PROGRAMS

Second Saturday Sessions in 2024

We are excited to announce that we will be continuing our free Second Saturday Session programming for WCA members in 2024. Please mark your calendars!

Exclusive WCA member links will arrive in your inbox the week of each program. No registration is required unless otherwise indicated. All of the programs are free for WCA members and are a $200 value for your membership. All programs will be recorded and accessible to WCA members via the WCA membership portal.

Do you have friends who might be interested in our programs? Invite them to join us. Non-members may sign up for most programs for a $20 registration fee. Registration will open later in December via the Program page on our website. All registration fees will go towards paying for future WCA programming.

 

Questions, contact Laura Morrison, WCA Program Chair, at laura.morrison@nationalwca.org

JWAN CAUCUS ZOOM SERIES

MAY 10 | JUN 14 | JUL 12 | 11-12:30 am (EST)
11am EST • 10am CT• 9am MT • 8am PT

 

 

The Beit Midrash Art Studio Series

Continues the house of inquiry through art making:

Explorations in Jewish Text through process based
Art and Writing

Join us to make Visual Midrash! Gain insight, trust, intuition and self-awareness with methods you can apply in your studio practice, classroom or with non-artists. Each 90 minute session includes: short text discussion, artmaking, writing and witness.

Iyar Session — Friday May 10  Jewish Studio Process with Laura Earle
Silvan Session — Friday June 14  Open Studio Process with Idelle Hammond-Sass
Tamuz Session — Friday July 12 Handmade Midrash with Rona Lesser

$30/$10 WCA members, $45/$15 Non-members.
Please use the registration link below.
 

May 15, 2024
7:30 pm EST Social/ 8:00pm Discussion
6:30/7 CT • 5:30/6 MT • 4:30/5 PT

BOOK CLUB SELECTION: MAY 2024

GEORGIA: A Novel of Georgia O’Keefe
by Dawn Tripp

NATIONAL BESTSELLER In a dazzling work of historical fiction in the vein of Nancy Horan’s Loving Frank, Dawn Tripp brings to life Georgia O’Keeffe, her love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz, and her quest to become an independent artist.

This is not a love story. If it were, we would have the same story. But he has his, and I have mine. In 1916, Georgia O’Keeffe is a young, unknown art teacher when she travels to New York to meet Stieglitz, the famed photographer and art dealer, who has discovered O’Keeffe’s work and exhibits it in his gallery. Their connection is instantaneous. O’Keeffe is quickly drawn into Stieglitz’s sophisticated world, becoming his mistress, protégé, and muse, as their attraction deepens into an intense and tempestuous relationship and his photographs of her, both clothed and nude, create a sensation.
Yet as her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. And soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

A breathtaking work of the imagination, Georgia is the story of a passionate young woman, her search for love and artistic freedom, the sacrifices she will face, and the bold vision that will make her a legend.
Historical Fiction | 336 pages | Audio 12 hr 22 min | Kindle

Members will receive an email invitation the day of the event.

May 11, 2024 | 1 pm–2:30 pm EST

WCA Members Free | $20 Non-Members

 

 

Tips to Help Manage Your Mental Load for Creativity

with Sharon Burton: artist, curator, poet, blogger, podcaster, teacher and creativity coach

Creatives thrive when mentally and emotionally balanced. Creativity coach and artist Sharon Burton will guide us in exploring coping strategies for stress, world events, and other challenges, fostering a lighter load for enhanced creativity.  

BIO
Sharon J. Burton is a multifaceted creative professional with 20 years of experience spanning visual arts, poetry, blogging, podcasting, teaching, and coaching in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Her visual artwork has been showcased nationally since 2006, and she has curated numerous exhibitions in collaboration with esteemed organizations. Sharon’s poetry has been featured in publications such as “Kaleidoscope: Women of Color Reflecting on Life.” Certified in creativity coaching and meditation, she also holds certificates in Art Business and Art History. Sharon hosts a podcast spotlighting midlife artists and serves as a teaching artist with various institutions. Currently, she is crafting a book of affirmations and tips for artists and creatives at midlife. Based in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Sharon finds solace in nature and artistic exploration when not immersed in her studio or coaching practice. Connect with her at sjbcreativeart.com and sparkyourcreative.com.

Members will receive an email invitation the day of the event.

PAST PROGRAMS

April 13, 2024 | 1 pm–2:30 pm EST

 

 

Earth Day 2024: Exploring Ecological Art

A WCA Eco-Art Caucus Program
with Danielle Eubank: painter, expedition artist and climate activist
Saturday, April 13 1-2:30 Eastern / 12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Let’s celebrate Earth Day 2024! What does ecological art mean for you? 

Artist and climate activist Danielle Eubank will give a visual presentation and lead a discussion on ecological art  as a genre and discuss our role as activist artists on climate change. Following Danielle’s presentation, participants will meet in small breakout groups and reconvene for a short collective conversation.  

