Hello friends and supporters! For those interested, I am leading a open group of people to view my piece (and vote if you wish!) on Sunday, May 27th at 1pm at the Barnes Foundation. I will be in front of the entrance to the Barnes waiting until 1:15pm and then head inside! IF YOU PLAN ON VOTING, PLEASE REGISTER FIRST BY CLICKING THE LINK HERE. Your visit will be free!
Here is the Facebook invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/234609203759609/
I have entered my painting “Madame” in an exhibition at the Barnes Foundation in downtown Philadelphia, PA. The original painting is oil on canvas with gold leaf and Swarovski crystal (her earring). It takes inspiration from the Renoir painting, “On the Grass,” and evokes a reveling in nature, depicting the glamorous beauty of a summer day being spent in the grass. She lies totally relaxed, enjoying the feeling of being one with nature. Like nature’s flowers and greenery, she displays and adorns herself to blend with the beauty that surrounds her. This exhibition is also a competition for votes from the public. The winner receives a stipend and studio residency at the Barnes Foundation.
If I won, it would be a huge leap for my career, and mean that I would have the funds, space, and audience to create bigger, better, and more powerful artworks that would specifically empower women.
This is a way to make a difference in the art world, and in my career, without spending a dime.
Will you help me by VOTING for my piece?
Here’s what you can do:
1. Register to VOTE by CLICKING HERE.
2. Go to the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, PA in person. If you can’t come on Sunday with Jessica, you can go vote between May 21 and June 4 for FREE and VOTE for my piece! All votes must be made in person. You can go Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm, and visit the museum and vote for FREE. However, you must register online first!
Thank you in advance for your efforts! This truly does mean so much to me, and it is my hope that together we can change the system of the art world to reflect more value for women.