Wednesday, August 2, 2017

An Aggregate of Forces: 60 Women Artists Over 60


Nancy Azara
Ghost Ship, 2017; vine with gesso, paint, and aluminum leaf on wood posts; 4 x 12 x 1.5 feet

"Ghost Ship represents a passage. It is about my aging. The last segment of my life as it passes on for me 
. . . its presence echoes much of my history."



This has been a good time for women artists d'un certain ├óge. Despite the mindless cruelties of ageism in the art world and elsewhere, the rush to woo newly minted MFA-holding artists has slowed as dealers, curators, critics--and, yes, collectors--have come to appreciate those of us in it for the long haul. You need only consider the recent and current spate of exhibitions in New York City galleries and museums to see the interest in women artists, particularly those whose careers have spanned decades. My ongoing Mothers of Invention series has reported on several of these exhibitions, many of which include artists who are still working in the studio every day and exhibiting regularly.


Prologue

Being an artist over 60 (there, I said it), I decided to create a feature that focuses on my contemporaries. We are also mothers of invention. The artists I selected for 60 Women Artists Over 60 come from throughout the United States and a few from Canada, ranging in age from just-turned-60 to just-about-to-turn 90. We have been serious artists our entire adult lives. We comprise, then, the history of contemporary art.  And since so many of us came of age during the Second Wave of the Women's Movement, feminism has informed our lives and work. The title, An Aggregate of Forces, comes from painter PE Sharpe, who acknowledges the strong women in her life. You'll see her work as you scroll. 








Barbara Lubliner, a member of the club, made her cast concrete sculpture, Muscle, right, when she was only 47, but it is placed in the Ms. Foundation collection next to the photograph of those two political powerhouses, Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes, taken when they were 79 and 82 respectively.








To be honest, I had an ulterior motive. I want 60 to be thought of as something to be aspired to, not dreaded. I want it to be considered the threshold of something more and better.  At 73, for instance, Brenda Goodman is flying high. She was recently was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York City, and in the past decade has had 12 solo shows and participated in some 42 group exhibitions. 

Hidden Memories, 2017, oil on panel, 32 x 38

Below: Installation view of her solo booth at the NADA art fair in New York City in March 2017, presented by Jeff Bailey Gallery



One thing you'll notice is that many of the works shown here are ambitious in size or presentation, and that the included artists embrace a range of materials. Arlene Slavin, who will be 75 in October, is working with polyester window film, a new material for her. Bascha Mon, 84, has been working on an installation that now consists of 250+ works arranged in a grid that continues to grow. You'll see their work as you scroll. (I have included an artist's comments, and her age, when she has offered that information.) We proceed with the poignant thought expressed by the title of Stephanie Brody Lederman's painting, below.

We Are in the Same Boat, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 40 inches

Stephanie turned 78 as this article was being prepared

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Youdelman standing with Self Portrait as Ophelia at the Fresno Art Museum, where her retrospective, Fashioning a Feminist Vision, 1972-2017, is taking place through August 27
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"I have been working and exhibiting since 1971. I just turned 69 in June and right now, this period of my life as an artist is truly the best ever.  Because I work intuitively, the most valuable thing for me is having time to work, to allow ideas flow and develop naturally.  Since I retired from teaching I am able to focus all my energy on my art."
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Bascha Mon
New Land, ongoing from 2015, gouache on paper, each 8.5 x 12 inches
This narrative installation tells the story of the fear and anticipation experienced by immigrants and refugees

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As a young painter, Mon found her way from family life in New Jersey to the Art Students League in New York City when League rules didn't provide scholarships to married women, she notes. "But with the support of fellow students and instructors, I did receive a scholarship and completed four years of instruction." She began to exhibit in 1971.



Abstraction

My personal preference is for abstraction, specifically geometric abstraction, so I started the flow of images with work in this genre, but keep scrolling, because you'll see much more. I've divided the flow of images into a few categories.