BIO
Danielle Eubank explores the relationship between abstraction and realism through painting water. She is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Danielle created One Artist Five Oceans, a 20-year project where she sailed and painted the waters of every ocean on Earth to raise climate awareness. Eubank is currently painting some of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States, including the Gowanus Canal, NY (a superfund site), and the San Francisco Bay, CA (multiple superfund sites), in order to heighten awareness of the urgency for redress and protection of these waters in our neighborhoods. Eubank has been the Expedition Artist for multiple expeditions on recreations of ancient sail boats. She was a 2018 Creative Climate Award nominee and the awardee of the WCA/United Nations Program Honor Roll Award for 2019.  www.danielleeubankart.com

Members will receive an email invitation the day of the event.

March 9, 2024 | 1 pm–2:30 pm EST

 

 

6000 Circles Info Session

Yasmin Simpson and Amanda Banks will offer an information session on the March 2024 launching of the 6000 Circles project which focuses on the circle as a symbol of balance and unity, a never ending container of feminine energy and light. The project will span nine months.

More information at:
https://tinyurl.com/4nmvwzdw

Handout for participants: 
https://tinyurl.com/25cvz5xc

February 10, 2024 | 1 pm–2:30 pm EST

 

 

DIY EXHIBITIONS: Creating a Proposal

with Karen Gutfreund, independent curator, artist and partner Gutfreund Cornett Art

Join in to get best practices and tips to create exhibition proposals for a solo or group show. Gutfreund will go through the steps A-Z on all things exhibition proposals—including researching for opportunities, creating connections, writing your prospectus, artist statement, biography and resume. How do you create a proposal that fits with the mission of the organization and programming to fit their audience? We will also go over exhibition logistics such as setting roles, expectations, and time lines along with working with a curator/director and the exhibition space. We will discuss managing show logistics for yourself or a group, creating a panel, curatorial tour and artist talks. After having managed over 40+ national exhibitions, Gutfreund will share her best practices to help create a successful exhibition proposal experience.

BIO: Karen M. Gutfreund
Karen M. Gutfreund is an independent curator and artist with a focus on feminist and social justice art. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League, and is an art consultant to both corporations and individuals. She served on the board of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Pacific Art League and the Petaluma Arts Council. She was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art for six years, is a member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. To date Gutfreund has created over forty national exhibitions—recent exhibitions include: Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, and Embedded Message, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. She co-curated F213, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Karen is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, with curator Sherri Cornett, a curatorial partnership that creates art as activism exhibitions, with the motto “changing the world through art” with national touring exhibitions. GCA exhibitions included: Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Social Justice: It Happens to One, Happens to All, Rise: Empower, Change and Action, Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Visural: Sight, Sound and Action. Lastly, Gutfreund is an artist and exhibits extensively around the country. She has a BFA in Photographic Design and a BA in Art History, and studies towards an MA from New York University. Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States and currently lives in Sonoma County, CA. www.KarenGutfreund.com, www.GutfreundCornettArt.com and @karengutfreundart

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November 11, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

ART & MINDFULNESS

with Kelly Darke

Unlock your creativity and deepen your self-awareness through an Art & Mindfulness session. Kelly’s unique approach combines art therapy, neuroscience, coaching, and self-compassion to help you develop strategies for self-improvement.

The session starts with setting an intention, followed by art-making, and ending with discussion to further your understanding. Her process leverages the neuroplasticity of your brain to create positive changes in your thoughts and behaviors.

Self-care is vital to your wellbeing. Take time to center yourself, reconnect to your strengths, and nurture your best self with this program.

Topic: Beautiful Frustration

Reframing our negative thoughts can help us get through a difficult situation. Meditation can also help us calm our mind and body in order to better process how we’re feeling. We all experience frustrating situations and the emotions that come along with it and that’s ok – as humans we want to be able to experience emotions, but we also want to be able to regulate our emotions so we don’t get stuck in a negative loop. This exercise helps us reduce stress through an active meditation and visually reframe our frustration into something more beautiful.

Bio: Kelly Darke
Kelly Darke is a board-certified art therapist, published author, certified K-12 art teacher, professional artist, and speaker. Darke has extensive experience working with groups and individuals of all ages with various developmental and emotional needs for over a decade. She has presented at the Expressive Therapies Summit national conference on the topic Using Digital Tablets & Tools in Creative Therapy, and has a chapter published in the book, Digital Art Therapy: Material, Methods, and Applications, all based on the case study she developed from her experience providing art therapy services to adults with traumatic brain injuries. Darke has presented at local and national conferences, both in person and virtual, on the use of art therapy with transgender youth, and the neuroscience of art in art therapy for self-care. She co-authored the book, Art Therapy with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Teenagers, which was published in 2020. She is also a Metro Detroit fiber artist and creates highly textured abstract fiber art using new and recycled material with a focus on color, texture, and composition. Darke has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Education from Wayne State University.

 

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October 14, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Harnessing Your Creativity on the Blockchain: A Beginner NFT, Digital Art, and Web3 Workshop For Artists

with Chiara Atoyebi

Are you ready to transform your artistry into assets that not only make you money–but help give you control over your work and production? This workshop is designed to empower artists in this brave new world of digital creativity. In the January edition of WCA’s Art Insights, I wrote about the explosive Web3 landscape, the Blockchain, and the women artists pioneering this movement. I want to teach you how to do the same thing. Believe me; it’s so easy a 4-year-old can do it! That 4-year-old is my daughter making her artistic debut with an NFT.

