2020 we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the women's right to vote.
The challenge was to consider women regarding:
1st Place Winner The Big Fish
By Lola O'Leary
Size 27.5 x 27
Sacagawea - Native American - sold to a fur trader at a very young age. At the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. They were hired as guides, negotiator and interpreters. She spoke many languages. She saved their lives because she knew what roots, berries and nuts were editable. She also saved them time traveling as she knew paths through the mountains. She gave birth to a son in 1805 at the age of 16.
2nd Place Winner - She Looked out Her Window and Saw No Trees
By Arlene Watters
Size 19 x 25
Katherine Olivia "Kate" Sessions 1857 -1940
Kate was one first women to attain a degree in Science and Agriculture from the UC Berkeley in 1881. In 1884 she came to San Diego to teach school. By 1885 she began changing the landscape of San Diego and Balboa Park through introducing many trees and plants from all over the world.
3rd Place Winner Bluet
By Patty Lawrence
Size 23 x 37
Cussy Carter - Pack Horse Librarians of Kentucky
"Bluet" - in honor of the young woman who delivered books and other reading materials to the hill people in Kentucky in the 1930's by mule
The Bookwoman of Troublesome Creek
The Giver of Stars
The Blue people came from Europe in the 1880's. Their skin had a blue hue to it. As a result they were discriminated against and forced into the hills to live and into the mines to work. Only the very brave left to work outside the hills