Monday, April 23, 2012

Size Matter Exhibition at Gallery 25


Peninsula Women’s Caucus for Art - Art Exhibition, Size Matters

Exhibition May 11 through July 6, 2012 at the Avenue 25 Gallery, San Mateo. 

Public reception on Saturday, May 12, from 2-4 pm. 

Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 am to 5 pm.
This event is free and open to the public.  

The theme, Size Matters, was selected by the group to create large artwork that would stimulate audience reaction; women are many times stereotyped as makers of small works of art.  Viewers will discover that the artists have made great strides to disprove this idea through the creation of their art.  The works on display cover a broad range of media, including painting and mixed media.

Alysanne McGaffey’s Easter Morning: The Rollicking Hills of Half Moon Bay is the last in her big oil series of sites along Highway One, Skyline Drive and Highway 280 – all in San Mateo County.  Alysanne says, “The elements dance and swirl about.  Clouds, trees and hills become animated forms of color and light.”

Nancee McDonell made a collage using colors and shapes that reflect her thoughts that size DOES matter. “The definition of the word size pertains to a measurement. I am aware of how much in our world and life cannot be measured, an act of kindness, an appreciation of something beautiful. Size is important in many aspects of our life. It's a balancing act for us.”

Included in the exhibit is an acrylic and tissue paper on canvas art by Rebecca Lambing who says, “The size of our imaginations can surpass anything in our line of vision, creating beauty and unexpected worlds.”

Leigh Toldi
Beatae Amler
Francine Survilo
Nancee McDonell
Alysanne McGaffey
Rebecca Lambing
Marian Yap
Ruth Waters

About Women’s Caucus for Art

Founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), WCA is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.

WCA is committed to education about the contributions of women, opportunities for the exhibition of women's work, publication of women's writing about art, inclusion of women in the history of art, professional equity for all, and respect for all individuals without discrimination and support for legislation relevant to our goals.  For more information visit:

About Avenue 25 Gallery

Avenue 25 Gallery features emerging as well as established Bay Area artists and is sponsored by Peninsula Library System (PLS).  PLS is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries working together to provide innovative and cost-effective service to their users.  "The Peninsula Library System strengthens local libraries through cooperation, enabling them to provide better service to their diverse communities.”
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Gallery Coordinator: Kim McCool Nelson –