Amend participating artists

Melis Agabigum, Cleaning House
Copper, sterling silver, vitreous enamel, stainless steel, powder coat

2” x 2” x .5“


Our mothers were expected to stay home and clean the house, raise children, and have dinner promptly ready once their husband’s arrived home from work. Leaving the domestic setting by bringing it to the front lines of fighting for equal voting rights, sister suffragette swept her way to the polls.


Haydee Alonso, Check Yourself
Brass and nickel silver

10.7” x 7.8” x .2”


Photo: Miguel Vargas

For the first time in history, Latinxs are the largest ethnic minority group eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election. We are the sleeping giant that could, in theory, swing the outcome of the election.

Only WE can bring about necessary changes to our communities, to immigration reform and to racial and ethnic inequality.

Please VOTE. Speak for the people that can't speak for themselves.

Sylvie Lissa Alusitz, Voices of Votes
Cotton, Nickel Silver

2.25” x 0.125” x 2.25”


As we honor the right to vote for women, I think about the similarities and differences we share. Voting doesn’t exclude you because English isn’t your first language. It’s for all of us, no matter our background, heritage, or culture. “Vote” is hand embroidered on each brooch in the following languages – English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese, the 5 most commonly spoken languages in the US.


Jessica Andersen, Votomatic
Copper, Steel, Paper

3” x 3” x 0.5”


The 2000 election was the first time I remember staying up all night to watch the results. The first time I followed an election, my first disappointment, the first realization that not all votes were equal, not all could vote, that voting rights need to be protected. 20 years, 100 years, this year, every election - we must vote.

Lynn Batchelder, Scatter
Sterling Silver

3" x 2.25" x 0.25"


One-hundred stars for the centennial, yet I could not bear to make a purely celebratory piece. This scatter of shifting or shooting stars may suggest a sense of hope, while also revealing the precarity of our current moment.

Brass, silver, stickers, rubber, plastic beads, drug baggies, fry box, color photo

128” x .1” x 6"


V0T3_4_AM3RiKKKA questions if our vote matters in a government that is broken, does not serve us, and continually fails us. A system that is based upon institutional racism, for profit prison systems, corrupt leaders, fascism, and relies on police brutality to oppress the voices that speak out against it. Are we VOID in this system?

Melanie Bilenker, Push

Hair on paper, silver, mineral crystal

13/16” x 13/16” x 1/2"


Push the button or seal the envelope - speak up loudly every time. Voting rights are still not a reality for all and those of us with rights must vote to elect leaders that act in the interest of those without.

Nisa Blackmon, Every Small Precious Mark
Steel wire, copper, vitreous enamel, 14 k gold, red brass, suturing cotton, gros-grain ribbon, roasted oil patina on steel

3.5" h x 4" w x 0.5" d


This piece honors the passing of the 19th amendment and emphasizes the preciousness of the act of voting, no matter where one falls on the political spectrum. The reverse side embodies hope that the strength of voting women will lead to 2020 election results that help to begin the healing of this country. It also references those who came before who fought for our right to vote, as well as the thousands of people we've lost this year, who will be unable to cast their votes.

Suna Bonometti, Shake the VOTE


3" x 3"


Inspired by the traditional bamboo hoop, these hoops will shake you into VOTING!! GET OUT THERE AND SHAKE THE SYSTEM!!!


Leslie D. Boyd, An Act. An Action.


53" x .75" x 7"


Photo: Lizeth Hernandez

Felony status can permanently strip an individual from their right to vote in 11 states. There are only 2 states where a person convicted of a felony’s voting rights are not taken away. In Colorado, these individuals do not have the right to vote, though in 2019 House Bill 19-1266 was signed into law restoring voting rights to parolees.

A punitive mindset should not cloud our commitment to a truly representative democracy.

We must commit to advocating for those whose rights have been trampled, manipulated, and stripped. This includes our incarcerated and formerly incarcerated neighbors.

Sarah Rachel Brown, A Lot To Say On The Subject

Copper, Steel, Dry Erase Contact Paper, Ink

6” x 6” x .15"


Photo: Sam Oberter

As the 2020 election approaches, I have anger and frustration swelling inside of me at the thought of individuals who actively choose not to vote. It's a complicated issue with reasons being; not believing in the system, apathy, form of protest, pure unadulterated laziness, etc. What I really wanted to write on this brooch is 'Choosing not to VOTE makes you an asshole, in my opinion.'

Ashley Buchanan, …so strong was [she], with a woman’s strength

Edition of 19 Brooches

Hand-cut brass, powder coat, nickel silver

1.5’’ x 1.5’’


Photo: Joshua Dudley Greer

To me, voting is freedom to choose. The freedom to make decisions about one’s own body is fundamental in a free society. This pin, made in the style of campaign buttons and voting stickers, represents women’s oppression being transformed into women’s liberation. By turning the Scarlet Letter “A” upside down to create a “V”, I’m rejecting a symbol once used to subjugate women and offering it up as a badge of honor to be worn when one exercises their right to vote — their right to choose.


