SASi I Am Woman show entryway.

I Am Woman 2021

Exhibit on View March 3 – April 16, 2021

Public reception Saturday, March 13, 2021 • noon – 2 pm
Awards presented to artists in person and announced online at 11:00 am
See winners and judge’s comments here

Southern Arts Society has sponsored their annual I Am Woman art exhibit and competition since 2004. Artists from around the region have entered over sixty works of art dedicated to the feminine or the essence of being a woman. Artists have created works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, photography, sculpture, textiles and mixed media to interpret their view of I Am Woman. Artwork in this exhibit will be judged with prizes awarded for first, second and third place prizes along with three merit awards.

Many pieces in year’s show are figurative, showing women in a variety of poses. There are women serenely embracing motherhood and another literally bearing the weight of the world on her shoulders. Some portraits are very straight forward with gazes growing more confident within themselves, showing a combined strength and serenity. Not all the artwork is serious with some light-hearted paintings showing women enjoying life to the fullest. And yet there is some art that makes us question how we judge women, for their “beauty” or their unseen accomplishments. There are works in all media representing women across the spectrum from goddesses to living embodiments of the natural world.

The public is invited to attend a reception for I Am Woman on Saturday March 13 from Noon until 2 pm to meet the artists. Presentation of awards to the artists will be at 11 am to limit the number of visitors in keeping with current restrictions for Covid-19. This is a free event and dress is casual. All visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering. I Am Woman exhibit will be on view in the galleries of Southern Arts Society March 3 through April 16, 2021. Photos of the exhibit and a list of the winners will be posted on social media.