CHANGE: Suzanne Russell’s Response to Our March Challenge

March 23, 2015 by Suzanne Russell

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By Suzanne Russell

It is my personality and my habit to be low-key, even self-effacing, so it is going to be a big challenge for me to be self-promoting. But in years to come, it is important for me that I know that I did my best to achieve my dreams.

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NANA POWER: The Extraordinary Art of Niki de Saint Phalle

November 18, 2014 by Toni Myers

Niki de Saint Phalle Expo Poster

By Toni Myers

Niki de Saint Phalle was a tireless fighter for women’s issues through her art—indeed, she was the first artist to make women her focus in such a way. Unique in the art world, her uninhibited style has wowed people everywhere. She wanted to bring joy, humor, and color into everyone’s life, and she succeeded brilliantly.

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The World According to Weber: the Thrill of Seeing

August 5, 2014 by Nancy Weber


By Nancy Weber

At the “Thrill of Seeing” exhibition: Look at the Miró-esque palette, the soft edges, in the Albers! Note the Albers-ish geometric riff on the right in the Miró! Can it be that these two beauties were created an ocean away from each other, three and a half decades apart? Zowie!

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Fashion Friday: The Beautiful Marriage of Jewelry and Photography

May 16, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


The exhibition “Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography” at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) demonstrates that the pairing of the two art forms produces objects that are ambitious in their meaning and go way beyond the aesthetic. It’s not simply a brooch with a photo in it. It is more likely a brooch with an incredible narrative and history behind it.

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Days of Their Lives—Earth, Fire, Water: Jerolyn Morrison’s Dream Job

April 1, 2014 by Deborah Harkins


By Deborah Harkins

Jerolyn and her fellow researchers tease out the details of the ancient Minoans’ domestic life through piecing together shattered objects, chemical analysis, experiments (like cooking demonstrations), and informed speculation. “We put these deposits together very slowly, very meticulously, to form a story about an archaeological deposit that’s been excavated,” she tells us.

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Women in Art: Sandy Gellis—the Contemporary Sorceress

March 18, 2014 by Grace Graupe-Pillard

The Artist Sandy Gellis. Photo by Grace Graupe-Pillard.

By Grace Graupe-Pillard

Sandy Gellis is one of the pioneer women artists to utilize water, earth, air, and light as her palette. She investigates the indispensable primary elements of life by transforming the mysterious “unseen” to the germinating “seen.”

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Days of Their Lives: Louise Fili, Always Elegantissima

January 14, 2014 by Mariam Aldhahi

Louise Fili

By Mariam Aldhahi

By borrowing from the form of vintage Italian signs and advertisements, graphic designer Louise Fili maintains an elegant, classic feel that manages to ignite nostalgia in even the most devout modernist.

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Wednesday 5: Women On View in 2014

January 8, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


In this week’s Wednesday 5 we share with you our picks of the top five 2014 exhibitions featuring phenomenal women in art.

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Lost and Found: What I Discovered at Summer School

November 5, 2013 by Suzanne Russell

Linsly Chittenden Hall at Yale

By Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell is an artist, writer, and activist-lawyer who has been living in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the past 25 years. Over the years she’s shared her passion for the arts with us via a mosaic of art reviews, interviews, and artist profiles. But, as is the case with many of us who choose to spend time taking care of others—family, community, colleagues—Suzanne tells us here that she came close to being disconnected from herself, until she found that self in summer school.

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Cartoonist Nicole Hollander: Step into Her Parlour

October 22, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

The feisty feminist was sparked into moving her books, furniture, and artwork into the Lillstreet Art Center, in Chicago, after a friend told her, “I want to sit in your living room all by myself and just look at your things.” Hollander thought, “Maybe someone else would, too.”

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Still Dancing and Painting: the Art of Grace Graupe-Pillard, Part 2

June 20, 2013 by Suzanne Russell

Self Portrait as a Blonde for Scale

By Suzanne Russell

Grace Graupe-Pillard’s paintings, composite photographs, and other artworks have developed to include a wide range of personal and politically charged images, fragmentation of the picture plane, the juxtaposition of symbols inside of human silhouettes and keyholes, and cutout paintings.

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‘Still Dancing and Painting': the Art of Grace Graupe-Pillard

June 11, 2013 by Suzanne Russell

This image of Grace standing fiercely on Winged Victory in the Louvre is an example of one of the composite photographs from her latest series called Grace Delving into Art. Victory: Nike of Samothrace and Grace, 2013, Archival Pigment Print, 30 x 20 in.

By Suzanne Russell

Grace Graupe-Pillard’s work has generated lively discussions on topics such as art history, body image, changing ideals of beauty, feminism, aging, age discrimination, the role of the artist in society, and even mortality.

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Wednesday 5: Women on Wikipedia, Picasso’s ‘Portrait of A Lady,’ and Maggie Smith

March 13, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change


Where are the women on Wikipedia?; a riveting image of stillness in a time of war; a campaign for one million men to rise up against violence against women; Picasso’s never-before-exhibited “Portrait of A Lady”; and Dame Maggie Smith talks aging.

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Report from Philadelphia: Resurrecting the Lod Mosaic

March 2, 2013 by Pamela J. Forsythe


By Pamela Forsythe

The mosaic’s center is populated by lions, an elephant, a giraffe, a rhinoceros, a bull, and a mythical sea creature, the Ketos. The bottom end depicts the sea, with inhabitants familiar to the people of Lod: fish, dolphins, and a fearsome whale, mouth agape, poised to swallow one of two ships.

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Fashion Friday: Fashion and the Art of Impressionism

March 1, 2013 by Women's Voices For Change

QE Paris Street, Rainy Day

Fashion in the Impressionist era shunned the old adage that less is more. Instead, it was a period of exaggerated silhouettes, volume, exuberance, vibrancy, and, yes, lots of excess. For those of you who relish a 19th-century French feast full of pleats, petticoats, corsets, muslins, gloves, laces, ruches, ball gowns, and oh yes, parasols.

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