I aim to provide you with the knowledge, tools, and confidence to explore the world of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) at the intersection of blockchain technology and artistic innovation. Whether you’re an artist or a digital creator, this workshop will help you understand and utilize NFTs to monetize your creativity. Join me for an exciting workshop you’ll want to take advantage of and unlock your potential on the blockchain through the fusion of art, technology, and economics!

Some Topics We Will Explore:

What is the Blockchain, Web3, Digital Art, and NFTs
How To Create An NFT
How to Mint your asset and what are the costs.
Types of NFTs and Communities to build around
Trends: What’s working and what’s not
Fun with NFTs and Marketing Yours
Let’s Make One Together

Bio: Chiara Atoyebi

Chiara Atoyebi is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, educator and actress based in Tacoma Park, MD. She is the current editor of the WCA Art Insights Blog where she also is a contributor. Chiara came to the visual arts through a family member’s bout with cancer. Engaging color was the only means of expressing her emotions during that time and she stayed with it. Her artistic journey has led her to develop an evolving interdisciplinary practice. She has a B. A. in Writing from The New School, where she was honored as a Louis Riggio Writing Fellow. She earned her M. F. A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and taught an undergraduate class there on world building and the “War of Art” for writers.

In 2023 she established her digital media imprint, Chiara Atoyebi Media LLC and co-founded the Kambili Writers Collective which is dedicated to empowering women writers and helping them reclaim their voices through storytelling. In 2015 she wrote a book of poetry “3 AM Musings of Love Lost Love Found” which became an Amazon Book of the Month pick and authored “Flight of the Phoenix: Broken Heels”. Her most recent book, “One Day I’ll Fly Away” will be re-released this fall along with a collection of poems.

You can find her work in Bust Magazine, Evatology, Typewrite, 12th St Literary Magazine, Honeycomb Literary, and “Vision From The Roots” on Medium. To learn more about Chiara, visit her website at https://chiaratoyebi.com

 

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September 9, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Misogyny and Modern Art: The Impacts of Sexist Oppression, Then and Now

with ALLISON LEIGH

This lecture will explore the role that misogyny and sexism played in the development of modern art since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Many who write on misogyny describe it as the oldest and most pervasive form of prejudice on the planet, but what really happens when so much of what is considered great art shows women being violated or demeaned? Dr. Leigh argues that answering this question means taking a hard look at some of the greatest masterpieces of the last two hundred years and thinking deeply about how they earned that status in the first place. A question-and-answer period will follow Dr. Leigh’s talk.

BIO:

Allison Leigh is an art historian and professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Her upcoming book, from which this lecture is derived, is currently titled BURN THE LAST ONE: Misogyny and Modern Art from Delacroix to Picasso. It will be published by Abrams Press in 2024. To learn more about Dr. Leigh, please visit http://www.allison-leigh.com

 

VIDEO is no longer available — Please be on the lookout for her next publication, slated for 2024.

June 10, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Writing Artist Statements

with Shantay Robinson

This interactive workshop will allow artists to revise their artist statements. Participants will read professional artists’ statements to assess their efficacy and work together in groups to state individual purposes and goals They will then engage in activities to develop their artist statements. Some of the activities planned for the workshop will be discussion to better understand the purpose of artist statements, deconstruction of artists statements to assess their usefulness, and a virtual gallery walk of mind maps where participants will look at their peers’ work to pose questions and offer suggestions.

BIO:

Shantay Robinson is a Writing and Rhetoric PhD candidate at George Mason University. In addition to teaching English Composition at GMU, she taught Writing for Artists in the College of Art and Design. She participated in the inaugural class of Burnaway Magazine’s Art Writers Mentorship Program, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies Digital Publishing Project Editorial Fellowship, and CUE Art Foundation’s Art Critic Mentoring program. She currently writes for Smithsonian Magazine, and she has written for Black Art in America, Washington City Paper, Burnaway, Arts ATL, ARTS. BLACK, AFROPUNK, and Number, Inc. She also published a scholarly journal article in Teaching Artist Journal. She is currently a Lecturer of First-Year Writing at Howard University.

 

 

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July 8, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Writing Artist Bios

with Shantay Robinson

The participants will read professional bios to identify and discuss elements of writing that make a bio effective. As a large group we will discuss the strengths of professional bios. In an interactive activity, participants will discuss the general accolades and accomplishments they would like to include in their bio and seek feedback on these initial thoughts in rotating conversations. By the end of this workshop, participants will create a new bio and then conduct peer review.