Jessica Calderwood, Vote Your Socks Off

Porcelain, milk paint, silver-plated nickel

2" x 1" x .5"


This is a one-of-a-kind pin that uses a fragment of the body as site for this message. Women's bodies are constantly politicized by male ruling bodies. Considering we make up half of the population on this planet, how we vote can make an impact on who governs and how. Vote your socks off!


Ale Carrillo-Estrada, Hear My Voice

Brass, sterling silver

3.75” x 3.5” x .75”


Hear My Voice when I speak, if not, I will sting...con el pico de alacran, my scorpion tail will strike...Escucha Mi Voz when I speak.


Liz Clark, Flower Power Hoops

Brass, stainless steel, 18k gold plating

3" diameter


Hoop earrings have been a symbol of strength, power, identity and resistance. My hope is that these pieces find themselves with someone who is willing to share the message and the call to action to VOTE.


Emily Cobb, The Golden Egg

Nylon, acrylic paint, satin ribbons

4” x 3” x 3"


Tales of magical geese, hens, and swans foolishly being killed for their golden eggs and feathers gave rise to the idiom 'killing the goose that lays the golden eggs', which refers to the destruction of valuable resources motivated by greed. Vote to help end the tyranny of greed in our nation.

Nikki Couppee, Notorious RBG Hologem Brooch

Found pearl collar, acrylic, brass, steel, resin, laminate

4” x 3” x .5"


Voting this election is more important than ever and this brooch is dedicated to the feminist icon and pioneering advocate for women's rights, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When asked who she would like to be remembered as she said "Someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has" in a 2015 interview with MSNBC.

Tanya Crane, Hair-Story

Edition of 19 Brooches

Enameled steel, hair, nu gold, spray paint, steel pin

2" x 2"


Each of these brooches contains my hair burnt onto the enamel surface. Every curl and wave is embedded permanently into their steel surfaces as a testament to the work and sacrifice black women give to this country. Black Votes Matter.

Margo Csipo, The Weight of Papers

Antique mother of pearl, mylar, sterling silver, pigmented ink, steel

1” x 5.25” x 0.25"


Paper ballots, paper money...what changes our country more? What is the weight of a vote when corporations and special interest groups sway the decisions of those we elect to govern us?

Erin S Daily, A Pledge, A Vow

Edition of 3 Necklaces

Silver, Gold Plate, Silver Ball Chain, Parker Pen Parts

5" x 1/2" pen x 36" chain


Photo: Brian Weissman

The story goes that in rural Missouri in 1925 as my great-grandparents were on their way to the courthouse to elope, my great-grandfather Papa Romie pulled the car over to ask my great-grandmother, Granny Mary, to sign a promise that she would always vote Democrat. Their union was predicated on a written pledge, to be a Democrat, in part, a marriage vow. Now apparently Granny Mary never confirmed or denied this story, but merely smiled at its retelling. The one fact that remains is that Papa Romie and Granny Mary went on to raise three independent women who knew early on that their family was Democrat, women who would regularly exercise their right to vote. This led to my mother’s generation who keep this voting tradition alive, and now I am the fourth generation of women voters in my family, with a fifth soon to be of voting age. My grandmother, Granny Margie, will be participating in her 19th presidential election this November, at the age of 93. I will certainly do my mother, my granny, and my great granny proud by wielding my pen and voting Democrat.


Venetia Dale, I'll Wink and I'll Vote

Altered found button

1.5” x 1.5” x .25”


The original button's declaration "Wink and I'll do the rest" gets a rewrite. This election is fraught with political winks, suppressing winks, winks that take rights away, winks that divide. This is a wink, hand-scratched into the surface, to reclaim agency and humanity - "I'll wink and I'll vote".

Lauren Darrouzet, Deeds Not Words

Sterling silver, lenticular prints, aluminum, steel

3" x 3.1" x 0.75"


With the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, I wanted to honor four women of color who were also fighting for their right to vote, but were actively discriminated against by the white women who we often praise as the heroines of this narrative. On the front is Ida B. Wells along with Jovita Idár and on the interior are Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee and Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin. On the bottom is a qr code that links to

Marion DiCaprio, Spoon People

Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Mokume Gane, Brass, Shibuichi, 14k Gold

3.25” x 2.5” x 0.3"


Photo: Dan DiCaprio

These spoons represent all of us. We're all stuck here together. VOTE! So that the little spoon can get theirs.


Lauren Eckert, Hope & Justice Double-sided Intaglio

Sterling silver, onyx, silk thread, glass beads

Beaded chord: 24.5”, pendant: 1.5" W x 2.3" H x 0.3" D


This pendant is based on a piece of jewelry that reminds me of my Nana, who was a strong supporter of voting and often volunteered at the polls. The double-sided intaglio shows symbols of justice - a scale, and hope - a star surrounded by fire. I haven't completely given up on people nor on voting because I still have hope for justice in this crazy world.


Maria Eife, Jailed for this?

Brass, glass, steel

4” x 2.35” x 0.25"


“Jailed for this?” is based on the Holloway Prison brooch (designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, ~1909) and the Jailed for Freedom pin (designed by Nina E. Allender, 1917) which were given as medals of honor to women who were imprisoned and, at times, tortured for their activism.

This also is a visualization of where I think the 45th president belongs, who was almost 3 million votes behind his opponent in the 2016 election. Election Reform Now.


