The Breast Cancer Site celebrates U.S. Women's History Month in March by featuring pictures of different women artists each day. These pictures come from the U.S. National Women's History Project.
Today it's Violet Oakley, (1874-1961), muralist and illustrator --and also a suffragist and peace activist. FriendsoftheArts.com has some examples of her work on-line. 'Women's Art, Women's Vision' is the theme for Women's History Month in the United States this year.
Did you know that just by clicking on the Breast Cancer Site you help fund free mammograms for women in need in the U.S. through the National Breast Cancer Foundation? Sponsors contribute according to the number of clicks, for example, 550 screenings have been paid for in Washington State and Oregon now. That's pretty close to home for southwestern B.C.ers, like me, so I click every day. (You can even sign up for a daily reminder e-mail so you won't forget.)
The Breast Cancer Site: http://www.thebreastcancersite.com
Violet Oakley: http://www.afriendofthearts.com/violetoakley
Violet Oakley, Pennsylvania State Capitol murals:http://cpc.state.pa.us/main/cpcweb/history/artists/oakley.html
Women's History Month, (try the quiz)
U. S. National Women's History Project: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/index.php