Red Dot Art Spree
Women & Their Work, September 13
by Neal Baker
Since 1978, Women & Their Work has promoted the creations of countless female artists. Now, in 2018, it celebrates 40 years of meaningful contributions to the way that Austinites access, share, and understand contemporary art. In addition to the diverse history of artists presented in the gallery, Women & Their work promotes art education through a program that reaches out to schools and provides tours, performances, and workshops. For all its contributions, the gallery gained support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Warhol Initiative, designed to help bolster the work of arts organizations across the country.
Women & Their Work is many things, not the least of which is a marketplace. Presentation and promotion make artists visible, but purchasing makes them a living. On Thursday, September 13, the gallery will be presenting the works of more than 100 Texas artists at Red Dot Art Spree. With tax-free price tags under $750 and a silent auction, the event offers a chance to support these artists and the gallery while in turn bringing more art into your own life. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and includes catering from El Locavore and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Tickets to the event can be found online (womenandtheirwork.org), with VIP tickets allowing for early entry.