Sandra Enterline, 100 Points of Light

Oxidized sterling silver, 10kw gold, palladium, antique mirror.

2.5" X .50" X 1.75"


Photo: David Walker

100 Points of Light contains one hundred perforations in a fragile oval, representing the one hundred years since women gained the right to vote, and the cyclical, continuing nature of the fight for voter enfranchisement. The vintage mirror housed inside the piece reflects and reverberates light from the perforations— a delicate cacophony, a century of women’s voices demanding recognition. I remain hopeful that our voices will soon unite to place a woman in the oval office. After all, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made” (Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

Breana Ferrara, I Want to Believe

Leather, dyed cultured freshwater pearls, glass beads, shell beads, sculpey, puffy paint, resin, thread

.5” x 34“ x 9“


Lately it has been very difficult to stay hopeful about the value of a vote, and sometimes it seems like no amount of voting for president will solve the issues deeply ingrained in the foundation of the United States government without a revolution. This piece is about the need to stay skeptical and radical, never relying on just a presidential election vote to end oppression and injustice, while also never letting that lead to hopelessness and cynicism...Feeling empowered by your vote, and understanding the potential importance and huge privilege of being able to vote, while also knowing how much more work there is to do no matter who is in office. I have been caught up lately in a lot of contradictions and complex thoughts surrounding the voting process, but I am reminded how important it is to stay motivated, hopeful, and focused on protecting marginalized bodies even when it feels like votes aren't enough.


Anne Fiala, Justice for All (Commemorate RBG)

Edition of 5 Brooches

Sterling silver, glass beads

3.25” x 2.25”


When approaching the theme of AMEND, I wanted to make something that provided a historical reference to those who fought for our right to vote. I was drawn to collar brooches and their inherent ability to feminize an otherwise masculine collared shirt. With the news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death (and the stream of images featuring her trademark collars that followed) the design and purpose of my piece crystallized. The fight is far from over. We must embrace the courage and vision of the women before us who had the audacity to question the status quo and/or feminize an otherwise masculine guise.


Brie Flora, A Womxn's Right

Sterling Silver

18" total chain length, approximately 7" x 8" x 0.040"


Photo: Hailey B Creative

For a long time being outwardly feminine in places of power has been frowned upon in both women and men, and in many eyes (especially cis-men) a symbol of weakness. Knowing this, RBG didn’t let that stop her from wearing lace collars around her neck like they were a mans tie while she sat on the Supreme Court, and became a champion for womxn's rights. I believe adornment can make extraordinary statements in our society, and the tradition of putting on an "I Voted" sticker is an example of how many of us make a statement on election days.

Rebekah Frank, Bare Minimum

Edition of 100 Pins

Manufactured metal

1.5” x 1.5” x 0.125"


I've always hated the smug self righteousness of the "I Voted" stickers and buttons. I understand they are important to encourage civic engagement, but, FFS people, its a democracy, THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS F**KING VOTE.


Laurel Fulton, Pick Your Poison

Powder coated copper and steel

5” x 4” x .25"


*Insert matrix quote here*

Laritza Garcia, She Resisted. She Voted.

Brass, Sterling Silver, Steel, Powder Coat

4.5 " x 3.25" x .625"


200 years. She Resisted. She Voted. This brooch celebrates the pioneering forces of the women’s suffrage movement. The passing of the 19th amendment was the beginning of a much longer fight that we continue to this day. VOTE and continue the activism of diverse women in history that have fought against voter suppression and for electoral equality.

Janna Gregonis, Vote

Edition of 6 Brooches

Brass, Linoleum

1.5" x 2.5"


Our civic duty is often overlooked and becomes mired in my side vs. your side. We all need to continue exercising our rights to vote working towards a greater country and equality. The act of voting is our greatest responsibility.


Mia Hebib/Oblik Atelier, Rosette

Edition of 7 Brooches

Brass, patina

4” x .25” x 1.5"


Photo: Joe Gold, Ivan Druzeta

Historically, Rosette has been a part of a medal of honor. As a naturalized American citizen since 2003, I feel an immense privilege and honor to be able to vote. I became a citizen amidst George W. Bush declaring war on Iraq. I was extremely conflicted, yet my belief in this country was able to override the fear and my internal conflict.

The day of my naturalization I walked over the Brooklyn Bridge. When the Brooklyn bridge was completed in 1883, it was viewed as a right of passage to be able to cross from the borough to the island of Manhattan.

Julia Heineccius, Restore Voting Rights


2” x 2” x 0.25"


Brooches depicting London's Holloway Prison gate were given to suffragettes who were held there in the early 1900s for their political for jail time. Felony disenfranchisement laws currently keep millions of citizens from voting, preventing them from having a voice in the governance of their community and their country. Using the image of the gate in this brooch I hope to suggest conversations about the democratic necessity of restoring voting rights to the formerly incarcerated.


Sarah Holden, For RBG

Mild steel, sterling silver, gold velvet flocking

3” x 2” x 1”


In consideration of the Suffragettes who created and maintained a campaign of direct action and civil disobedience so that they would be heard and women could vote in public elections for the first time in 1920. The yellow suffrage rose was worn by any who supported their movement. These women paved the way for icons like Ruth Bader Ginsburg to change laws so that women could own property in their own name, establish credit and make decisions about their own reproductive health. These women may have worn delicate, beautiful lace, but they were tough as hell and we need more just like them because these fights for women's equality and women's rights are far from over. PLEASE VOTE.

