Former art teacher Maya Schweizer (previously known as Kay) is one of 30 women artists featured in an exhibition by photographer Kurt Edward Fishback.
Schweizer worked at Country Day for 33 years (1975-2008).
These photographs are Fishback’s most recent creation. They’re a collection of portraits of women artists that are important to the local arts community.
All portraits of the women are in black and white. The portraits were taken of the women in the places where they create their art.
The exhibition began Feb. 3 and ends Feb. 28. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, at the Archival Gallery (3223 Folsom Blvd). The exhibition is free.
On Saturday, Feb. 14, there will be a reception honoring Fishback and his collection from 6-9 p.m. at the gallery. The artists featured in the portraits will be at the reception.
Schweizer’s artwork is influenced by a strong use of color and design. Her work is done through watercolor and mixed media works.
“A portrait or a painting has no need for words,” she said.
Schweizer will be featured not only in Fishback’s exhibition, but also in his upcoming book to be released within the next year.
The book will be about the 30 women artists featured in the exhibition.
Fishback refused comment on the content of the book.