BIO:

Shantay Robinson is a Writing and Rhetoric PhD candidate at George Mason University. In addition to teaching English Composition at GMU, she taught Writing for Artists in the College of Art and Design. She participated in the inaugural class of Burnaway Magazine’s Art Writers Mentorship Program, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies Digital Publishing Project Editorial Fellowship, and CUE Art Foundation’s Art Critic Mentoring program. She currently writes for Smithsonian Magazine, and she has written for Black Art in America, Washington City Paper, Burnaway, Arts ATL, ARTS. BLACK, AFROPUNK, and Number, Inc. She also published a scholarly journal article in Teaching Artist Journal. She is currently a Lecturer of First-Year Writing at Howard University.

 

 

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May 13, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

CURATING OTHER-WORLDS

with Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina

Susuana will be presenting an overview of her doctoral research which explores how cultural equity can be realised in public contemporary art galleries through decolonial approaches to curatorial practice. Through this project, Susuana created an educational online video series called “Colour with me”, where she discusses decolonial theories, curatorial practices and experiences of inequity in UK contemporary art galleries. This practice-led research project ultimately aims to develop an ethical framework and guidance for more equitable gallery spaces.

BIO: Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina is a London-born, Brighton-based cultural activist, curator and interdisciplinary artist. She is currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is researching decolonial praxis in public contemporary art galleries. Susuana is passionate about socially-engaged art, fugitive feminism, decolonial praxis and exploring creative ways of highlighting narratives and social movements by marginalised groups. She is also the Community Officer at Arts Emergency and the facilitator of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) South East Cultural Equity Forum.

Website: https://www.blackgallerina.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/theblackgallerina

Article:  #GallerySoWhite: a digital exhibition exposing racism in contemporary art space https://theconversation.com/gallerysowhite-a-digital-exhibition-exposing-racism-in-contemporary-art-spaces-153920

 

WCA Artist Talk: INQUESTIGATION

Saturday April 29, 1pm EST
12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Join us for a Zoom Artists’ Talk featuring women at the intersections of art and science, part of the WCA National exhibition at Monmouth Museum. The participating artists, who sustain a creative practice engaging science at varying levels and offer diverse readings, will discuss their works after a short exhibition video is presented. 

WCA members will receive a link in their email the week of the program. 

Non-members may attend.
Please contact laura.morrison@nationalwca.org for a link.  

See images from the exhibition

Visit the Gallery

 

DIY EXHIBITIONS

with Karen Gutfreund, independent curator, artist, partner Gutfreund Cornett Art

So you want to create an exhibition but don’t know where to start?
Join in for a lively discussion to go through the steps A-Z on all things exhibitions including setting roles and expectations with the group, determining the show title and writing the prospectus, managing the entry process and working with a juror or curator, working with the exhibition space and artists for loan agreements, managing show logistics and installing the works, creating a press release, catalog, labels, postcards, and managing publicity, coordinating the art opening,  programming and documentation of the events and return shipment of the works and managing art sales. After having managed over 40+ national exhibitions, Gutfreund will share her best practices to help create a successful exhibition experience.

BIO: Karen M. Gutfreund
Karen M. Gutfreund is an independent curator and artist with a focus on feminist and social justice art. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League, and is an art consultant to both corporations and individuals. She served on the board of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Pacific Art League and the Petaluma Arts Council. She was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art for six years, is a member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. To date Gutfreund has created over forty national exhibitions—recent exhibitions include: Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, and Embedded Message, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. She co-curated F213, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Karen is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, with curator Sherri Cornett, a curatorial partnership that creates art as activism exhibitions, with the motto “changing the world through art” with national touring exhibitions. GCA exhibitions included: Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Social Justice: It Happens to One, Happens to All, Rise: Empower, Change and Action, Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Visural: Sight, Sound and Action. Lastly, Gutfreund is an artist and exhibits extensively around the country. She has a BFA in Photographic Design and a BA in Art History, and studies towards an MA from New York University. Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States and currently lives in Sonoma County, CA. www.KarenGutfreund.com, www.GutfreundCornettArt.com and @karengutfreundart 

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Instagram for Artists

with Christina Massey, artist and creator/curator of the WoArtBlog

Note: Class size is limited to 40 WCA members and registration is required. The class is free for WCA members. You must be a member to attend.

This course is for those who have a moderate comfort level with Instagram and not first time users. If you feel the app is not doing much to help your art career grow, this course aims to both inspire as well as give real nuts and bolts tools to use, specifically as Artists. It is designed to show how to use Instagram to your advantage. We will cover how to network with other artists, galleries, curators, writers and more. We’ll also discuss the changes that have been happening on Instagram, and how to stay up to date. Learn how to navigate the video content features such as stories and reels, or improve on the ones you’ve been making.  

I will share my own personal experiences and success stories of how I easily began to build real relationships that have led to a multitude of opportunities from residencies, exhibitions, art sales and in real life friendships.

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Archiving Your Work

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Archiving your work in order to have everything at your fingertips is important to creating a legacy and having your estate ready. Learn about ways to keep your legacy alive for the future and how archiving can support your current projects.

You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

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Jan 14, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Venues for Artists

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Karen will talk about the pros and cons of various venues for artists to show their work. A wide range of alternative venues will also be discussed. She will also discuss how to approach various venues and how to find the right venue.

