Women painters of washington


An association of professional women throughout the state of Washington. Founding members organized in October 1930 to "overcome limitations they faced as women artists and to realize their artistic potential through fellowship." Founders were Elizabeth Warhanik, Dorothy Dolph Jensen, Lily Norling Hardwick, Myral Albert Wiggins, Anna B. Stone and Helen Bebb. The group met the first Thursday of every month at the Seattle Art Museum. It continues into the 21st century and meets monthly at the Seattle Art Museum. In the summer of 2005, an exhibition of work by WPW was featured at the Whatcom Museum. Sources: http://www.womenpainters.com/ABOUT/About.htm; Membership acceptance letter of Helen Ladd, courtesy of her son, Robert Ladd. (LPD)

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