60th Birthday Cake, June 2017, chocolate sheet cake with buttercream and fondant icing, 11 x 16 inches

Now this is how to turn 60: "I hired my art photographer to take pictures as every slice was removed," says Williamson. The cake, which she decorated, is of a piece with her oeuvre (which does not normally involve baked goods)
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The Mighty Atom, 2014, acrylic on aluminum panel, 50 x 46 inches

"Somehow, everything I’ve been working on professionally for the past 43 years seems to all have joined together into one cohesive and continuing story. I don’t know what the next chapter of development will bring. I’m just happy that my creative impulse has never wavered, and I wake up each morning eager to get into the studio." 
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Quaglia 215, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 x 5 inches

"Gail Sheehy writes in her book, New Passages, "Imagine the day you turn 45 as the infancy of another life.” I picked up a paintbrush for the first time at the age of 48, after a successful career as a graphic designer. Now 61, I am a living example of that theory. My work and career have taken off in ways I never could have imagined. I truly believe that I could not have produced the work I do now, when I was in my 20’s. I am more creative and more disciplined than I ever was in my youth. Back then, I was too concerned with seeking validation. Age has brought with it a kind of fearlessness, mingled with a lifetime of experiences." 
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Twister, acrylic on shaped PVC panel, 27 x 12 x 11 inches
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Per Aspera Ad Astra (Through Hardship to the Stars), 2017, oil on shaped canvas, 9 feet high
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13 55 31b, 2017, acrylic on Komatex [PVC paper], 24 x 50 inches
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Shadow Zone, 2017, encaustic on panel, 24 x 36
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As Sweet As honey, 2012, mixed media on panel, 36 x 36 inches
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Untitled, 2017; found wood, balsa, paint; app, 6 x 6 x 11 inches
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#5, 2016, 2016-17, acrylic on panel, 26 x 26 inches
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The Future, 2016; acrylic on canvas, antique chair; 84 x 57 x 20 inches

"Being a female, a lesbian artist over 60, has made me feel both invisible and yet more free than in the past; a longer view provides perspective and proportion.The ego demands of fame and fortune don’t feel quite as compelling. I feel grateful to have been able to work steadily and persistently in the studio for over 40 years. And the friendship and support of a longstanding community is also partly responsible for my sanguine attitude. Of course, the art world is as youth-oriented as ever, and it’s not been easy to watch the next “hot new thing” take center stage. I still have hope that my day will come!  But I don’t sweat it as muchwe’re all part of this cultural history and contribute our best to it."
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Outside In, 2016, encaustic on panel, 18 x 12 inches
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V Sine Horizon 4, 2013, oil on linen, 64 x 32 inches
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Grey Lady, 2016, oil on linen, 30 x 24 inches
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Capriccio, 2013, oil on canvas, 48 x 40 inches
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"I'll keep it simple. I'm glad to be alive and still painting."
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Big Mouth, 2017, oil on panel, 48 x 36
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Fragments of Geometry and Change #239, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches
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Terra Ignota, 2015, encaustic and pigment on paper on panel, 31 x 21 inches

"This title, translated as Unknown Territory, is a response to my experience transitioning into a new phase of life--after 60."
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Sunwheels, 2017, oil on linen, 78 x 48
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Harmonizations VIII, 2017, mixed metalpoint on black gesso on museum board on panel, 24 x 24 x 2 inches
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"At 73 I am trying to look forward and not backward, but working on a retrospective of my work in metalpoint drawing scheduled for 2018 at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock, I am forced to look over my life. Every art work from my past has a story of a different time and place."
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Cry, 2007, encaustic on panel, 60 x 60 inches
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"In my work, I have always tried to express human emotion in its most reductive form. Over the course of the 55 years I’ve been an artist, this has remained true. In the last decade I’ve experienced the death of my husband, the loss of many of my closest friends and artist colleagues, as well as my own personal struggles. These struggles and joys embed themselves in my psyche and find their way to my work. In Cry, each figure’s outstretched “arms” express the pain, longing, and grief I was experiencing . . . My mind is as adventurous now as it was when I was young, but my body is not. I’ve needed to adapt my work and processes to the realities of my physical limitations. But my need to express myself and the human condition continues."
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Night Lights, 2016, encaustic and oil stick on panel, 29 x 29 inches

"I was born in 1939, just before the War. I have painted for almost 40 years and hope to continue painting for at least another 20 years."
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All in All, 2017, oil on linen, 46 x 42 inches
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Surge #3, acrylic and thread on canvas, 54 x 62 inches
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Comes the Night, 2017; encaustic, textile collage, carbon on panel; 17 x 31.25 inches
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Cover Up, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 52 x 48 inches
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Tapestry Series, 2017, oil on canvas with steel rods and angle iron hooks, each app. 80 x 80 inches
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Ruminator, 2016. oil on panel, 36 x 36 inches
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Poprock 2260, 2017, oil on paper on panel, 23 x 24 inches
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Curls, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
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Covers 24 Blue J Summer, 2016, gouache on handmade paper, 24 x 24 inches
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Unsayable Lights [foreground], 2017, acrylic and archival ink on canvas, 72 x 76 inches
Installation view from solo at Robichon Gallery, Denver
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Remember to Count . . .", 2017, flashe and charcoal on Yupo mounted on Dibond, 40 x 26 inches

