This year's theme for our 2023 WSP Art Exhibit is "Women Environmentalists", which will be on view from August 13- December 31. The artists participating in the show are from all around the world and their work focused on the important role of women fighting climate change and stressing the importance of preserving the earth.
The panel of jurors for this show was comprised of the WSP co-founders and advisory board members. We discussed each of the submissions and chose the work that best encapsulated women environmentalists as its core focus. We are excited to announce "Giant Kelp Study 18" by Oriana Poindexter as the winning piece. Oriana is a San Diego-based marine scientist and photographer who freedives and collects specimens from the ocean and documents them using cyanotypes, one of the oldest photographic printing processes which was made popular by a woman botanist, Anna Atkins, in 1843. Her work intersects science, art and notable women in history. We spoke with Oriana at length about her work via Zoom and posted the recorded interview here.
Please join us in congratulating Oriana Poindexter. Thank you to all those who participated, and check out all the wonderful submissions in the virtual art gallery below:
To learn more about the historical women who fought to protect our earth, go to our Environmentalists page.