Opening reception for “Change: An Exhibition of Art By Members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)”


Oct 7, 2017
05:00 PM until 08:00 PM


Emerge Gallery is pleased to showcase art by members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) in the exhibition Change on view September 2 - October 2, 2017,  in Saugerties, NY and on-line at 


Established in 1889 — in an era when women artists were associated primarily with crafts and decorative arts — the founders of NAWA envisioned an organization which would promote higher standards for women artists and provide them with the opportunity to exhibit their work. Emerge Gallery is pleased to co-host the themed exhibition Change that highlights the diversity of NAWA members representing all areas of the visual arts. Additional information about NAWA may be found at 


Thirty-five artists have contributed art of various mediums and styles to Change. Pam Cooper combined her handmade abaca paper with price tags and product labels to create mandalas that speak to a beauty obsessed society; Carole P. Kunstadt transformed an 1809 music manuscript into a very intimate and delicate work of art;  Phyllis Rosser used wood stripped of it’s bark and washed smooth by the river in  creating her sculpture. “Although they were dried out and lifeless,” she explains, “I was drawn to the harmony of their grainy patterns. I saw in them the possibility of transcending a visually dull world.” Additional mediums included in Change include acrylic, collage, encaustic, fiber art, graphite, oil, pastel, photography, and watercolor. 


Participating artists are Alayne Abrahams (PA), Virginia Aschmoneit (NY), Jill Cliffer Baratta (NJ), Sandra Bertrand (NY), Diane Christi (NY), Robin Colodzin (MA), Pam Cooper (NJ), Hilda Green Demsky (NY), Carol Dixon (CT), Karen Fitzgerald (MA), Debra Friedkin (NY), Judi Gilden (NJ), Marilyn Hauser (NY), Carole Richard Kaufmann (NY), Maria Kolodziej-Zincio (NY), Carole P. Kunstadt (NY), Jennifer Leighton (NY), Harriet Livathinos (NY), Mary Marley (MA), Wilma Miller (NY), Gloria Mirsky (NY), Carol A. O’Neil (NJ), Pat Paxson (NY), Susan Phillips (NY), Amy Puccio (NY), Leah Raab (NY), Phyllis Rosser (NY), Joanne Beaule Ruggles (CA), Nadine Saitlin (IL), Diane Salamon (OK), Phyllis Shenny (NJ), Mary Lou Siefker (FL), Linda Snider-Ward (LA), Karen Tylec (MD), and Laurie Weber (NJ).


An opening reception for Change will be held at Emerge Gallery on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 5-8 PM. All are welcome. A preview of the exhibition will take place during Saugerties First Friday on October 6, 2017. All work will be available to view and purchase through the Emerge Gallery shop at


Change is part of Shout Out Saugerties — a month-wide celebration of National Arts & Humanities month with various events scheduled throughout October that will connect creativity and well being in the community. Additional information may be found at 

ABOUT EMERGE GALLERY: Emerge Gallery & Art Space focuses on emerging artists from the Hudson Valley, NY, region and beyond by hosting monthly group art exhibitions and other events. It is a very open and welcoming environment that is a wonderful setting for private parties and gatherings and is available for rental. The space is also available to rent for solo and privately curated exhibitions. Artwork from current and previous exhibitions, along with on-line exclusives, are available through the on-line shop at




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