"Being a women working as an artist for so many years has made me realize this is it...this is what I do...this is what I will keep doing until I can't, with ode to my now-passed artist mother, Margaret Manter, and my now-passed artist grandmother, Mary Manter."
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The Edge of Night, 2017, gouache on panel,. 20 x 16 inches
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What Lies Beneath, 2013, encaustic and ink on panel, 48 x 36 inches
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Bower, 2017, oil on canvas, 60 x 47 inches
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Margaret Suchland
Marking Time n. 10, 2010, mixed media, 18 x 18 inches
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Nature, Figuration, Photography, and a Little Art History


Golden Trumpets, 2017, pigment ink on Kozo with encaustic, 36 x 45.5

"I am more creative, brave, happy, and secure in who I am than I have ever been before. I even like my silver hair!"
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Moon Glow, 2014, acrylic on Mylar mounted on panel, 50 x 40 inches

In 2010 I had just turned 60 when I returned to my studio after a five-year hiatus writing my book, The Artist's Guide. After six frustrating months to awaken my visual art brain, these paintings on Mylar emerged. Whew. I felt I had arrived at last."
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Shift From Edge to Edge, 2017, oil and graphite on encaustic monotype,  36 x 24 inches
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Patti Russotti
Dancers Dance, mixed media, 24 x 24 inches
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Under, 2015-16, oil on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
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Queen Bea, 2016, digital print, 30 x 40 inches
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Melancholic Museum, 2015, photomontage archival pigment print, 22 x 17 inches
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Dark Matter, 2017; oil, enamel, and sand on linen; 36 x 48 inches

"In 1992, I had my first solo painting show, when I was 40-years-old. Now, I’m almost 65 and nearing the traditional retirement age . . . I have been a member of the vibrant all-women artist’s collective, A.I.R. Gallery, for 20 years and had my eighth solo show of new paintings there in March. I have an 21 solo shows in various venues. . . Dark Matter, which is based on a painting by Edvard Munch, was painted in the wake of the election. Two people looking out into a difficult and unknown future, which reflects my feelings at this time as an older woman artist and as an American in this era of backward thinking."
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Mixed Metaphor, 2015, mixed media on canvas, 64 x 46 inches
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Vermeer-A.Gentileschi, 2017, oil, 10 x 10 inches

"When I'm painting I'm not 62."
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Dinner at Our House, 2015, fabric and mixed media, 34 x 27 inches
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Duality, 2012, oil on canvas, 38 x 48 inches

"Over 60. Finding community, finding my audience."


Black & White 


PE Sharpe
Paintings for Women, 2017, oil on canvas, 78 x 42 inches

"After three decades of pursuing photography and technology I made the decision to dedicate this final phase of a productive and fulfilling life as an artist to the unfolding of the pleasures of tactility in artmaking. I have spent these past several years discovering a vocabulary of line and formal expression of sense-desire particular to the properties of paint. This group of paintings is dedicated to the strong women who have been positive influences in my life, an aggregate of forces beyond naming."
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Currents, 2015, coated copper wire, 28 x 28 x 3 inches

"I’m turning 90 this year. As I move ahead with my work, I also reflect on my inspirations and beginnings. For the past 20 years my work has been concerned with interlocking lines and the spaces they form. I create a sense of weightlessness and luminescence by the manipulation of narrow-gauge industrial wire as I explore the contradiction between metal elements known for their strength and durability and the delicacy of the textiles that result."
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Transit series 5, 2017, ink and enamel on panel, 20 x 24 inches
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Blacks and Whites 47, 2016, oil on paper, 41 x 29 inches
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Leaving Before the Rain Comes, 2017, oil on paper, 30 x 22 inches
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The Gathering III,  2017; rubber, textiles, encaustic; 6 x 12 x 12 inches
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BKS-16-2, 2009, graphite on Diralar, 16 x 16 inches

