Patron: HRH Princess Michael of Kent
President: Sue Jelley
Exec. Secretary: Rebecca Cotton
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Rosa Sepple's work
Susan Jelley, President, Council and Membership of the Society of Women Artists send their congratulations and love to Rosa Sepple on her appointment as President of The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. We wish you every success in this most deserved position.
Hazel Reeves, Emily Pankhurst Sculpture

Save the date: on the 27 February SWA Council member Hazel Reeves will have her bronze maquette of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled at the Houses of Parliament. The other five maquettes competing for this prestigious commission for St Peter’s Square, Manchester, will also be unveiled. 

Associated Articles
Soraya French  
Call For Entries Ad
The Society of Women Artists are pleased to confirm that Online Submissions for the 2017 SWA Summer Exhibition at Mall Galleries London SW1 started 5th January: PLEASE SUBMIT ONLINE AT http://mallgalleries.oess.uk
 
Soraya French Article
An interview with Soraya French VPSWA is featured in the latest edition of the Rosemary and Co. Newsletter. This Company, now a global brand, has been one of the SWA Sponsors for many years and their superb range of handmade brushes are used by painters worldwide.
Associated Articles
Soraya French  
Artrooms Logo
SWA Members Sue Jelley, Soraya French, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf and Dani Humberstone are invited Guest Artists who will be exhibiting their work at the Artrooms Fair, Albany Street, Regent’s Park, NW1 3UP. 20 – 23 January 2017www.art-rooms.org
ARTROOMS is an innovative concept of art exhibition that offers independent artists the opportunity to exhibit their artworks in an intimate dimension, shortening the distance between artists, curators and visitors. The unique setting of a luxury hotel room becomes a pioneering way to access art.
Still Life with Lemons
"Still Life with Lemons" by Marjorie Collins SWA appeared recently in the 24th issue of 'The Art of Watercolour' magazine
Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf at  the BBC 100 Women Internet event
Sue Jelley, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf, Dani Humberstone, Anne Blankson-Hemans and Dr. Linda Smith were invited to Broadcasting House to take part in the 100 Women BBC Edit-a-thon in collaboration with Wikipedia. This event was organised to highlight the very low percentage of notable women from all walks of life who appear on Wikipedia
 
100 Women
 As part of BBC 100 Women 2016 we’re asking the question is the internet sexist? If you’re a woman, you’re 27 times more likely to be abused online. If you’re in the developing world, nearly 25% fewer women than the men around you have access to the Internet. If you are searching on the Internet, the search engine is likely to be designed by men. Only 1 in 3 google staff is a woman. 
 
Jack Stancombe
 To apply, click on the following link which will take you to an online portal where you can upload images and then submit your application: https://lps.artopps.co.uk/
For more information (e.g. rules and guidelines) click on this link which will take you to the dedicated Lynn Painter-Stainers website: http://www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk/info-for-artists/