Friday, July 9, 2010

International Exhibition in Portland

Join me and 83 other artists from 24 countries on August 5, 5-7pm at the Littman Gallery, Portland State University Building, 1825 Broadway for USA 2010: Her Presence in Colours IX, International Women Artists' Exhibition as part of week long events surrounding a conference of women artists.

The Oregon Women’s Caucus for Art (OWCA), a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art, welcomes to Portland international visitors for the 9th biannual conference of the International Women’s Art Council (INWAC) based in Panang, Malaysia. This is the first such conference held in the United States and Portland will be opening its doors to welcome the artists during the first week in August. The public is invited to the week long series of free events, offering an opportunity to interact with the artists and to help promote world peace and harmony through communication and meaningful interaction.

Public Events:
Location: Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

Tues, Aug 3, 10AM-4PM – INWAC International Artists’ Forum.
Artists from Asia, Europe, Australia, and Americas will give presentations, sharing their experience as artists.
Location: Ecotrust Building, Billy Frank, Jr. Conference Center. 721 NW Ninth Ave.

Thurs, Aug 5, 9AM-12noon – ARTIST TALKS
Location: Littman Gallery, PSU Smith Building, 1825 Broadway
1:30-4PM ARTISTS SEMINAR: Art Made Out of Desperate Need,
Location: PSU, Shattuck Hall Annex, 1914 SW Park Ave
Location: Littman Gallery, PSU Smith Building, 1825 Broadway
Note: Exhibition dates at Littman Gallery Aug 5-27, Gallery hours: Mon– Fri, 12-4PM

 In 2008, OWCA members Madeline Janovec and Una Kim were asked in Beijing at the 8th INWAC conference, where they were participants, to host the 9th conference in Portland. OWCA agreed to host this important event. Previous conferences have been held in Australia, England, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Korea. The conference is the vision of
 Dr. Yuen Chee Ling, Director of the Conservancy of Fine Art of Malaysia and founder/president of the International Council of Women’s Art.
Her Presence in Colours reflects the cohesive spirit of women artists and their inner passion for life and art, their concern and awareness, their emotions and aspirations.

For more information: Contact: Co-Chair Karen Swallow, 503.231.7624,
Co-Chair Una Kim, 503.358.8891