Alexandra Hopp, Vote like a Bibliomaniac

Book pages, epoxy resin, silver, steel, gold.

5” x .5” x 2.5”


Photo: Halle Sherwin

Most of my work is made out of book pages that have been glued together to create a solid mass, which is then carved, sanded and polished. While I tend to muse over individual words that emerge during that process, in this piece certain words that floated up seemed to hold a special significance- almost a divination. Like discerning meaning from tea leaves, I keep wondering what it was trying to tell me about our uncertain future.

Nicole Jacquard, Your Voice is Your Vote

Sterling silver, galvanized steel, sapphires, silk, stainless steel

5.5” x 1.5” x 6.5"


Photo: Lauren Darrouzet

Humans are not the only species that make group decisions. When honey bees have outgrown a hive, the colony splits in two and several scouts go find new possible locations. When the scouts return, they advocate for their suitable spaces by performing a waggle dance. Over several days, up to 16 hours a day, they dance until consensus starts to emerge from the competition. Although they have no ballot box, they “vote” through this performance. Working together as a group, the hive conducts an election as a whole to make critical decisions.

As citizens in a democracy, we also work together to make vital decisions. We have the privilege through voting to elect our leaders. Without your vote - you have no voice.

Be empowered VOTE!

Valerie James, Honorable Body

Oxidized sterling silver, stainless steel

2.25” x 1.25”x .3”


The text used in this brooch is traced directly from a letter written by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in which she addresses the Honorable Body of Congress in her demand for women’s suffrage. I am struck by Stanton’s eloquent use of the phrase as she spoke to a group which had repeatedly repealed her requests. The term must now be used to address we, the voters. We are the Honorable Bodies and we must continue to incite change just as these women did 100 years ago.

Cathryn Jasterzbski, Dear Alice Paul

Reclaimed Steel, Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver, and Nylon Thread

3.75'' x 3.75'' x 0.5''


This brooch was inspired by American Suffragette Alice Paul (1885-1977) - specifically her use of Craftivism in response to the Women's Suffrage Movement.

Alice's method of quilting stars onto a flag is strongly connected to the way that I have always incorporated stitch-like elements into my work while reflecting on labor, gender, and class. Therefore, this brooch was created drawing direct inspiration from the motifs on Alice Paul's quilt in combination with my interest in seams and reclaimed materials. It is the embodiment of progress, and represents the power of women's work.

Katie Kameen, Warning

Found plastic objects, acrylic

5” x 4” x 1"


The patterning in this piece is inspired by the retroreflective beads used to warn motorists of upcoming dangers and obstacles. These warnings are often easy to ignore but become easier to see as it gets darker around us. As is the case with road signs, I have paired my warning with advice.


Mia Kaplan, Mechanism for Protest

Copper, brass, bronze

11” x 2.25” x 2"


Turn the crank to raise your sign. Signs can be switched out. Resist, persist, and please VOTE!!

Masumi Kataoka, presence

Copper, Enamel, Sterling Silver, Nickel

2” x 1.5” x 1”


I was inspired by the suffrage movement that allowed women to have voices in their society. I used cicadas with regard to their collective sound.

Kathleen King, Vote Offering

Sterling silver, liver of sulfur patina, red nail polish, wax, 18” chain

.88" x .9" x .5"


Just vote, okay? The main point is to have enough people voting so those we elect can’t ignore us any more and just follow the money. Give your vote to everyone and make us all relevant again.

Laura Konecne, Casual Reminder Brooch

Edition of 28

Brass, paint, sharpie, single tie tack pin

2" x 2" x 0.5"


It's important to vote if you can vote. A little reminder is helpful.


Lisa Kraushaar, Votes for women will matter when we restructure our racist democracy

Plique a jour enamel, copper, brass, sterling silver

3” x 3"


A pair of brooches, a badge and a button. They exist to remind where straight, white women have been and where we have to go. Suffrage and equality remain failed.


Maia Leppo, I can't say it enough

Porcelain, silver

2” x 1” x 0.25"


Voting is a right, not a privilege like some current government officials like to pretend. The more of us that vote the more our voices are heard and things can change. So vote - I can't say it enough.

Betsy Lewis, Through Line

Sterling Silver

2” x 2” x 1"


Photo: Sylvie Alusitz

This knot carries a hopeful outlook in itself. A hollow line, this piece weaves throughout itself to symbolize the moment we are in - open for a new moment to come.

Tara Locklear, 100-55

Hand-carved reclaimed broken skateboards, hand-fabricated oxidized sterling silver, leather cord

32" long x 3.5" tall x 3.25" wide x .25" deep


“Black is required for all other colors to have depth and variation of hue.” - no simpler statement rings truer when it is essential to have ALL voices being heard. Black voices are needed in order for all voices to have the power and strength for change. This “100-55” Chord Brooch Pendant embraces more than just the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment. It honors the 55-year anniversary of the Voters Rights Act, guaranteeing that all voices of color will be heard. We as women have persevered through difficult times. We will continue to unify in order to be bolder, louder, more powerful, demand justice and stand stronger together to create the change that is long overdue.


