Women Painting at MDC

May 18 - September 29, 2017

Summer Open Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 11am-5pm

Curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert

Girls’ Club presents Women Painting, featuring over 50 works from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Inspired by Emile de Antonio’s era-defining 1972 documentary film “Painters Painting”, Women Painting is an exhibit, video documentary series and catalog that attest to the vibrancy and relevance of the practice of painting by women, from the 1970s to the present day.

As contemporary art evolves along the lines of greater interactivity via the use of technology (interdisciplinary forms, new media, performance and spectacle, social action, video, online and virtual reality) Girls’ Club focuses on the practice of painting, a technology with a long, more nuanced history. Focusing on the rich, momentous space between the artist and her painting support, the action occurs within the private space of the artists’ studio and the “arena” of the painting.

In conjunction with the exhibit, Girls' Club will produce a series of mini documentary videos exploring the artists' practice, pursuits and creative drives while illuminating the public on the particular experiences of women, painting, as well as a published catalog.

The exhibition on view at the Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, in partnership with the Miami Dade College Galleries of Art + Design, in Miami, FL. For additional information about MDC galleries,  please call 305-237-7700.

Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, 11011 SW 104 Street, Miami


featured image: Joan Snyder, Postmardemgarden, 1995, Oil, acrylic, paper mache on canvas, 66 x 72 inches



Harumi Abe
Dhruvi Acharya
Firelei Baez
Ingrid Calame
Squeak Carnwath
Elisabeth Condon
Amy Cutler
Melanie Daniel
Julie Davidow
Madeline Denaro
Nicole Doran
Nicole Eisenman
Louise Fishman
Pia Fries
Jackie Gendel
Neysa Grassi
Joanne Greenbaum
Hilary Harnischfeger
Sharon Horvath
Jacqueline Humphries
Vera Iliatova
Chantal Joffe
Emily Noelle Lambert
Natalya Laskis
Amy Mahnick
Melissa Meyer
Beatriz Monteavaro
Elizabeth Murray
Kathy Osborn
Julia Oschatz
Vickie Pierre
Vanessa Prager
Cristina Quarles
Julie Rofman
Lisa Sanditz
Amy Sillman
Elena Sisto
Shinique Smith
Joan Snyder
Nicola Tyson
Josette Urso
Odalis Valdivieso
Lara Viana
Shoshanna Weinberger
Sue Williams
Paula Wilson
Katharina Wulff
Lisa Yuskavage


Women Painting Film Screening + Catalog Release: Saturday, September 16, 2-5pm

at Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, 11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, FL

In conjunction with the exhibition Women Painting, Girls' Club presents a film interviewing several contemporary artists living and working in the New York and South Florida area. In response to the 1972 documentary Painters Painting, the Women Painting exhibition and documentary video assert the relevance and history of women in the field of contemporary painting. During 2017, curators Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert interviewed and filmed 12 artists in their studios, discussing painting, personal experiences, feminism, and the art world at large.

Kids Arts Making Workshops

Saturday, June 24, 11am-2pm: Odalis Valdivieso

Saturday, July 22, 11am-2pm: NereidaGarcia-Ferraz

at Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, 11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, FL

This summer GOGO MOAD ON THE ROAD! partners with Girls' Club at the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Gallery. Join artist Odalis Valdivieso and Nereida Garcia-Ferraz for a hands-on painting workshop! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Women Painting, on view at Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery through September 2017. Come and check out the exhibit and be inspired to create your own masterpiece! All materials provided.

Workshops are FREE and open to kids of all ages!


Artist Workshop: Saturday, June 24, 11am-2pm

Watercolor Wanderlust with Harumi Abe

at Miami Dade College, Room M333, 11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, FL

Miami Dade College students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to join artist Harumi Abe for a hands-on painting workshop, creating small scale landscapes with watercolor. Harumi will lead a demonstration on basic watercolor elements, techniques, practices and alternative methods. Working with the ongoing theme of artist as historical explorer, the workshop invites participants to travel via Instagram to source vistas for the creation of small-scale landscape paintings.

All materials provided, including watercolor paints, paints, brushes, masking tape, pencils, etc. participants are welcome to bring their favorite tools to use as well. This workshop is for all skill levels.


Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 2-5pm

at Miami Dade College Kendall Gallery, M-123, 11011 S.W. 104th Street, Miami, FL

Miami Dade College students, faculty, staff and the public are invited to attend the opening reception of Women Painting, Thursday, May 18, from 2-5pm. Visitor parking passes may be obtained at the information booth at the Killian Drive (104 Street). Lot 14, located directly in front of the main entrance, is the visitor’s parking lot.

Click here for a campus map and parking information.



Please call 305-237-7700, or email, for additional accessibility information, assistance or to schedule an appointment for accessibility tours.

Satelite Exhibition

More Women Painting
Opening Reception: Friday, June 9, 6-9pm

Organized by Michelle Weinberg, presented by design sublime, Available Space and Girls' Club

at design sublime, 7203 NE 4th Avenue Suite 101, Miami FL 33138

On View: June 9 - July 1, 2017
Open Tuesday - Saturday, 1-6pm and by appointment
Contact 305-834-8201 or mail@designsublime.dk.

Artists: Luisa Basnuevo, Arlene Berrie, Janice Caswell, Amanda Church, Hallie Cohen, Karen Combs, Elaine Defibaugh, Dana Donaty, Nereida Garcia Ferraz, Lynne Golob Gelfman, Francie Bishop Good, Isabel Gouveia, Theresa Hackett, Catherine Haggerty, Babette Herschberger, Jenny Humphreys, Regina Jestrow, Tina LaPorta, Irene Lipton, Nancy Lorenz, Judy Mannarino, Margo Margolis, Laura Marsh, Maureen McQuillan, Eva Melas, Michelle A. M. Miller, Portia Munson, Charo Oquet, Mari Rantanen, Leslie Jane Roberts, Judith Robertson, Lisa Rockford, Lydia Rubio, Sarah Michelle Rupert, Shuli Sade, Carolina Salazar, Jennifer Sanchez, Yolanda Sanchez, Mira Schor, Judith Simonian, Karen Snouffer, Sara Stites, Nina Surel, Carolyn Swiszcz, Dannielle Tegeder, Kristen Thiele, Kristiina Uusitalo, Clara Varas, Michon Weeks, Michelle Weinberg and Jill Weisberg



Funding for this exhibition, catalog and related programming was made possible in part by Miami-Dade College, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and private donors.

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