1 August 2012



Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity

Event Details: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., August 24, Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA), 3663 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63108-3342

In honor of its 40th anniversary, the St. Louis chapter of the Women's Caucus for the Art is pleased to sponsor Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity.

The juried exhibition features works in a variety of media by women artists from around the globe, as chosen by acclaimed sculptor, Beverly Buchanan.

An opening reception will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

The Longevity-inspired exhibition marks a milestone for the Women's Caucus for the Art. The WCA is celebrating its 40th anniversary of recognizing and celebrating women in the arts and their achievements.

The Contemporary Women Artists exhibition is the oldest running exhibition in the St. Louis area that focuses on the wealth and breadth of work created by women artists.

Contemporary Women Artists XVI: Longevity is juried by Beverly Buchanan, an African-American artist who explores Southern vernacular architecture.

Buchanan is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellowship; a Pollock-Krasner award and two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. In 2011, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Women's Caucus for Art. Buchanan's work is featured in numerous private and public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Ga.