What Would Betsy Ross Do? is a community-based art project showcasing creative reactions to the political climate of the United States. Imagining Betsy Ross, the creator of the iconic Stars and Stripes, conceiving of a design in 2017, Seattle-based artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine invited artists, students and community members to redesign the American flag. The exhibition is a range of reactions, resistance and the collective use of taking charge of one’s viewpoint through art.
Featuring artists Ann Boles, Benjamin George Filinson, Betz Bernhard, Carolyn Autenreith, Deborah Mersky, Dorit Ely, Ella Chodos-Irvine, Erin Shigaki, Hawo Ali, Holly Ballard Martz, Jean Hicks / Jeanne Hearn / Jennifer Kennard / Josie Iselin / Julie Paschkis, Juliette Delfs, Kathy Bennett, Kieren Dutcher, Laura Sinai, Mare Blocker, Margaret Bovingdon, Margaret Chodos-Irvine, Mary Coss, Nina Crocker & Ravenna Resistance Flag group and Suzanne Uschold.