how we see her


The theme of this exhibition is the perception of the contemporary woman. Clearly the role of women varies tremendously from time and place. How do you understand, perceive, and question that role? Artists are invited to explore what it means to be a female in today’s society. What are her goals, expectations, accomplishments, and shortcomings? How have they changed with the impact of history, and what does the future hold for the contemporary woman? 


JANICE NESSER-CHU is an educator and a mixed media artist who is an activist in the arts community. Her life’s work has centered on social activism, education, mentorship and promotion of women in the arts. She currently serves as the Legacy Campaign Director for the national Women's Caucus for Art and on the Board of the St. Louis chapter and as Chair of the Arts & Humanities Dept. and a Professor of Art at STLCC-Florissant Valley. Nesser-Chu has a M.A. in Art from Webster University, St. Louis, MO and a B.A. in Journalism, minor in Political Science, from St. Mary of the Woods College, Terre Haute, IN. Nesser-Chu has exhibited nationally & internationally for the last 25 years. Her work is included in many permanent collections. For more information, please visit
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