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ARTful Women Exhibit Features Bold Colors, Designs

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ARTful Women

“Ghost Grass” by Sandra Poteet


ARTful Women is a group of five female artists from California, making their Nevada debut in a vibrant new exhibition at the Wilbur D. May Museum.

Their diverse styles are represented in captivating works that are stitched, dyed, painted, printed, stamped, waxed, fused, and embellished. The exhibition will feature a selection of small fiber works that give visitors a rare opportunity to appreciate hand-made original artwork produced in a labor-intensive medium.

The ARTful Women are Sandra Poteet, Lin Schiffner, Gail Sims, Ann Sanderson, and Joan Dyer. The artists are based in Nevada County, California.

As a group, they have shown their work at numerous galleries and museums throughout Northern California. Their pieces have been praised for confident value manipulation, printing and precise detail, rich textures and embellishment, fusion of methods and three dimensional experimentation, painting, subtle rhythms and use of color.

What: ARTful Women: Small Works in Fiber and Mixed Media
When: May 21 – July 17, 2016
Where: Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, Reno
Cost: Free
Contact: (775) 785-5961 or www.maycenter.com

Additional Programming

  • Opening Reception: Friday, May 20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm ~ Meet and mingle with the artists in this special exhibition preview. Light hors’ douevres and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to [email protected]
  • Artown Demo: Sunday, July 17 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm ~ The ARTful Women artists will give a demonstration of their surface design techniques on fabric. Free admission.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.


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