The womanKIND reception was a warm-hearted gathering on a very cold night at the Citadel Gallery in San Jose. The exhibition, a Cole / Drews Watkins project was held in support of the YWCA Silcon Valley – eliminating racism, empowering women! Last day to see the show is Monday, December 19th from 12 to 6 pm.
Power houses Susan Drews Watkins and Sara Cole who put together the show welcoming us all to the exhibition.
Tanis Crosby, CEO of the YWCA Silicon Valley speaking eloquently about the importance of being there for each other as women, as community. Very inspirational!
We were touched by the powerful spoken word poetry of Diana D’Angelo, Sara Cole and Ashlie Andrade. Check back soon, I’ll be posting video links to these readings!
Many of the exhibiting artists were present, here I am with my floral paintings.
Jhina Alvarado with her Mixed media encaustics.
Diana D’Angelo and her mixed media paintings.
Ashlie Andrade with Sara Cole’s paintings on paper.
Sara Cole with her self portraits.
Susan Drews Watkins and friends.
Susan Drews Watkins sculpture, metal, water and glass.
Joy Redick and her watercolors.
Lisa Renée Falk and her Citrus Dress – glass, silk and plastic citrus bags.
Lisa Renée Falk and her Citrus Dress, glass, silk and plastic citrus bags.
Trace Galbraith and her slumped glass work.
My Birds and Teacups cards.
Tableart by Henri Mansfield Herns.
Work by Tableart, Gutfreund, Cole, Cameron
Marti Somers Squirrel over Tumbleweed, Mixed media on panel.
Karen Gutefreund‘s Perpetual Motion, mixed media on canvas. Karen had been to the show early in the afternoon before racing off to Arc in San Francisco for the opening of the F*ck U! exhibition reception!
Brigitte Carnochan‘s Pot of Daffodils , silver gelatin print.
Jhina Alvarado’s Alberts, mixed media encaustic paintings.
Jamie Woods, YWCA Silicon Valley’s Associate Director of Philanthropy and Sara Cole.
It was an honor to meet Tanis Crosby and help to support the YWCA Silicon Valley for all that they do – eliminating racism and empowering women! I hope we’re able to raise lot’s of money with this show for the important work that they do in our community!