This is the website of:
The Woman's Art Club Cultural Center (The Barn)
The Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati (The Club)
The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.
Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area.
Rick Koehler and Francesca Padjen return for their second exhibit at the Barn with two opening evenings for all to enjoy. Colleagues as architects, Rick and Francesca are collaborating on a new artistic endavour, combining their love of the world around them with their interpretation of the scene. Come join them for their joint exhibition displaying fine works in oil and watercolor. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and artist meet-and-greet at the opening, with Gallery Hours continuing on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 11am to 3pm.
About the Artists:
Rick Koehler (CEO of Architects Plus) specializes in plein air impressionistic oil paintings. Rick's love of the outdoors and Northern Michigan is evident in his rich, warm style.
Francesca Padjen (owner, Emme James Art) Classically trained in architecture, Francesca's precise watercolors and serene landscapes immediately transport the viewer into her scenes.