Criselda Lopez, I Voted, 2020

Silver, vinyl, recycled plastic, paint, monofilament

17.5” x 1.25” x 7.25”


I work with a combination of materials such as recycled plastic, vinyls and silver to depict contrast. I make patterns in the recycled plastic sheets, then cut, cold connect and integrate to the piece. For this exhibition, I created a large pattern sign stating "I voted" which I then cut and incorporated into the piece as a design element. Through wearing this necklace, I am saying "I voted".

Heidi Lowe

On the Shoulders

"Speak Out" highlights the women throughout history who fought for the right to vote as well as those on the front line now. This piece is a tool to empower the wearer and to amplify her voice.


5.5” x 3” x 4.25”


Photo: Alex Page

Brooke Marks-Swanson, Preach Pussy!

Cork, leather, metal bullion, vintage ceramic cameo, oxidized silver

5.5” x 5” x .75"


Historically, cats were used as symbols in anti-suffragette postcards. To that I say, "Preach Pussy!"


Lydia Martin, I voted?

Sterling Silver, Graphite, Rubber

20” x .25” x 4"


Photo: John Shea

Voting instructions have become a universal language; the imagery a constant reminder of the significance of this very distinctive act. It is easy to forget that something so simple, as correctly filling in an oval, can determine the outcome of our vote.

Sharon Massey, Vote Knuckleduster

Brass, resin

2.5” x 1” x 1.75"


I recently asked my students to make knuckle dusters to communicate an idea since the format of this ring style is so aggressive and powerful, so I thought I should complete the assignment myself with a statement that is so meaningful in 2020: Vote!


Marian Miller, She Voted!

Printed Steel (Tin), Sterling Silver, Copper

2.625” x 1” x 4.5"


The "She Voted" brooch is made from a vintage tin that originally held typewriter ribbon. It, fittingly, has the image of a woman, since traditionally women were secretaries. The woman is in a ball gown not regular secretarial attire but attire that is worn for a special occasion - a celebration. Her celebration is voting - because her voice matters!


Jillian Moore, Not a Valentine

Resin, polystyrene, altered acrylic, polymer clay, pigment, glitter, silicone rubber, copper

9.5" x 1.25" x 5.5"


"Voting isn't a valentine, it's a chess move. Just one of many with one of your many pieces, if you're using what you've been given." -Rebecca Solnit

And yet, my heart goes pitter-patter at the thought of Trump being disgorged from the White House.

Rachel Ness, Pride & Shame

Plastic remains from coffee container, acrylic, sterling silver, stainless steel

3.5" x 3.5" x .75"


Years of hard work, protesting, and progressive reform took place to earn the right to vote, while nonvoters sit in complacency and complain about the lack of change. This piece represents two sides of the coin, to vote or not to vote you own your choice and let it be known as you wear it either proudly or in shame.

Masako Onodera, Stitched

Sterling silver, silver plated platter, gold thread, brass, stainless steel

2 3/5" x 2 3/5" x 3/5"


Your vote will be one of the steps to stitch this country together. Don't miss this important opportunity.

Mary Hallam Pearse, Cast Your Vote

Sterling silver

1 3/4” x 1/4” x 3/4"


This charm is meant to commemorate and honor women's right to vote. I like how the double meaning of cast comes into play.


Beverly Penn and Nicole DesChamps-Benke, Rightfully Ours

Silver, Acrylic

3.5" x 3.5" x .75"


Photo: TJ Hilton

As a Texas Volunteer Deputy Registrar, Beverly has been registering voters in the Lone Star State since 2014. In support of the state’s ambitious 2018 voter registration effort, Beverly and Nicole designed a pin that was produced by members of the Texas State University Metals Guild for their “Texas Future Voter” initiative. Guild members made hundreds of Lone Star “Future Voter” badges for everyone who registered to vote, contributing to one of the most successful drives in the state’s history.

"Rightfully Ours," the brooch we collaborated on for AMEND, is separate from but inspired by the historic 2018 effort to expand votership in Texas, and it specifically incorporates the iconic Texas Bluebonnet reflecting a long-term opportunity to turn Texas blue. Shout outs to Laritza Garcia, Josie Mayes, and all others whose significant creative contributions continue to make the #txfuturevoter initiative a success.

Alexandra Scarlett Perez Demma, $4 to vote

Edition of 100 Decals


2" x 1"


Wear it proud. Especially for those who can't.


Kerianne Quick, (For _______)

Bronze, copper, nickel, sterling silver

3.5” x 2.25” x 3/8"


Voting is an act of recognition, respect, and care. Recognition of and respect for all the women who came before me – who clawed and yelled and never relented – providing me the right to bubble in those little ovals. And care for all those who cannot go to the poll themselves – for lack of equitable access, status, and/or straight-up voter suppression. This year I will be voting (FOR RUTH)'s. RBG, and Ruth Belcher Dyk - a suffragist who spent her 99 years fighting for equality, and one of the first women to vote in a federal election 100 years ago.


