Exhibiting in the State Theater Lobby until Nov 3

October 3, 2019


Constrained by a patriarchal society, female artists are grossly underrepresented in museums, galleries, and other permanent collections.   Director Frances Morris of Tate Modern said, “My advice to women in the arts today is that it is a changed world. But it really is still a case of pushing and pushing and making opportunities and never being complacent.”

Creating an opportunity for female artists in our community to showcase their work, I have hopefully taken a small step to rectify the unequal access women have to gallery space.

Lucy Gentry Meltzer


The Artists are Linda Andrews, Susan Aurand, Lois Beck, Lynette Charters, Susan Christian,  Llyn De Danaan, Doyle Fanning, Marilyn Frasca, Nicole Gugliotti, Becky Knold, Diane Kurzyna, Jennifer Lauer, Mariella Luz, Anne de Marcken, Mary McCann, Lucy Gentry Meltzer, Michelle Pope, Cyrra Robinson, Joby Shimomura, Julie Simpson, Rene Westbrook and Julia Zay


Susan Christian

The small painting in the show, “Over and Out”, shows an “equals” sign crossed over by a thin red slice or wound: the constant effort on the part of women to obtain equality under the law and within societal traditions, along with the endless cutting-back of those efforts.  Its message is consistent with the message of the play.
I am honored to be included in this show and delighted that Harlequin now shows works of art in the lobby.  As the premier live theatre in our community, Harlequin with its superb staff is bringing ever-stronger work to help us grow as well as enjoy ourselves.

Rene Westbrook

I have been a sculptor, photographer and multi-media artist for 40 years, winning awards in fine arts, sculpture and photography. I have been honored to exhibit on both coasts and internationally. My wide-ranging interests and eclectic background have contributed to my diverse portfolio.

Jennifer Lauer

Like theater or poetry, painting is full of mystery and discovery. What it evokes is personal and changing. When I paint I don’t have a set intention. I paint because I want to touch something that is both timeless and fleeting: a sunrise, a mood…something fragile and significant. My paintings are not meant to be representational but to hold the essential emotional qualities of the experience. Subjects are chosen because they hold opportunity to explore color, a sense of place, character, or ambiance.

Becky Knold

Whoever you are, you are beautiful. Allow yourself to…BLOOM LIKE A FLOWER.