women painters


LVA's Artebella On The Radio August 22, 2019

Kelly Zellers & Ericka Jeffries

Kelly Zellers & Ericka Jeffries

O Art at Natalie O Design is hosting an exhibition of new work by Ericka Jeffries and Kelly Zellers, two artists exploring transitional spaces. The opening is Friday, August 23, from 5 pm - 9 pm. The show will run from August 23 - September 27. There will be an artist talk on Friday, September 6, 5 pm - 8 pm. They were our guests on LVA's Artebella On The Radio this week. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM, or stream on ARTXFM.com Thursday at 10am to listen live!

Ericka Jeffries: is from Louisville, BFA: Studio Art, University of Louisville MFA: Painting, New York Academy of Art, and has participated in several exhibits in NYC.

Kelly Zellers is from Salem Indiana and studied fine arts with a concentration in painting for several years at Indiana University Southeast.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio June 13, 2019

Rita M. Cameron's work appears on the June issue of Louisville magazine. She joined Keith Waits this week for LVA's Artebella On The Radio. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM/or stream on ARTXFM.com Thursday at 10am.


Rita M. Cameron was born in Louisville KY. She was educated at MSU in Morehead KY (started out as printmaker then turned to painting). From 1994-1998 she maintained a studio on Billy Goat Strut Alley- an old warehouse with no plumbing or heat since 2013 she has worked out of her studio space at Art Sanctuary.


Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: January 18, 2019



Angie Reed Garner "shantyboating" opening reception is tonight, 6-9pm


Grand Opening! for Actors Center for Training and Dancers Center for Training

BJÖRK BALL is happening tonight, beginning at 7:30pm and will end…


Next door to garner narrative, Currents:: Contemporary Artists Along the Banks of the Ohio is up at Swanson Contemporary.

Current: an exhibition of the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival at Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile.

Industrial Wastelands Solo Exhibition from Dean Thomas at Tim Faulkner Gallery.

The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail.

Elsa Hansen Oldham "Muses" is at KMAC through January 27, 2019.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio: December 13, 2018

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

"Biophilia Life; or, My Best Friend Has Four Legs and a Tail", opens at Carnegie Center for Art & History Dec. 14. Curator Daniel Pfalzgraf joined us and brought a couple of the artists with him to discuss this exhibit, Racheal Banks and Gaela Erwin. Tune in to WXOX 97.1 FM. or stream on Artxfm.com Thursdays at 10am for LVA's Artebella On The Radio with Keith Waits.


Daniel Pfalzgraf is an occasional artist and full-time curator who’s been working with galleries and museums since — as he elegantly describes it — the turn of the century. With a degree in Sculpture and Drawing, as well as an affection for soccer, marketing, and Banksy, he’s definitely the Center’s resident Renaissance man. However, and when his mind isn’t on art or soccer, it’s often filled with thoughts of wolves, conspiracy theories, or playing an endless loop of the opening riff from Smoke on the Water. So, yes. He’s also a little bit different.                  Dpfalzgraf.com


Rachael Banks (b. Louisville, KY) is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Northern Kentucky University and is based in Covington, KY. She received an MFA in photography from Texas Woman's University (Denton, TX). Her work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally.                  



Gaela Erwin is an American artist who was born in 1951. Gaela Erwin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at The Speed Art Museum. Her painting, “Portrait of Neema Tambo”, was selected for the highly prestigious British National Portrait Gallery’s BP Portrait Award 2018 Exhibition. The exhibit is at St. Martin’s Place in London, England, before it travels to Wolverhampton Art Gallery (Oct. 13 — Dec. 2) the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Dec. 15 — Mar. 10, 2019) in Edinburgh, and the Cartwright Hall, Bradford, England (March-June 2019). gaelaerwin.com


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 10.18.18


Teri Dryden has just returned from Onishi, Japan, where she spent more than five weeks in Residency at The Shiro Oni Studios. On the Thursday October 18 broadcast we had a long discussion about about her adventures there! LVA's Artebella on The Radio lets artists talk about their work every Thursday morning on WXOX 97.1/Artxfm.com.

