIBITION. There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 18th from 6:00-9:00 PM, and a pre-opening Artist Talk on Friday, November 18th from 5:00-6:00 PM at Charlotte Street Gallery, 3333 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO. This exhibition will feature the work of six, nationally recognized queer artists whose work overlays multi-disciplinary print processes and queer realities. The Law for Falling Bodies references Galileo’s law defining how gravity effects earthbound entities and celestial orbits. For us as queer people, The Law for Falling Bodies is an analogy for the pull toward true self, desire, family, community, and for creating the spaces, realities, and universes of our own. This exhibition is meant to extrapolate on these ideas and more. It features a diverse group of artists who idiosyncratically employ print media to address queer realities.


Image Courtesy of DM Witman

DM Witman (Studio Workspace Residency ’12) has work in the show The Morphing Medium: Photographic Books, Installations, Alternative Process and Ephemera at the MAINE MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS at 15 Middle Street, A3, Portland, Maine. On view October 14th – December 3rd.


Image courtesy of Erin Moore

Erin Moore (Studio Intern ‘22) has work that will be in the 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. The opening reception will be Thursday November 10th from 6-8 PM, and the show will be up until December 10th.


Beth Fein (Studio Workspace Residency ’17) has work being shown in the 2022 Pacific States Biennial North American Print Exhibition at University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo November 4th – December 31st.


Image courtesy of Beth Fein

Anthea Black (Research Publication Residency Grant ’22), Beth Fein (Studio Workspace Residency ’17), Trudy Barnes (Studio Workspace Residency ’18) will all be showing work in the KALA 2022 – 2023 ARTISTS’ ANNUAL EXHIBITION, which can be seen October 20th, 2022 – January 13th, 2023 Kala Gallery, 2990 San Pablo, Berkeley, CA 94702.

Bhavna Mehta (Studio Workspace Residency ’18) has work in the exhibition Script/Rescript, which features the artwork of ten artists who use historical and contemporary medicalizing scripts of their own bodies to colorfully rescript – or rewrite – visual language attributed to individual conditions of disability. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, October 13th to Thursday, December 8th, 2022 at the School of Art + Design, San Diego State University, Art North Building, 4th Floor Courtyard, 5500 Campanile Dr. / San Diego CA 92182.

Bhavna Mehta will also be participating in the “Disability Perspectives in Contemporary Art” Panel Discussion on Thursday, November 10th from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m in the Donald P. Shiley Bioscience Center, Gold Auditorium at the School of Art + Design, San Diego State University.

New York

Image Courtesy of Sidney Mullis

Sidney Mullis (Studio Workspace Residency, ’19) has work in the exhibition Soft Play, which is on view until December 11th at Collar Works, 621 River St. Troy, NY. Soft Play is a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Melissa Dadourian, Olivia Baldwin, Sidney Mullis, and Kelsey Tynik. Using textiles, dye, pigments, sand, and more, we chase texture, tactility and movement to learn from spontaneity, flexibility, and uncertainty. Together, we seek a joyful exploration that comes free of shame, guilt, and predetermined expectations.

Jayoung Yoon (Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant ’18) has a Solo Exhibition titled Sowing Seeds of Emptiness which will be open from September 24th – November 6th at Garrison Art Center, 23 Garrison’s Landing, Garrison, NY.

Shanti Grumbine (Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant ’15) has a Solo Exhibition called In Formation, at 575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY. The Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk will be November 5th, 3-6pm.


Image Courtesy of Linfield Gallery website

Rhiannon Skye Tafoya (Artist’s Book Residency ’19) has a Solo Exhibition entitled MY HANDS REMIND ME OF YOURS/OUR HANDS which is on view now through November 18th at The Linfield Art Gallery,
900 SE Baker Street, McMinnville, Oregon. Rhiannon ‘Skye’ Tafoya (Eastern Band Cherokee and Santa Clara Pueblo) employs printmaking, digital design and basketry techniques in creating her artist’s books, prints and paper weavings. Both of her Tribal heritages, cultures and lineages are manifested in her two- and three-dimensional artworks that range in size from a few inches to a few feet. A statement from the artist: “my hands remind me of yours is an offering of my love and appreciation for specific individuals who have inspired and/or taught me a way or idea of creating. The work (of my hands remind me of yours) shows gratitude for their expertise and their willingness to share that gift with me. Within each of those learning experiences, the hand was vital.”


Minerva Ayon (Chili Bowl Workspace Residency ’16, Ceramics Public Art Residency Grant’17) SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A HYPNAGOGIC JERK. The exhibition will be open to the public until November 26th. The gallery is open Wednesday-Saturday from 11-6, and Sunday from 11-3 at El Areneo Gallery, Av. Paseo de la Reforma 408, Mexico City.