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
Know Her Name - Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, Aug. 26th @12pm
Sierra College Psychology Professor and Chair of Women and Gender Studies, Kathleen A. Taylor PhD. will be presenting a narrated slide show followed by a Q & A with Women's Studies faculty on August 26th, 12:00-12:50pm. See details below:
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the United States, this cross-discipline student project highlights individual women who fought for full and unfettered access to the Vote. We emphasize an intersectional approach by naming both well known and unknown American Suffragists along with women who continue to work for voting equity. We present for your consideration a wide range of women who have at least one defining characteristic in common—belief that liberty means sovereignty.
The project will be presented as 92 slides with live narration. Questions and discussion will immediately follow with those involved in the project and Women's Studies faculty. Join us!