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Premiered at House of Photographic Art (HOPA)
San Juan Capistrano, CA
October 10 - November 15, 2001

For Immediate Release - September 2001

Contact: Women In Photography International
(323) 462-1444

Women In Photography International Celebrates
20th Anniversary
"Images of Women -
Images of Tea"

October 10 to November 15, 2001 at the House of Photographic Art (HOPA)
San Juan Capistrano, CA.

Los Angeles: To celebrate its 20th Anniversary as the world's leading photo resource organization for women working in the photographic arts, Women In Photography International (WIPI) kicks off the \traveling exhibition International Tea Time: Images of Women - Images of Tea at the House of Photographic Art in San Juan Capistrano, USA.

The theme for the juried exhibition was inspired by a wonderful image of a teapot by the late photographer Linda McCartney, which will be exhibited along with 75 stunning images from 60 women artists. The images were chosen from over 1000 images submitted by women photographers from around the world, representing countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Scotland, and the USA, to name a few. Many of these remarkable photographs will be available for purchase. The exhibition will travel throughout the USA and internationally over the next two years, with invitations from Cuba, Italy, Pakistan and others.

"We are thrilled to announce that Linda McCartney's print, T-Pot, will be on exhibit as well as a beautiful serene photograph by her daughter Mary McCartney Donald. Our Anniversary exhibit is a wonderful testament to the success of women photographers in the 21st century," said Jean Ferro, photo artist and president of WIPI.

Winner of the first place award in the Tea category is "Afternoons," a striking fine-art composition of tea bags taken by Dar Spain. Carol Nye won first place in the Women category with her moment-in-time documentary-style image of two "Veiled Women" in China. Each first place winner will receive an archival digital printer donated by Epson, USA.

The exhibition was juried by Cornelia H. Butler, Photo Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles, and Joyce Wilson, award-winning fine art photographer and a Professor of Photography at Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, CA. Juror Joyce Wilson commented, "Throughout history, women have been the storytellers, and it is with dignity and grace that these images tell endless stories."

Women In Photography International was created in 1981 as a 501.c.3 educational outreach organization by a group of women photographers who were keen to communicate ideas, opportunities and their passion for photography. In 1985, the Distinguished Photographers Award was established to honor women who have contributed significantly to the world of photography. Previous winners include: Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Judy Dater, Marion Post Wolcott, Linda McCartney, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Joyce Tenneson and Berenice Abbott.

WIPI promotes the visibility of women photographers and their work. The web site provides member galleries, reference library, and the F2-eZine, which contains articles from around the globe, marketing news, photography links, book reviews, and listings for competitions. For more information please visit http://www.wipi.org

International Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea
October 10-November 15, 2001
Opening Reception Saturday afternoon, October 20th, 1-4 p.m.
House of Photographic Art (HOPA)

27182 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA, USA 92675

ZOOM Magazine (Jan 2002)

SPECIAL ZOOM 30 years (Jan 2002)
(produced in Milano, and distributed in US, Canada, UK, France and Spain.

ZOOM was lanunced in the early 70’s, with a focus on fine-art, and reportage including fashion, film theatre and graphic arts. Included in the retrospective is the current state of the art including the information on Women In Photography International

Cover by Joyce Tenneson (WIPI 1990 distinguished Photographer Award )

WIPI page 77
House of hotographic Art, San Juan Capistrano, CA
Images of Women

The Women in Photography International (WIPI) resource organization is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by launching the traveling exhibition”International Tea Time: Images of Women, Images of Tea.” which began its run at the House of Photographic Art this fall. The theme of the juried exhibition was inspired by an image of a teapot taken by the late photographer Linda McCartney. The 75 works by 60 women were selected from over 1,000 prints submitted by lens ladies around the world. Among the single category winners, Carol Nye took first place in the Women category with her documentar-style images of two veiled women in China. The WIPI organization also launched the Distinguished Photographer’s Award fifteen years back which has since recognized the work of Eve Arnold, Ruth Bernhard, Mary Ellen Mark, Ruth Orkin, Berenice Abbott and others. Website: www.womeninphotography.org/

Three images from”Images of women” clockwise from above: Carol Nye, Veiled Women, Kashgar, Zin Jiaang, China: Mary Doresey Wanless At Mona’s Tea With the Girls and Julia McLemore A leisure Suite #13

Tea Time...Clips about the CD


- INVITATIONS: There is a very limited amount of Invitations that are for sale, (200) $1.00 ea min. order ten plus $1.50 shipping and handling, for every 10 add $1.50 additional shipping and handling.

