FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State of Women in the Arts Panel Discussion during the Seattle Art Fair Weekend
Seattle, Washington, July 22, 2016 – Distinguished artist Mary Ann Peters will moderate a discussion “The State of Women in the Arts,” on August 5 at 6 pm. at In Context, 220 S. Jackson St., Seattle, WA 98104.
Other artists participating from In Context includes: Etsuko Ichikawa, Marita Dingus, Anna McKee, Kate Sweeney, Tracy Rector, Barbara Robertson, June Sekaguchi and Ann-Marie Stillion.
MARY ANN PETERS is an artist whose combined studio work, installations, public art projects and arts activism have made noted contributions to the Northwest and nationally for over 30 years. Most recently her work has focused on the overlap of contemporary events with splintered histories in the Middle East. Her awards include the 2015 Stranger Genius Award in Visual Art, a 2013 Art Matters Foundation research grant, the MacDowell Colony Pollock Krasner Fellowship (2011), the Civita Institute Fellowship (2004) and the Behnke Foundation Neddy Award in Painting (2000). She is a founder of COCA (Center on Contemporary Art), a recipient of the Artist Trust Leadership and Arts Award, and former board member and board president of NCFE (National Campaign for Freedom of Expression), the seminal group who defended artist rights and the First Amendment during the Helms era. She lives and works in Seattle, Washington.
Panel discussion topics will include:
- Historic perspective: have things changed for women artists since you began your art career or since you were a student?
- International and multicultural perspective: what has your experience been working or showing in other cultures and countries?
- Does identity play a role in your art practice?
- How do you see collective or community action of women artists influencing or creating new pathways for today and the future?
Other In Context events during the Seattle Art Fair:
+ Opening reception: Thursday, Aug. 4 from 5-8 pm.
+ Nightly live performance tableau, “Say La Vie,” from 7-8 pm (Aug. 4-7) by Mary Welch.
+ Closing night reception and special extended performance tableau of “Say La Vie,” by Mary Welsh from 6-8 pm
Supported in part by City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Sandpoint Arts and Cultural Exchange and Fell from the Sky, a non profit support organization for women artists. Also in collaboration with Alliance for Pioneer Square and Samis Land Co. and satelliteseattle.com, the official calendar for the Seattle Art Fair.
For more information, visit incontextseattle.com or call 206-852-3251.