"I was born in 1947 and have been converting wherever I lived into a studio. Over the years I've had many goals; some I reached, some I adjusted. Lately I've come to appreciate that I'm fully successful at arriving at exactly where I am!"
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We're Not Really Friends, 2013, charcoal on paper, 27 x 39 inches
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A Few Installations


Cells, 2016, acrylic on paper, 30 x 300 inches
Installation at Westbeth Gallery, New York City, 2017

Below: Cell 3, 30 x 38 inches



Black Tears, 2015, ink and beeswax on paper, 6.5 x 16 feet
Installation at Yellow Peril Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, 2015

Detail: Single element, 7 x 5.5 inches


“Hallelujah for the freedom that aging brings. Longevity diminishes peer pressure and performance anxiety, while strengthening insight and wisdom.”  
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Gelah Penn
Situations [large detail], 2017, mixed media, dimensions variable
Recent installation in the Amelia A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury, New York

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Intersection, 2017, polyester window film
Installation view from recent exhibition at the Bronx Museum of the Arts
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Hue, Space, Place, A Year of Color, 2016, acrylic on polyester resin film, 14 x 23 x 5 feet
Recent installation at Odetta Gallery, Brooklyn
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Flow, 2017; tar paper, handmade paper, plexiglass rods; 22 x 55 x 4 feet
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"Being over 60 has become a battle with time. I want to not be forgotten. This has made me more fierce, in search of bigger challenges, taking more risks with stronger clarity in my work. Nothing is daunting despite aches, pains, and surgeries. I stir my pot because honestly, what have I got to lose? "
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Theresa Hackett
On Location in the Pines and Other Places, 2017, mixed media
Installation at the Delaware Arts Alliance
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Paintings from Silk Road series, each encaustic on panel, 12 x 12 inches; installation 52 x 112 inches 
Shown in Formal Aspects, curated by Sarah Hinckley, at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, 2015
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How I selected these artists
In mid-July I posted on my Facebook page a Call for Women Artists over 60, explaining my project and asking them to send me an image of their work. I limited the call to my "friends," some of whom I knew only through cyber space. Over the course of two weeks I received 148 submissions, enough to make at least two such features. Selection, then, was subjective. I chose works that resonated for me and which I felt advanced the curatorial flow. If you're counting, I went a little over my stated limit of 60. There's a lot of good work here. 



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98 comments:

  1. Thank you Joanne, It is an honor to be here. Congratulations to all the other artists!
    We are still kicking it, with more determination than ever.
    Kate Petley

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  2. A very strong gathering of artwork. Thank you.

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  3. Thank You Joanne for this project! I'm so happy to be part of this, with many women with whom I have shared wall space in various galleries and art fairs. Most inspiring has been learning about woman and work with whom I wasn't already familiar. You've just expanded the tapestry of women artists. Brava!

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  4. So good to see so many fine pieces and be introduced to artists I was unaware of. Thank you for doing this!

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  5. Wonderful series! I love the sequencing. Excellent curation. Really amazing and beautiful work. And I'm honored to have been included, thank you.

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  6. What a wonderful, inspiring example of what women can do. Thank you for another splendid post, Joanne.

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  7. So many amazing pieces. I really enjoyed this. Thanks!

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  8. thank you, Joanne. it's so great that you have acknowledged all these 60+ artists. a clarity of mind and spirit has become part of my work that could never have happened until i hit my 70's.

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  9. THANK YOU ! I ENJOYED THE SERIES IMMENSELY!

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  10. THANK YOU! I enjoyed the series IMMENSELY!

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  11. Amazing! I was familiar with about half of these artists, the other half a revelation. I will now be searching the web for more information about many of these artists who were unknown to me. Hurray! And thank you!

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  12. This is a powerful and diverse compilation of work -- thank you for including my work in the mix.

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  13. Beautiful show! But it seems ironic to have only posted this call on FB in mid-July. It preselects only those artists who use FB---and fewer older artists that I know use it regularly. I missed that post but definitely would have applied. http://naomischlinke.com Alas! :-)

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    1. Naomi,

      There is nothing ironic about my Call to Artists in July. My intention was to limit the Call to those artists with whom I interact on Facebook, some of whom I know personally, others who are cyber friends only.

      I am not paid to produce this blog, so I wanted to keep the number of submissions manageable. I received 148 submissions. This post took at least 30 hours to produce--selecting images, resizing them for blog posting, keeping track of info for each image, writing the captions, including the text from each artist who provided it, emailing back and forth with the selected artists as necessary. I requested a certain format; sometimes artists did not provide me with the format I requested. To have opened up this project to a wider audience would have resulted in an impossible job for me.

