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NAWA Exhibition in Lawrence Hall Gallery through May 19

Stopped Train from Moving Train

"Stopped Train from a Moving Train" by Pennie Brantley.

An exhibition of contemporary art from the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) is the latest show to grace the new art gallery in the lobby of Lawrence Hall.

"From a Different Point of View" opened in March (the 25th anniversary of Women's History Month). The first NAWA exhibition held in Pittsburgh, the show features 21 outstanding works selected from among 200 submissions, including oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, linocuts, photography and sculpture.

Eric Shiner, director of the Andy Warhol Museum, selected the pieces showcased in the exhibition, which was brought to Point Park through the leadership of art collector and University Trustee John Tomayko, Ph.D.

Memories of LossThe oldest professional women's fine art organization in the United States, NAWA was founded in 1889 as the Women's Art Club. From the beginning, it was established as a professional group open only to serious artists who would have to pass through a jury of admissions to be accepted into membership.

Many renowned artists have been associated with the NAWA, including Edith Mitchel Prellevity (a co-founder), Mary Cassat, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, Alice Neel and Louise Nevelson.

The exhibition runs through May 19, 2012 and is free and open to the public.

At right: "Memories of Loss" by Janese Hexton