Karen Atkinson is a media, installation, public artist, independent curator, and collaborator. Exhibiting and curating internationally, Atkinson’s work has been shown in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Canada, throughout the USA, and in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba and the 2011 Biennale de Paris. She has a Ted Talk on hybrid careers for artists.

In 1991, she was a co-founding director of Side Street Projects, a non-profit artist-run organization in Los Angeles, which continues to thrive now in Pasadena. Atkinson taught at California Institute of the Arts for 31 years, and recently retired to a place off the grid outside of Lone Pine, California where she works on her own projects and recently joined the Inyo Council for the Arts Board of Directors.

Karen created the GYST software for artists from scratch and in 2000 she founded GYST as an artist-run professional practices service company. In her spare time she serves on Boards and
Advisory Boards of local and national arts organizations, advises artists on their careers, and tries to get into as much art trouble as possible. You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.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.

Workshop Leader: Jessica Ann Nunno

 

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

Additional Chat Text

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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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 

For more information download the PDF

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

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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

May 13, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

CURATING OTHER-WORLDS

with Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina

Susuana will be presenting an overview of her doctoral research which explores how cultural equity can be realised in public contemporary art galleries through decolonial approaches to curatorial practice. Through this project, Susuana created an educational online video series called “Colour with me”, where she discusses decolonial theories, curatorial practices and experiences of inequity in UK contemporary art galleries. This practice-led research project ultimately aims to develop an ethical framework and guidance for more equitable gallery spaces.

BIO: Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina is a London-born, Brighton-based cultural activist, curator and interdisciplinary artist. She is currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is researching decolonial praxis in public contemporary art galleries. Susuana is passionate about socially-engaged art, fugitive feminism, decolonial praxis and exploring creative ways of highlighting narratives and social movements by marginalised groups. She is also the Community Officer at Arts Emergency and the facilitator of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) South East Cultural Equity Forum.

Website: https://www.blackgallerina.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/theblackgallerina

Article:  #GallerySoWhite: a digital exhibition exposing racism in contemporary art space https://theconversation.com/gallerysowhite-a-digital-exhibition-exposing-racism-in-contemporary-art-spaces-153920

 

WCA Artist Talk: INQUESTIGATION

Saturday April 29, 1pm EST
12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Join us for a Zoom Artists’ Talk featuring women at the intersections of art and science, part of the WCA National exhibition at Monmouth Museum. The participating artists, who sustain a creative practice engaging science at varying levels and offer diverse readings, will discuss their works after a short exhibition video is presented. 

WCA members will receive a link in their email the week of the program. 

Non-members may attend.
Please contact laura.morrison@nationalwca.org for a link.  

See images from the exhibition

Visit the Gallery

 

DIY EXHIBITIONS

with Karen Gutfreund, independent curator, artist, partner Gutfreund Cornett Art

So you want to create an exhibition but don’t know where to start?
Join in for a lively discussion to go through the steps A-Z on all things exhibitions including setting roles and expectations with the group, determining the show title and writing the prospectus, managing the entry process and working with a juror or curator, working with the exhibition space and artists for loan agreements, managing show logistics and installing the works, creating a press release, catalog, labels, postcards, and managing publicity, coordinating the art opening,  programming and documentation of the events and return shipment of the works and managing art sales. After having managed over 40+ national exhibitions, Gutfreund will share her best practices to help create a successful exhibition experience.

BIO: Karen M. Gutfreund
Karen M. Gutfreund is an independent curator and artist with a focus on feminist and social justice art. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League, and is an art consultant to both corporations and individuals. She served on the board of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Pacific Art League and the Petaluma Arts Council. She was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art for six years, is a member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. To date Gutfreund has created over forty national exhibitions—recent exhibitions include: Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, and Embedded Message, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. She co-curated F213, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Karen is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, with curator Sherri Cornett, a curatorial partnership that creates art as activism exhibitions, with the motto “changing the world through art” with national touring exhibitions. GCA exhibitions included: Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Social Justice: It Happens to One, Happens to All, Rise: Empower, Change and Action, Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Visural: Sight, Sound and Action. Lastly, Gutfreund is an artist and exhibits extensively around the country. She has a BFA in Photographic Design and a BA in Art History, and studies towards an MA from New York University. Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States and currently lives in Sonoma County, CA. www.KarenGutfreund.com, www.GutfreundCornettArt.com and @karengutfreundart 

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Instagram for Artists

with Christina Massey, artist and creator/curator of the WoArtBlog

Note: Class size is limited to 40 WCA members and registration is required. The class is free for WCA members. You must be a member to attend.

This course is for those who have a moderate comfort level with Instagram and not first time users. If you feel the app is not doing much to help your art career grow, this course aims to both inspire as well as give real nuts and bolts tools to use, specifically as Artists. It is designed to show how to use Instagram to your advantage. We will cover how to network with other artists, galleries, curators, writers and more. We’ll also discuss the changes that have been happening on Instagram, and how to stay up to date. Learn how to navigate the video content features such as stories and reels, or improve on the ones you’ve been making.  

I will share my own personal experiences and success stories of how I easily began to build real relationships that have led to a multitude of opportunities from residencies, exhibitions, art sales and in real life friendships.

