The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund has announced the four finalists for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument design competition.
Spurred by the #MonumentalWomen campaign to create the first statue of real women in New York City’s Central Park, 91 submissions from artists located throughout the United States were reviewed by a jury consisting of a mix of art and design professionals, historians, as well as representatives from NYC Parks and the Statue Fund. The winning sculptor will be announced in July.
The finalists are:
● Meredith Bergmann – Examples of past work: Boston Women’s Memorial (Abigail Adams, Phillis Wheatly and Lucy Stone), Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA; FDR Hope Memorial, Roosevelt Island, NYC; Marian Anderson, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC; Memorial to Countee Cullen, Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC; September 11th Memorial, Cathedral of St. John the Devine, NYC; and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in collections of Justice Ginsburg and Columbia University.
● Jane DeDecker – Examples of past work: Amelia Earhart, Amelia Earhart Elementary School, Alameda, CA; Emily Dickinson, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC; Sister Catherine McAuley, Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, MO; Harriet Tubman, Clinton Presidential Library, Little Rock, AK; and Sherlock Holmes, Public Safety Center, Edmond, OK.
● Victoria Guerina and Lloyd Lillie – Examples of past work: The First Wave, Women’s Rights Convention of 1848 project, 11 of 20 life size bronze historical portraits and figures for the Women’s Rights Museum, Seneca Falls, NY (including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia and James Mott, Jane and Richard Hunt, Maryanne and Thomas McClintock); Martin Richard Memorial, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA; and Katherine Lee Bates, Falmouth, MA.
● Ann Hirsch – Examples of past work: Anna Bissell, Grand Rapids Community Legends, Grand Rapids, MI; Bill Russell Legacy Project, Phase 1 and Phase 2; City Hall Plaza, Boston, MA; Saint Walking (St. Ignatius of Loyola), Walsh Jesuit High School, Cuyahoga Falls, OH; Home, Patriot Plaza, Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, FL; and Stanley Ketchel, Grand Rapids Community Legends, Grand Rapids, MI.
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Portrait of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, provided by The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund.