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
📣Happening Tomorrow, Thursday, March 31! 📣A Conversation with co-authors of “Dear White Women” Misasha Suzuki Graham and Sara Blanchard. Their book challenges readers to encounter the hard questions about race (and racism) in order to push the needle of change in a positive direction. Please join us in our discussion with Misasha and Sara on Zoom. Zoom ID: 991 1290 2117 Passcode: 87800602 12-1 pm PT this Thursday, March 31st. @dearwhitewomenpodcast 📣Right after this discus
⚡️Next Thursday, March 31st, there are a couple of Women’s History Month events coming up so mark your calendars!⚡️ 📣WSP will have a conversation with podcast hosts and co-authors of “Dear White Women” Misasha Suzuki Graham and Sara Blanchard. Their book challenges readers to encounter the hard questions about race (and racism) in order to push the needle of change in a positive direction. We highly recommend reading their book and listening to their award-winning weekly pod
As Asian American co-founders of WSP, it has taken us a few days to grieve and process the mounting anti-Asian violence that has led to the recent killings of eight people - six of whom were Asian women in Georgia. Our hearts go out to their loved ones and our Asian American community who shares our pain. It is inspiring and heartening to see the growing number of Asian American voices who are speaking out in this collective effort to defend the vulnerable, condemn acts of vi
One of the artists featured in our Women Suffragists show, Shkurte Ramushi, is featured in the culture section of Koha Ditore, a leading newspaper from Kosovo. We are thrilled to see her talk about her work, women’s rights, and our show. Below is a translated version of the article: #shkurteramushi #womensoaringproject #janeleskaife #jackielo #summerherrera #ildikonova #angelaazedehraz
We are excited to be partnering with artist Sandra Doore to promote women's suffrage and celebrate the opening of our show with a GIVEAWAY! Participants can win a set of collages by Sandra Doore, a WSP tote bag and stickers. The winners will be announced in the beginning of January 2021. Please follow @layersofflavors on Instagram for more details on the contest and comment on her GIVEAWAY post for a chance to win. #giveaway #layersofflavors #womensoaringproject #womensuffrag
🎉 The WSP Gallery is officially open! 🎉 Our inaugural exhibit “Women Suffragists” celebrates the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage and highlights 48 artworks from artists all around the world. Our panel of jurors selected the top 3 pieces, and we are please to announce the winners are: Summer Herrera (1st place), Ildiko Nova (2nd place) and Angela (Azadeh) Raz (3rd place). Please join us in congratulating these artists, and thank you to all those who participated.
Reminder that today is the last day to submit your work to our show! We’ve been receiving some great entries from which our panel of jurors will select the top three winners to be announced December 1st. Make your voices heard through your art and voting! For details, please go to our submissions page. #callforentries #voteearly #womensuffragists #onehundredyearsofvoting #womensoaringproject
#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
Thank you to everyone who participated and attended our @unladylike2020 film screening and panel discussion! We had a wonderful turnout, meaningful and engaging conversation with Charlotte, Lesley and Megan, and thoughtful questions posed by the audience. We’ll be posting a recording of the event in Recorded Events link above in case you missed it. #unladylike2020pbs #womensoaringproject #womensuffrage #womenshistory #thankfulthursday
#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
Our UNLADYLIKE2020 event is coming up this Thursday, Oct 15 at 12pm(PDT) ! We’ll be asking questions and taking a few from the audience so come join us for this special hour. ZOOM INFO: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99859440592 Meeting ID: 998 5944 0592 Password: 702561 CREDITS: 🎥: @unladylike2020 🖼: Original artwork by @ameliechabannes #unladylike2020PBS #womensoaringproject #marychurchterrell #jeannetterankin #zitkálašá #filmscreening #paneldiscussion
#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
🎉🎉🎉Amazing news! We were awarded the MiraCosta College Foundation Innovation Grant, which will be used to increase awareness of important women in history, engage students and the community in the arts, and encourage interdisciplinary and intercollegiate collaboration between faculty at MiraCosta College and Sierra College. Thank you! @miracostacollege #miracostacollegefoundation #mcc #sierracollege #innovationgrant #womensoaringproject #wsp #happyfriday
The Women Soaring Project with Sierra College’s Gender Equity Committee and MiraCosta College proudly present Join us for a film screening a panel discussion! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020 | 12:00-1:00PM (PDT) MEETING ID: 998 5944 0592 PASSWORD: 702561 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/99859440592 Follow: @womensoaringproject @Unladylike2020 @American Masters #unladylike2020PBS #WomenSoaringProject #MiraCostaCollege #SierraCollege #MaryChurchRerrell #JeannetteRankin #ZitkálaŠá #filmsc
We are celebrating the centennial anniversary of Women's Suffrage and the passing of the 19th Amendment with the start of the Women Soaring Project (WSP), which is a collaboration between faculty from Sierra College and MiraCosta College to educate, inspire and create art. Our first online art exhibit is titled, "Women Suffragists." Please explore this site, learn about historical women who paved the way for others, and find out how you can contribute your artwork to this exh