The Gallery at Liggett Studios celebrates Women’s History Month with the 2024 edition of SHE MAKES ART
Exhibition Opens Second Friday, Mar 8, 5-8pm Continues through The Closing on First Thursday, Apr 4, with a 7:00pm showing of !Women Art Revolution! - a documentary film, by Lynn Hershman Leeson, that examines the under-recognized world of feminist art. No charge.
Gallery hours after opening: THURS 5-8pm, SAT 1-5pmGallery 5pm
This annual showing of The State of Women in the Arts is one of the only exhibitions dedicated to exhibiting the excellence of Tulsa Women Artists.
This year’s Awards and Trophies will be given at 7pm in the following categories:
- 2 Dimensional,- Dimensional,
- 3 Dimensional,- Dimensional,
- Most Innovative and- and
- Best Conceptual Realization- Realization
Many thanks to Susan McCalmont, Director of 1515 Lincoln Gallery in Ok City for being the juror for this year’s SHE MAKES ART exhibition. She chose 70 works from 150 entries from 90 artists.
And Many thanks to our SHE MAKES ART sponsor Sharon King Davis and an anonymous Sponsor for making the cash awards and trophies possible.
This year awards will be given in the following categories: 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional,
Most Innovative and Best Conceptual Realization
Juror: Susan McCalmont, Gallery Director at 1515 Lincoln Gallery.
• February 1, 2024, 5pm - SHE MAKES ART - 2024 Entry Deadline.
• February 16, 9pm - Juror makes Digital Jurying and notifies Director.
• February 20, 5pm - Artistic Director Notifies All Artists via email of their Acceptance or Rejection of the Digital Jurying Results.
• March 5, 2024, 1-3pm - Delivery of Artwork Chosen from Digital Jurying
• March 6 & 7 - Installation
• March 8, 5-8pm, Second Friday - SHE MAKES ART - 2024 Opens. Award Winners are announced at 6:30pm.
• The Gallery will be open on Thursdays and Fridays 5-8pm and Saturdays from 1-5pm
• April 4, First Friday - SHE MAKES ART - 2024 Closing from 5-8pm with 7pm showing of “Women Art Revolution!” that is a 2010 documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson and distributed by Zeitgeist Films. It tracks the feminist art movement over 40 years through interviews with artists, curators, critics, and historians.
• April 5, 1-3pm – Sold and unsold work is picked up and checks are given out on sold work.
Juror: Susan McCalmont, Gallery Director at 1515 Lincoln Gallery. She says about the
kind of work she will pick for this show:
In an age where women still struggle for recognition and influence, I would like to see work that represents the creative female voice sharing what strains continue in civil society today. The works should embody the soulful expression of the artist with great attention to finely crafted details.
About Susan McCalmont:
Art is a treasured part of human existence, and our relationship with it inspires Susan McCalmont. Susan began her art exploration as a child and through studying art history at University. Her creative curiosity swiftly evolved into forty years of experience leading nonprofit organizations that cultivated creativity and advanced the arts and community development. During her 20-year leadership of the Kirkpatrick Foundation, she initiated collaborative projects impacting Oklahoma's arts education and culture growth. Shortly after, she launched and steered Creative Oklahoma to improve the economy and life quality using creativity and innovation in education, commerce, and culture. In addition, Susan developed societal change strategies and an international educational and networking event alongside prominent visionary Sir Ken Robinson. In 2012, she received the inaugural Sir Ken Robinson Creative Leadership Award.
1515 Lincoln Gallery is a contemporary and estate art gallery residing in a 1920’s historic house on Lincoln Boulevard in Oklahoma City. Founder, Susan McCalmont, cultivates art education and meaningful connections with a wide variety of modern and secondary market art genres from around the world. McCalmont has established a unique all-inclusive gallery space that sparks creative conversation between artists, collectors, designers, and those curious about art. In addition to offering new and older artworks, McCalmont presents engaging and varied educational exhibitions and programs designed to develop community through connections and discovery. McCalmont states, “We are interested in each person who enters our historical space and will work diligently with each client to further their appreciation for art and find the artwork that fits their specific interests.”