Pre-Vinylettes Society

The Gentle Revolution Presents: The Pre-Vinylettes’ Suffragette Centennial


Kelsey Dalton, Votes for Women, gold leaf and enamel on glass, 18” diameter


The Gentle Revolution is proud to present The Pre-Vinylettes’ Suffragette Centennial, an exhibition of hand painted signs taking place at Portland’s Ford Gallery between September 26 – October 25, 2020. The exhibition is the second iteration of the Pre-Vinylettes womxn sign painters’ event and features an international array of more than sixty five artists whose work displays the wide range of experience, skill, and technique evident in the sign painting world today. In addition to the exhibition’s focus on sign painting and its interpretations, the Pre-Vinylettes’ Suffragette Centennial is also a call to action to continue the necessary work of protecting and advancing the rights of all marginalized people. 

Opening Reception and Viewing

The exhibition at Ford Gallery will include an invite-only, socially distanced opening reception on September 26th, with viewing appointments available upon request. The reception will be live streamed on various social media platforms and an online gallery will show all work for sale. 

Exhibition Catalog

As a companion to the exhibition, the Pre-Vinylettes’ Suffragette Centennial also includes a sixty-four page, standard size exhibition catalog with an essay by co-curator, Meredith Kasabian and images and artist statements by forty-three of the show’s artists. 


Catalog cover design by Anna Weber of Astoria Signs