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WCA 2013 Conference Information

Mark your calendars for our annual WCA Conference in New York City from February 13 – 17, 2013.
Building Community, our theme this year, focuses on opportunities to network, see art in New York City,
and make connections.

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WCA HeadQuarters
New York Hilton
1335 Avenue of the Americas (@54th St)

Pre-Conference Schedule

Wednesday, February 13

  • New York Chapter Annual Meeting
    Riverside Library near Lincoln Center @ 65th St
    127 Amsterdam Avenue
    4:00 – 5:00 pm
    Guest Speaker:  Dr. Anne Swartz

  • Conference Registration
    New York Hilton
    Lobby Level, back entrance near gift shop. Look for desk with WCA Registration sign.
    Please note: Registration only takes place on Wednesday evening in the back lobby and Thursday morning (7:30am-8am) prior to the opening session in West Grand Ballroom Foyer.
    5:00 – 7:00 pm

Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 14

  • Conference Pre-Registration
    Hilton West Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor
    7:30 – 8:00 am

  • Conference Welcome
    Hilton West Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor
    7:45 – 8:00 am

  • Building Community Workshop
    Hilton West Grand Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor
    8:00 – 9:00 am

  • Concurrent: CAA Book Table
    Hilton, Exhibit Table 820, Americas Hall II
    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • International Caucus Meeting
    American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square @ West 66th
    9:30 – 10:45 am

  • JWAN Caucus Meeting
    American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square @ West 66th
    10:45 – 12:00 pm

  • Eco-art Caucus Meeting
    Meet in the Lobby of the Hilton Hotel near the back escalator
    1:00 – 2:15 pm

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards Ceremony
    New York Institute of Technology, 1871 Broadway @ W 61st
    *This event is free and open to the public.
    6:00 – 7:30 pm

  • Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala
    American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square @ West 66th
    *This is a ticketed event
    7:30 – 10:00 pm

  • Concurrent: Joan Semmel, "A Lucid Eye"
    Bronx Museum,1040 Grand Concourse @165th St, Bronx, NY
    11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    From Hilton take D Train

Friday, February 15

  • Chapters' Council Meeting & Elections
    Hilton East Ballroom 3rd Floor
    7:30 – 9:00 am

  • Young Women’s Caucus Meeting
    American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square @ West 66th
    9:30 – 10:45 am

  • Brunch with Luminaries
    Mangia Restaurant, 50 West 57th Street
    Luminaries to include: Emma Amos, Diane Burko, Faith Ringgold, and Ruth Weisberg
    and Cynthia Navaretta
    9:30 – 11:30 am

  • WCA/CAA Panel WCA Blockbuster Shows: Renewal, Activism & Innovation
    Hilton East Ballroom 3rd Floor
    12:30 – 2:00 pm

  • WCA/CAA Panel Building a Legacy for Women Artists
    Hilton East Ballroom 3rd Floor
    2:30 – 5:00 pm

  • Concurrent: CAA Book Table
    Hilton Exhibit Hall
    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

  • Concurrent: Joan Semmel, "A Lucid Eye"
    Bronx Museum,1040 Grand Concourse @165th St, Bronx, NY
    11:00 am – 8:00 pm
    From Hilton take D Train

Saturday, Feburary 16

  • Concurrent: CAA Book Table
    Hilton Exhibit Hall, Table 820, Americas Hall II
    9:00 am – 2:30 pm

  • Chelsea Gallery Tour
    Asya Geisberg Gallery (Artist talk and discussion about being a gallery owner),
    Leslie Tonkonow Gallery (Ms. Tonkonow will give a talk about Amy Cutler's work and
    her work as a gallery owne), plus walking tour of Chelsea galleries.
    Meet at Hilton lobby at 12:00 noon  or at 1pm at Gallery 303, 547W 21St.
    1:00 – 5:00 pm

  • Dine-around in Chelsea
    Pepe Giallo Restaurant, 253 10th Avenue, Chelsea @ W25th St
    5:00 -6:30 pm

  • The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) Panels
    Brooklyn Museum, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238

    10-10:15am - Welcome and Introductory Remarks
    Organizer: Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum.

    10:15-11:45am - Queering the Museum
    Chair: Tirza True Latimer, California College of the ArtsPanelists: Kim Anno, California College of the Arts; Apsara diQuinzio, University of California Berkeley Art Museum; Thomas Lax, Studio Museum, Harlem; Jeannine Tang, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

    11:45am-12:30pm - Mining the Archives for a Feminist Pre-History
    Andrea Geyer, artist and Sabine Breitwieser, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, NY Sabine Breitwieser will discuss with Andrea Geyer about the artist's research into three women who laid the foundation of the Museum of Modern Art: Lilly Bliss, Mary Sullivan and Abby Rockefeller.

    1:15-2:45pm - The Artist as Archivist
    Chair: Aruna D'Souza, Independent ScholarPanelists: Harmony Hammond, artist, writer, and independent curator; Catherine Lord, Professor of Studio Art, University of California, Irvine; Ulrike Müller, artist; and Martha Wilson, artist and Founding Director, Franklin Furnace.

    2:45-4pm - Working With and Through Collections: Curators in Conversation
    Chair: Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator, The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Panelists: Cathleen Chaffee, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Yale University Art Galleries; Norman Kleeblatt, Curator of Fine Arts at the Jewish Museum and Jenelle Porter, Senior Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

    4:00-5:30pm - Sex in the Museums
    Chair: Anne Swartz, Professor of Art History, Savannah College of Art and Design
    Panelists:
    Elissa Auther, Associate Professor University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Co-Director, Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics at the MCA Denver; Claudia Hart, Associate Professor, Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Jeffreen Hayes, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at Birmingham Museum of Art; Jennifer Tyburczy, Fulbright- García Robles Fellow, El Programa Interdisciplinario de Estudios de la Mujer, El Colegio de México, Mexico City, and Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Rice University.

    For a detailed schedule, visit the TFAP website

  • JWAN Diaspora Opening at New Century Artists Gallery
    New Century Artists Gallery, 530 W 25 St, Suite 406, Chelsea
    6:00 – 8:00 pm

  • Bound National WCA Exhibition Reception at Phoenix Gallery
    Phoenix Gallery, 210 11th Ave @25 St, Suite 902, Chelsea
    6:00 – 9:00 pm

February 17, Sunday

  • WCA Board Meeting
    Mangia Restaurant, 50 West 57th Street
    WCA board meetings are open to all WCA members.
    BOARD MEMBERS and Attendees: If you did not pre-register, please let Karin Luner know if you will be attending so we order plenty of chairs and enough food. (There is $35 charge for food.)
    8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

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