Artemisia After 40
 

Artemisia After 40: Current Work by Past Members

Professor Joan Fitzsimmons is featured in Artemisia after 40 at the Bridgeport Art Center. The exhibition runs from Friday, May 2 to Friday, June 13, 2014.

In September 1973, 20 female Chicago artists formed Artemisia Gallery, dedicated to show work of women artists. From 1973 until closing in 2003, Artemisia played an essential role in supporting and nurturing the careers of over 150 women artists, their mentees and exhibiting guest artists, many of whom made their mark on the Chicago art scene and beyond. The gallery was named after well known 17th century Italian painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.

56 artists who were members of the noted women’s cooperative Artemisia Gallery will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the gallery with a exhibition of their current work, and include Sherry Antonini, Barbara Blades, Karen Brown, Mary Burke, Jane Calvin, Sonja Carlborg, Patty Carroll, Jean Marie Casbarian, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, Barbara Cooper, Mary Ellen Croteau, Silva Denali, Carolynn Desch, Nicole Ferentz, Joan Fitzsimmons, Judith Geichman, Diane Grams, Lori Gunn, Carole Harmel, Nancy Hild, Jayne Hileman, Linda James, Bonnie Klehr, Linda Kramer, Kathryn Kucera, Lialia Kuchma, Julie Laffin, Margaret Lass Gardiner, Margaret Lanterman, Kathy Lehar, Cristine Lofaso, Silvia Malagrino, Susan Michod, Montana Morrison, Jackie Moses, Leah Oates, Christine O’Connor, Carol Padberg, Sandra Perlow, Olivia Petrides, Kathy Pilat, Melissa Ann Pinney, Claire Prussian, Christine Rojeck, Eileen Ryan, Susan Sensemann, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, Fern Shaffer, Elaine Scheer, Diane Simpson, Michelle Stone, Mary Stoppert, Ellie Wallace, Maureen Warren and Toby Zallman.

Joan Fitzsimmons, a professor of photography, is a practicing photographer who exhibits nationally and internationally. Her work is in a number of museum and private collections. joanfitzsimmons.com. She oversees the area of photography in the Studio Arts Program. Fitzsimmons holds a B.F.A from Washington University, and an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Bridgeport Art Center, located in the former Spiegel Catalog Warehouse, is home to many artists’ studios, designers, professional people and a gallery. Established in 2001, the Bridgeport Art Center continually seeks out new ways to serve as a resource for creative minds. The Bridgeport Art Center is open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and is located at 1200 West 35th Street in Bridgeport, Connecticut. For more information, visit bridgeportart.com, or call 773.247.3000.

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