San Francisco

Billie Levy, Elizabeth Quandt, Beth van Hoesen, Louise McGinley, Leah Schwartz, Stefanie Steinberg, Jean Murray, Mercedes Smith, Sophie Van Bourg, Michelle Wyler and Mona Beaumont

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

The San Francisco Women Artists have had an annual show at the San Francisco Museum of Art for decades. At times it has degenerated into the worst kind of Sunday painters’ event; in recent years, however, and certainly in the latest show, the forty-third, it has been far better than that.

Presumably the organization and its shows had as their original purpose applying some collective leverage to gain exhibition space and publicity at a time when women artists were more discriminated against than they are now. Things have changed, a little. This show includes the work of several artists who are widely exhibited in the Bay Area, and it is interesting to note that these artists continue to participate in SFWA events even though they personally can find wall space without collective help.

Members who wished to exhibit submitted at least four works each. After a preliminary screening by the

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