Women Artists

In 1987, Congress designated the month of March as Women’s History Month, in perpetuity. Women’s History Month is now used to highlight the contributions and achievements of women to events in history and contemporary society. And many state departments of education encourage celebrations of Women's History Month as a way to promote equality in the classroom.

Learn about the history of women by exploring their stories through art, from Washington’s State Art Collection.

African Drumming Rhythms , 1993

Angie Dixon

Location: Sheridan Elementary, Tacoma, WA 98404

Breath of Dawn , 1999

Kathleen Caprario

Location: Carmichael Middle School, Richland, WA 99352

Washington Column Climb , 1992

Mary Cornish-Hicks

Location: Lakewood Middle School, Marysville, WA 98271

Grassy Lands , 1993

Jo Fyfe

Location: Trout Lake School, Trout Lake, WA 98650

Near Pasco , 1993

Anne Fiske

Location: Harney Elementary, Vancouver, WA 98661

Movement , 1997

Louise Williams

Location: Warden Elementary/Middle/High School, Warden, WA 98857

Whats in The Air , 1990

Melissa Madsen

Location: Cougar Valley Elementary, Silverdale, WA 98383

I Imagine Us as a Holy Family Engaging in the Great Work of Increasing the Light , 2006

Cappy Thompson

Location: The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505

Like Life , 1993

Barbara Noah

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

The Uses of Enchantment , 1996

Helen Lessick

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195

A Port Orchard Myth , 1984-1985

Nina Yankowitz

Location: John Sedgwick Junior High, Port Orchard, WA 98366

Crystal Water , 1996

Shelley Jordon

Location: Edison Elementary School, Tacoma, WA 98409

Dixie Dancing , 1983

Susan MacLeod

Location: Green Hill School, Chehalis, WA 98532

Kufic Kazak , 1980

Sidonie Caron

Location: Enumclaw High School, Enumclaw, WA 98022

River Habitat Series #5 , 2000

Gina Freuen

Location: Napavine Elementary School, Napavine, WA 98565

Sense of Place , 1987

Joanne Hammer

Location: Office of the Attorney General - Natural Resources Division (Olympia), Olympia, WA 98504

Tools for School , 1984

Joyce Moty

Location: Discovery Elementary School, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Sister and Brother , 1998

Louise Williams

Location: Endeavour Elementary, Issaquah, WA 98029-

Logos , 1989

Maya Radoczy

Location: Fort Colville Elementary, Colville, WA 99114

Diary , 1994

Cecilia Blomberg

Location: Vinland Elementary, Poulsbo, WA 98370

Five Rides: Quiet Scream , 1984

Peggy Hitchcock

Location: View Ridge Elementary, Everett, WA 98201