Rising Voices Exhibition

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(L-R) Aneka Ingold, Postpartum, mixed media on paper, 72 x 48 inches, 2018; Kira Nam Greene, Sun with a Beach Ball, oil, acrylic, and flashe on linen, 30 x 24 inches, 2018


The Bennett Prize® for Women Figurative Realist Painters

Hosted at Studio Incamminati
March 24 - May 9, 2021
Wed-Sat, 12-6pm
Free Admission


Throughout history, the male gaze has been central in depicting the nude body, stripping autonomy, and inducing a sense of passivity from the female subject. Rising Voices challenges that typecast by inviting visitors to experience figurative work through the eyes of women. Ultimately, this show highlights and recognizes the achievements of women painters that have been too long overlooked at a time when the craft of realist painting is being re-discovered.

The exhibition consists of 29 works by the ten finalists and winner of the Bennett Prize, the largest art prize offered solely to women painters at $50,000. The Bennett Prize, which offers both the cash prize and a traveling solo exhibition to the winner, aims to promote women realist painters by showcasing their work and introducing talented women artists to a new generation of admirers and collectors.

Exhibiting Artists:

  • Aneka Ingold, Bennett Prize winner (@anekaingold)
  • Dorielle Caimi, Finalist (doriellecaimi)
  • Jennifer R.A. Campbell, Finalist (jracampbell.com)
  • Kira Nam Greene, Finalist (@kiranamgreene)
  • Mary Henderson, Finalist (@maryhendersonart)
  • Stefanie Jackson, Finalist (@stefaniejacksonpainter)
  • Rebecca Leveille, Finalist (rleveille.com)
  • Jenny Morgan, Finalist (@jenny_morgan_jm)
  • Daniela Kovacic Muzio, Finalist (@kovacicart)
  • Carrie Pearce, Finalist (@1carriepearce)



 Knocks Me Off My Feet Stefanie Jackson 1

Stefanie Jackson, Knocks Me Off My Feet, oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches, 2016


Thank You to Our Donors

Ms. Monica Bean
Mr. Edward Mahlman and Ms. Moya Kinnealey
Mr. Steven Alan Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmidt
Mr. Alexander Shanks
Scout, Ltd.