It's been a while since I've updated the blog or the website. The last exhibition, Ellen Shattuck Pierce's FLOOR PLAY drew a great number of people to the gallery and was well received by visitors. At the end of her exhibition, I was going to show some of my own work, but our family was hit with H1N1, and let's just say life got in the way. Instead of dwelling, I'm moving on to the next exhibition, VOICES: Mother's Who Create. Last year's exhibition drew hundreds of visitors and we will work to do the same again this year.

I curated the Balance: Mother's Who Create exhibition last year because I was fed up with reading statistics. I know that hardly any mother-artist's work is shown in the major galleries and museums. I know that women's work is sold for less at auction. I know that women are marginalized in the text books. There are only so many statistics I am willing to read without doing something about it. We can talk until we're blue in the face about the disparity in numbers, but unless we take action to change those statistics, they are useless.

I was sick of sitting on the sidelines and wanted to take an active role in being a part of the solution. One thing we need to do as women, as artists, and as mothers, is to stop talking about the inequities and do something about them. This year's exhibition, VOICES, is the continuation of that action. I invite you to be a part of the rising tide of mother's voices in the arts.


Donna Dodson's Newest Exhibit...and announcing The Elephant Tribe jewelry collection!

Donna Dodson: Elephant Tribe at Boston Sculptors Gallery
November 11-December 20, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday November 14th, 3-5pm
SOWA First Friday Reception: December 4th, 5-8pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-6pm
Boston Sculptors Gallery • 486 Harrison Ave. • Boston, MA 02118 • 617-482-7781 • bostonsculptors.com

Announcing: The Elephant Tribe jewelery collection

Saturday November 14th thru December 20th 2009

Knight&Hammer jewelry designer Joseph Knight was immediately captivated by Donna Dodson's sculptures. For Knight, it merged ancient cultural ideology with modern linear lines, and resonated with the core tenants of his own design aesthetic. Dodson & Knight began their collaboration with the goal of taking her modern tailsmen and interpreting them as desirable statement jewelry for today's woman. Sharing a commitment to better the world, lead them to partner with Dr. Stuart Pimm, founder of Saving Species. Knight&Hammer and Donna Dodson are proud to present "Elephant Walk"; a one-of-a-kind necklace/belt and "Elephant Princess"; in a necklace and earrings, as the first limited edition series benefiting Saving Species. All jewelry is created by American craftsmen in fine sterling silver