A gathering of four Seattle women artists in celebration of the sisterhood of art making!

July 5 – August 17, 2024

The act of making visual art – unlike theatre – often occurs in isolation. But though most visual artists work alone, they are influenced and inspired by the world – and the people – around them. Artists tend to champion each other too. In our social media focused world, this means that many artists follow each other’s work through posts and reels without ever having met each other.

As I contemplated the joy of friendship and sisterhood in the musical Sister Act, this is what I hoped to capture with this summer’s Kendall Center Exhibition. As I watched artists I knew liking and commenting on each other’s Instagram and Facebook posts, I realized that bringing them together might be just the way to celebrate art making and the talented and vibrant women artists of Seattle.

Maggie Ramirez Burns, Nagare I

Maggie Ramirez Burns
Maggie Ramirez Burns is a self-taught artist. Her California and Latin American roots along with her years living in the Pacific Northwest influence her artistic voice. Her journey as an artist alongside her role as Creative Director of her shoe businesses in Seattle is a welcomed balancing act to her creative practice. Creating pieces that encourage viewers to slow down and appreciate the beauty of nature speaks to a deep connection with the environment and a desire to share that connection with others.

Sarah More
Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Sarah Helen More was raised in Portland, Oregon and Houston, Texas. She grew up surrounded by her mother’s handmade quilts and her father’s large collection of rocks and minerals, both facets of her upbringing that have greatly influenced her work. She holds an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA in textile design from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Misha Zadeh
Misha Zadeh Graham is a Ballard-based visual artist and designer. She works in a variety of media, including pen and ink, watercolor and gouache, cut-paper collage, and digital. Misha is known for her playfully sophisticated style that is influenced by her love of color, pattern, flora and fauna.

Ilana Zweschi
Ilana Zweschi is an artist working in Seattle. In 2011 she graduated summa cum laude from Skidmore College as an art major/mathematics minor and earned an MFA in painting from SUNY Albany in 2014. She is a visiting associate professor at Cornish College of the Arts. Zweschi has exhibited her works nationally, is part of the Meta and Microsoft art collections, and received the DASH artist grant for 2022.

All works are for sale through the artists’ websites (unless marked by a red dot):

Maggie Ramirez or on Instagram @maggieramirezburns

Misha Zadeh or on Instagram @mishazadeh

Sarah or on Instagram @sarahhelenmore

Ilana or on Instagram @ilanazweschi

— Gina Cavallo, Curator & Director of Development, Taproot Theatre