petticoat painters

Sixty and Strong, The Petticoat Painters

UPDATE: Sixty and Strong will premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival Saturday April 18th,  12:00PM at the Regal Hollywood 20 in Sarasota...see you there!

A Celebration of the Art and Spirit of the longest continuously exhibiting group of women painters in the USA.

by Peter and Marcia Christ

Last year I was invited to become a member of the Petticoat Painters. To be honest I did not know anything about them. I did a little investigating and thought it would benefit me as an artist to be a member of this very talented group of women.

I have not been disappointed. I have been overwhelmed by the talent, spirit and amazing personalities of this group of women. I feel honored and privileged to be a member. 

Peter and Marcia Christ have created a documentary covering the history of the Petticoat Painters over the last sixty years. Each artist, the founder, and others from the Sarasota area are interviewed in this fascinating story of women determined to wade against the tide of predominately male artists. 

Take a moment and learn about the work and dedication of these women. The Christs are in the process of raising funds to submit the film to festivals throughout the country. I have attached a link to the fundraiser which offers various perks for different levels of giving. If you are one of my wonderful followers through my dog portraits you can do a great thing by supporting the film and receive a portrait of your pup! 

You can follow and learn what's happening with the film and the artists on the Facebook page. Thanks for your time and please share with friends and never know who will be inspired by this story!