Women Painters West

September 10 – October 8, 2011

Schomburg Gallery is pleased to present works from members of Women Painters West, one of the leading Southern California art associations. This non-profit organization seeks to bring together talented professional women artists in the spirit of friendship, artistic expression, education and philanthropy.

View Rosemary Bandes' works
View Joanne Beaule Ruggles' works
View Estelle Beigel's works
View Mila Benedicto's works
View Janet Bothne's works
View Lore Eckelberry's works
View Suzanne Edmonson's works
View Marylyn English's works
View Marian Fortunati's works
View Donna Geist Buch's works
View Ellen Grim's works
View Lucie Hinden's works
View Debra Hintz's works
View Andrea Kichaven's works
View Carol Kleinman's works
View Crystal Michaelson's works
View Esther Pearlman's works
View Marge Rheuban's works
View Melanie Roschko's works
View Susan Rosman's works
View Kuniko Ruch's works
View Mara Safransky's works
View Pat Salmons' works
View Virginia Sandler's works
View Bonnie Sue Schwartz's works
View Debra Sokolow's works
View Carole Spence's works
View Linda Stelling's works
View Brenda Stone's works
View Valerie Storosh's works
View Mara Thompson's works
View Connie Tunick's works
View Loraine Veeck's works
View Debra Young's works

About Women Painters West
Founded in 1921 in Laguna Beach, Women Painters West is a non-profit membership corporation with educational, benevolent, fraternal, and charitable objectives. Originally created under the name of The Woman's Art Club of Southern California, the organization saw two name changes before officially becoming Women Painters West in 1983.

Many of Women Painters West’s early members were among the great early California women artists including notables Mabel Alvarez, Kathryn Leighton, Elsie Palmer Payne and Donna Norine Schuster, whose works were featured in the Autry Museum of Western Heritage special exhibition Independent Spirits — Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945.

In recent years, Women Painters West has been comprised of some 250 professional women artists working in all mediums committed to the practice of art. Women Painters West includes among its members art instructors in all levels of art education. Many members exhibit individually in galleries, museums, and universities and have been recognized and honored nationally and internationally. Membership is by application and juried selection.