The Providence Art Club was established in 1880 by sixteen artists, six of whom were women. To celebrate Women’s History Month, the club will stage an exhibition honoring these pioneering women, along with a series of other exhibitions, seminars, and workshops scheduled over a three month period. ‘Making Her Mark’ — a celebration of the Providence Art Club as a cultural force for women artists — starts Sunday, March 5, and runs through March 30.
Our primary exhibition traces the role of women artists at our historic club in its early years. How did our founding women make their marks in the arts community and the art world at large? What were the challenges for these women as professional artists, educators and art makers.
The exhibition will include work by a diverse group of women such as professional artists Rosa Peckham, Etta Belcher, Jane Hammond, Helen Phelps, Emma Swan, Mary Chapin and Sarah Eddy. Important art educators and art makers Mary C. Wheeler, Sophia Pitman, Eleanor Talbot and Katharine H. Austin are also represented.
Space is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Don’t miss your chance to see this show. The Galleries of the Providence Art Club are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are weekdays, noon to 4pm/weekends, 2pm to 4pm.
(Seen here: detail from ‘Breton Headdress’ painted by PAC founder Rosa Peckham, 1880)
Starts Sunday, March 5, 2pm to 5pm, Providence Art Club, 11 Thomas Street, (directions)