Lydia Ruyle Receives 2013 Brigit Award for the Arts

lydiaWe are honored to offer the 2013 Brigit Award for Excellence in the Arts to Lydia Ruyle. Lydia is an artist scholar emeritus of the Visual Arts faculty, University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, where The Lydia Ruyle Room for Women Artists was dedicated in 2010.  In April 2013, the University presented Lydia with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Few artists can claim to have profoundly expanded and improved contemporary images of women. Lydia is beloved around the globe for her stunning presentation of multicultural goddesses and symbols of divinity.  Her Goddess Icon Banner Project began in 1995 with 18 banners created for exhibit in Ephesus, and has grown to include representations of over 295 goddesses.  The Brigit Award recognizes not only this great body of work but also Lydia’s dedicated scholarship in researching these diverse, inspiring images.

Sid Reger and Dawn Work-Makinne present the Brigit Award to Lydia in St. Paul, while  Lydia’s Gobekli Tepe Sheela banner dances in the background.


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3 comments on “Lydia Ruyle Receives 2013 Brigit Award for the Arts
  1. Lydia Ruyle says:

    Thank YOU ! ASWM for the 2013 Bridget Award for Excellence in the Arts. One small correction–there are now 295 Goddess Icon Banners which started in Ephesus, Turkey in 1995 when I was 60 years young.

    • gscholars says:

      My apologies to the more than 140 “girls” I didn’t count! I was going from an old bio. Blessings for each and every one.

  2. sunkissed2013 says:

    Congratulations Lydia. I have seen your banners at the Women of Wisdom Conference and love them.

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