The Foundry Art Centre is seeking submissions for “Voting Daughters,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. This exhibition calls on artists, regardless of their gender identity, to comment on the ways women’s voices affect our contemporary landscape. All media and expressions are welcome for submission.
ABOUT THE JUROR
Judith Mayer is an American artist and illustrator working in Chicago—born and raised in the Midwest, and the daughter of an immigrant. She has her own practice where she creates paintings, illustrations, lettering, design and murals. Her work is influenced by years as a graphic designer and her love for mid-century modern and pop art. Recent work has been exhibited at Jean Albano Gallery in Chicago, You Are Beautiful HQ Gallery in Chicago, Red Bull House of Art in Detroit, and Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Mayer has a BFA from Ball State University. She teaches traditional calligraphy at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago and served as Professional Programs Director for Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago.
Most recently, Judith is one of the 36 woman artists participating in the “Her Flag” nationwide art project created by Marilyn Artus. “Her Flag” celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, whereby an artist from each of the 36 ratifying states creates a stripe for an 18 x 26 foot flag. Judith represented Illinois in the collaborative project.
“To gain the right to vote without the power of the vote, sounds like an impossible task. These powerful, unbelievably determined women seem like superheroes to me. They risked their safety, overcame enormous obstacles, and refused to be silenced. It was no small task to change the minds of an entire nation. My color palette is clearly inspired by Wonder Woman, and the graphics are energetic, bold and loud. The suffragettes were no shrinking violets, and I wanted to represent how outspoken these women were in my design.”