Rochester Artists’ Work Selected for Women Create Exhibit


Jamestown, NY – The works of two Rochester artists are among the selections for Women Create, the first juried exhibit of women’s art at the new 3rd On 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown, New York.

Women Create will showcase a wide range of art and fine crafts in a variety of media.

Amy Vena’s mixed media “Dialog II” and Karen Eckstrom’s copper and brass “Snapping Clutch” and her “World Book” of copper and found objects will be on display from February 11 to March 31.

With the exhibit created to feature the work of local and regional women, the preponderance of artists comes from throughout western New York. Among the younger artists in the show, Eckstrom and Vena are the only ones from Rochester.

World Book – Karen Eckstrom

Eckstrom is a native of Jamestown and recent graduate of Nazareth College of Rochester. She started doing metalwork while in college, studying in and working for studios in Florence, Berlin, and Rochester. She is currently an assistant for Rochester steel sculptor Paul Knoblauch and is building her own portfolio.

Dialog II – Amy Vena

Olean, New York, native Amy Vena is a graduate student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she will receive her Master of Fine Arts degree in May. She completed her undergraduate work at Jamestown Community College and St. Bonaventure University. She is currently exhibiting her work regionally and working on an extensive research project. She also teaches workshops in Western New York and maintains an active studio in Rochester.

Women Create’s opening reception will be 6-8 pm on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at Jamestown’s 3rd On 3rd Gallery, 116 East Third Street, adjacent to the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Presented in cooperation with the Arts Council for Chautauqua County, Women Create will be the gallery’s first major juried show and the second major group/multi-artists show since it opened last year.

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