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“Secret Ceremony: The Celia Series”
by Loretta Kaufman

Loretta Kaufman Selected to Exhibit in the National Association of Women Artists’ New Members Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – New York City, NY - October 27, 2017

Nashville based sculptor and painter, Loretta A. Kaufman, is one of 37 artists selected to exhibit their work in the National Association of Women Artists’ New Members Exhibition. The exhibition will take place in New York City, New York, during the month of November 2017. Loretta’s hand built stoneware wall relief, “Secret Ceremony: The Celia Series”, has been selected for inclusion in the exhibition.

Eligible media for membership includes painting, works on paper, video, sculpture and installation.  Loretta’s work was accepted in the sculpture category.  After the jurying process and acceptance, artists were allowed to self-select their best work in any medium or category to be presented salon style in the NAWA Gallery.  The exhibition represents a diverse array of artistic backgrounds, mediums and processes.

Established in 1889, the National Association of Women Artists is the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country.  Currently 800 women from across the US are juried members of the association.  Luminaries affiliated with the organization have included Mary Cassatt, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and Louise Nevelson.  The NAWA continues its long-standing tradition of supporting dynamic and relevant women artists all over the United States. Their mission is to promote culture and education of its members’ works in the visual arts through exhibitions, education programs, scholarships and awards.

The exhibition will take place at the National Association of Women Artists Headquarters at 315 West 39th Street, Suite 508 in New York City, from November 3rd through the 29th. An opening reception will be held on November 9th between 3-5 pm. 

A New Member’s Induction Ceremony and PowerPoint presentation of accepted artists’ works will be held at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, on November 10th from 10 am–1 pm.    For more information and NAWA Gallery hours please contact the National Association of Women Artists - www.thenawa.org or by phone at 212-675-1616.

Several of Loretta’s paintings have also been juried into Fusion Art’s online exhibitions - “Elemental – Air, Fire, Earth, Water in 2015; “Waterscapes”, “Animal Kingdom”, “2nd Annual Figures & Faces” in 2016;  and she won an Honorable Mention award in “Colors” in 2017.

About the Artist

Nature, the natural world and life around us have always been the center of Loretta Kaufman’s art.   For over four decades, she has used a wide range of materials in her two and three-dimensional work including clay, wood, fiber, and paint.   Loretta’s sculpture, “Double Monologues: The Celia Series”, was awarded First Place in San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts 3rd Annual Monarch Ceramic Competition.  Over nine hundred entries were received from the US, Canada and Mexico.  Loretta currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.  For more information about Loretta and her work, please visit her website: www.lorettaanakaufman.artweb.com.


“There Is Safety In Numbers (Variation I): Environment Series”
by Loretta Kaufman

Loretta Kaufman’s Paintings Chosen for Two Art Exhibitions in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nashville, TN - September 27, 2017

Loretta A. Kaufman is pleased to announce her artwork will appear in two exhibitions during the month of October 2017. 

Loretta’s acrylic on canvas “‘Sere Deconstructed II: Circle Of Life Series” is one of 36 works selected from over 400 entries for the 37th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition.  

The competition was endowed in 1980 by world-renowned color consultant and author Faber Birren. Thirty-six national artists were chosen and will present their multimedia representations of color in this diverse show.  Over the years, the Faber Birren Color Award Exhibition has grown from a regional exhibit to one of a national scope with over $2,400 in awards.

The exhibition will take place at the Townhouse Gallery in Stamford, CT from September 24th through October 26th, with an opening reception on September 24th between 4-6 p.m. For more information and gallery hours please contact the Stamford Art Association: www.stamfordartassociation.org or by phone at 203-325-1139.   

Loretta’s acrylic on canvas “There Is Safety In Numbers (Variation I):  Environment Series” is one of one hundred works selected in the Bold Expressions 2017 – Northern California Arts 62nd Annual Open International Exhibition.

Northern California Arts, located in the Sacramento Valley, sponsors this annual show at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center. This year’s theme was “Be Bold, Be Bold, And Everywhere Be Bold”.   

The exhibition will take place at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center in Carmichael, CA from October 3rd through the 29th. The gallery will host an artist’s reception on October 14th from 5:30-8:30 p.m. An awards reception will be held on October 29th between 1-3 p.m. For more information and gallery hours please contact the Sacramento Fine Arts Center: www.sacfinearts.org or by phone at 916-971-3713.  

“There Is Safety In Numbers (Variation I): Environment Series” also received an Honorable Mention award in Fusion Art’s “Colors” Online Art Exhibition is March 2017.

About the Artist

Loretta Kaufman is a first generation Croatian-American sculptor and painter.  Originally from New York, raised in Venezuela, she has lived and worked in the Bahamas and South Africa. Currently Loretta maintains a studio in Nashville, Tennessee. The natural world and the life around us has been the center of Loretta’s art for over four decades.  Her work has been described as containing a nice tension between symmetry and fluidity with organic forms undulating and teeming with life.  To learn more about Loretta and to see more of her work, please visit her website: https://lorettaanakaufman.artweb.com.