gallery neptune & brown Presents Ladies First Group Exhibition

By Editorial Team on May 18, 2016

Sat, 21 May 2016 - Sat, 16 July 2016

Oil and Mixed media on Paper 2013
Cianne Fragione, Processione (Don Francisco), Mixed media on paper.


Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21 from 5pm to 7pm


gallery neptune & brown announces the opening of Ladies First, a group exhibition of outstanding professional women working today in various media.

The exhibition will include works by Carol Barsha, Raya Bodnarchuk, Cianne Fragione, Emily Francisco, Janis Goodman, Tazuko Ichikawa, Linn Meyers, and Beverly Ress. Each artist works steadily and consistently in the studio producing deeply personal, innovative, and meticulous work. This exhibition is a combination of many discussions on art history, studio visits, and various explorations into the creative mind and process. There will be a wealth of talent, emotion, and beauty in this exhibition, featuring both figurative and abstract imagery. These artists studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Maryland Institute College of Art, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Queens College, Keio University (Tokyo), Cooper Union, and DC’s own Corcoran College of Art and Design.

National statistics on artists reveal that men are featured in solo exhibitions three times more often in New York galleries. Less than a third of museum exhibitions focus on women, and so we thought it was time to celebrate women working today in the tri-state area. They are often unsung heroes in the art world– maintaining full time jobs, raising families, inspiring thousands of younger artists while working tirelessly and driven by their creative spirit.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm to 7pm
  • and by appointment

gallery neptune & brown is located at 1530 14th Street NW. For more information, visit or call 202.986.1200.