      This is my gift to the community, so I'm sure you can understand that I get to choose the parameters of the project.

      All best to you.

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    2. I'm so very happy to have seen this post! There's nothing else out there like this, I'm pretty sure. I received an overwhelming amount of inspiration looking at this incredible art created by such talented women. I'm so glad you did this. Thank you!

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    3. Good job, great show.

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  14. Hello Joanne,

    Just wanted to thank you, this is I think the best piece you've done. Mostly because there is so much good work. I know those are your words but I so completely agree. Congrats to all the artists included.

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  15. Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for putting this collection together.

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  16. Thank you Joanne. We need to see more projects like this one.

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  17. Joanne honored to be in the company of all these amazing women. Thank you for including me/ my work. You advocacy of women is always profoundly appreciated but this daunting task of documenting 60 + over 60 women is most admirable and highly supreme. ❤️Suzan

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  18. Thank you Joanne. Knowing your aesthetic, I didn't expect to be included, but am pleased and proud to have been selected. This is a wonderful grouping and beautifully curated in terms of sequence and weight. So grateful to have my vision pointed in all these new directions, thanks to your choices and presentation.

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    1. Agnes,
      One of the things I love about this kind of curatorial project is that it forces me to look beyond my particular aesthetic. I am the richer for it. Thank you for submitting your work, which is so interesting to me.

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    2. And thank you again. I'm still busy working my way through all these artists' websites. It's an inspiration.

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  19. Great group of artists. A visual treat!

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  20. Thank you Joanne!
    Thrilled to be included with these talented women. I appreciate all the work you put into this project. Loved seeing the work of this diverse group of artists. The future is female!

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  21. This is great. Thank you Joanne!

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  22. Loved the concept...love the result.

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  23. Absolutely stunning work! Beautiful curation!

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  24. Honored to be included with such a powerful group of artists.
    Thank you Joanne!
    You continue to amaze!

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  25. Thank you so much for this marvelous look at this wonderful work! I'm impressed by the work and your effort.

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  26. Great representation of work here, many artists unfamiliar to me, and a few surprised me by their age (!) Thank you

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  27. Hot damn!!! Thank you! I feel like I have received a baptism.
    Chris, age 69

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  28. Inspirational...thanks for curating/producing. Mothers of Intention...!

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  29. Yum! Nourishing, affirming, dazzling and energizing! Thanks so much for following through with curating and implementing this virtual group! What a great vision! If the goal was to create both a showcase for the selected artists and inspiration and a sense of community for your audience, you have succeeded. Blog on, Joanne & many thanks.

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  30. Thank you, just thank you. Beautiful collection.

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  31. Thank you, just thank you. Beautiful collection!

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  32. Thank you Joanne. What a wonderful collection of women! I am honored to be included with artists I have loved forever and artists I am seeing for the very first time! All of the works are interesting, and to think they are done by "old women?" Your blog is amazing!
    A treasure!

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  33. Fantastic, well done, impressive...loved looking at all the work.

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  34. Very inspirational and informative, Joanne. Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to present an impressive body of work and to celebrate the brilliant creativity of women.

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  35. Reading this morning for the second time through! Taking time to look up many on IG and their websites. What a treat. Totally respond to Rachel Friedberg when she says ".. My mind is as adventurous now as it was when I was young, but my body is not. I’ve needed to adapt my work and processes to the realities of my physical limitations. But my need to express myself and the human condition continues." And also Susan Shutan when she says : "Being over 60 has become a battle with time. I want to not be forgotten. This has made me more fierce, in search of bigger challenges, taking more risks with stronger clarity in my work. Nothing is daunting despite aches, pains, and surgeries. I stir my pot because honestly, what have I got to lose?" Both resonate as I worked to become a committed artist as a second career and playing a lot of "catch up." Thank you as always for your curation, and incredible writing and editing skills which allow us to move through this visual exhibit in a coherent and intriguing way.

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  36. Impressive group of talent. I only know one of the artists - a friend, so it opens a portal onto a complex, beautiful group of women and their work. Having turned 65 a week ago I admire their drive, determination and sense of adventure.

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  37. I've taken another journey through these images and this time appreciated the quotes you have chosen. There's something special here, and I am energized by the 'aggregate".

