For millennia, our female ancestors have gathered together beneath the moon’s gentle glow, in sacred spaces, or simply within their communities to engage in healing practices and reclaim their innate power. This timeless tradition of rituals, ceremonies, and sisterhood belongs to every community of women, transcending backgrounds and cultural differences.
In the 1970s, Ringgold became increasingly interested in performance art, collaborating with other artists and musicians to create elaborate spectacles that combined music, dance, and political commentary. Her most famous work in this vein is “The Flag is Bleeding” (1967)
In 1989, Flo had co-founded the San Francisco-based Asian American Women Artist Association (AAWAA) after attending the February conference of WCA in San Francisco. At the end of the conference, she was invited by Moira Roth, Trefethen Professor of Art History at Mills College, to a meeting of prominent women artists-of-color who had attended the conference, including Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith and Gail Tremblay among others.
WCA Member Allicette Torres launches an alternative gallery space Revolú Gallery with the inaugural exhibition Nebula.Protologo: Language Shifting Through Time and Space
Margo Hobbs, PhD is a feminist art historian and past WCA President (2018-20). Our interview is part of the WCA Leadership Project in honor of the organization’s fiftieth anniversary. In our conversation Dr. Hobbs shares her memories and experiences about her work and WCA.
WCA 50th Anniversary Interviews: Linda Vallejo Linda Vallejo Visualizing what it means to be a person of color... By Marianne McGrath What an honor to interview artist Linda Vallejo! This interview is part of a series of interviews organized by the WCA Art Writers...
Ruth Weisberg is a prolific multidisciplinary artist whose work traverses the genres of painting, drawing, and mural-sized installation. She has an avid interest in Jewish heritage and Feminist subject matter that oftentimes incorporates...
Dr. Barbara Wolanin interviewed by Patti Jordan. Dr. Wolanin joined the Women’s Caucus for Art back in 1978, only a few years after its founding in 1972. Since then, she has been quite active in WCA’s Washington DC chapter and has served on WCA’s National board as Southeast Regional Vice President. She was also Vice President for Chapter Relations from 1998 to 2010 and President of WCA’s DC chapter from 1998 to 2001.
Suzanne Benton is a native New Yorker who has shared her many-faceted art for over 30 years and in 30 countries. Exhibiting widely (150+ solo shows and representation in museums, and private collections worldwide), she’s a highly recognized metal mask maker and mask performance artist, printmaker, painter, lecturer, and workshop leader.
A former Fulbright Scholar (India), and recipient of many grants and artist residencies.
Author of The Art of Welded Sculpture and numerous articles.
When I asked Suzanne what inspired her for more than 50 years of making art. She smiles big before replying, “I’m in awe of life.”