"Deeds Not Words": Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage
Dr. Sandra Sider and
Pamela Weeks, Co-curators
May 4 - July 24, 2022
Emmeline Pankhurst, the famously militant British suffragist, in 1903 coined the motto “Deeds Not Words” for the newly formed Women’s Social and Political Union. History proved that while rhetoric was the impetus for radical change, actions were needed to finalize steps toward ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The suffragists were true revolutionaries, occasionally sacrificing their reputations and sometimes their freedom. Several of the artists in “Deeds Not Words” chose to celebrate a suffragist whose name they remembered from history lessons, while others felt a more personal relationship with their subjects. Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, for example, was inspired by a friend who is the daughter of an African-American suffragist; Martha Wolfe studied Sara Bard Field, who road-tripped from San Francisco to Washington, DC collecting signatures for women’s suffrage; North Carolina artist Hollis Chatelain honors Gertrude Weil; Alice Beasley’s quilt depicts the courageous Ida B. Wells; and, Jill Kerttula’s multi-part quilt reminds us that Belva Lockwood in 1884 ran for president, even though she herself was not permitted to vote. The 28 art quilts in this exhibition, all but one created for the tour, were curated by Sandra Sider, former curator of the Texas Quilt Museum, and Pamela Weeks, curator of the New England Quilt Museum.
Sponsored exclusively by eQuilter.com, with additional support from Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes.
Jane Burch Cochran
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
The Land of Happy!
2Dye4s: Vali Groening, Ellen Meents, Carla Osterby, Sonya Smith-Pratt,
and Diane Weeden
May 4 - July 10, 2022
Join the 2DYE4s in a journey to The Land of Happy. The 2DYE4s seek to demonstrate through fabrics and mixed media that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. This exhibit features five jointly-created pieces, plus over 40 original works of art. We invite you to experience our progress as textile artists.
We met about a decade ago at an Olympia-based group known as The Ruby Street Art Quilters. The five of us found each other and started arranging play dates. Soon, we realized we wanted to add purpose to our experimentation. In each of the last five years, we have committed to producing art that stretched our artistic limits and that may inspire others to do the same.
The 2DYE4s members are Vali Groening (sparkle and glamour galore); Ellen Meents (dye it, paint it and color it every way you can); Carla Osterby (creator of beautiful, amazing felted pieces); Sonya Smith-Pratt (why do two when you can have three dimensions and a splash of humor); Diane Weeden (nothing says lovin’ like something stitched by hand).
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