Visions of Self is the first annual show of the Women’s Voices, Women’s Vision group of Yosemite Sierra Artists. The show features over 100 female artists from 10 countries, with work including the subjects of self-portraiture, environment, emotions, and state of being.

Co-Curators: Wendy Denton & Jennifer Moss

Judges: Michele Ellis Pracy, Executive Director/Chief Curator Fresno Art Museum & Diane Breuer, Artist & Former Gallery Owner

Strawberry Girl

Amanda Bertrand
Porterdale, GA United States
Painting: Gouache

The vision behind my self portrait is to emphasize that I am still beautiful even with skin that is far from perfect. Since I have struggled to find myself pretty with boiling red acne on my face, I painted myself as pink layers to try to achieve a warm and fuzzy feeling. The strawberry slice symbolizes finding my acne pretty in a unique way and being able to grow to love the scars left behind with the strawberries blooming in front of me.

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