We at Chico Paper Company strive to showcase the beauty our little town has to offer, and supporting the work and artistic talents of our local artists has always been a priority.
We carry the works of the best local artists and the majority of them are women.
We celebrate these incredibly talented and fearless females.
Kathryn Silvera - “Perfect is boring, try extraordinary, strange, brilliant, weird, curious, exceptional or odd.”
Janet Weidel - “As a woman in her senior years and a child of the ’60s, I have been a part of an evolution of the women's movement most of my life.
"I have experienced far more that I want to forget than what I want to remember. That being said, I have seen women come together, share their stories, tell their lives in a forum that takes strength, character and more than a little perseverance. I see today's young women taking a stand like no other time that I can remember; and do it with determination and a solid sense of unity and creativity.
"In the world of art, women still have walls to break through, changes that can be made. Great artists like Angelica Kauffman were swept under the carpet because there was no place for women in the world of art. Thankfully, brave contemporary women such as Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe gained recognition and inspired me to put brush to canvas. I know I will never be recognized as a truly great artist. But I am an artist, and I am a woman, and I am celebrating how far we have come.”
Ellen Heise - "Working as a Taiwanese woman artist in Chico has made me so different from others. Maybe I have more stories to tell like why I am here or the culture shock or how it's been harder to overcome the language barrier (luckily I majored in a foreign language and literature while I was in Taiwan). Years past I have made this place as my home and where my inspiration is from.
"I am in love with those changes in seasons and beauty in the nature. I have slowly developed my style of artistically expressing where I am from and where I am educated as an artist in the U.S. to express who I am and what I love. I feel so blessed to be apart of two different cultures, backgrounds and ideas in art and creation. There is always more for me to develop and discover from this fusion of two nations."