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Welcome to the Illinois Women Artists Project, a unique gathering place to recognize and appreciate the work and experiences of Illinois women artists from the past.

We invite you to read the artists’ stories, search the Illinois Women Artists database, view our online exhibit, design an exhibit of your own, review our programming ideas, take a class—and learn more about art, history, women, and Illinois.

Join us. The Illinois Women Artists Project offers an opportunity for you to become a historian and help document our creative past.

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SYMPOSIUM

MIDWEST WOMEN ARTISTS 1940-1960
DISCOVERING THEIR WORK, TELLING THEIR STORIES, LEARNING FROM THE PAST

OCTOBER 22 & 23, 2015
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
PEORIA, ILLINOIS

Details click here Symposium 2015.

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Drawing on diary entries, letters, and observations, Wendy Bidstrup tells artist Cecil Clark Davis' life story. The book is uniquely written in first person which brings you directly into the artist's world beginning with her visit to the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and her early lessons at the Art Institute of Chicago. Many of Davis' paintings and photographs illustrate the book as well as sketches by Charles Dana Gibson. More click here

New book by Jane Stevens, Chicago photographer, curator, and art educator.

The book explores Ellen's thirty-five year artistic journey to develop her own unique vision and voice. Through her artistic process, Ellen explores personal experiences and confronts struggles. Intuitively working through personal themes, she faces pain, suffering and health problems. Her use of imagery, vivid color and line transforms the physical and psychological wounds into fascinating journeys into another world for her audience.

Preview the book at: http://www.blurb.com/b/5720044-from-dark-to-light-with-humor.

More about Jane Stevens at her website: http://www.janestevens.com

ArtsPartners of Central Illinois honored the director of the Illinois Women Artists Project for her noteworthy contributions to the arts in central Illinois and beyond.