October 1 – 29 | Opening Up: Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors

The Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors (DSWPS) has played an essential role in promoting women artists and cultivating the arts since 1903. This inspiring exhibition to be held October 1 – 29 features 50 artworks by 30 current members opening up and exhibiting together for the first time after the challenges of the past few years. The work is juried by Metro Detroit artist and instructor Clinton Snider.  

Reception: Friday, October 7, 5 – 8 pm, Free with Cash Bar

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Linda Allen, Janet Almstadt-Davison, Renee Atkinson, Cheryl Barill, Estela Monjo Boudreau, Linda Boyle, Carole Carpenter, Barbara Clay, Ellen Doyle, Pat Duff, Susan Eatmon, Laura Gabriel, Jaclyn Gordyan, Sara Hadley, Elizabeth Jankulovski, Carol LaChiusa, Loretta Markell, Kathleen McNamee, Barbara Eko Murphy, Kathryn Poremski, Margaret Reese, Roselyn Rhodes, Fran Seikaly, Alisa Stratton, Marilynn Thomas, Vasundhara Tolia, Nobuko Yamasaki, Paula Zaks, Jes Zilla, and Lori Zurvalec.


Clinton Snider earned his BA from College for Creative Studies in Fine Arts and Illustration. He teaches art throughout Metro Detroit and exhibits his works around the world including at The Detroit Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Art Museum, Detroit Artists Market, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, David Klein Gallery, Robert Kidd Gallery, Mott College, The Kunst Werker Institute of Berlin, Think Space, Culver City, and Scope Miami. Snider’s works are part of many public and private collections, including The Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Hospital, Kresge Foundation, and the Detroit Zoological Society.


The Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors is one of the oldest self-sustaining women’s art organizations in the United States, having been founded by Lillian Burk Meeser on February 23, 1903. Its mission since inception has been to quicken interest in art movements of the day, to stimulate high achievement, active work, and mutual helpfulness among members, and to provide encouragement and support for art students. It achieves these ends by holding juried exhibitions of its members’ work, sponsoring interesting and informative programs, and awarding an annual scholarship to a qualified woman student attending art classes in an accredited college.