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2016 WCA Award Recipients

L to R: Tomie Arai, Helène Aylon, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Juana Guzman and Stephanie Sherman.

The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2016 WCA Lifetime Achievement Awards: Tomie Arai, Helène Aylon, Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, and Juana Guzman. The recipient for the 2016 President’s Art & Activism Award is Stephanie Sherman.
The awards will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) on Thursday February 4, 2016 in Washington D.C.  The event will include a cocktail reception (ticketed), 6–7:30pm, and a ceremony, 8–9:30pm (free and open to the public). Join us for the celebration!

More information will be available beginning August 1, 2015.

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JUROR: Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center
for Feminist Art since 2009
DATES: September 10 –October 11, 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 6– 8 pm

A.I.R. Gallery and the Women's Caucus for Art announce WHO’S AFRAID OF FEMINISM juried by Catherine Morris, Curator and managed by Karen Gutfreund, Exhibition Director for WCA. Thirty-six works are showcased in the gallery, with an additional 83 works online.

WCA and A.I.R. Gallery present art from cross-generational, self-identified women artists that address feminism with a contemporary spin. These works incite the viewer to question the social and political landscape and the need for gender equality - where feminism has been and where it is going, interpreted from a political, personal or formal context through a variety of media. With a momentum growing and a surge of interest about the place of women in the art market and art world at large with a record number of discussions about women in the arts through social media channels, this show is an important discussion on what still needs to be said about feminism and what is relevant to be addressed to influence cultural attitudes and transform stereotypes.

The artists in the exhibition at A.I.R. are: Shonagh Adelman, Tara Booth, Amy Cannestra, Katherine Cooksey, Julie Sinclair Eakin, Sally Edelstein, Christine Giancola, Lucy Julia Hale, Coco Hall, Maiza Hixson and Lauren Ruth (The Shaft), Kristina Lenzi, Sinan Revell, J. J. L'Heureux, Sarah Maple, Sandra Matthews, Brittany Prater, Carly Ries, Trix Rosen, Cecilia Rossey, Lisa Seidenberg, Gwen Shockey, Meg Stein, Rhonda M. Thomas, Nikki Thompson, Marie Tomanova, Margi Weir, and Ellen Wetmore.

Catherine Morris states: The exhibition “Who’s Afraid of Feminism?” celebrates the resilience of feminism. Sometimes it seems that the death, or at least the irrelevancy, of feminism is trumpeted through some form of media on a weekly basis. Even in the face of a profound shift in our understanding of gender identity, feminism endures as a vital social, political and economic necessity. In the art world, one tenacious model of feminism’s endurance is the group show devoted exclusively to women artists. The strategy of the (self-identified) women only show hasn’t really changed in more than forty-five years – they are a direct response, a straightforward method of correction to the overwhelmingly male metrics of representation in the mainstream art world. The relevancy of the model is routinely questioned and yet, like feminism, they endure, understood by the artists who participate in them as offering personal opportunities to present work as well productive occasions for community building. “Who’s Afraid of Feminism?” acknowledges the complicated ways we position ourselves, while also simply acknowledging artists’ pragmatic desire to share their work with the world within the context of support systems such as the Women’s Caucus for Art and A.I.R. Gallery, which continue to provide significant and necessary opportunities for women artists.

WCA Exhibition Director Karen Gutfreund says, “Art can be a powerful, productive force instrumental in sparking change or critical thinking. The Women’s Caucus for Art is committed to supporting local, national, and global art activism to help us to understand what is happening in our society, who we are, where we come from and where we’re going. Women have been written out of art history and are clearly underrepresented. My goal is to change that, one show at a time, focusing on ‘female only’ shows until we see an equal playing field. The mission of the WCA is to create community through art, education, and social activism.”

