Cecily Willis: Artist for Empowering Hearts
Single Mothers Outreach Is Proud To Announce The 2017 Collection:
Courageous – Strength In The Face Of Pain Or Grief
Meet Cecily Willis, Our 2017 Empowering Hearts Artist:
Cecily Willis has been a Santa Clarita resident for the past 12 years. She is a realistic watercolor painter who has recently exhibited in the Lancaster Museum of Art and History, where her painting, “Batik Bather,” won the silver in the watercolor category. She was a corporate graphic designer for over 40 years before she retired, having worked for both the Los Angeles Times and Farmer’s Insurance, among others. Loving and grateful wife, proud mother of two, and grandmother of three.
What is Empowering Hearts?
Each year, the Single Mothers Outreach Board of Directors and Empowering Hearts Events Planning Committee has the pleasure of selecting six exemplar women to honor whose life stories embodies the current year’s Empowering Hearts theme. These women are chosen from a pool of nominations that friends, family, and colleagues submit.
Empowering Hearts is an annual celebration of women who have changed lives and shaped their communities. It bridges the worlds of social action and artistic expression in an annual arts competition.
Honorees are nominated by the community and selected by the Single Mothers Outreach (SMO) Board of Directors and Event Planning Committee.
It is SMOs hope that through sharing these powerful stories in word and art, these extraordinary women will impact and inspire others to rise above their own circumstances.
Empowering Hearts is SMO’s signature fundraising event. All proceeds from the event are used to support programs that empower single parents to effectively care for their families.
Interested in learning more about Single Mothers Outreach and their Empowering Hearts event? Please contact us at SMO.
By Kirsten Quinn | Cecily Willis photo is courtesy of SchlickArt