Northern Bald Ibis

by Lydia Hesse

Acrylic on canvas . 60″ x 48″

Watering the Soul

by Kathy Crabbe

Acrylic and pastel on masonite . 48″ x 48″ . 2011

Ocean Grandmother’s Red Cedar Bark and Bear Grass Basket

by Mary Snowden

Inspiration for my weaving is rooted in nature and the land of the Northwest Coast. My main medium is red cedar bark and indigenous grasses. Barks and grasses are gathered and prepared using ancient techniques taught to me.

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Paradise Flycatcher

by Lydia Hesse

Acrylic on canvas . 48″ x 36″

I Could Do That

by Marilyn Whitehorse

Paper collage

Alice Before Wonderland

by Wendy Fairie Robinson

Mixed media painting on paper . 16″ x 12″

It’s All About the Wings

by Paula Jones

On the Wings of Change

by Pegi Smith

In the Balance

by Mel Shapcott

Watercolor . 12″ x 16″ . 2014

The Rhythm of My Feet

by K Lenore Siner

“Art is not a thing, it is a way.”                — Elbert Hubbard

There is something that is parched and tired. The day is full of emails and errands, hurried communication, lists. I have not felt the soles of my feet on cool dirt. I have not sung the song of my grandmother mending. I have not thought of the symbols in the iron fence on Broadway or inhaled the scent of someone’s hair, or looked at the moon. There is only coming and going, there is no direction.

A painting is a very real way of remembering what has value. Images and objects that are created with expanded awareness and compassionate purpose emit those qualities in their very being-ness. They have the ability to fill our essential human desire for connection and meaning and nourish our aesthetic self that so often is found languishing under fluorescent lights. They are doorways that can connect us to a time, an emotion, an element, an archetype, an ancestor. They are a guide that returns us to center.

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Pebble Graffiti

by Deasy Bamford

Pebble Graffiti on the banks of the River Severn, UK

Amy Tan

by Bonnie Gloris

Oil paint and collage on paper . 8″ x 6″ . 2012

“You see what power is — holding someone else’s fear in your hand and showing it to them.” — Amy Tan

Queen of My Heart

by Annette Wagner

Who is the Queen of my heart? She wears a crown marked with the symbols of neolithic temples. She has a door opening over her head — the door of her heart. She is contemplative and seemingly vulnerable, yet immensely power-filled in her own being. She allows her heart to lead and tells her mind to support her heart. She stands easily in her power and lives in a place of unconditional love.

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Moonlight Embrace

by Pegi Smith

Acrylic on canvas . 48″ x 36″

Women in Water:
Miss Quentin Compson

from Faulkner’s The Sound & the Fury

by Savannah Schroll Guz

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Sensuality

by Wilma Stoltz

Acrylic and texture paste . 42″ x 31″

Embody the beauty of a woman’s natural curves
and sensuality.

Landscape of Disappearances

No. 24

by Rachel Sarah Jones, PhD

Digital photography . 16″ x 24″

The Bee Keeper

by White Woman Drums

I am a Drummer, it roots Mother Earth, to All I am, Have Been or Will Be…

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Nigel’s Tableau

by Raven Redfox

Acrylic . 24″ x 24″ . 2014

Words She Wished She Would Have Said

by Paula Jones

On Her Own Series

Mixed media

Six of Swords

by Mel Shapcott

Watercolor . 18″ x 24″ . 2014

White Masks

by Marilyn Whitehorse

Paper collage

Priestess Miriam’s Temple

by K Lenore Siner

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Bone Woman Sings Her Healing Songs

by Feather Redfox

A Bone Woman is one who heals the sick and releases the dead with her songs and ministrations. That is part of who I am as well. This one is as I have met her from ancient times in battle in Ireland. She wears a feathered cape of vulture feathers as a sign of her identity and was allowed to tend the dead and dying by all sides of a battle for it was she who released the souls of those beings, tore away their human remains and allowed them to transition to Source for new life. She is with us today as part of the cycle of death and rebirth on many levels, both spiritual and physical.

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Sun Compass II

by Debbie Weber

Gouache . 5″ x 7″

Many Voices

by Bellavia

Mixed media

Malta Mother

by Aradia Lunabella

Where better to worship the Goddess than in the body of the Goddess Herself?

So, I took a pilgrimage to the Island of Malta (home to a vibrant Goddess culture dating back at least 6000 years) in hopes of bringing myself to a passage through time, to experience the pendulum of worship from divine feminine to the masculine and back again. In doing so I discovered the beautiful Goddess art of the oldest temples in the world. Abundant with well preserved sacred sites and artifacts, Malta is the keeper of a secret which our ancient ancestors breathed into the geometric design of many of its temples and enclosures built from huge, weathered

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Mother Pod

by Amy Lenharth

Porcelain . 6″ x 4″

A symbol of spiritual transformation.

