From the Press: Nominate Women Artists You Know

womensequalityday.jpgA reminder that if you’re a member of the National Women’s History Project Network, you’re invited to nominate a woman artist as a 2008 Honoree in the organization’s celebration of the vision of women artists. The honorees will be selected to represent diverse forms of visual arts including painting, sculpture, weaving,
pottery, embroidery, as well as forms from modern media art. To nominate a woman, write an essay
describing her life and work and how it expresses her vision. Don’t forget to include her birth date (and death date, if she’s deceased) and your reasons for nominating her. Send your e-mail nominations to by August 15, 2007.

Test your knowledge of women’s history on the National Women’s History Project (NWHP) website with their quiz. Here are a few sample questions to whet your appetite:

  • Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States (1872)?
  • Who drove a stagecoach across the roughest part of the West without anyone knowing until she died that she was a woman?
  • What woman was invited to teach nuclear physics at Princeton
    University, even though no female students were allowed to study there?

For the answers, visit the NWHP.

Or, read the very tiny print at the bottom of this post.

Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927), Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891), Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997)

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