ON THE ARTS
Artist Sarah Webb, who divides her time between Nashville and London, is the first American to be named a member of the London-based Society of Women Artists, an elite organization of 138 female artists founded in 1855.
Webb, whose work will be exhibited this month at the Westminster Central Hall, opposite the Houses of Parliament, was elected by an unanimous vote of the society’s 12-member selection committee, which had viewed six of her paintings.
The committee chose Webb "after seeing the terrific flair, skill and artistry she brings to painting," said society President Barbara Tate of London. "I am honored to welcome Sarah into the society and look forward to the uniquely American input she can bring to our organization."
In Nashville, Webb, a graduate of UT-Knoxville, has won the 1992 Athena Award and the1987 Best of Show award from the Central South Art Exhibition