Behind the Lens, Women in Photography

March 16 to April 15, 2017

Behind the Lens, Women in Photography

March 16 to April 15, 2017

Behind the Lens, Women in Photography

March 16 to April 15, 2017

Upcoming Exhibit: Behind the Lens, Women in Photography

Exhibit: March 16 to April 15
Opening Reception: March 16 from 5:00 to 9:00pm
Curated by Rosemary Marchetta & Shari Weschler Rubeck

“Behind the Lens” is an invitational exhibit of a small group of exceptional female artists working in photo-based media from the Northeastern states. Curated by Rosemary Marchetta and Shari Weschler Rubeck, founding members of Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA), the exhibit is part of the international celebration of Women’s History Month 2017. The invited artists will each display 3-5 pieces, totaling about 40 pieces in the exhibit.

With “Behind the Lens”, the curators ask: Is there a female gaze? The question does not refer to women objectifying men, but rather encompasses the idea of women as storytellers, trendsetters, image-makers and innovators equal with their male counterparts. The exhibit captures the stories women artists have told as they gaze upon the world — speaking powerfully of Mother Nature’s intricacies, of the changing seasons of the earth, life, and death.

Women’s History Month is celebrated world wide through engaging and stimulating programs that celebrate women’s roles in history, society, and art. PCPA contributes to the local Providence events with “Behind the Lens, Women in Photography” by exhibiting work that fosters both dialogue and innovation in the arts.


Behind the Lens, Women in Photography shares the vision of 10 women who use the medium of photography in its myriad forms to express their vision. In the context of Women’s History Month, this exhibit serves as a reminder of the very recent recognition of the status of women artists as equal in excellence to their male counterparts. The exhibit showcases the work of:

About the Curators

Rosemary Marchetta is a mixed-media artist working in drawing, painting, and photography, She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas in Visual Communication, and a certificate in Digital Post Production from Boston University. She has participated in numerous solo and collective exhibitions nationally and internationally and has won several awards for her art. As president of the artist association AAVIB, in Mallorca, Spain, and later Public Relations Manager for the Boston International Film Festival and a member of the board at AS220, she has worked together with artists from all walks of life. She currently lives and works in Providence, RI. 

Shari Weschler Rubeck is a figural narrative painter who is represented nationally and internationally.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, with concentration in painting and art history.  At MICA she also studied drawing, printmaking and gelatin silver photography with focus on imagery taken at night throughout Pennsylvania, Baltimore City and Washington DC.  Her curatorial experience began in Baltimore in the 1990s for The Ellicott City Theatre Gallery and continued into Rhode Island in 2013 as a partner and curator/gallery director for Coastal Living Gallery in Wickford and Warren RI.  Working with New England based artists, she hosts over twelve exhibits a year and was recently invited as guest juror for The Warwick Museum of Art, WAA and PAC in RI.

Providence Center for Photographic Arts (PCPA)

(formerly Peter Miller Fine Art)

Do you love photography? Are you looking for a way to connect with other photographers? Do you want to advance your skills? Exhibit your work? Get more involved in photo-based media? Become a member of PCPA!

PCPA was founded to inspire creative development and provide opportunities to engage with the community through exhibitions, publications, education, and mutual support. We strive to advance our members’ careers, strengthen the appreciation of photo-based media, and foster dialogue around innovation in the arts.

To join PCPA and for more details:

For more information email: Peter Miller (401) 225-6792