#FirstFriday: Must-See March Exhibitions

March 2, 2023 by

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

New York

Image courtesy of Malery Nguyen

Malery Nguyen (Art-in-Education Workspace Resident ’23) has work that she made here at WSW in the Head Hi Lamp Show at 146 Flushing Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205. The show will be on display at the shop from March 4 – April 8. The opening reception will be Saturday, March 4 from 7-9 pm.

Padma Rajendran (Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant ’18) has work in the exhibition Homespun, at The Dorsky Museum in New Paltz. The show will be open through April 2.

Homespun brings together nineteen artists in the Hudson Valley who work primarily with fabric and fiber. The exhibition features a wide variety of materials and techniques, including sewing, weaving, needlework, quilting, collaging, dyeing, and tufting. While each artist has a unique approach to their chosen medium, several distinct themes run through the exhibition, including the representation of women’s issues, the history of craft and fiber art, cultural heritage, and the environment.

New Jersey

Image courtesy of Nancy Cohen – Segment of handmade paper loop for Once She Dries

Nancy Cohen (Studio Residency Grant ’22) will be showing work in the the exhibition Once She Dries at the SMUSH Gallery in Jersey City. There will be an opening reception on Friday, March 3 from 6-9 pm. There will be live performances at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm on Opening Night. The exhibition will be up from March 4 – April 1, and the gallery will be open Thursdays & Fridays 6-9 pm, Saturdays 12-6 pm and Sundays 2-6 pm. There will also be other events taking place at the Gallery and in conjunction with the exhibition, including community potlucks, documentary viewings, and workshops.

Once She Dries is an installation-performance that tells the story of coral reefs during our current geologic age, the Anthropocene. Follow the perilous journey of Coral as she navigates an unstable climate that threatens to bleach and dry her entire reef, endangering Coral and our world as we know it. The piece unfolds as a looped recording, featuring projected text, vocals, piano, violin, and montaged video design. Once She Dries is created by Jersey City based artists Meagan Woods and Nancy Cohen.”

Image courtesy of Amanda Thackray

Amanda Thackray (Artist Book Residency Grant ’09) has a solo exhibition called The Meandering Line. The show will run from March 10 – April 28 at the Center for Visual Arts Gallery at Brookdale Community College: 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738.

In addition to the exhibition, there will be a Student Workshop led by Amanda Thackray on March 10 from 3 – 5 pm. There will be also be a Live Artist Event Weaving on April 14, from 1-5pm, followed by an Artist Talk at 6pm.


Image courtesy of Colette Fu

Colette Fu ( Artist’s Book Residency Grant ’22) has work in the show Lucky 13 at the Paradigm Gallery at 746 S. 4th Street, 1st Floor / Philadelphia, PA.

Lucky 13 features the work of 26 artists, some presenting for the first time in the gallery and others well-seasoned on our walls. The work included in the exhibition spans across mediums, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, fibers, craft, mixed media and everything in between.”

Jayoung Yoon (Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant ’18) has a Solo exhibition, entitled Perceiving Emptiness at Rose Lehrman Art Gallery at the Central Pennsylvania’s Community College One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The show will be up until March 17, 2021.


Image courtesy of Erin Moore

Erin Moore (Studio Intern 22′) has work in the exhibition Do It Yourself! Self-Publishing from Letterpress to LaserJet, which is on view Harvard’s Houghton Library through April 12.

“Curated by Houghton librarians Kristine Greive, head of teaching and learning, and Christine Jacobson…the exhibition surveys the methods used to self-publish, including, among others, the letterpress, the typewriter, the mimeograph, and digital platforms. It also tackles the stigma associated with self-publishing by celebrating its long history and the various considerations for choosing to DIY.” – Rebecca Rego Barry from Fine Books Collections


Image courtesy of Laura Berman

Laura Berman (Studio Internship ’97) has a permanent installation called “Rays” that will be on display at the Kansas City Airport starting on February 28th!


Shivangi Ladha (Studio Workspace Residency ’22) has work in the India Anant Gallery x TAF, the show will be up through March 25 at 21 Vyapar Marg, Block A Sector 5 Noida Uttar Pradesh 201301.

“I have used etching (a printmaking technique) to create the work Traversing. In etching the lines are incised into a metal plate in order to hold the ink…even though the figure seems repeated, but they are individually hand drawn on the plate hence each figure is unique and different from another.” –Shivangi Ladha


Skye Tafoya’s (Artist Book Residency Grant ’19) book Ul’nigid’ is featured on the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s latest episode on #artistbooksunshelved!

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