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2019 Symposium On Women In The Arts

Jun 29, 2019 • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AWA’s 2019 Symposium on Women in the Arts will feature four presenters and be held Saturday, June 29, starting at 9:00 am, at the Chief Theater (813 Lincoln Ave, Steamboat Springs, CO). Speakers include:

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We Set Our Faces Westward…One Woman’s Journey 1839—1848

Heide Presse, AWA Master Member is creating a group of 45-50 paintings based on an 1848 Oregon Trail journal written by a woman. She will be describing this project and her own journey to becoming a painter and the creative process involved in designing an historic subject artwork.

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Creating Your Career (on Your Own Terms)

Carol Carter, an internationally renowned American artist, whose work has been exhibited in six countries and published worldwide, shares her insights in building an art career while balancing creativity with business and marketing.

Olive Rush: Forgotten Early 20th Century Artist of the American Southwest

Jann Haynes Gilmore, PhD, art historian, writer, and watercolorist, will talk about the remarkable artist Olive Rush, a prolific artist for the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the depression and considered the Dean of Santa Fe Women Artists in the first half of the twentieth century.

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Life as an Artist
Donna Howell Sickles, AWA Master Member, owner of the Davis & Blevins Gallery (TX), and an inductee in the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame,
will present a drawing demonstration and talking about that thin charcoal line that connects her work with her life. “Who I am shapes my art, but what and how I draw and see beauty, has shaped me as well.”

This event is free to the public, no reservations required.  


Jun 29, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Chief Theater
813 Lincoln Ave
Steamboat Springs, CO United States
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