A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization Serving the community since 1925 in Philanthropy, Community Needs, the Arts, Education including programs on Literature and Writing, and Well Being programs for all ages.
The Bronxville Women's Club welcomes all Westchester residents, male and female, ages 18 and over, professional and avocational, to enter its annual Beaux Arts competition.
Seventy-one years ago, in celebration of its 26th Anniversary, the Westchester County Federation of Women’s Clubs began the annual competitive countywide art exhibition known today as the “Beaux Arts.” The purpose was to foster understanding and appreciation of the arts while encouraging and helping promote artists throughout Westchester County.
These exhibitions offer Westchester artists the opportunity to display their talents and to receive deserved recognition while enhancing awareness of the arts at the local community level.
First place winners from each of the participating clubs and organizations are displayed for final judging at the end of the season in The Beaux Arts Finale. The Beaux Arts Finale is the culmination of the year’s art exhibitions throughout the county. A deep expression of gratitude is owed to the judges for their professional contribution to these exhibitions.
Proceeds from the Beaux Arts Project benefit the Federation’s Scholarship Fund for deserving students at Westchester Community College.
The Bronxville Women’s Club house, The Anna Lawrence Bisland 1928 House, built for the Women’s Club in 1928, is on The National List of Historic Places and has a long history of art exhibitions. Bronxville is known for its Art Colony from 1890-1930, but it has been home to American artists before and after, including Francis W. Edmonds (1806-1873). The noted artist Ann Brainerd Crane (1881-1948) was a member of the BWC and curated many exhibitions right here in these rooms of fellow Bronxville artists such as Bruce Crane, Mary Fairchild Low, Charles Louis Hinton, and Walter Clark, to name a few. Visitors to the Bronxville Village Hall and Library buildings on Pondfield Road will be rewarded with exhibits of many paintings by these artists from the past.
The clubhouse is still a favorite locale for artists to exhibit their works with its bright, natural-light loggia area. We are thrilled to be included in the Beaux Arts Exhibition. The Bronxville Women’s Club is a 501(c)(3) organization, and the building is on The National List of Historic Places. The BWC will host the 2016 Beaux Arts Finale in July.