1939 - 1945, Built to be a Gallery

Guest Registry Page

By May 10, 1943, Ida O’Keeffe was established with the members of the Whittier Art Association & Gallery, and her signature appears in the registry as “Ida O’Keeffe in charge”. She was taking a turn working at the desk, and helping with the gallery’s management.

In the future, mid the War Rationing and working for Douglass, she would manage to teach art lessons in her home, work tirelessly for the benefit of the Whittier Art Gallery, plan for her future solo exhibits, and be an active member of the Whittier chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the American Association of University Women, and St. Mathis Church in Whittier.