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Archiving Your Work

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Archiving your work in order to have everything at your fingertips is important to creating a legacy and having your estate ready. Learn about ways to keep your legacy alive for the future and how archiving can support your current projects.

You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)
 

Jan 14, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Venues for Artists

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Karen will talk about the pros and cons of various venues for artists to show their work. A wide range of alternative venues will also be discussed. She will also discuss how to approach various venues and how to find the right venue.

Karen Atkinson is a media, installation, public artist, independent curator, and collaborator. Exhibiting and curating internationally, Atkinson’s work has been shown in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Canada, throughout the USA, and in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba and the 2011 Biennale de Paris. She has a Ted Talk on hybrid careers for artists.

In 1991, she was a co-founding director of Side Street Projects, a non-profit artist-run organization in Los Angeles, which continues to thrive now in Pasadena. Atkinson taught at California Institute of the Arts for 31 years, and recently retired to a place off the grid outside of Lone Pine, California where she works on her own projects and recently joined the Inyo Council for the Arts Board of Directors.

Karen created the GYST software for artists from scratch and in 2000 she founded GYST as an artist-run professional practices service company. In her spare time she serves on Boards and
Advisory Boards of local and national arts organizations, advises artists on their careers, and tries to get into as much art trouble as possible. You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

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.

Workshop Leader: Jessica Ann Nunno

 

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

Additional Chat Text

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.

Download the PDF

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 

For more information download the PDF

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

May 13, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

CURATING OTHER-WORLDS

with Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina

Susuana will be presenting an overview of her doctoral research which explores how cultural equity can be realised in public contemporary art galleries through decolonial approaches to curatorial practice. Through this project, Susuana created an educational online video series called “Colour with me”, where she discusses decolonial theories, curatorial practices and experiences of inequity in UK contemporary art galleries. This practice-led research project ultimately aims to develop an ethical framework and guidance for more equitable gallery spaces.

BIO: Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina is a London-born, Brighton-based cultural activist, curator and interdisciplinary artist. She is currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is researching decolonial praxis in public contemporary art galleries. Susuana is passionate about socially-engaged art, fugitive feminism, decolonial praxis and exploring creative ways of highlighting narratives and social movements by marginalised groups. She is also the Community Officer at Arts Emergency and the facilitator of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) South East Cultural Equity Forum.

Website: https://www.blackgallerina.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/theblackgallerina

Article:  #GallerySoWhite: a digital exhibition exposing racism in contemporary art space https://theconversation.com/gallerysowhite-a-digital-exhibition-exposing-racism-in-contemporary-art-spaces-153920

 

WCA Artist Talk: INQUESTIGATION

Saturday April 29, 1pm EST
12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Join us for a Zoom Artists’ Talk featuring women at the intersections of art and science, part of the WCA National exhibition at Monmouth Museum. The participating artists, who sustain a creative practice engaging science at varying levels and offer diverse readings, will discuss their works after a short exhibition video is presented. 

WCA members will receive a link in their email the week of the program. 

Non-members may attend.
Please contact laura.morrison@nationalwca.org for a link.  

See images from the exhibition

Visit the Gallery

 

DIY EXHIBITIONS

with Karen Gutfreund, independent curator, artist, partner Gutfreund Cornett Art

So you want to create an exhibition but don’t know where to start?
Join in for a lively discussion to go through the steps A-Z on all things exhibitions including setting roles and expectations with the group, determining the show title and writing the prospectus, managing the entry process and working with a juror or curator, working with the exhibition space and artists for loan agreements, managing show logistics and installing the works, creating a press release, catalog, labels, postcards, and managing publicity, coordinating the art opening,  programming and documentation of the events and return shipment of the works and managing art sales. After having managed over 40+ national exhibitions, Gutfreund will share her best practices to help create a successful exhibition experience.

BIO: Karen M. Gutfreund
Karen M. Gutfreund is an independent curator and artist with a focus on feminist and social justice art. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League, and is an art consultant to both corporations and individuals. She served on the board of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Pacific Art League and the Petaluma Arts Council. She was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art for six years, is a member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. To date Gutfreund has created over forty national exhibitions—recent exhibitions include: Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, and Embedded Message, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. She co-curated F213, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Karen is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, with curator Sherri Cornett, a curatorial partnership that creates art as activism exhibitions, with the motto “changing the world through art” with national touring exhibitions. GCA exhibitions included: Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Social Justice: It Happens to One, Happens to All, Rise: Empower, Change and Action, Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Visural: Sight, Sound and Action. Lastly, Gutfreund is an artist and exhibits extensively around the country. She has a BFA in Photographic Design and a BA in Art History, and studies towards an MA from New York University. Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States and currently lives in Sonoma County, CA. www.KarenGutfreund.com, www.GutfreundCornettArt.com and @karengutfreundart 

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Instagram for Artists

with Christina Massey, artist and creator/curator of the WoArtBlog

Note: Class size is limited to 40 WCA members and registration is required. The class is free for WCA members. You must be a member to attend.

