W E L C O M E T O T H E R E S I S T A N C E S E R I E S
1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action
The Resistance Series features people & places that make this country great: individuals who have shaped our cultural landscape through their steadfast resistance of oppression and public lands & wilderness that form the spectacular fabric of our nation.
Ten percent of all portrait sales will go directly to American Civil Liberties Union & ten percent of all landscape sales to
various conservation organizations.
From my corner of the world (a small painting studio in Central Oregon), thank you for helping me take a stand.
C H I E F . J O S E P H
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."
As leader of the Wal-lam-wat-kain band of Nez Perce, Chief Joseph (b. 1840) is known for valiantly resisting the removal of his people from their sacred land in Wallowa Valley (now northeastern Oregon).
G R A N D . C A N Y O N
"Maybe you weren't born with a silver spoon in your mouth, but like every American, you carry a deed to 635 million acres of public lands. That's right. Even if you don't own a house or the latest computer on the market, you own Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and many other natural treasures." -John Garamendi
This spring, I spent 21 days rafting down the Grand Canyon and gained a whole new appreciation for the astounding & diverse beauty of our public lands. I believe they are our greatest national treasures and should be protected.
E L E A N O R . R O O S E V E L T
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
Eleanor Roosevelt (b.1884) was the longest-serving, notoriously outspoken First Lady of the United States who dedicated her life to political, racial and social justice. As chair of the UN’s Human Rights Commission, she helped write the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and was eventually dubbed “First Lady of the World” for her humanitarian achievements.
C A S C A D E . M O O N
"Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity or the human spirit." -Edward Abbey
As a fifth generation Coloradoan, currently living in the spectacular PNW, a deep reverence for the wilderness & public lands is sewn into the fabric of my being. ⠀
S I T T I N G . B U L L
"If we must die, we die defending our rights."
Sitting Bull (b. 1831) was a Lakota holy man from the Dakota Territory who led his people during years of resistance to United States government policies, including the legendary Battle at Little Bighorn.
A M A N D A . S T U E R M E R
Amanda Stuermer is the founder of World Muse, an organization that inspires women to create positive social change from within. Her tireless dedication to empowering women & girls is an incredible embodiment of the World Muse mission: to connect women to their own sense of purpose as well as to each other, and to provide the tools and support they need to create positive change in their lives, in their communities, and in our world.
C A R M E N . P E R E Z
L I N D A . S A R S O U R
Renowned civil rights activists Carmen Perez & Linda Sarsour are two of the National Co-Chairs of the Women’s March on Washington where over 1 million gathered in Washington, D.C and over 5 million marched worldwide in support of the mission “to stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.”