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  38. Sarah van OuwerkerkAugust 3, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Really great to see all the wonderful work and to see Teri Hackett here. There should be a part II.

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  39. Wonderful undertaking, Joanne, and what a pleasure to see all this diverse terrific work! We women are a force. Congrats to all!

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  40. Beautiful and inspiring work, both the artists' work and the blog post. I am excited to learn more about those that are new to me. Thank you.

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  41. Excellent! Thank you, I feel like I just went to a museum!

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  42. thank you Joanne for taking the time to put this together and for including my work. it is exciting to see some friends and be introduced to some new work. and by the way, i forgot to include my age... i am a very proud 62... and will be 63 in another month...shine on the wisdom of woman who paint (or make) and age.

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  43. How good it was to "visit" these women and their work. I'm in that age category and resonated with the comments; thank you for this labor of love.

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  44. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Such beautiful work and so inspiring. Reaching 60 can be a positive thing.I feel my best work is still coming.

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  45. As Sandi so succinctly put it "Wonderful undertaking Joanne". It was a pleasure to see this diverse body of work by a group of women who are indeed a force. To add to the wave, "Congrats to all!" Thanks for sharing Joanne.

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  46. what excellent art… and it must be seen by a wider audience…why isn't it?

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  47. Thank you so much for doing this, Joanne—love these works—so many outstanding moving and hugely inventive. I also enjoy reading the statements. Wonderful—will revisit.

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  48. Thank you, amazing works and artists.

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  49. Bravo to you for doing this.
    I have enjoyed seeing your work in Atlanta a while back.

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  50. Thank you for such an inspiring post - it's a similar story here in the UK - I know many wonderful women artists who like me are in their 70's and creating vibrant work

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  51. Sarah van OuwerkerkAugust 4, 2017 at 7:47 AM

    What a great body of work. Needs Part II.

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  52. Wonderful wonderful. As a woman artist who reached the age of 60 two days ago, I feel inspired, passionate, excited and so grateful to all the women who continue to create as they get older. Most special is the quote from Nancy Koenigsberg 'I’m turning 90 this year. As I move ahead with my work...' I do hope I too am 'moving ahead with my work' when I'm 90!

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  53. I really enjoyed seeing all the artists amazing work. This is so inspiring. Thank you

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  54. Joanne this is another generous gift to us, to the world. So much strong work, much by artists new to me. Sorry to have missed the call- but thrilled to receive these images and words. I am clapping inwardly and thinking thank you, more, more����

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  55. That was fun! Thank you. When is Part 2? Keep me posted!

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  56. ¡Me encanto! Todos los cuadros distintos y llenos de color. Gracias por compartir.

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  57. Enjoyed viewing this so much! Many artists are familiar names- this is a great opportunity /reminder to view their work further.
    I played a game with myself while viewing the images, blocking out parts of the artist's names so they were gender neutral (meaning male). A new view of art history ensued! Thank you for this valuable work and journal

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  58. I am shocked that some of these friends are 60 and over and further shocked that some that I do not know are 90 and still working. The comment "When I paint I am not 62" is perfect. It is what happens. Also to see some work of friends that I have not seen before is wonderful.
    Congratulations on your birthday and letting us celebrate with you.

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  59. Thanks, everyone, for these lovely and supportive comments.

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  60. This is great, Joanne! I am sorry that I missed your FB call... I surely would have sent you some of my work, as well. Many thanks for all that you do - you are one of my role models as an artist.

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  61. Very Very accomplished workQ I set aside Liz D Swiebel and A. Arlene Slavin as images to post to support the show. Q. What is the Feminist Vision that is being presented?

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    1. Click onto Nancy Youdelman's name and her website will come up. Info about her show, "Fashioning a Feminist Vision," will come up.

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  62. Thank you, Joanne! I'm honored to be included amongst these other women artists and so many wonderful images of work I hadn't known. Hooray!

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  63. An outstanding article on the show. Loved the the commentary and the extensive number of images. Congratulations to all the artists and to Joanne!

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  64. Great article Joanne...wish I had known about your call...some of us do not do Facebook. I do hope you do another Sixty Over 60! Eugenie Lewalski Berg: www.eugenielewalskiberg.com, Instagram @elbstudio. Gene.art@verizon.net

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  65. Great article, Joanne! Thank you! I wish I knew about your call...some of us do not do FB! I do hope you will do yet another Sixty over 60! Instagram @elbstudio, www.eugenilewalskiberg.com

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  66. Thanks Joanne, I missed your call, but being in the over 60 category I am inspired and encouraged to see this vital work by women. And that was your point, I believe!

