This exhibition features the original monotype and pastel illustrations created for a 19th Amendment commemorative calendar made by the award-winning Cedar Falls-based artist, Gary Kelley, also featuring calendar biographies written by Cydney Kelley.
"The Hard Won-Not Done calendar portraits celebrating a century of Iowa Women voting was a truly inspiring project for me. Visually, I wanted to create narrative portraits...of Iowa women who had an impact on the annals of our state. As an artist, I was inspired by the wide variety of their stories offering me a range of art styles, mediums and history to work with. Thanks to my daughter, Cydney, a writer, for helping me with the choices, the research, and for creating the biographies in the calendar. And to Doris Kelley and the late Barbara Brown for making it all happen. Also to Veridian Credit Union and Sarah Corkery." Gary Kelley, March 2020