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Like many in our WIL community, as the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, Linda Dubin Garfield cancelled her travel plans and instead spent time reminiscing about her past travels. Turning her travel obstacle positive, Linda created a new body of mixed media work that reflects on the memories associated with her past expeditions. FOOTprints: Travel Landscapes is a selection of her new work, curated like a map that touches each of the 7 continents she has visited.  It also visualizes a passion to embrace the beauty of the world, integral to who we are as WIL. 

FOOTprints:  Travel Landscapes opens at Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia) in Gallery 2 on May 13th, 5-8pm and runs through May 30th.  Linda will be donating 30% of the artwork sales from this exhibition to benefit WIL, further enhancing our efforts to invest in underserved women globally with women’s education, health, social/political leadership and self-sufficiency projects.

Register to join two special opening events:

  • May 13, 5-8pm | Opening Reception:  Attend the  In-Person May 13 opening reception for FOOTprints: Travel Landscapes, meet Linda and experience “live” the impact of her work


  • May 19, 6-9pm | Virtual Opening Reception:  Register to join, by ZOOM, the May 19 Virtual Reception for FOOTprints:  Travel Landscapes, meet Linda and experience a virtual tour of the exhibition


FOOTprints: Travel Landscape will be on view in the gallery by appointment (masks required, timed-entry). Schedule an in-person gallery visit here, or view a recorded video tour on the Da Vinci Art Alliance website.


With gratitude … Linda has hosted charitable birthday celebrations since the untimely death of her dear friend 15 years ago. In lieu of birthday gifts each year, she collects donations for nonprofits in the arts and who promote women’s leadership. This year she named WIL as her beneficiary.  Linda will donate 30% of artwork sales to WIL.  She also encourages gifts to WIL.  Please note “in honor of FOOTprints” when making your gift.

Da Vinci Art Alliance, by appointment or online

(ph) 215-550-1446; www.davinciartalliance.org/footprints

704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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Past Events

June 20, 2018 World Refugee Day

WIL members volunteer for Philadelphia World Refugee Day

June 6, 2018 Member's Summer Party

WIL Members celebrate the 2017-2018 successful season of programs and events

May 5, 2018 Fundraiser

WIL presents the 2018 Women's Global Empowerment Award to M. Night Shyamalan Foundation and LEWA Wildlife Conservancy for their work to improve lives of women and their families around the world.

FUNraiser - November 5, 2015

WIL's first fundraising event celebrated the organization's tax-exempt status.  Linda Resnick, former president of the organization, received the Bobbie Gohn Inspiration Award for cofounding WIL, as well as dedicating her nonprofit experience and activism for women’s rights to WIL. Leigh Carter, founding director of Fonkoze USA, received the Microfinance Innovator Award on behalf of Fonkoze for providing services to over 200,000 clients in Haiti. KPMG received the Corporate Supporter Award for serving as WIL’s principal corporate sponsor at that time.


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