Our President's Message

Christine Bethea
President since December, 2019

Women of Vision's Anniversary year has been precedent-setting! Our ability and organizational flexibility positioned us to "re-open" several art institutions in the Pittsburgh area. During Covid-19 from 2019-2021, WOV Inc. jump-started Pittsburgh Center for Arts and MediaContemporary Craft's BNY Satellite Gallery, Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and the University Art Gallery with in-person art exhibitions. Undeterred that the trend was to take everything virtual or suspend entirely, WOV resisted the shut-down. The reason for us was simple: There is no better way to experience visual art, arguably ANY of the arts than to witness the genuine article. We posed the question: Can a pandemic stop art? Then answered by offering live exhibitions to the public while encouraging safety through timed tickets, mask advisories, and appeals for hand sanitation. Our collaborators were a critical part of this affirming venture. When this worldwide pandemic passes, and we pray it soon does, WOV will have done its part to keep Pittsburgh arts open for business. 


We thank you for visiting our website and ask that you come out to enjoy and support our exhibitions and events. Join our celebration as America's longest-running African-American Women's collective of visual artists.

W.O.V. Executive Board

LaVerne Kemp

Vice President

Lynne b.

Recording Secretary

Janet Watkins


Ashley A. Jones

Financial Secretary

Ruth Bedeian


W.O.V. Members 

Altha Pittrell

Annette Jackson

Ashante Josey

Ashley A. Jones

Brenda Brown

Charlotte Ka

Christine Bethea

Colette Funches

Cynthia Kenderson

Dominique Scaife

Edie Smith

Elizabeth Douglas

Emmanuelle Wambach

Harriet Buckley

Jameelah Platt

Janel Young

Janet Watkins

Jessica Moss

Jo Anne Bates

Junyetta Seale

Lynne b.

Marce Nixon

Marlana Vassar

Mary Martin

Milli Mickle

Morgan Overton

N.E. Brown

Naomi Chambers

Pam Cooper

Richena Brockinson

Ruth Bedian

Ruth Ward

Sandy Simon

Sharell Rushin

Tina Brewer

Zeal Eva