- POSTERS: Limited quantities less than 200 available

- CD... excellent gift to your gallery or family and a wonderful opportunity to donate to your local library or university library, so your work will be viewed by researchers and your community. (this may be the only pressing of this CD)

see info on Poster and CD

Here are some of our responses about the exhibition, CD and Poster:

Thank you for such a wonderful gallery event on Saturday. The placement and
lighting of the images was wonderful, and the atmosphere at HOPA really fit the
theme of the event... Cynthia Wands, Tea Time Artist
I think you guys did an amazing job. It is great. I love being able to see the show on the CD.
All the artists work are truly great works of art...Tania Bravo, Tea Time Artist
The CD is SO wonderful!!!!! I was skeptical about not having a paper catalog, but this is so much better!!! The presentation is beautiful, the images look so alive. Thank you!!!...Dar Spain, 1st Place Tea
Thanks so much for the CD. It is terrific! I am utterly impressed. I will make
sure to show it to a couple of galleries around San Diego. Maybe they can
schedule something next year....Winifred Meiser, Advisory Board Member
It is absolutely beautiful! The music is wonderful, the graphics well-designed and the images are
all inspirational. I am honored to have been chosen to be part of this very important and
beautifully juried exhibition....Jennifer Drucker, Tea Time Artist
You and the others must be brimming with gladness about the stunning CD. I just received it in the mail and popped it in. It's really gorgeous and designed so elegantly and intelligently. And the music is beautiful.Brava!!! Thanks so much. I am really honored to be part of this....Rose-Lynn Fisher, Tea Time Artist
The CD is WONDERFUL! From the very beginning on throughout, everything is quite a remarkable presentation. All who were involved should be very proud of the product and how it represents WIPI to the world.........Stuart Balcomb, www.TheScreamOnline.com, a magazine for Art, Photography, Literature
I think you've established a new standard for exhibitions...
Nancy Clendaniel, WIPI Director and 1987- 1992 and Charter Member,
Everyone enjoyed the exhibition tremendously and thought the House of
Photographic Art was absolutely beautiful - as did I...Elizabeth Kenneday, Tea Time Artist,
For the CD: The Flash intro was very slick, but also subtle, like the music. Very
nicely laid out...Amie Vanderford-Pfaff, Tea Time Artist,
What a great CD! I just love it. You have just solved my Christmas shopping problems. I just love the images. I would like to congratulate you in making International Tea Time a great success. The House of Photographic Art was a unique place to kick off the exhibition of the photographs and the tea was scrumptious and well appreciated by many guests. I thank you also for providing me a perfect opportunity to share my art works at the opening..Carol Nye, 1st Place Women,
CD arrived today, beautiful!...Elizabeth Rassiga, Tea Time Artist,
In the attachment there is an article of the Italian newspaper (Il Secolo XIX), about the Tea Time exhibition...Paola Zucchello, Tea Time Artist, ITALY
I received my CD and poster .It is soooooo nice! Gonna frame the poster. A nice size. The CD is very impressive! I love the way the names click when you select one..like a camera...I love that sound. You must be soooo ebaebaeba right now. :-).. Lillian Wilson, Tea Time Artist,
Received the CD and have showed it to my photo group, the f5.6 group; they were very
impressed..Jan Bogle, Tea Time Artist,
I have just had the pleasure of viewing my CD ...Thank you very much for putting this show together. You have done an excellent job! Brava! All the images of women and tea are beautiful, I cried (in a good way) viewing the images. The power of women is remarkable!. .Suzun Lucia Lamain. Tea Time Artist,
Jean, the reception sounded wonderful. Wish I could have attended!!!!!! I was wondering if you are keeping a "scrapbook" of sorts of any publicity for the event? My university paper did a short article, and I'd be happy to send it if you are collecting such. Thanks again for the opportunity to be part of this amazing show!!!!!! ...Mary Dorsey Wanless, Tea Time Artist,
I showed the poster to my neighbor Boris who is a scientist and an engineer, and he thought "it made optimum use of the space showing maximum use of information for the area. If the photos were any smaller, you couldn't see the faces, but you can." So.....it's well-engineered as well!!. ..Sharyn Keller, Graphic Designer,
Jean, press release arrived in one piece., I picked these off the website (Nye's winning picture will be mentioned in the piece)"Vision North America 48, January issue, Zoom International, Milano,ITALY
Received Posters & CD, thanks!!! Congratulations! Was VERY impressed with CD! Enjoyed it thoroughly! Beautifully made! Loved the music! Peters forward made me realize that I was the only female student in the Creative Photography dept, in my year. So great to get introduced to other WIPI members via their images. Hope the exhibition makes it to Edinburgh, so I can meet some of you personally! (Am working on it) Aliki Sapounzi, Tea Time Artist, SCOTLAND
I did receive my CD and love it. It was so well produced and the images are amazing. I'm so proud to be associated with such a fine group of photographers...Cynthia Zordich, Tea Time Artist,
WOW....Peter Palmquist, founder, historian, WIPI Archive.
I received the beautiful CD just a few days ago, I was extremely impressed and very proud to be amongst such talented and expressive people. I have been overwhelmed with work (always before Ramadan), also Reuters and New York Times (two of whom I work for in Kuwait) keep me busy with all the political situation in the Mid-east....I am sure ou can imagine.... Stephanie McGeehee, Tea Time Artist/ KUWAIT