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2018 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards and
President’sAward for Art & Activism

L to R: Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, Renée Stout, and Lee Bontecou.

The Women’s Caucus for Art announces the 2018 Lifetime Achievement and President’s Award for Art & Activism Recipients, and plans for the celebration in Los Angeles, CA.

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2018 WCA Lifetime Achievement (LTA) Awards: Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, and Renée Stout. The recipient for the 2018 President’s Art & Activism Award will be announced in October.

Please join us for the LTA Awards celebration on Saturday February 24, 2018 at the DoubleTree By Hilton LA Downtown Hotel, 120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
The celebration kicks off with a pre-reception that includes a cash bar from 5–6pm. The Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony Awards will take place from 6–7:30 pm in the Golden State Ballroom. The pre-reception and Awards Ceremony are free and open to the public. Guests purchasing reception/dinner tickets will be treated to dinner and drinks in the beautiful Thousand Cranes/Kyoto Garden.

Tickets will be available for purchase beginning October 30, 2017.

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CALL FOR ART | Reality Sandwiches | DEADLINE DEC 8

Reality Sandwiches

ArtShare, LA
February 22–24, 2018

Due date: December 8, 2017

Call Description:
'Reality Sandwiches' is inspired by a collection of Allen Ginsberg's poems of that same title. Ginsberg conceived of reality sandwiches as scribbled secret notebooks and wild typewritten pages for your own joy. In that light, and tying it in with the overall conference theme of Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice, we invite artists to depict their current reality, their view of the current state of reality or where they wish for their reality to be. 

Juror Alison Saar: Internationally known, Los Angeles based artist Alison Saar is a sculptor, painter and installation artist whose work explores themes of African cultural diaspora and spirituality. 

We encourage arts educators to encourage entries from young women artists aged 18-35. We have reserved an adjacent room to the gallery space for conversations and to provide outreach materials on Young Women's Caucus, student clubs and other topics of interest. A ticketed evening of performances will follow in the adjacent theater at ArtSpace LA

The annual WCA conference takes place this year in Los Angeles, February 22–24, 2018.

Enter here http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=4026


WCA Call for Logo Designs, Open to Members Only!

The National WCA Board is calling for a more contemporary look for our identity as the leading non-profit organization for women in the visual arts. 

To convey our commitment to inclusivity as we approach our 50th anniversary, we seek an innovative and memorable logo. We’re after a fresh look to appeal to young and mid-career women artists, curators, gallerists, and art historians who share our mission to build community through art, education, and social activism. 

National board members recently voted on what they most want to see in a new logo. To sum it up, we seek a logo embodying art/creativity (8 votes) inclusiveness (6 votes), community (6 votes), activism (5 votes), and women/feminism (4 votes). 

As for the look of the logo, the board feels it should be fresh/contemporary/distinct (9 votes), strong/bold/dynamic (9 votes), classic/classy/timeless (5 votes), simple/readable (4 votes), and professional (3 votes). 


Deadline for entries Nov 25, 2017.  


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Natalya Parris
Washington DC Chapter
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