Evocative Visions T-Shirt Design Competition
Buy a t-shirt to support women in the arts.
About this campaign
For our first t-shirt design contest, Evocative Visions, the Executive Committee of Women's Caucus for Art has chosen Durba Sen’s "Unapologetically Resilient" as the winning design.
Durba Sen’s paintings reflect her heritage and views. Growing up in India, she took classes in watercolor painting and Indian classical dancing. She loves the color, fragrances of spices, flowers, celebration of life in festivals, and the hospitality of the people she met during her travels around the world. Her art is the abstraction of her journey through vibrant colors and textures. For a long while, life took over, and art took a backseat. She went back to painting in acrylics and oil ten years ago, self-learning through visits to galleries, museums, and through YouTube videos.
Her painting, "Unapologetically Resilient," was completed early this year for the Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art (NCWCA) show in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Being a woman of color, immigrant, and a BIPOC artist, she is concerned about women's status in this country - whether in voting rights, equality at home and in workspaces, equal pay, opportunity to pursue higher education, right to say No, and the right to choose – the basic right to equality.
To her, women are incredibly resilient, finding inner strength to take care of their children, family, work, earn a living and to dream big. She believes we need to stand beside and for each other and empower fellow women to fulfill and realize their dreams. Her painting tries to depict women in their resilience and diversity while striving for basic rights. The artist support system in Northern California, especially NCWCA, has been crucial and beneficial to her growth as an artist.
The funds raised from the sale of the t-shirts will go toward supporting WCA’s mission to create community through art, education, and social activism. And 30% of the proceeds from the t-shirts will go directly to the artist, Durba Sen.