Kaiya Rainbolt, So Much More to Be Done

Pewter, Fabric, Resin, Wood

3.5" x 2" x 3/8"


We are witnesses to the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment; and yet, despite that accomplishment, the voting rights of Black Americans are still not guaranteed. We must take action as there is so much more to be done.

Mary Raivel, 1920 - 2020: The Fight Isn't Over

Hand-fabricated brass, spray paint, nylon-coated steel wire, heat-shrink tubing

18.5" x 3.31"W x .063"D


Through a (mask-wearing) 2020 protester, I honor all those who fought so hard for women’s suffrage before and after 1920, especially BIPOC and others whose voices were marginalized. And I honor those who continue to protest for justice and equality. But I also beg you to vote—not just for president but for local, congressional, and senate offices too—because literally all aspects of our lives are at stake in this election. Even if you dislike both candidates, if the current president and Senate majority win, all aspects of our lives will become even worse—especially for those already suffering—in ways that will last far beyond the next four years: the impact of COVID-19 on our physical and mental health and its financial devastation on millions of people; our civil rights, our racial, gender and sexual orientation-based inequities; our police brutality, our homelessness, our income gap, our healthcare system, our environment, our courts, our respect for science, our schools, the integrity of and faith in our government by our people and the rest of the world; and basic respect and compassion for our people by those in power.

RAZI Projects, 1920 Red

Silver, steel, paper, lipstick



In 1912 thousands of women marched in New York in support of women’s suffrage. Elizabeth Arden, a supporter of women’s rights, had just opened her first cosmetic salon In New York two years before. As the marchers passed by her salon, she handed out tubes of bright red lipstick to the marchers. Red lipstick became a symbol of women’s power and voice, not only in the United States but around the world. Our piece celebrates this historic event and women’s continued power to rock the vote!

Lyndsay Rice, Widmer, Levis, Plantz, Ercanbrack, Matti, Millar, Stelse, Bohn, Peterson, Thompson, Farrell, Bohn

Kay Becker's ribbon, and thread. Leona Rice's doily and embroidery hoop. Engraved Brass nameplates.

4.5” x 13” x 0.5"


Photo: Logan Lape

On June 10, 1919, Wisconsin became the first state to ratify the 19th amendment granting national suffrage to women. Being a Wisconsin native myself this work represents all of the women in my family that were of voting age in 1920. Combining both my paternal and maternal grandmother's sewing materials with pendants traditionally associated with motherhood.

Shani Richards, Ain't I a WOMAN!

Edition of 10 Brooches


1.75” x 1.75” x .25”


“Ain’t I a Woman?” Is from the speech first given on May 29, 1851 in Akron, Ohio by former slave Sojourner Truth who was an abolitionist and women’s rights activist. As a Black female artist and activist from Akron, OH I wanted to honor this powerful woman who inspired me and so many other women.

Jess Marie Rodriguez, Dissent Brooch

Brass, Copper, Silver, Embroidery Thread (Purple, White, Green)

4.125” x .25” x 2.625”


Ready to represent this upcoming election this brooch is dedicated to the last 100 years of women's voting rights and to the memory and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was always votin'100 for women. This piece ties together inspirations from the women's suffrage movement and RBG’s famous dissent collar.

Nancy Rodriguez Rojas, Brooch of Privilege

Brass, found objects

2" x 1" x .5"


The Brooch of Privilege discloses a journey that for many is relevant and essential but also unknown to others. Earning a place in a land that was once yours is not easy. Voting in this country is more of a privilege than a birthright.


Samira C. Saheli, Untitled

Brass, Sterling Silver, Nylon Webbing, Paper.

5.5" x 2.25" x 1"


Distrust, dissatisfaction, fear and anxiety. These are only some of the thoughts that cross my mind when thinking about American politics. I've always felt a sense of obligation to vote, but also an overwhelming suspicion that my voice might not truly matter. By encasing shredded paper I'm reluctantly submitting my vote and magnifying the weight of my worries about empty promises.


Alejandra Salinas, Tu voz es tu voto / Your voice is your vote

Sterling Silver, Copper, Vitreous Enamel

2 1/4" x 2 1/4" x1/4"


It is troubling how our country has changed in the past four years and how our future is uncertain. Today we must come together in the pursuit of truth, equality, and tolerance. Our vote is our voice, use yours before democracy becomes a fading memory.


Marissa Saneholtz, She often contemplated those who had come before her.

Copper, vitreous enamel, mason stain, sterling silver, laser engraving, stainless pin wire

1 7/8” x 2” x 1/4”


This piece is from a body of work that is about women claiming their bodies through tattooing and controlling the gaze of the audience. She often contemplated those who had come before her. It pays homage to all of those who have fought for the rights of women throughout history. We still have a long way to go for equality, but gaining the right to vote was a step in the right direction.

Gretchen Schreiber, Woah, Be Gone!

Powder coated steel, sterling silver and SLA

(1) 3.5" x 1.75" x .55" (2) 2.7" x 3.9" x .55"


A 2-part brooch to be worn on shirt collars demonstrating Trump steamrolling the country and citizens voting as a last ditch effort to save themselves.


