A few Manhattan Arts International members, current and past, are represented in this photo montage. First row: Isabelle Gautier, Elke Daemmrich, Joanne St-Cyr, and September McGee; Second row: Diane Husson, Liesbeth Oudshoorn, and Barbara Rachko.
HerStory 2016 Exhibition Will Present Outstanding Women Artists
Manhattan Arts International has been presenting HerStory exhibitions since 2000. It announced the HerStory 2016 juried exhibition to be presented in March. We expect to attract a variety of spectacular works of art by women artists in all styles and mediums. As Director of Manhattan Arts International I have presented numerous “HerStory” exhibitions from when we published Manhattan Arts International magazine, before we established an online gallery at www.manhattanarts.com.
We are accepting all 2-d and 3-d mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, works on paper, mixed media, photography, digital art, fiber, assemblages, installation art, and one-of-a-kind, handmade functional art pieces, including ceramics.
We Proudly Promote Women Artists
As we place this call for artists we want to take this opportunity to honor and share information about some of our outstanding women artist members.
Isabelle Gautier was born and grew up in Normandy and now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.Since her early artistic development Gautier has been inspired by a love of nature, color and design. Her extensive international travels have imbued her art with a sophisticated universal perspective of the world. Visit her page on Manhattan Arts.
Elke Daemmrich was born in Dresden, East Germany, she moved to the southwest of France, near Toulouse in 1994. She bought a medieval house, the birthplace of an archbishop of Albi. Her art is a robust symphony of flowers, butterflies, bees, hornets and other insects, in addition to occasional aquatic subjects. Visit her page on Manhattan Arts.
Joanne St-Cyr was born in Montreal, Canada and now lives in Quebec. She has attracted many collectors and accolades from around the globe. She has the same technical prowess as the renaissance masters and uses symbolism to represent various subjects in the guise of metaphorical references in her awe-inspiring allegorical paintings. Visit her page on Manhattan Arts.
September McGee won her Featured Artist membership from Manhattan Arts International by entering the Healing Power of ART juried exhibition in 2015. The artist, who lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, is versatile in many mediums. Her light-filled, dramatic paintings convey an uplifting energy that compels the viewer to experience special moments in time.
Diane Husson brings a lifelong connection to nature to her unique sculptural art. The artist from Norfolk, Virgina is a master of creating concrete “faux bois” (“false wood” in French). This rare process involves the adept layering of concrete over a steel armature. Her mesmerizing art pieces beckon us to enter a realm of mystery, fantasy and imagination. Visit her page on Manhattan Arts.
Liesbeth Oudshoorn creates brightly colored whimsical paintings in which dogs, birds, giraffes, reptilian creatures and other non-human forms are personified. The artist, who lives in Ossendrecht, the Netherlands, has propelled her career into a dynamic international platform with exhibitions around the globe.
Barbara Rachko is a world-renowned artist who creates pastel-on-sandpaper paintings inspired by Mexican and Guatemalan cultural objects such as primitive masks, carved wooden animals, papier mâché figures, and toys.. The full-time artist currently divides her time between residences in New York and Alexandria, Virginia. Visit her page on Manhattan Arts.