Honour the Women: Portraits by Manon Elder

Ann Mortifee (portrait), Manon Elder, 1999

Ann Mortifee (portrait), Manon Elder, 1999

February 29 – March 12, 2000

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Features portraits of outstanding B.C. women by Oak Bay artist Manon Elder. Coincides with International Women’s Week, March 5 to 11. The woman were chosen four years prior to the opening of the show and were painted in their homes or workspaces to get a sense of their individuality.

The shortlisted women are: Nelly Auersperg, doctor and medical researcher; Jeannette Armstrong, writer; Rosemary Brown, human rights advocate; Rose Charlie, lawyer; Shush Datt, television producer; (the late) Dorothy Lam, philanthropist; Silken Laumann, Olympic rowing medalist; Ann Mortify, singer; Wendy McDonald, businesswoman; and P.K. Page, poet and artist.