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
#WCW💥 Lucy Stone 💥 “I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for the suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex” Click here to learn more about Lucy Stone CREDITS: 🖼: Original artwork by Jackie Lo #womensoaringproject #mabelpinghualee #womenshistory #womenssuffrage #abolitionist
#WCW💥 Mabel Ping-Hua Lee💥 “The idea of feminism is to give unto woman what man has successively gained in different stages. It is the application to her the fourfold idea of democracy.” Click here to learn more about Mabel Ping-Hua Lee. CREDITS: 🖼: Original artwork by Jackie Lo #womensoaringproject #mabelpinghualee #womenshistory #asianamericanwomen #womenssuffrage
#WCW 💥Zitkála-Šá💥 “She is the Statue of Liberty! It was she, who though representing human liberty, turned her back upon the American aborigine.” •Learn more about this trailblazing woman in our upcoming film screening of UNLADYLIKE2020 and Q&A with series creator and EP Charlotte Mangin this Thursday, October 15, 12-1pm. ZOOM INFO: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99859440592 Meeting ID: 998 5944 0592 Password: 702561 CREDITS: 🎥: @unladylike2020 🖼: Original artwork by @amelie
#WCW 💥Jeannette Rankin💥 “We’re half the people; we should be half of Congress.” •Learn more about this trailblazing woman in our upcoming film screening of UNLADYLIKE2020 and Q&A with series creator and EP Charlotte Mangin on Thursday, October 15, 12-1pm. Link in bio. CREDITS: 🎥: @unladylike2020 🖼: Original artwork by @ameliechabannes #unladylike2020PBS #womensoaringproject #wsp #jeannetterankin #filmscreening #paneldiscussion #womenshistory