Phoenix

by Winter Ross

Fabric collage

Serendipity

by Wendy Fairie Robinson

Mixed media painting on paper . 9″ x 12″

Red Owl Woman

by Raven Redfox

Acrylic on hardboard . 3′ x 2′

Dreaming

by Mel Shapcott

Watercolor, ink and oil pastel . 12″ x 16″ . 2014

The Egg Broke

by Marilyn Whitehorse

Paper collage

Illumination and Forgetfulness

by K Lenore Siner

Oil paint and resin on wood panel . 30″ x 30″

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Kierstyn

by Haley Hoover

Chalkboard paint, oil pastel on canvas . 18″ x 24″

Meet Kierstyn, or “Keke.” Keke is a symbol of freedom and beauty.

Her carefree nature reminds us to live and love, openly and freely.

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Depending on Nothing

by Emily Rose Michaud

Watercolor . 8.5″ x 11″

Leonora Carrington

by Bonnie Gloris

Mixed media on masonite . 18″ x 14″ . 2012

“You don’t decide to paint. It’s like getting hungry and going to the kitchen to eat. It’s a need, not a choice.” — Leonora Carrington

Ancient Goddess in Blue

by Aradia Lunabella

Mixed media collage . 2014

Awakening a process of remembering who
I truly am and rediscovering my own divinity.

So I go down, down, deep into the blue
that is my own true source,
deeper and deeper, emerging on the other side —
a woman, alive
with her hands full of silver.
As I honor my sacred femininity
I remember the lost, forgotten and banished
rituals and cycles of my ancient foremothers.
I am reclaiming my whole self
as a daughter of the Goddess.

Upon Reflection

by Bellavia

Oil on board . 16″ x 18″

Fire in the Belly

by Araboushikha Art

She is the Goddess of passion unrestrained. A wild dancer with Fire in her Belly! She is Baubo the Dirty Goddess, She is Tierra Mama, Earth Mother, fiery, strong , bold, and free! Unashamed of her divine nakedness and her sexuality… reveling with wild abandon in ecstatic Joy!

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Divine Feminine #4

by Paula Jones

The Four Directions

Cedar Hat #3

by Mary Snowden

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La Maga

by Leticia Banegas

Guardian

by K Lenore Siner

Oil paint and resin on wood panel . 30″ x 24″

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Message from the Star
Thunder Being: All Is One

by Feather Redfox

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Living Armour: Day Thirteen

Living Armour Series

by Emily Rose Michaud

“Craftwork establishes a realm of skill and knowledge perhaps beyond human verbal capacities to explain…” — Richard Sennett

The performance — Living Armour: Day Thirteen — is a meditation on the effort needed to preserve custom and to remember folk tradition. I find peace in silent work, when I work with my hands and perform physical labour. In Living Armour: Day Thirteen, I share with the audience what connection to material process entails, as well as embody the urgent need to preserve forgotten custom. A sense of power is shared collectively, in the act of making and remembering forms of craftsmanship. This is my way of becoming re-enchanted with nature’s living elements and re-enlivening this connection.

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Astarte

by Aradia Lunabella

Mixed media collage . 2013

Astarte calls to the wild women out there that feel rejected and trapped in sexless marriages: no woman deserves to feel unattractive, unwanted and unloved. We are all goddesses after-all! This divine feminine art, inspired by the ancient Goddess of the Phoenicians, Astarte, gives voice to women that have been made to feel ashamed and to those that suffer physically and emotionally in their marriages.

She is the Goddess of sexual love. In Canaanite religion she was associated primarily with love and fertility, playing the role of divine courtesan. Astarte is the Greek form of the name Ashtart who, along with Asherah and Anath, was one of the three great goddesses of the Canaanite pantheon. She, one of the many names of the Great Goddess, is a figure of pride in feminine being, a celebration of the abundance that comes from a woman in touch with herself and her body.

Mother Pod

by Amy Lenharth

Porcelain . 6″ x 4″

A symbol of spiritual transformation.

Goddess of the Sea

by Wendy Fairie Robinson

Mixed media painting on canvas . 6″ x 14″

Shell Woman

by Marilyn Whitehorse

Paper collage

Creating the Goddess

by Winter Ross

Fabric collage

Nude Self Portrait in Warm Colors

by Sara Gately

Paint and permanent marker on paper . 12″ x 18″ . 2011

Goddess of the Blue Sky

by Raven Redfox

Imagine Your Dreams

by Paula Jones

Mixed media . 60″ x 60″

Blue Star Woman’s Canoe Hat

by Mary Snowden

2004 . Fidalgo Island, USA

Giant in Minuscule Garden

by Leticia Banegas

Form Births Form

by K Lenore Siner

Oil paint, silver and resin on wood panel . 40″ x 30″

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Untitled

by Isabel Bryna

Starting Here

by Emily Rose Michaud

Body Print Series

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Da Vinci’s Universal Woman

by Carolyn Abrams

Anaïs Nin

by Bonnie Gloris

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” — Anaïs Nin

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Giving Birth to the Self

by Bellavia

Mixed media

Magpie Totem

by Winter Ross

Fabric collage

Coast Salish Style Woven Storage Box

on Swinomish Channel

by Mary Snowden

Detail image of a handwoven basket.

