The following gallery contains all of the amazing Art-Bra entries for our 2023 exhibit. Please take your time, read the artist's statement and learn about the inspiration behind each piece.
The exhibit will be open through October 29th, 2023
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Artist : Jill Brown
Mermaids are known for their beauty of strength, but even mermaids have their battles. Mermaids weather the storms just like people receiving a cancer diagnosis. Your life goes into chaos just like the churning sea with life altering decisions, surgeries and treatments.
When the sea finally calms, you’re usually left with physical, mental and emotional scars. The ocean helped me so much after my diagnosis. It's my happy place where I can be a mermaid.
Fish don’t care if I have boobs. Turtles don’t care about scars. An octopus doesn’t care if I have hair. The ocean is a place where you can just be; no more, no less. Tomorrow isn’t promised so Seas the Day!
Artist: Sandy Davenhall
A friend of mine for 50+ years went in 2023 for her annual mammogram screening and two cancerous tumors were discovered in her breast. A lumpectomy was not possible, so her left breast was removed.
She is still experiencing problems with lymph nodes, so is not “out of the woods”. I created this piece in honor of her, as I am hoping she will soon leave the “forest” behind.
Artist: Regina Doherty
I had breast cancer, chemo and radiation in 2011. I’m in remission, but every May I get anxious about my next mammo-hence the storm clouds. I then begin my “Hope and Prayers”. This piece has several symbols of Hope : flowers, rainbow and sun; and of Healing: swan, sun, and rainbow.
Artist : Linda Hastings
My inspiration comes from an understanding after I had a double mastectomy two years ago. I had to dig deep for the strength of a “Wonder Woman” as many women have done before me.
I’ve been an oil painting artist since 2005, and love to tickle the canvas. My other creative projects are called Poolows, a pool lounger, and also Spa Bath pillows. Another craft project is called “Wishbone Therapy” which I have developed from chicken and turkey bones and with the use of a 3-D printer.
Artist : Millie Leo
I learned to recycle my T-shirts in a class with the Lake County Quilters. I also enjoyed the Bra-Vo art exhibits, so I decided to recycle these T-shirts.
I wanted to present an uplifting and whimsical message to all. I am a cancer warrior.
Artists: Mary Medina
No one is safe from breast cancer. My inspiration is my sister who is a survivor from breast cancer.
I want to be part of a community that helps in any way.
Artist: Christine Sause
We should always stay positive and remember that there is always hope!
Spread your wings and fly!
Artist: Tamara Siems
This artwork is crafted as a symbol of unique attributes of human resilience. The individual shapes and colors chart the palette of experiences of courage, peace, power, bravery, and perseverance.
These experiences are all confined under the theme, Fashioned for Flight. The resin gems represent the many destinies offered by the variety of flight paths that we may choose.
Artist : Morna Strengholt
These florals and swirls are connecting and flowing just like the patterns of life, going in many directions being playful and colorful.
Artist : Ed Tremarco
Good friend, Betsy Farner, loved her bling and wine. She was a breast cancer survivor, but sadly succumbed to cancer on March twenty-third.
This one is for you, Betsy.
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