Portrait exhibition celebrates local selfless women during Women’s History Month to commemorate Gittings’ 90th anniversary

Gittings, a local portrait studio known for its quality and profound history, is honoring extraordinary women in March for Women’s History Month to commemorate its 90th anniversary. Selfless Women to Remember: An Exhibition of Portraits by Gittings features and uplifts women of yesterday, today and tomorrow who have positively impacted North Texas and beyond.

The exhibition celebrates the service of 30 women, half of which were selected from the Gittings archives through a community-wide vote. The other half are members of the Junior Leagues of Dallas, Fort Worth and Collin County, each one nominated by her chapter and honored with a Gittings portrait of her own.  The honorees represent a diverse and extensive group of causes, organizations and impacts – all connected by their dedication to bettering the community.

“All of these women have made incredible impacts in their communities and beyond,” said Rick Bettinger, President and Owner of Gittings in Dallas and Fort Worth. “It is our honor to recognize them as leaders in giving so much of their time, talent and treasure, and we hope the community is inspired by their selflessness.”

The Shops of Willow Bend hosted a reception for the Junior League of Collin County and Gittings to honor the women and portrait display shown in front of Neiman Marcus on the first floor from March 18-24. 

Junior League of Collin County women honored:  Robin Joseph-Williams, Carole Greisdorf, Kara Olson, Jenna Maynard and Irum Jones. 

Photo caption: Gittings 90th anniversary initiative Selfless Women to Remember: An Exhibition of Portraits by Gittings on display at The Shops at Willow Bend during a reception for the Junior League of Collin County. L to R: Kara Olson, Melanie Perkins, president-elect, Rick Bettinger, president and owner of Gittings in Dallas and Fort Worth, Shannon Kmak, president, Robin Joseph-Williams and Jenna Maynard. Honorees not shown: Carole Greisdorf and Irum Jones.  Photos by Gittings.