2012

Untitled

by Isabel Bryna

Fragmented Goddess

by Aradia Lunabella

To me, it makes sense to understand the Goddess as a kind of person, fully embodied in the world.

“Fragmented Goddess” is inspired by the fear of change that can leave us feeling lost, confused, and torn between the need to take action and doing nothing. But, it’s also about waking up from a dream and seeing the Goddess as a personal presence, a power that I invoke in prayer and ritual. The more I create my art in Her image, pray to Her, and invoke her name in my daily life, the more certain this conviction becomes.

Paper collage and watercolor.

December 3, 2013 . New moon cycle

Eyes Closed Opening

by Mel Shapcott

Watercolor and ink . 12″ x 16″ . 2013

How We Gather

Part I: Shelter

by Emily Rose Michaud

Shelter is one of our most basic needs, made for protection against exposure to the elements, noise, threat of danger, as well as for privacy. Some are temporary and designed to be carried around, whereas others may stand for years. Last September, we saw another use for a temporary shelter. As part of a larger political statement, tents occupied Zucotti Park in the financial district of Manhattan, to shelter protesters, reclaim common space and take action towards a larger social movement. Matters woven into this piece refer to the intersecting and overlapping stories of the Social uprising currently happening throughout Quebec, as well as to the Occupy movement occurring Internationally.

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Exit, South Dakota

by Raven Redfox

Acrylic . 24″ x 24″

Build a Strong Foundation

by Paula Jones

Mixed media . 14″ x 11″

It’s Time To Leave The Garden

by K Lenore Siner

Wax and oil paint on glass . 23″ x 21″ . 2010

Monkeys

by Leticia Banegas

Toni Morrison

by Bonnie Gloris

“In order to be as free as I possibly can, in my own imagination, I can’t take positions that are closed. Everything I’ve ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it, to open doors… I don’t subscribe to patriarchy, and I don’t think it should be substituted with matriarchy. I think it’s a question of equitable access, and opening doors to all sorts of things.”

— Toni Morrison

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I Can See

by Bellavia

Mixed media

Untitled

by Debbie Weber

Acrylic on rock . 3.5″ x 4.5″

Mouse in a Maze

by Sara Gately

Paint and permanent marker on acetate . 17″ x 21″

Stone Keepers of Time

by Raven Redfox

Acrylic . 24″ x 30″ . 2011

Hope

by Paula Jones

Mixed media . 36″ x 36″ . 2013

It Doesn’t Have to Be “Good”

by Mel Shapcott

Watercolor . 18″ x 24″ . 2013

Skagit Spring: Earth and Sky #2

Water Basket #11

by Mary Snowden

Detail image of a handwoven basket.

Tierra Prieta

by Leticia Banegas

Self Portrait: Underworld

by K Lenore Siner

Wax and oil paint on glass . 23″ x 42″ . 2012

Untitled

by Isabel Bryna

Dragonfly Guardian

by Debbie Weber

Handcut glass mosaic tile work.

Sisterhood

by Carolyn Abrams

Sisterhood (n) – A congenial relationship or companionship among women; mutual female esteem, concern, support and encouragement.

Acrylic . 36″ x 60″

Inanna in the Dark Sea

by Aradia Lunabella

“Inanna as the moon is the life principle that seeks its own sacrifice and is reborn from its own darkness.”

This collage is symbolic as a part of the creative process, in which I’ve made a descent into my shadow self to access the energy where this piece is inspired from. That deep place feeds my work, and I return with this gift from Inanna. She is immanent and transcendent…

Inanna’s story holds wisdom within it about this process, and why the process of the journey to the deepest part of ourselves is painful, but crucial to creative work. Inanna knew the wisdom of the Underworld as an integral part of her divinity. This piece is about the power of transformation of Inanna into a goddess.

Untitled :: Isabel Bryna :: Wild Woman Rising

Untitled

by Isabel Bryna

Acrylic on canvas . 24″ x 30″

Dragonhorse

by Raven Redfox

Painting . 3′ x 4′ . 2013

Angel

by Sara Basmajian

Watercolor . 2013

Femininity

by Sally Deskins

From my series exploring womanhood and the body utilizing interview excerpts from women on the topic. Using my own body, I try to abstract the view of the female figure from decried to acceptance in this world full of objectification and violence.

Tempera and ink on canvas . 18″ x 24″ . 2012