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I Am Woman

Exhibit on view April 5 – May 17, 2019

Join us for the reception this Saturday, April 13, 2019 6 – 8 pm  • Awards Presented at 7:00 pm

I Am Woman is an annual exhibit dedicated to the feminine or the essence of being a woman. Artists from around the region have entered over 60 pieces of art – paintings, photography and three-dimensional works for this competition. The I Am Woman exhibit will be on view in the galleries of Southern Arts Society through May 17.

Judging the artwork is Mark Hamilton, Professor of Fine Arts, Winthrop University. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Mark fell in love with photography early on in life. After serving in the military, he returned to New York City and attend Parsons School of Design. Mark left Parsons after one year to pursue a professional career in photography. His work led to assignments with Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine, then on to Woman’s Wear Daily and W & M Magazine working with Anne Klein, Donna Karan, Liz Claiborne, Cynthia Rowley, Malcom Forbes, Frank Stella, Ralph Lauren, Michael Graves, Carolina Herrera, Norma Kamali, among others. A move to North Carolina began a change to personal projects and a return to the study of fine arts at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; pursuing primarily painting at first, along with work in Religion and Women’s Studies and obtaining his BFA. Mark is presently a tenured Professor of Fine Arts at Winthrop University. Mark pursues personal fine arts projects, collaborative projects with photographer Jennifer Hamilton, along with commercial projects for select clientele. Mark’s work appears in over 50 international publications.


I Am Woman – reception this Saturday, April 13 • 6-8 pm