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2020 Vision will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York’s five counties. The art of nearly two hundred women will be on the gallery walls of this prestigious contemporary art museum on the grounds of historic Niagara University near Lewiston NY. Intended to show the breadth and depth of the work of women artists, this exhibit will allow viewers to hear all the voices of this region’s women artists. Asking the artists to submit works representing the experience of being a woman artist in Western NY encouraged all artists in the five Western NY artists to submit their work.

 

Local corporations, and especially businesswomen, are invited to participate in the Business Purchase Award program by purchasing a piece of art from this exhibit to support women artists. Art by women artists will support corporate diversity programs, enhancing corporate and personal spaces. The opportunity to purchase art with this program will start during the opening on Feb 20, 2020 and continue for six months. Signage will advertise purchasers to the 10,00 – 15,000 visitors expected at this exhibit. Castellani curatorial staff and local artist interpreters can advise corporations about selecting art from the exhibit. The Castellani is not responsible for art sales; all purchase funds will go directly to the artist.

 

The Castellani Art Museum is open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday, open 1:00 – 5:00 pm Sundays and closed Monday. Admission is free. The Castellani is a 30-minute drive from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport. In summer, the free Discover Niagara Shuttle drops people off at the Castellani and the NFTA bus #50 and #52 travels to the Castellani.

 

Combine a visit to the Castellani with the Niagara Power Vista, the Niagara Power Authority’s visitor center, just a short walk from the Castellani through Niagara University. Its power generation exhibits are on par with the best science museums in the country, the new virtual reality ride is gripping, and the Power Visa is sited on a visually stunning Niagara River overlook.  Admission is free. The scenic and historic Village of Lewiston with its excellent restaurants is just a short, few-minutes, drive away.

 

 

For more information:

Michelle Marcotte, Lewiston artist, writer and coordinator of 2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY

(marcotteconsulting@gmail.com; 716-299-0442)

Michael Beam, Exhibitions Curator, Castellani Art Museum (mjbeam@niagara.edu)

Susan Clements, Coordinator of Community Relations, (sclements@niagara.edu)