EWI women artists in an exhibition and performance at Sewall-Belmont House

8 Jun

Originally Posted on July 21st, 2009

July 29, 2009 – A collection of artwork highlighting women, international perspectives, and the sharing of cultural views, ideas and aesthetics is opening at the Sewall Belmont House in Washington DC with a special opening reception on July 29, 6-8 pm.

Sewall-Belmont House &

Empowered Women International


A Tribute to Women Artists as Change Makers

Wed., July 29, 2009, 6-8 pm
Exhibition Opening Reception, Performances & 
Multicultural Artists Market Place

Sewall-Belmont House
144 Constitution Avenue, NE
(next to the Hart Senate Office Building)
Washington, D.C. 20002

The Life Lines, Adelina Perez del Castillo Photography, 11 x 14

Original Art
Eco-friendly Jewelry
Art Gifts 

by Emerging Immigrant, Refugee &
American-Born Women Artists

Designs by Evelyn Brooks

Participating artists are graduates and members of the EWI’s Art Business Incubator and Micro-enterprise. The program creates entrepreneurial opportunities and sustainable livelihoods for immigrant unemployed and low income women artists.

Artists earn 50% of the art sales; the other half benefits EWI’s and Sewall-Belmont House’s programs.

Kerala Muse 2, Meghan Taylor Watercolor, 9 x 12

Exhibition runs July 15 through September 12, 2009

Free of Charge and Open to the Public

RSVP Requested
Event Program

Exhibition Opening Reception 

The Music Maker, Gasby Brown Mixed Media on Wood, 24 x 18

Guest of Honor

Jennie M. Forehand
State Senator
Maryland State

Performances by

Kate Campbell Stevenson
as Eleanor Roosevelt

Munit + 2 

Live Concert

Munit is an EWI artist member and a graduate of
EWI’s Art Entrepreneur Training for Success.

Learn how Empowered Women International, a local community organization empowers hundreds of visual and performing women artists each year to act as leaders, cultural ambassadors, educators and change makers.

Circulation – V77, Jung Eun Kim Mixed Media, 30 x 30

Explore a collection of 35 original artworks on display at Sewall-Belmont House.

All artworks are original and created by artists of Empowered Women International. 

Exhibiting Artists

Adelina Perez del Castillo
Elsa Gebreyesus
Fatana Arifi
Gasby Brown
Gita Bhatia
Gwynne Mason
Irina Avilova
Jung Eun Kim
Meghan Taylor
Meseret Desta
Mekbib Gebertsadik
Naomie Belayneh
Padma Prasad
Priscilla de Lima – Ledesma
Rolyn Nakalanzi
Sahar Ismael

Performing Artists

Kate Campbell Stevenson
Munit + 2

Artists’ Market Place

Evelyn Brooks
Gwynne Mason
Kata Witorsch
Rabia Naeem Pervez
Rolyn Nakalanzi
Sush Mazumdar

Artist Naomie Belayneh, Photo Credit: Adelina Perez
Artist Rolyn Nakalanzi, Photo Credit: Adelina Perez

EWI’s programs are supported in part by grants from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts,

Dominion Foundation and the Washington Forrest Foundation.

Empowered Women International promotes the art of immigrant and refugee women and creates sustainable livelihoods through the arts. EWI is the only non-profit organization in Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan area that focuses on art to empower and bolster immigrant women’s participation in the market and the civic life of our community. In 2008, EWI was selected as “One of the best small charities in the Greater Washington region by the Catalogue for Philanthropy.”

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on Capitol Hill, explores the evolving role of women and their contributions to society through the continuing, and often untold, story of women’s pursuit for equality. The museum is the headquarters of the historic National Woman’s Party and was the Washington home of its founder and Equal Rights Amendment author Alice Paul.

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