Please join us to meet the Artists on Thursday, September 10th, from 6 – 8 PM. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 6:00 PM at 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

For more information, contact Karen Gutfreund, karengutfreundart@gmail.com, 408-203-5221 or info@airgallery.org

INFO | Time: Present, Past, and Future | Latina Outreach Initiative

Time: Present, Past, and Future

The Women's Caucus for Art (WCA) has created a unique opportunity for Latina artists and essayists to exhibit and share their work on the theme of Time: Present, Past, and Future.

Artwork in a wide array of media and writings from various perspectives are included in this Online Exhibition. This show is part of the Latina Outreach Initiative, an ongoing initiative by the Women's Caucus for Art.

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Juror Statements by Karen Mary Davalos and Linda Vallejo

Essays by Carissa Garcia & Kaelyn Rodriguez, Christy Ramirez and DJ Stone

CALL FOR ART | Trending:Contemporary Art Now! | Deadline Sept 30
The Women's Caucus for Art, hosted by Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory with juror Elizabeth K. Garvey announces a Call for Art: 'Trending: Contemporary Art Now!' for Jan 23–Feb 28, 2016. TRENDING seeks works that are driving the direction of contemporary art. Show us your visually compelling and conceptually exciting work that signal the direction of where art is headed. WCA seeks art in all media that are leading edge and have the potential to go viral. Show us your most interesting work!

This show is non-themed. The juror, Elizabeth K. Garvey, will select the strongest works based on her experience as a Chelsea (NY) gallerist and collector of contemporary art. “Trending…” seeks to promote innovative established artists and nurture promising talent from the next generation of women artists. Share your art with us and the world!

Target Gallery
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 N. Union St
Alexandria, VA 22314

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all self-identified women artists

DATES OF EXHIBITION: January 23 - February 28, 2016

ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, February 5, 2016 (6–8:00pm)

READ MORE AND ENTER HERE: http://www.entrythingy.com/www.nationalwca.org#show=2305

JUROR: Elizabeth K. Garvey is the co-founder and owner of Garvey Simon Art Access. She has been a fine art dealer and advisor in New York City for over 20 years and leverages her professional relationships with galleries, auction houses, private dealers and artists to offer clients a relaxed entry into the often intimidating visage of the New York art world. She is a member of ArtTable, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.

Target Gallery is the contemporary national and international exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The gallery hosts nine exhibitions annually -- some juried, some curated -- featuring a variety of themes, artists and media. Founded in 1974 in an old munitions plant, the Torpedo Factory Art Center is home to the largest collection of publicly accessible working artist studios in the U.S. An Alexandria landmark for more than 40 years, it's the highlight of the Potomac Riverfront, attracting approximately 500,000 visitors annually.

There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited in the Target Gallery and the On-Line Gallery.

The juror will also select additional works that will be shown on the WCA website's On-Line Gallery ONLY. The On-Line Gallery only works will also be shown on a monitor in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the physical limitation of the gallery.

All artwork selected will be included in the exhibition catalog both printed and online. Catalogs will be available for order at the time of the show opening.

Payment of $35 per entry for current WCA members and $45 for non-members and $20 for full-time students. An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. Credit card payments are made through Paypal only. You do not need a Paypal account to pay through Paypal and may use your credit or debit card instead.

Artists may submit up to three works per entry with a total of three separate entries. Multiple views per piece are accepted when uploading 3D images of work.

All media is accepted except giclees of original work. The use of giclees, if part of a larger work/collage or assemblage is acceptable.

The work cannot exceed 15 feet overall (height x length x width), with no one dimension exceeding 7 feet (the wall height).

The Target Gallery insures all Objects/Artworks through a fine arts policy specifically when they are on exhibit in the gallery. Insurance coverage is terminated whenever Objects/Artworks are removed from the premises of the Target Gallery. No insurance claims will be considered after 30 days from the closing date of the exhibition.

