Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inspiring Figures: American Women in Figurative Art at the Butler Institute of American Art

The Hero by Leona Shanks
Oil On Linen
30 x 40

The grand prize for the juried competition went to Studio Incamminati co-founder Leona Shanks!

Waiting by Lea Wight
Oil on canvas
42 x 38

Waiting by Studio Incamminati instructor Lea Wight was also juried into the exhibition.

Two additional images of figurative work by Leona Shanks are included below. To see more of her work, visit her website at

Self Portrait by Leona Shanks 26 x 18

The Guardian by Leona Shanks 28 x 26

Sep 12, 2010 Through Oct 31, 2010
Inspiring Figures: American Women & Figurative Art

Work by American female artists past and present will be exhibited together in a celebration of American women portraying the human figure. Organized by the Portrait Society of America, the exhibit features Butler historic works as well as works by acclaimed contemporary artists in combination with artwork selected from a juried competition. Inspiring Figures is an educational exhibit with programs includes podcasts, films, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and family programming.

Watch the video on Inspiring Figures by clicking here

The show is sponsored by the Cecelia Beaux Forum of the Portrait Society of America and the Butler Institute of American Art. The following activities are planned in conjunction with the show at the Butler Institute:

Women & Art Series:
Free Family Day:
Sunday, September 19, 2010 • 1:30 pm FREE, no reservations needed
Portrait Academy with Judith Carducci & Dawn Whitelaw:
Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25 • Registration needed
Friday, 1-4 pm portrait painting demonstration – Dawn Whitelaw (Zona
Saturday, 9 am-4 pm all day workshop and instruction with Judith Carducci &
Dawn Whitelaw, portrait painting from live models (Butler North)
Cost: $159 for Friday and Saturday or $45 for Friday afternoon demo only
Registration: Call toll-free 1-877-772-4321

Friday & Saturday, October 8 & 9 • 1-4 pm each day • FREE, Pre-registration
Friday, 1-2 pm Guest Lecturer (TBA) followed by film "Who Does She Think She
Is" (Zona Auditorium)
Saturday 10-11:30 am panel discussion, 4 artists from the exhibition (TBA)
11:30 am-1:00 pm break/view exhibition/lunch (Winslow’s CafĂ©)
1:00-3:30 pm portrait painting demonstration - Judith Carducci (Zona Auditorium)

For more information contact the Butler Institute
524 Wick Avenue,
Youngstown, Ohio 44502

1 comment :

  1. Congratulations to Leona. Beautiful job w/ the light and shadow on the shirt in "The Hero."