A Survey of Women Artists Working in California, 1860-1960

Emerging from the shadows, art book, female artists, california artists, woman artists, maurine st guadensCreative Arts Group is proud to present the premier gallery exhibition: “EMERGING WOMEN,” a collection of exciting modern and often historically significant works of art inspired by and selected from the recently published, groundbreaking 4-volume set of books: Emerging From the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960.

The exhibition, curated by author Maurine St. Gaudens, consists of stimulating and captivating paintings and sculpture all created by women artists working in California as well as throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe; most of whom were previously unknown. The majority of the 80+ works have never been seen by the public before this thought-provoking exhibition which will leave you asking why were these talented artists left in the shadows and forgotten?

St. Gaudens, a respected painting conservator and artist, is the granddaughter of noted San Francisco
jeweler, Maurice Saint Gaudens and third cousin of esteemed sculptor, Augustus Saint Gaudens. Growing up encouraged and surrounded by the art, she established the Maurine St. Gaudens Studio in Pasadena. In addition to her work as a Fine Arts conservator, she has curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California and has served as a consultant and manager for various artists’ estates.

“Emerging Women” opens Saturday, March 18, 2017, with a reception from 7-9 pm. The exhibition will continue through April 26, 2017. In addition, Maurine St. Gaudens, along with her colleagues Joseph Morsman and Maureen Siegel Sprowles, will be at Creative Arts Group on April 7, 2017, from 7-9pm to participate in a Q & A discussing the artists presented in Emerging from the Shadows and the influential role these adventurous women played in the development of the arts culture in California.

Creative Arts Group
108 N. Baldwin Ave., Sierra Madre, CA 91024

Contact: Kristin Naran  (626) 355-8350 director@creativeartsgroup.org