This course is for those who have a moderate comfort level with Instagram and not first time users. If you feel the app is not doing much to help your art career grow, this course aims to both inspire as well as give real nuts and bolts tools to use, specifically as Artists. It is designed to show how to use Instagram to your advantage. We will cover how to network with other artists, galleries, curators, writers and more. We’ll also discuss the changes that have been happening on Instagram, and how to stay up to date. Learn how to navigate the video content features such as stories and reels, or improve on the ones you’ve been making.  

I will share my own personal experiences and success stories of how I easily began to build real relationships that have led to a multitude of opportunities from residencies, exhibitions, art sales and in real life friendships.

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Archiving Your Work

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Archiving your work in order to have everything at your fingertips is important to creating a legacy and having your estate ready. Learn about ways to keep your legacy alive for the future and how archiving can support your current projects.

You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)
 

Jan 14, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Venues for Artists

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Karen will talk about the pros and cons of various venues for artists to show their work. A wide range of alternative venues will also be discussed. She will also discuss how to approach various venues and how to find the right venue.

Karen Atkinson is a media, installation, public artist, independent curator, and collaborator. Exhibiting and curating internationally, Atkinson’s work has been shown in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Canada, throughout the USA, and in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba and the 2011 Biennale de Paris. She has a Ted Talk on hybrid careers for artists.

In 1991, she was a co-founding director of Side Street Projects, a non-profit artist-run organization in Los Angeles, which continues to thrive now in Pasadena. Atkinson taught at California Institute of the Arts for 31 years, and recently retired to a place off the grid outside of Lone Pine, California where she works on her own projects and recently joined the Inyo Council for the Arts Board of Directors.

Karen created the GYST software for artists from scratch and in 2000 she founded GYST as an artist-run professional practices service company. In her spare time she serves on Boards and
Advisory Boards of local and national arts organizations, advises artists on their careers, and tries to get into as much art trouble as possible. You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

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.

Workshop Leader: Jessica Ann Nunno

 

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

Additional Chat Text

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.

Download the PDF

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 

For more information download the PDF

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

May 13, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

CURATING OTHER-WORLDS

with Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina

Susuana will be presenting an overview of her doctoral research which explores how cultural equity can be realised in public contemporary art galleries through decolonial approaches to curatorial practice. Through this project, Susuana created an educational online video series called “Colour with me”, where she discusses decolonial theories, curatorial practices and experiences of inequity in UK contemporary art galleries. This practice-led research project ultimately aims to develop an ethical framework and guidance for more equitable gallery spaces.

BIO: Susuana Amoah aka The Black Gallerina is a London-born, Brighton-based cultural activist, curator and interdisciplinary artist. She is currently a PhD researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London, where she is researching decolonial praxis in public contemporary art galleries. Susuana is passionate about socially-engaged art, fugitive feminism, decolonial praxis and exploring creative ways of highlighting narratives and social movements by marginalised groups. She is also the Community Officer at Arts Emergency and the facilitator of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) South East Cultural Equity Forum.

Website: https://www.blackgallerina.com

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/theblackgallerina

Article:  #GallerySoWhite: a digital exhibition exposing racism in contemporary art space https://theconversation.com/gallerysowhite-a-digital-exhibition-exposing-racism-in-contemporary-art-spaces-153920

 

WCA ART BOOK CLUB

Host: Laura Morrison, WCA Programming Chair

The WCA Art Book Club was formed to foster understanding of women in the arts and their contributions. Books are chosen by WCA members and discussed bi-monthly via Zoom. Full schedule is coming soon!

No need to register! All current WCA Members will be sent a zoom link via email the week Art Book Club meets. 

We are looking for co-hosts! If you enjoy leading book club discussions or would like to recommend a book, contact Laura Morrison at laura.morrison@nationalwca.org

Book Selection: Wed, May 10, 2023
8 pm Eastern / 7 Central / 6 Mountain / 5 Pacific

WALK THROUGH WALLS: A MEMOIRby Marina Abramovic

The beating heart of Walk Through Walls is an operatic love story—a 12-year collaboration with fellow performance artist Ulay, much of which was spent penniless in a van traveling across Europe—a relationship that began to unravel and came to a dramatic end atop the Great Wall of China.

Marina’s story, by turns moving, epic, and dryly funny, informs an incomparable artistic career that involves pushing her body past the limits of fear, pain, exhaustion, and danger in an uncompromising quest for emotional and spiritual transformation. A remarkable work of performance in its own right, Walk Through Walls is a vivid and powerful rendering of the unparalleled life of an extraordinary artist.

WCA Artist Talk: INQUESTIGATION

Saturday April 29, 1pm EST
12 Central / 11 Mountain / 10 Pacific

Join us for a Zoom Artists’ Talk featuring women at the intersections of art and science, part of the WCA National exhibition at Monmouth Museum. The participating artists, who sustain a creative practice engaging science at varying levels and offer diverse readings, will discuss their works after a short exhibition video is presented. 

WCA members will receive a link in their email the week of the program. 

Non-members may attend.
Please contact laura.morrison@nationalwca.org for a link.  

