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On August 26, 1920, women were given the right to vote in the United States with the certification of the 19th Amendment. The launch of the Women Soaring Project (WSP) this fall 2020 fortuitously coincides with the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. It is with great honor that the WSP is able to celebrate this incredible achievement in women's history highlighting exceptional artworks with its inaugural exhibit, Women Suffragists.
The panel of jurors for this show was comprised of the WSP co-founders and advisory board members including Jane Le Skaife, Jackie Lo, Megan Seely, Leah Cluff, Jennifer Lugris, Grace Gray-Adams, Jenifer Vernon and Lesley Doig. While we received 48 submissions from artists all around the world, we voted on the top three pieces that displayed the strongest content and execution in addressing the theme of women's suffrage. We are pleased to announce these winning works are:
First place - Artist Summer Herrera, Dorothy, A Young Activist, 2020
Second place - Artist Ildiko Nova, Fair Representation, 2020
Third place - Artist Angela (Azadeh) Raz, Healing, 2020
Please join us in congratulating these artists, and thank you to all those who participated. To see these works and more, please enter our virtual gallery below.
An interactive arts and culture project seeking to see, know, and appreciate women in history
Who is Grace Lee Boggs?
Born to poor Chinese parents, Boggs was and remained one of the most brilliant feminist activists of the last century. She penned five books, including an autobiography and Women and the Movement to Build a New America, and was the star of the 2013 documentary American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs. After studying philosophy in college, Boggs chose to dedicate her life to fighting for the rights of minorities and women, a journey she outlined in her autobiography, Living for Change.
“Women’s leadership in the public sphere didn’t come from the White House or from CEOs. It came only after millions of women came together in small consciousness-raising groups to share stories of our 'second sex' lives.”
Grace Lee Boggs. Courtesy of Chicken & Egg Pictures.
Source(s): Excerpts from Chicken & Egg Pictures ; Bustle
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