In this interview, I at one point mention the name of former University of Louisville Ceramics Professor as Tom Owen. This is a careless error on my part, because it was, of course, Tom Marsh who taught for many years at U of L’s Hite Institute and had studied for long periods in Japan. My apologies.


Link Round Up

Friday Link Roundup: September 7, 2018



Gallery Hop Tonight!

Revelry Boutique Gallery opens Strange Magic, new work by Kathleen Lolley. 7-10pm.

Meena Khalili: TYPO / TOPO will be on view at Sheherazade tonight from 6-9pm

Stop by Art Sanctuary for the opening reception of Moments of Clarity: works of Britany Baker and Frankie Steele. 6pm-9pm.

Opening Reception, Pyro Gallery, 6-9pm - #MeToo "From Silent to Resilient" Paintings by Debra Lott - guests, Meg White, Sculpture and Rachel Gibbs, Painting.

Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley, Reception, 6-9pm, Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile

Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber, Reception tonight, 5-7pm
McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University.



Swanson Contemporary is showing Benjamin Cook: History Abridged.
Tim Faulkner Gallery is exhibiting Opus No. 5. at their new location on Logan Street. 
Jibade-Khalil Huffman Poems For Every Occasion is currently on exhibit at KMAC. 
Watching the Sky, Waiting for Signs: New Work by Emily Church is at Galerie Hertz.                .
Carnagie Center for Art & History has a new exhibit: Spawning Grounds.
Larry Beisler is exhibiting at garner narrative.


LVA's Artebella On The Radio 8.30.18


On the August 30 LVA's Artebella On The Radio we spoke with three women artists who are opening exhibits on September First Friday: Jacque Parsley, Gayle Cerlan, & Meredith Harber. Tune in each Thursday at 10am to WXOX 97.1 FM/Artxfm.com to hear Keith Waits talk to local artists.

Frac/tured An abstract introspection by Meredith Harber  
September 4-29, Reception September 7, 5-7pm
McGrath Art Gallery, Bellarmine University, Wyatt Center for the Arts, Norris Place

Frac/tured serves as an abstract expression of the seemingly disjointed sense of self, both individually and as a gathered community. Through fine lines, gestural marks, and bold colors, Meredith Harber creates a chaotic moment on the canvas that intends to capture the viewer and challenges them to make sense of what is before them. While each piece may serve as a playful distraction from one’s surroundings, it is the artist’s intent that one put each thematic motif into context as it relates to them personally and how it ties into the modern world.

Shared Vision-Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley
September 7-30, Reception September 7, 6-9pm
Craft(s) Gallery & Mercantile, 572 South 4th Street, Louisville


Gayle Cerlan has been an active member of the Kentucky arts community through her involvement as the creator and director of the Cityworks exhibition (1997-1998), and as curator of the DinnerWorks exhibition (1994-1997). She has served on the boards of Louisville Visual Art and the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and has been an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at Indiana University Southeast, Bellarmine College, and the University of Louisville. She founded Cerlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky (1997-2007) and established a fine arts school for all ages, ArtStudio (1997-2014). Cerlan has exhibited her ceramic art nationally and internationally and has won many awards and grants. Her work can be found in numerous public collections.


Jacque Parsley Using the flotsam and jetsam of everyday life, including a myriad of found objects, artifacts, ephemera, and vintage printed matter, I present an iconography that creates a dialogue between the permanent and the transient.

As Kurt Schwitters said, “The waste of the world becomes my art”.

As a child I embroidered, wove potholders, collected charms and played with paperdolls.  The influence of the fond memories have been integrated into my art by means of collage, assemblage and embellishment. Each work reflects a partly told tale, a moment in time that gives a nostalgic visual narrative of memories that have been recycled, and a past that has been reinterpreted.