Getting into the Booth Western Art Museum show Making Their Mark: American Women Artists has been high on my list, and the competition was fierce. But yay -I was accepted! My painting, “Mourning Dove” will be heading to Cartersville, GA. for that show, which runs from May 27 – August 23, 2020. I’m thrilled!
Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, a Salish woman born in 1884 in Idaho. In 1904, she enrolled in the Fort Shaw Indian School in Montana. She witnessed the 1908 roundup of the last free-ranging bison herd, an event that had a profound effect on her. Her novel, Cogewea, the Half-Blood, (1927) was the first known published novel by a Native American woman. It explored the plight of the mixed blood (or “breed”), who lived in both white and Indian cultures.
Mourning Dove is oil and metal leaf on board, 36×24