An exhibit by nine contemporary artists opens Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Washington County Arts Council Gallery.
They work in a variety of media - fiber, photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking and mixed media.
Each works in the Tri-State region, and all are women.
Highlighting talented female artists is something gallery Director Eli Pollard thinks is important.
"The artists were chosen based first and foremost on the quality of their work," he says.
Joan Bontempo, a ceramic artist since the early 1970s, says she never chooses exhibitions based on themes. She views her participation in this exhibit as an opportunity to be in a show with some fine artists.
Bontempo, 48, has lived in Sharpsburg for less than a year. A native of Beaver, Pa., she came to Washington County with her husband, Jeff Lynn, who was renovating historic homes in the Washington, D.C., area.