See images from the exhibition

Visit the Gallery

 

DIY EXHIBITIONS

with Karen Gutfreund, independent curator, artist, partner Gutfreund Cornett Art

So you want to create an exhibition but don’t know where to start?
Join in for a lively discussion to go through the steps A-Z on all things exhibitions including setting roles and expectations with the group, determining the show title and writing the prospectus, managing the entry process and working with a juror or curator, working with the exhibition space and artists for loan agreements, managing show logistics and installing the works, creating a press release, catalog, labels, postcards, and managing publicity, coordinating the art opening,  programming and documentation of the events and return shipment of the works and managing art sales. After having managed over 40+ national exhibitions, Gutfreund will share her best practices to help create a successful exhibition experience.

BIO: Karen M. Gutfreund
Karen M. Gutfreund is an independent curator and artist with a focus on feminist and social justice art. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League, and is an art consultant to both corporations and individuals. She served on the board of the Women’s Caucus for Art, the Pacific Art League and the Petaluma Arts Council. She was the National Exhibitions Director for the Women’s Caucus for Art for six years, is a member of ArtTable, the Northern California Representative for The Feminist Art Project, and Curator for UniteWomen.org. To date Gutfreund has created over forty national exhibitions—recent exhibitions include: Agency: Feminist Art and Power, Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, Not Normal: Art in the Age of Trump, and Embedded Message, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way. She co-curated F213, F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way, and Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze. Karen is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, with curator Sherri Cornett, a curatorial partnership that creates art as activism exhibitions, with the motto “changing the world through art” with national touring exhibitions. GCA exhibitions included: Beyond Borders: Stories of im/Migration, Social Justice: It Happens to One, Happens to All, Rise: Empower, Change and Action, Vision: An Artist’s Perspective, What’s Right, What’s Left: Democracy in America, Visural: Sight, Sound and Action. Lastly, Gutfreund is an artist and exhibits extensively around the country. She has a BFA in Photographic Design and a BA in Art History, and studies towards an MA from New York University. Gutfreund has lived in all four corners of the United States and currently lives in Sonoma County, CA. www.KarenGutfreund.com, www.GutfreundCornettArt.com and @karengutfreundart 

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Instagram for Artists

with Christina Massey, artist and creator/curator of the WoArtBlog

Note: Class size is limited to 40 WCA members and registration is required. The class is free for WCA members. You must be a member to attend.

This course is for those who have a moderate comfort level with Instagram and not first time users. If you feel the app is not doing much to help your art career grow, this course aims to both inspire as well as give real nuts and bolts tools to use, specifically as Artists. It is designed to show how to use Instagram to your advantage. We will cover how to network with other artists, galleries, curators, writers and more. We’ll also discuss the changes that have been happening on Instagram, and how to stay up to date. Learn how to navigate the video content features such as stories and reels, or improve on the ones you’ve been making.  

I will share my own personal experiences and success stories of how I easily began to build real relationships that have led to a multitude of opportunities from residencies, exhibitions, art sales and in real life friendships.

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

 

Archiving Your Work

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Archiving your work in order to have everything at your fingertips is important to creating a legacy and having your estate ready. Learn about ways to keep your legacy alive for the future and how archiving can support your current projects.

You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)
 

Jan 14, 2023 | 1–2:30 pm EST

Venues for Artists

with Karen Atkinson, President and Founder of GYST (Getting Your Sh*t Together)

Karen will talk about the pros and cons of various venues for artists to show their work. A wide range of alternative venues will also be discussed. She will also discuss how to approach various venues and how to find the right venue.

Karen Atkinson is a media, installation, public artist, independent curator, and collaborator. Exhibiting and curating internationally, Atkinson’s work has been shown in South Africa, Australia, Europe, Mexico, Canada, throughout the USA, and in the Fifth Havana Biennial in Cuba and the 2011 Biennale de Paris. She has a Ted Talk on hybrid careers for artists.

In 1991, she was a co-founding director of Side Street Projects, a non-profit artist-run organization in Los Angeles, which continues to thrive now in Pasadena. Atkinson taught at California Institute of the Arts for 31 years, and recently retired to a place off the grid outside of Lone Pine, California where she works on her own projects and recently joined the Inyo Council for the Arts Board of Directors.

Karen created the GYST software for artists from scratch and in 2000 she founded GYST as an artist-run professional practices service company. In her spare time she serves on Boards and
Advisory Boards of local and national arts organizations, advises artists on their careers, and tries to get into as much art trouble as possible. You can find GYST at www.gyst-ink.com. To view some of Karen’s projects visit karenatkinsonstudio.org

VIDEO IS AVAILABLE FOR WCA MEMBERS ONLY
(WCA members need to log in to view – https://nwca.memberclicks.net)

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.

Workshop Leader: Jessica Ann Nunno

 

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

Additional Chat Text

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.

Download the PDF

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 

For more information download the PDF

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

c/o Karin Luner
131 Burnett Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477

Director of Operations

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

WCA President

Sandra Davis
sanda.davis@nationalwca.org