Detailed delivery instructions will be provided to artists accepted into the show. Artists are responsible for the costs of shipment of their work to/from the gallery and insuring their work during travel.
1. Hand-delivered works to be brought to the gallery Monday January 18 or Tuesday, January 19 from 11–2pm only
2. Shipped artwork to arrive to the gallery Friday, January 15 to Tuesday January 19th. Work that arrives after the 19th may not be hung in the show.
3. Hand-delivered works to be picked up from the gallery on Tuesday, March 1st by 6:00pm
4. Shipped artworks to be picked up on Tuesday, March 1st. Gallery prefers artists use UPS only and more detailed instructions will be given to art accepted into the gallery.
A 60% commission will go to the Artist and 40% will go to the Target Gallery. All works sold must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. A check will be sent to the artist within 30 days of the close of the show.

ALL PIECES MUST BE FOR SALE, unless otherwise agreed mutually by the parties (WCA/Gallery and Artist). All sales are final. Determined prices may not be changed once the show has started. Sales prior to the opening are permitted as long as the gallery receives 20% commission. Any piece sold during the contracted period of the exhibition will be subject to the 40% Target Gallery commission, whether or not the sale is made on Gallery premises. The Target Gallery will receive a 40% commission on all pieces sold during the exhibition and for 90 days after the closing if the gallery acts as agent. 10% commission will be charged if the piece is sold as a result of a gallery referral during the same period. Sales tax shall be paid by the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Artists with work accepted into the gallery must sign the Target Gallery Loan Agreement for work to be accepted into the gallery. The loan agreement will be provided to the artists accepted into the gallery.

Must complete submission by Friday, September 30th at 11:59 PM in your time zone.

November 6th, 2015. The results will be sent via email but will also be posted on the WCA website and the WCA FaceBook page. Be sure to add wcashows@gmail.com to your address book so notifications do not go into spam.


Questions? email: wcashows@gmail.com
CALL FOR ART | WOMEN DO IT! | Phase 2 is in progress!

CALL FOR ART: Women Do It! Postcard Exhibition Deadline: T/K

WCA's International Caucus and its UN Program invite individual artists, mail artists, students, children, activists and concerned individuals of all genders and ages as well as classrooms and organizations to create altered or hand-made postcards on the theme of 'Women Do It!' Exhibition.

What are noteworthy achievements by women? What impacts have women had on the economy, human rights, education, environment, world health, religion, politics and peace? Who are our women and girl heroes in our family and in our community? Which women do you admire in leadership, public service, sports and in the arts?

”Women Do It!” supports both the UN Women’s #HeForShe campaign and the upcoming 2015 Commission on the Status of Women’s Beijing+20 Conference in their efforts toward advancing women’s rights and gender equality in society, economics and politics.

• WCA and CAA Conferences, February 2015 (possible opportunity with early postcard submissions)
• UN Commission on the Status of Women Conference, International Caucus UN Program parallel event during March 9-20, 2015.
• UN DPI/NGO Conference August 2015
• WCA National Conference, Washington DC, February 2016
• Women's History Month Exhibition, St. Louis Florissant Valley Community College, March 2016
• Arc Project Gallery, San Francisco, May 7 - June 4, 2006.
• Online Gallery created on this site.

Altered postcards and hand-made postcards 4 x 6 inches in size. Any material that can travel through the mail may be used to construct the postcards. Postcards must be stamped and mailed, preferably without an envelope, through the postal system.




"WATER: AN ESSENTIAL CONVERSATION" is an "Art as Activism" project of the Southern California WCA Chapter. It will feature an exhibition of contemporary artworks and historical posters from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics archives, a stakeholders panel addressing short and long range solutions to the water crisis and participatory events in the gallery.

The exhibition will take place from November 14, 2015 through December 4, 2015. Artists are invited to bring an activist lens to the subject of water. We seek artwork that might likely include text to inspire personal or collective actions on this important topic.

Submit work at http://www.entrythingy.com/d=scwca.org

Entry Deadline: Thursday, October 8th uploaded by 11:59 PM PST


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