Women Painting at MDC

May 18 - September 30, 2017

Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Saturday, 11am-5pm

Curated by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert

Girls’ Club presents Women Painting, featuring 52 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 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, a series of interviews were recorded in the creation of a video exploring 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 is 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
Christina 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


Video Documentary

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 7:30pm
on Art Loft, WPBT2 South Florida PBS

Artists: Artists Harumi Abe, Elisabeth Condon, Julie Davidow, Louise Fishman, Joanne Greenbaum, Sharon Horvath, Amy L. Mahnick, Beatriz Monteavaro, Vickie Pierre, Joan Snyder and Shoshanna Weinberger. Filmed and interviewed by Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert, edited by Cara Despain and Kenny Riches.

Full schedule of screenings and talk TBA



Designed by Natalie Zlamalova
Published 2017.

Essays from Girls' Club directors Michelle Weinberg and Sarah Michelle Rupert; Wanda Texon, Associate Curator, MDC Museum of Art + Design; Ann Landi, arts writer and Vasari21.com blogger; and an excerpt from a new work of fiction by writer and artist Denise Delgado.

ISBN 978-0-9886536-4-1
Edition of 200
Printed and bound in South Florida


Past Events

Women Painting Film Screening + Catalog Release: Sunday, October 1, 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 11 artists in their studios, discussing painting, personal experiences, feminism, and the art world at large.

** new date, October 1, due to Hurricane Irma **

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.

In the Press

Pinceladas Femeninas en el Miami Dade College

El Nuevo Herald
Article by Anne Tshida
August 20, 2017

Olas enormes se acercan a un paisaje campestre, una autopista futurista semiesférica y una casa solitaria rodeada por montañas. Esta pintura majestuosa y triste evoca un paisaje japonés, como un tsunami. De hecho, Harumi Abe, del sur de la Florida, ha pintado esta exquisita escena, titulada “134 días y 21 horas”, el tiempo que teóricamente le hubiera tomado caminar hasta el devastado territorio de su país después del fuerte terremoto y tsunami del 2011.

Abe es una de más de 40 artistas cuyas obras forman “Women Painting”, todas de la colección Girls’ Club, de Francie Bishop Good y David Horvitz... read more

The 21 Best Things Things to do in Miami this Week

Miami New Times
by Taylor Estape and Liz Tracy
May 17, 2017

Painters Painting was a documentary meant to give an overview of painting movements and figures in New York from 1940 to 1970. More than 20 artists were presented, but only one of them was a woman. The folks at Girls' Club knew this was a travesty... read more

"Women Painting"

Miami Herald
Article by Anne Tshida
June 23, 2017

Giant waves take aim at a countryside, with bright yellow paddy fields, a futuristic semi-spherical highway and a lone house surrounded by blue-streaked mountains. The majestic and mournful painting evokes a Japanese landscape, likely enduring a tsunami. Indeed, South Florida’s Harumi Abe has painted this exquisite scene titled “134 days and 21 hours,” the time it would have taken her to theoretically walk to the devastated territory in her homeland after the massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Abe is one of 40-plus artists whose works make up “Women Painting,” all from the Girls’ Club collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz... read more



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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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