Sponsored by Women & Their Work, Women of the Big State exhibited works by 46 artists from throughout the state. Their techniques included drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and fiber art. Juried by Lisa Phillips, associate curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the exhibition was selected from a statewide call for entries that produced work submitted by 619 artists. Phillips called the exhibition “a startling cross-section of styles and subjects” Her final selection for the show was made after viewing original work.
October 5-25, 1986
Arts Warehouse, Austin
February 28-March 22, 1987
The Pavillion in LTV Center, Dallas
May 1-June 1, 1987
Carver Community Cultural Center, San Antonio
The exhibition was juried by Lisa Phillips, associate curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Carollvey and Vivian Silverstein served as exhibition coordinators.
Artists featured in the exhibition:
Thelma V. Blake, Barbara D. Drewa, Celia Eberle, Sally Gall, Linnea Glatt, Lee Ann Harris, Carol Cash Hawkins, Lucinda Johnson, Mary Lou King, Kathy Loves, Joan Maffei, Suzanne Manns, Heather Marcus, Sarah C. Piercie, Judith Williams