Biba Schutz, VOTE!!! Broach the subject…

Bronze, steel, paper, ink

brooch 3.25" x 2.75" x 1". drawing 8" x 10" paper


Inspired by STREET ART!!! Living in an urban community, GRAFFITI communicates to all.

Jina Seo, Want to

Sterling silver, thread

3" x 1/2" x 1 1/2"


As an immigrant, I do not have the right to vote. Will I be able to put an "I voted" sticker on my chest someday?


Sondra Sherman, VOTE

Digital Print on Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Sterling

1 1/8” H x 2 1/4” W x 3/16” D


Photo: Luna Perri

A subtle piece made to be identify, to remind, and to start a conversation.

Leslie Shershow, Big Money

Laser cut aluminum, silver, resin, film, steel

2.5" x 2.5" x 1.75"


"The overflow of big money in politics drowns out the voices of everyday people. That is part of the conundrum in America: The more money you have the more speech you have. That leaves everyday people out of the equation."

Quote by Nina Turner

Marjorie Simon, State of Mind

Mild steel, pearls, sterling silver, vintage glass beads, stainless steel, monofilament

3.5” x 2.5” x .125"


The unexpected death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has shaken us. A giant in jurisprudence, she was also one of us. She grokked jewelry. Her amuletic jabots radiated her feelings, her resistance, and the courage she took from wearing them. I bring her dissent collar to my home state of PA, birthplace of the Declaration of Independence, a way-station of the underground railroad and home of slave holding patriots such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Citizens, arm yourself with your jewelry and use the power of your vote!

Karen Smith, La Visage or Mask Ring

Edition of 25

Sterling and fine silver

1.5" x 1.5" x .040"


This hand fabricated Mask ring is inspired by Senegalese villages, Ivorian masks, Oakland culture, and is a sly nod to the mask wearing that defines our new reality.

Anika Smulovitz, In Honor of the Women That Came Before Us

Copper, 19 embroidery needles, 19 antique mother-of-pearl buttons, embroidery floss

3 1/8" x 2 1/2" x 1/4"


VOTE! In honor of the women who fought for our rights, in honor of women like RBG - VOTE!


Lindsey Snell, In Pursuit of Reorganization

Sterling Silver

2.5” x .032” x 1.75"


VOTE presented in its present nature. Big, archaic in style, single-side, and disoriented at best. This word feels less powerful when jumbled and only through reexamination and reorganization can it be powerful again.


Jillian Sortore, Free Flight

Copper, brass, stainless steel, wood, paint, colored pencils, flight feather

2.5” x 4” x .25"


It took countless efforts by the Women’s Suffrage Movement to obtain voting rights before getting the 19th amendment passed. The blue feather represents those efforts put forth on “Suffrage Blue Bird Day.”

It took 36 states to approve the 19th amendment, a golden star for each, while the cage stands for the current inequalities and suppression that we still need to fight to free.

“A gender line…helps to keep women not on a pedestal, but in a cage.” -Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rebecca Strzelec, The Best Medicine/A Bitter Pill

3D printed ABS and PLA plastic, Vacuum formed thermoplastic, Pharmaceutical heat seal foil, Adhesive labels, Rubber, Magnetic closure

14” x 7.5” x .75"


This neckpiece is my voting record. I vote for candidates that provide the best chance for me to control my own body. I've been taking birth control pills since I was 14 and without easy access to birth control, and other methods of reproductive care, my life would look very different. Not all of the presidents I've voted for have won--sometimes it's The Best Medicine and other times it's A Bitter Pill. Always read the fine print: Provides 24 years of active voter participation to support individual management of uterine contents. Take pink pill once every four years on the first Tuesday after November 1. Store at 0° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). Protect your reproductive rights.


Kelly Ann Temple, More To Do

Powder coated brass, silver, silk, stainless steel

14.25” x .25” x 3”


Photo: Sydney Stephenson

To those who fought and continue to fight for our rights, thank you. Without, many would still not have a voice, but there is still work to be done.

Billie Theide, Inside Looking Out

Basswood, photograph (1913), nickel silver / Pine, photograph (1920), trim, ribbon

Badge 3" x 3" x .5"

Plinth 8.25" x 6.25" x 1"

Jailed for Freedom pins and the Holloway Brooch, symbols of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, are symbolic reminders of the struggles, personal sacrifices, marches, and protests that led to lasting change in progressing democracies. The photograph on the portcullis shaped badge depicts suffragists on the roof of the Brooklyn Academy of Music promoting the Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting, Brooklyn, NY. (Library of Congress 1913) The photograph on the plinth depicts a flyer intended for window display. (Missouri Historical Museum 1920)


Rachelle Thiewes, She Voted 1920/2020

Steel, 14k ear posts, auto paint

2 1/2"


These earrings remain a subdued blackish blue until the body moves and captures a bright light across the surfaces, then the paint’s brilliant prisms fire up and scream out “She Voted”. 1920 and 2020 are painted on the earring backsides.

Demitra Thomloudis, Grrrls against fascism

Vinyl sticker

4” x 4” x 4” (large) and 2” x 2” x 2” (Small)


I want to be very very clear - There ARE fascists in the White House. We NEED to act NOW.

