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Book Selection: Wed, November 9, 2022
8 pm Eastern / 7 Central / 6 Mountain / 5 Pacific

bell hooks: Art on My Mind: Visual Politics

In Art on My Mind, bell hooks, a leading cultural critic, responds to the ongoing dialogues about producing, exhibiting, and criticizing art and aesthetics in an art world increasingly concerned with identity politics. Always concerned with the liberatory black struggle, hooks positions her writings on visual politics within the ever-present question of how art can be an empowering and revolutionary force within the black community.

WCA Art Book Club

The WCA Art Book Club was formed in partnership with the WCA Colorado Chapter to foster understanding of women in the arts and their contributions. Books are chosen by members and discussed bi-monthly via Zoom. Join us!

2022 Schedule: All meetings take place via Zoom at 8 pm Eastern

November 9Art On My Mind: Visual Politics by bell hooks

Host: Annette Coleman, Colorado Chapter

Note: If you register but do not receive a link before the meeting, please text Annette Coleman at 303-941-8887 and she will send you the link.

A few guidelines–

Mute yourself until called on. Use the chat to pose questions. You don’t have to have read the book. Books chosen should be available in the Public Library, used or available to download. Newer books will be considered when they become available in paperback.

If you are interested in cohosting a meeting, or recommending a book, contact WCA-CO member, Annette Coleman at annettecoleman@yahoo.com or or Laura Morrison at president@nationalwca.org.

Second Saturday Sessions: 2022

The Second Saturday Sessions are programs that were originally scheduled for the WCA National Conference in February 2022. The in-person conference was canceled but WCA has pivoted much of the programming to be offered for free to WCA members. Registration is required to receive a link.

Past sessions that have been recorded can be viewed via the links provided here. If you have any questions, please contact Programming Chair Laura Morrison at laura.morrison@nationalwca.org

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Nov 12, 2022 | 1–2:30 pm EST

The Psychology of Inkblots

Tapping into the Imagination: Jessica Ann Nunno will demonstrate the use of inkblots to free the imagination and heighten creativity, and will lead workshop participants in inkblot creation. Supply list will be provided.

Workshop Leader: Jessica Ann Nunno

Postponed: New date TBA

Artist As Curator

Caren Helene Rudman moderates a panel that includes Lifetime Achievement Awardee Beate Minkovski. Issues inherent in being both an artist and a curator, including self-promotion and self-empowerment, will be considered.

Panel Chair: Caren Helene Rudman
Panelists: Beate Minkovski, (Additional Panelists TBA)

PAST PROGRAMS

WCA BOOKCLUB PRESENTS:

Florine Stettheimer: A Biography

 

Author Barbara Bloemink joined us on Sept 14, 2022 to talk about her comprehensive biography, Florine Stettheimer: A Biography, that establishes Florine Stettheimer as one of the most innovative artists of the early twentieth century.  

Sept 10, 2022 | 1–2:30 pm EST

The Women’s Environmental Photography Collective was born out of a desire to create a more inclusive space in the historically androcentric fields of landscape and environmental photography. Working to decolonize the dominant hierarchy of Western thought, our work interrogates and reconfigures the relationships among personal, cultural, scientific, and natural histories. Our panel discussion will focus on the power of collaboration among the arts, humanities, and sciences, to inspire socially-engaged art.

Panel Chair: Margaret LeJeune
Panelists: Judy Natal, Martina Shenal, Marion Belanger, Dana Fritz,  Terri Warpinski

August 13, 2022 | 1–2:30 pm EST

All in the Same Boat – or Are We?

Anne Farley Gaines will present a PowerPoint lecture on an exhibition that she curated in 2020 titled “All in the Same Boat – or Are We? Artists Respond to 2020” at Stola Contemporary Art in Chicago She will stipulate the logistics of curating and organizing the show, as well as hosting two “live openings” and a “live closing” during a time when numerous area galleries were temporarily closed or holding only on-line exhibits. She acknowledges Gallery Director Kelly Mathews as being of tremendous assistance.

Panel Chairs: Anne Farley Gaines

The 4 images in the left box read as follows: Top L: Audrey Ushenko, “She Can Breathe if She Wants To,” oil on board. Top R: Kathy Weaver, “Antagonist,” mixed-media on paper. Bottom L: Sydney Lewis, “It’s Layered,” digital collage. Bottom R: Kim Laurel, “Mutiny from the Covid,” mixed-media sculpture.

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ROE vs. WADE Town Hall Meeting

As a women’s art organization, the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) believes all women have the right to choose. We strongly support women’s rights to privacy and autonomy of their bodies and equal access to health care for all.

The Supreme Court (SCOTUS) overturned Roe vs. Wade, removing the right and freedom that American women had for almost 50 years, setting women and our country back decades. Though this decision will affect all of us, women of color, transgender, non-binary persons, and others in underserved communities who already experience health care limitations will be the first to feel the results of this opinion and subsequent law change.

The overturning of Roe will lead to the erosion and dismembering of other laws, such as contraceptive access, gay marriage, and interracial marriage, endangering our democracy and additional freedoms.

