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The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism

Join us in Los Angeles for the WCA’s ART SPEAKS! LEND YOUR VOICE Conference,
Feb 22–24, 2018.

DoubleTree Hotel in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
120 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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The  2018 WCA Annual Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Downtown in Los Angeles, February 22–24, 2018 to coincide with the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference. The conference highlight will be Saturday’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony and Gala dinner. This year’s honorees are Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Glora Orenstein, and Renée Stout. Kathy Gallegos and Amelia Jones will receive President’s Awards for Art and Activism.

Days will be filled with a mix of workshops, panels, networking, art crawls and special tours alongside WCA Chapters' Council and Caucus Meetings. Nearby museums, galleries, restaurants and the Metro are ready for urban exploring.

Added highlights include workshops on "SmartPhone Video" and "Writing for Artists” on Friday morning. The “Women Around Town” Bus Tour on Thursday stops at 18th St. Arts Center to visit Lita Albuquerque’s studio then onto to Santa Monica Airport for the national exhibition Art Speaks! reception. Light refreshments will be served and artist studios will be open.

WCA will host multiple events at CAA including a WCA / CAA morning panel co-chaired by Tina Takemoto and Jacqueline Francis of California College of the Arts, and an In Memoriam panel on the work of Linda Nochlin. “Gloria’s Call,” a short film on LTA Awardee Gloria Orenstein’s journey into surrealism will debut at noon on Friday. Join the “Downtown Art Crawl” or take off on your own to discover downtown LA’s busy art scene on Friday afternoon. Grab a bite and make ArtShare LA your evening hub.

The Young Women’s Caucus will host a reception for the “Reality Sandwiches” exhibition juried by Alison Saar and performances curated by Zoe Charlton will follow at ArtShare LA.Saturday features The Feminist Art Project’s day of panels at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) organized by LA curators Jamillah James and Lanka Tattersall. Marsha Rosler will give the keynote address. Then it’s time for the WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony and dinner. The “Welcome Hour” cash bar gives everyone a chance to shift gears. Tickets for the bus tour, performances and Awards Dinner are included in all conference packages.

Make a Conference Registration Here 

Thursday, February 22 — First Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

7:30–11:30am

WCA Conference Registration

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room Foyer
120 S Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 

8:00–9:00am

Welcome with President Susan King

DoubleTree Los AngelesCalifornia Room

9:00–6:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

LA Convention Center
Booth 517, Concourse Hall EF

9:00–11:45pm

Chapters' Council (open to all members)

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room

10:30–12:00pm

LInda Nochlin Memorial Session

LA Convention Center
CAA Ticket Required

12:30–1:30pm

WCA Conference Registration reopens

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room Foyer

1:00–2:30pm

JWAN Caucus Meeting

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room

3:00-8:00pm

WCA Bus Tour Studio Visits & Art Speaks Reception

18st Arts Center
Santa Monica

5:00–7:00pm

Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice Public Reception

Arena One Gallery
Santa Monica Airport

8:00pm

Return to Hotel with dinner on own

Little Tokyo
Downtown LA

Friday, February 23 — Second Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

9:00–6:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

LA Convention Center
Booth 517, Concourse Hall EF

8:30–10:00am

WCA Workshop “Smartphone Video” with Kim Foley

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room

10:00–11:30pm

WCA Workshop “Writing for Artists” with Nancy Spiller

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room

10:30–12pm

WCA /CAA Panel
“Recipes for Revolution from Feminist Artists of Color”
Jacqueline Francis & Tina Takemota, Co-chairs

LA Convention Center,
Room 501 B

CAA Ticket Required

12–1:30pm

WCA@CAA Reception with “Gloria’s Call” Screening

LA Convention Center,
Room 501 B

4:00–5:30pm

TFAP Panel “Feminist Art in Response to the State”

LA Convention Center,
Room 404 B

2:00–4:00pm

Downtown LA Art Crawl / ICA, Galleries, MOCA, etc

LA Arts District

5:00–6:00pm

Young Women's Caucus Meeting

ArtShare LA
801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013

6:00–7:00pm

Reality Sandwiches Reception

ArtShare LA
801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013

7:30–9:00pm

Evening of Performances with Zoe Charlton, Curator

ArtShare LA
801 E 4th Pl, LA 90013

Saturday, February 24 — Last Day of Conference

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

8:30–10:00am

WCA International Caucus Meeting

DoubleTree Los Angeles
California Room

9:00–2:00pm

WCA Book Table at CAA Book Expo

LA Convention Center
Booth 517, Concourse Hall EF

10:00–11:30am

Eco-art Caucus Meeting (Marcia Wood,Chair)

DoubleTree Los AngelesCalifornia Room

10:00–4:30pm

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) Panels

MOCA Auditorium
250 S. Grand, LA 90012

5:00–6pm

LTA Welcome Hour with Cash Bar

DoubleTree Los Angeles
Golden Ballroom Foyer

6:00–7:30pm

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS CEREMONY
(free and open to the public)
2018 Lifetime Achievement Awardees:
Lee Bontecou, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Gloria Orenstein, and Renée Stout.

DoubleTree Los Angeles
Golden Ballroom

8:00–9:30pm

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS DINNER & Silent Auction
(ticketed event)

DoubleTree Los Angeles
Thousand Cranes
(rooftop room & gardens)

Sunday, February 25— National WCA Board Meeting

 

Time

 

Activity

 

Location

9:00–2:00pm

WCA National Board Meeting

(Members are welcome to attend)

DoubleTree Los Angeles Los Angeles Room

 

 

 

 

 

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