About HERStory 2016
“HERStory 2016” was an initiative to bring the art created by outstanding women artists to larger audiences and give them the recognition they deserve. This exhibition, which ran from March 20-May 20, 2016, featured 48 extraordinary women artists from around the world.
The top Award-Winners were selected for their artistic excellence in their chosen mediums and for the insightful artist’s statements that accompanied their submissions. Additionally, each artist exemplifies a strong professional commitment to having produced a powerful body of work.
Featured Artist Interview Award
First Place Special Recognition Cash Award
I endeavor to empower and unite women of all ages and ethnicities by revealing them from both the inside and out. These images show stages of transformation from the real to the ethereal. My collaborations with the women I photograph and videotape establish a common ground between us in which to share what is often kept inside.
Visit Suzanne Bucklers page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.
Mary Lou Dauray
Second Place Special Recognition Cash Award
My art addresses my concern about climate destruction, air pollution and social injustice. Birds are dying and despair prevails among the 160,000 people forced to evacuate their homes in Fukushima, Japan. My new series is an interpretation of 30 million plastic bags stuffed with one ton of radioactive soil as the government is desperately trying to remove land contaminated by the nuclear meltdowns.
Visit Mary Lou Dauray’s page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.
Third Place Special Recognition Cash Award
Artist Showcase Award
I have combined my love for art and passion for photography to create storytelling images with uplifting messages of hope, strength and resilience. “Project SHINE” features breast cancer survivors and the important message they want to embrace and share with others.
Visit Dana Klein’s page in the Artist Showcase Gallery.