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 💥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
🎉🎉🎉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
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