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5-10-100: Women Artists Forward

Logo for the Women Artists' Forward Fund Prize
May 24, 2024 to August 4, 2024
James Watrous Gallery • Madison


Jennifer Angus is a professor in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin -Madison where she teaches textile design, specifically, everything to do with the dyeing and printing of cloth, including natural dyes.  She is an artist recently described by Art Daily as “one of the top contemporary installation artists in the countr

Brenda Baker is an artist, mother and educator. Brenda earned an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BA from DePaul University, and studied at both the Austro-American Institute in Vienna, Austria and Karl Marx University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary.

Adriana Barrios is a queer, biracial, Latina artist who grew up on the coastal borderlands of San Diego, California.

Angelica Contreras is a Latinx artist who expl

Dakota Mace (Diné) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on translating the language of Diné history and beliefs. Mace received her MA and MFA degrees in photography and textile design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her BFA in photography from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

Bird Ross’ art practice revolves around an ongoing study of how divergent materials can be the perfect companions in resolving obstacles.

Katherine Steichen Rosing (b. Appleton, Wisconsin) explores invisible forces in forests and watersheds through vividly-hued paintings and immersive installations. She earned an MFA in painting and drawing from Northern Illinois University, a BFA from the University of Colorado-Denver, and a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alice Y Traore is a local, self-taught watercolor artist. Much of her work represents the challenges and triumphs of Black women as she attempts to capture the spirit of liberation, rejuvenation, celebration and sometimes simply rest. Alice rediscovered art during a period of physical healing.

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