We must fight to protect these fundamental rights and freedoms. We stand with those protesting the overturning of Roe and advocate for codifying Roe into law.

January 21 to February 25, 2022

WOMXNHOUSE DETROIT RESCHEDULED!
Sat June 11 | 3:30-5 pm Eastern / 12:30-2 pm Pacific

WOMXNHOUSE DETROIT:

The Art of Being Female in America Today

Echoing the landmark feminist art project Womanhouse, led by Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro in 1972, a gathering of a diverse array of 15 Detroit artists used consciousness-raising and collaboration to elevate and celebrate contemporary female perspectives. Open from Sept 19 thru Oct 31 2021, Womxnhouse Detroit offered a unique benchmark 50 years into feminist art answering the questions, What has changed for women? What remains the same?

Co-Curator and WCA member Laura Earle will give a short presentation on Womxnhouse Detroit with an introduction to all 13 artists. The panel discussion that follows will be focused on the women of color who participated in the project.

Panelists Asia Hamilton, Olivia Guterson, Dalia Reyes, Amelia Reyes and Sabrina Nelson will talk about being part of a project that was absent of the voices of women of color and discuss how change can happen going forward.

More about Womxnhouse Detroit at https://www.womxnhousedet.com/
Facebook @Womxnhousedetroit
Instagram @womxnhouse_detroit 

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June 11, 2022 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Feminism, Art and Global Action: Collaborations in the Global Context

Feminism, Art and Global Action: Collaborations in the Global Context Emphasizing the fact that feminist artists have been at the forefront of collaborative art, Susan Ossman and Lydia Nakashima-Degarrod will discuss collaborative transnational art, new art forms and artists as agents of change in the landscape of the global art market.

Panel Co-Chairs: Susan Ossman, Lydia Nakashima-Degarrod
Panelists: Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Marguerite Elliot, Susan Ossman, Nirmal Raja
Respondent: Jane Chin Davidson

May 14, 2022 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Labor of Love

The Alabama chapter members will present “Labor of Love”, a member exhibition and performance art installation, offering discussions of the hidden labor of women, our quality of life, and how to create the life you want even in an often hostile environment. The panel considers labor inequities at home and work, and calls for a redefinition of economics as a discipline dedicated to people’s well-being.

Panel Co-Chairs: Amanda Banks, Jessica Nunno
Panelists: Anna Sue Courtney, Sylvia Bowyer

See the PDF for more info

Apr 9, 2022 | 1-2:30 pm EST

The Role of Art and Activism in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education

Amanda Banks chairs a multimedia session on the role of art and activism in STEM education. Panelists will present projects that brought art into traditionally STEM disciplines such as life-science, medicine and engineering. The advantages of a more holistic education will be considered and innovative projects such as art made via bacterial culture will be presented.

Panel Chair: Amanda Banks
Panelists: Jessica Nunno, Sarah Adkins-Jablonsky, Phoebe Burns

Mar 12, 2022

WCA Leadership Interview Project

WCA’s Art Writer’s Committee will be interviewing Ruth Weisberg, Barbara Wolanin and Yuriko Takata with ample time allowed for audience interaction. The WCA Leadership Interview Project, spearheaded by WCA’s Art Writer’s Committee, is an initiative to record and share interviews with WCA leaders in conjunction with celebrating WCA’s 50th anniversary.

Panel Co-Chairs: Chiara Atoyebi, Patti Jordan
Panelists: Ruth Weisberg, Barbara Wolanin and Yuriko Takata

Mar 9, 2022

How an Almost-Forgotten Federal Program Kickstarted the Feminist Art Movement

From 1974 to 1981, more than 10,000 artists, actors, writers, and musicians were employed under the federally funded Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA), in addition to 10,000 administrative art positions (museum curators, program directors, docents and guards; theatre technicians, lighting and costume designers; arts administrators and office staff). CETA especially benefited women and artists of color.

This panel will discuss how this little-known government program and its support of women artists helped give rise to the feminist art movement.

WCA co-hosted this program in conjunction with the exhibition ART/WORK, City Lore and Cuchifritos Gallery. The program was originally scheduled for the WCA 2022 Conference.
Click here to read more about the exhibition

From the producers of the event:
We are grateful to Getty Research Institute (GRI), for permission to share the Public Service Announcements produced by the L.A. Women’s Video Center, from the Archival Collection of the Long Beach Museum of Art, which now resides in the GRI Archive.

Feb 18, 2022

WCA Business Meeting at CAA

Featuring a roundtable discussion on the occasion of WCA’s 50th anniversary with WCA President Laura Morrison, President Elect Donna Jackson, Judith Brodsky (WCA Past President 1976-1978), and Ofelia Garcia (WCA Past President 1984-1986).

Panel Chairs: Laura Morrison
Panelists: Donna Jackson, Judith Brodsky, and Ofelia Garcia

Mailing Address

Women's Caucus for Art
PO Box 1498
Canal Street Station
New York, NY 10013

or

350 Canal St Ste 2A #1498
New York, NY 10013-1498

Director of Operations

Karin Luner
k.luner@nationalwca.org
212-634-0007

WCA President

Donna Jackson
president@nationalwca.org