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  67. Thank you for showing such beautiful work, and making the point about ageism. I have always thought that the work just gets richer as one gets older. I don't fit into that category yet, but I do aspire to be as inspired an artists as each one you have chosen, now and when I do get there.

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  68. Really great to see the work of these amazing artists! Sorry I missed your call, there are so many women artists in the UK too it would be amazing to spread out this survey. It's a been a very male focused art world here for a long time but things seem to be opening out a bit now!
    Thank you!

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  69. Wonderful and inspiring collection of women artists work! Thank you so much for this. As a woman artist who is turning 62 tomorrow I do not plan on stopping making art. I feel that I have not yet created my best work. Creating art is what keeps me alive here in this mortal coil especially in these times.

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  70. Lots of amazing work here. I am surprised there are not prints or artist's books.

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  71. Thank you for this! I am an artist who began painting when I was 9 and I turn 71 the 23rd of this month! I was just saying to someone the other day I still paint and try new things in my artwork because as I paint, time feels like it stands still!

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  72. Thank you for this! I am an artist who began painting when I was 9 and I turn 71 the 23rd of this month! I was just saying to someone the other day I still paint and try new things in my artwork because as I paint, time feels like it stands still!

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  73. Awesome compilation and exciting to see women artists over 60. But -- what happened to video / media female artists?

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    1. Did you see my note at the end of the article, "How I selected these artists"?

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  74. Hey friends, all these questions about why didn't I select this genre or that, and why did I put out my Call in the middle of the summer, and why did I open only to my Facebook friends, and why and why and why. I'm a working artist who took a big chunk of time out of my painting practice to do this, so I'm getting a bit impatient with these questions. Also, all of you who loved this post, my blog can use your support in the form of a modest donation. Please support the people who support the ideas that are important to you. Thank you.

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  75. Hi Joanne,

    An impressive group of artists. Thanks for taking the time to do this! Sorry I missed the call. Oh well!

    So much good work out there.
    Best, Camille Eskell

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  76. I'm thrilled to be included with so many accomplished artists. It has also introduced me to a few new-to-me artists I now plan to follow. Thank you Joanne.

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  77. Each image is so arresting, and after many scrolls (up and down), I feel that the flow of images is itself an education – it seems inevitable while being full of surprises. What an eye, Joanne!. Thank you for honoring us 60+ artists, even some (!) who feel their art has miles to go. Seeing your post inspires me to get busier.

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  78. The insides of my eyes are dancing. What an astounding collection. Makes me proud to be an over 60 artist.

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  79. Immensely enjoyed by someone who is well over 60 and, though not an artist, learning to appreciate life's achievements, I thank you for compiling this collection. Additionally I am honored to be a friend of Margaret Suchland and proud owner of one of her amazing works of Marking Time.

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  80. Thank you Joanne for your time, generosity and sharing your eye. It was fantastic to see so many artists work I have been familiar with and many artists new to me who continue to dig deep and share. I am honored to be included.

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  81. Fantastic Joanne, seeing all these wonderful artist here. Thank you so much for bringing these together.

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  82. I feel I have spent time at an art gallery, soaking in the thoughts and images. I so resonate with this. Art and creativity have been the anchor of my life, although I've never been a working artist. Last year I turned 80 and wrote my first poem. The poems are still pouring out. I echo the freedom and fullness that age can bring. Thanks you for the images, the words and the attitude!

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  83. pamelacasper2@gmail.comAugust 18, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Your survey is a welcome and much needed insight into lesser or unknown female artists who have long careers. Thank you for bringing them into the light. I would love to see you produce a yearly presentation, so that more deserving and quality artists can be documented. I am speaking from a personal point of view as well.
    Thank you, Pamela Casper
    www.pamelacasper.com

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  84. an elegant tour de force of vision and execution

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  85. Just a heads up for all who have benefitted from Joanne's generous gift of personal time, space and curatorial expertise: it's very easy to pay something back using the DONATE button up top on the right hand side.

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  86. This is a stunning collection of exciting and contemplative work. I, too, would love to see an annual presentation. Thank you for your vision and dedication to spotlighting other artists! Very inspirational!

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