WCA CHICAGO EVENTS 2022
Our theme celebrates our strengths and accomplishments and explores how we are moving forward to embrace new agendas and support emerging voices
WCA National Exhibition
Occupy the Moment, Intersect History with Impact
Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL
January 21 to February 25, 2022
Reception: Friday, February 19 from 7-10 pm
Juror: Dr. Maura Reilly
In the last half century, the art historical canon has been uprooted and redefined. The canon was erected on categorized colonial narratives and invented racial rankings. The WCA has cast aside this “white male gaze” to define our own vision.
This National WCA 50th Anniversary exhibition features works that address this moment of 2022. Artists were encouraged to interpret the theme broadly, considering the multiple paths of how we arrived here and what we envision moving forward. We encouraged art that explored the ways that our identities and expressions intersect with such factors as environment, culture, time, and location. Artwork submissions were open to any approach and form, subjects in range from the historic precedents set by political activism, to personal transformation, social engagement and beyond.
WCA Chicago Exhibition
The Best of Women
Stola Contemporary, Chicago, IL
January 27- March 13, 2022
Reception: Thursday, February 17, 6:00-9:00pm
In celebration of the Women’s Caucus for Art’s 50th anniversary, the WCA Chicago Chapter (CWCA) is exhibiting work created by members of The National Women’s Caucus for Art. More information at http://www.chicagowca.com.
EVENTS AT THE COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION (CAA) CONFERENCE
Thursday, February 18 from 1-2 pm
WCA Business Meeting at CAA
Round-table discussion on the occasion of WCA’s 50th anniversary with Laura Morrison (WCA President), Donna Jackson (WCA President Elect), Judith Brodsky (WCA Past President 1976–1978), and Ofelia Garcia (WCA Past President 1984–1986). All WCA members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 18 from 2:30-4 pm
CAA/WCA Joint Panel
Patti Jordan’s panel is “Transhistorical Feminist Agency: A Matter of Gender, Race, Time and Place”. Panelists will consider optimal means for transcending histories and advancing intersectional feminist art and social justice. Prior challenges to intergenerational collaboration and collective socio-political collective action will be examined. Must have a CAA membership to attend.
Thursday, February 10 from 11-12:30
Northern California Chapter
Carrying Stones: Visualizing Women’s Labor Inequity Using Data, Art, and Storytelling
Presenter: Sawyer Rose
REGISTER FOR CAA HERE https://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/conference2022
The Feminist Art Project
TFAP@CAA 2022 Day of Panels
Feminist Solidarities and Kinships
Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 8:30am – 5:30pm
Free and open to the public
Feminist Solidarities and Kinships addresses the possibilities and limitations of coalition building in current and historical feminist solidarity practices and considers how visual artists and cultural workers, past and present, have sought to balance the universal and the particular in order to galvanize around pressing global issues.
More information at TFAP
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