Jess Tolbert, Self-evident

Fused steel staples, steel, nickel

2.5” x 2.125” x 0.875”


It should be obvious that all people be granted the right to vote, and even more obvious that those who have the privilege to do so exercise it without fail. This brooch is a call to action: for those who can’t, for those who are unheard, and for those who aren’t seen.

Georgina Trevino, FUCKING VOTE (pin)

Sterling silver & 24k gold plated brass

1.5" X 3.5" X 1/2"


"LISTEN UP" Pierced Ear pin "fucking vote" tends to go straight to the point and highlights my personal aesthetic.


Maria Tritico, Vote 2020 Stamp Collection

Sterling Silver, 24k Gold Keum-boo, 14/20 Gold filled stars

1.5" x 1.125"


A stamp collection for the modern voter! This stamp collection commemorates the symbols of the suffragettes with the 'Jailed for Freedom' pin, the Yellow Rose from the Rose Wars of Tennessee, and the Stars that the National Women's Party sewed onto the flag of the movement as the 36 states voted to ratify the 19th Amendment. These same symbols highlight some of the important moments during the fight for the 19th Amendment, but these symbols remain true today as we continue to fight for universal suffrage for all - including restoring the right to vote for those with felony convictions and protecting the individuals most impacted by the increasingly strict voter ID and suppression laws.

Julia Turner, Capsule
Walnut, maple, steel, silver, ink, 19 black spinels

2.25” x 2.25” x .25"


100 years later: so much has changed, and so much remains the same.

MJ Tyson, I Voted

Velvet, board

6.25” x 4.5” x 1.25"


Cast your precious vote.


Veleta Vancza, Picket Pins

Rubberized clay, acrylic paint, eyelashes, magnetic clasp

Overall (7.5" x 3.5" x 2"), Banner pins 3.5/2.5" x 3.75", I Voted pins 2 1/4" x 1.5"


Photo: Olde Veezy

These works pay homage to the Silent Sentinels that picketed outside the White House from June 10, 1917 until June 4, 1919, when the Nineteenth Amendment was passed. Each of the protesters was presented with a sterling silver 'Picket Pin'. My 2020 protest banners can be worn on the body or displayed on the stand. The 'I Voted sign' is also a pin that can be displayed on the body, or your refrigerator using the versatile magnetic clasps.


Stacey Lee Webber, Liberty Chained Necklace

Edition of 2

Vintage silver coins, 14ky vermeil, fairmined coral, freshwater pearls, amber

Adjustable 18"-15" length


Photo: Joseph Leroux

Precisely sawn vintage coins are artfully chained around the neck to highlight the ever-evolving depiction of Lady Liberty. Coins, pearls, and coral antiques are assembled together and dipped in gold exposing the contrasting beauty and struggle of times past.

Jennifer Wells, Dinner Wear

Copper, sterling silver, vitreous enamel

4" x 2" x 2"


This piece is based on the dinnerware commissioned by Alva Belmont, with the addition of forget-me-not flowers along the bottom. On the back is written “forget-us-not”. As a beautiful object it is intended to serve as a wearable reminder to not forget those who fought for change and that we must continue to be vigilant.

The setting is based on traditional looped wire frames, which changes a dinner plate into wall art, as seen in works by Ellen Wieske.


Mallory Weston, Break Glass

Zinc, Titanium, Brass

28" x 2" x 1"


I wanted to make a tool. In the event of an emergency, you break glass to sound the alarm. It is an emergency. There is so much injustice and every day the United States slides further from democracy. I’m thinking about all of those individuals who are disenfranchised, and I’m enraged. In case of emergency, break glass. Protest, resist, smash windows, make your voice heard at all costs. If you’re angrier about property damage than the murder of a Black person by police, you are a monster. And could this piece also be about “breaking the glass ceiling” or some other weak metaphor? Absolutely! But right now, I’m angry and that justification seems so cheap when standing in contrast to the monumental inequities that we’re staring down as a society.

Laura Wood, Mended Flag Pin

Edition of 5

Sterling silver

Various sizes, Smallest 1 x 1", Largest 3 x 2.75"


Photo: Brady Connelly

The Mended Flag pin is a symbol of American unity. The recognition of our past and injustices are crucial to building a better future for all people. This pin will represent your vote - joining a community of voters working together to overcome systemic racism, poverty, and ecological devastation.


April Wood, Overgrown/Overdue

Mild Steel, silver, stainless steel

3.25" diameter x 0.25" depth


In Overgrown/Overdue the graphic "I Voted" sticker imagery hides amidst a dense lace patterning, hand pierced in mild steel. The lace pattern I chose to replicate was one from the early 1900s. I have often explored ideas surrounding traditional views of feminine and masculine in my work, piercing lace in steel. As I thought about this exhibition and the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, I wanted to honor the strength of the women who fought so hard to establish a right we take for granted, while also acknowledging the struggles and fears that many of us may be feeling as the 2020 election approaches.

Kay Yee, Suffrage Badges

Edition of 6

Blackboard steel, mica, paint, sterling silver, copper

3" x 2" x .5" average size of each badge


Photo: Angelina Smith

I asked women to give me the “one” word, for why they vote. The choices were wide-ranging and began the series I call “Suffrage Badges”. I placed each word in a setting that reflected determination, strength, & a point of view.