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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Writing an Artist's Story: Tips from an Author
Jan 17 at 2pm
Peoria Riverfront Museum
Lecture by Nancy S. Hopp
Author of "Warm Light, Cool Shadows:
The Life and Art of Ruth Van Sickle Ford"
Panelist artist Eleanor Spiess-Ferris with Janet Kelley at the 2015 Symposium
Artist Linda Kramer with her monoprint from 1959 titled Self-Portrait at the Making Their Mark: Illinois Women Artists, 1940-1960 held at the Peoria Riverfront Museum October 17-January 17.