Saturday, September 04, 2010

WCA New York Conference Update and Minutes

Thank you to all the participants in "Show Me to My Seat!" this evening! Because of the activity in the Philadelphia Women's Caucus this week, we've decided to cancel the monthly meeting this Wednesday. However, we strongly recommend supporting your fellow members and women artists by seeing "The Waiting Room" presented by Green Light Arts. For more information and tickets, please visit If you have a chair and were not able to make the event this evening, please contact Ellen 267/808.9422 or at to organize a time for drop off.

Also included is the information for the collaborative book project with Arise Academy. Reception information will be announced in a future email.

Call for performance. "What Women Want." Young Women's Caucus. Raandesk Gallery. Thursday, February 10. Full conference schedule below. Email
The Women’s Caucus for Art 2011 Conference LIVE SPACE is well underway.
The concept of LIVE SPACE is two-fold: first it describes art that is happening in the moment, and second, art that is energetic, stimulating, and electric. LIVE SPACE will be happening not only all over New York City but also in cities across the U.S. through the use of social networking, blogging, You...Tube, Twitter and live feeds.

WCA plans to incorporate LIVE SPACE not only into it exhibition, panels, and bus tours, but into in every aspect of the conference. From live feeds for the Lifetime Achievement Awards and LIVE SPACE gala, to performance art on YouTube, to live art happenings in front of the Hilton, the WCA conference will be in the moment, exciting, and electric. It will be an event not to be missed.

The WCA conference home base will be Hilton New York, 1335 Avenues of Americas. Register early because space is limited. Please use the code “Women’s Caucus for Art” when making your reservations. Rate is $202 single bed/$222 double beds.

Conference plans are still be finalized. Look for an updated schedule and conference fee packages online beginning October 15.

Tentative Schedule
*Please note that all the performance art pieces are not listed in the tentative schedule

Thursday, February 10
9 - 4 pm - KNIT-IN, Hilton Hotel. Please bring your knitting needles and yarn and come prepared to knit through the panel discussions and other CAA, WCA and TFAP events. People who come with needles in hand will get a free WCA Conference Button. Take part in this silent "live space" performance which will honor women's work, craft, and bring attention to the WCA as a whole in the world of academia and art history.

12:30–2 pm—WCA panel at CAA: LIVE SPACE: women + art + activism
Moderated by C.M.Judge. Panelist to include: perfomance artist and 2011 Lifetime Achievement Awardee Carolee Schneemann.
" Aesthetics have often had boundaries imposed upon it leaving it dominated by questions of limitation, exclusion, legitimacy and hierarchy. This served to defend compartmentalized territories, legitimate the boundaries kept by some and safeguard the sovereignty of one kind of art against all the others. LIVE SPACE: women, art and activism investigates alternative modes of artistic expression that break this cycle. How do women artists and their communities create vital, meaningful aesthetic experiences that create authentic change. What are the necessary conditions and qualities that have produced compelling and transformative art experiences/spaces? In a world filled with instant communication, where/how does essential creative intimacy happen?:

5:30–10 pm—An evening of art and performance
➢ JWAN (WCA) exhibition Sanctuaries in Time, artist reception at the Kraft Center, Columbia/Banard
➢ TFAP-sponsored opening/talk “Be Aware: Women Working at Flomenhaft” at Flomenhaft Gallery
➢ WCA Control exhibition opening reception at Ceres Gallery
➢ Young Women’s Caucus performance at Randesk Gallery

Friday, February 11
12:30–2 pm—WCA Reception and viewing of the 7th Annual Video Art Competition with special commentary from the juror

2:30–9 pm—WCA sponsored bus tour to include
➢ Gallery talk with Catherine Morris and museum tour at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art
➢ AIR gallery
➢ WCA national exhibition, Hidden Cities, artist reception at New Century Artists

Saturday, February 12
7:30–9 am—WCA chapter council meeting
9–5 pm—TFAP panels at the Museum of Art & Design
6–7:30 pm—Lifetime Achievement Awards presentation honoring Beverly Buchanan, Diane Burko, Ofelia Garcia, Joan Marter, Carolee Schneemann and Sylvia Sleigh. In addition, WCA will also honor Maria Torres with the President’s Art & Activism Award.
8–10 pm—LIVE SPACE at the American Folk Art Museum. The WCA ticketed gala event with the Lifetime Achievement Awardees will include a walk-around dinner with three food stations, open bar, an opportunity to meet the awardees, networking and tours of the museum. Tickets are now on sale at a discounted early bird price of $75 for WCA members.

Sunday February 13
8–9:30 am—Chapter Council meeting
10 am–5 pm—WCA, CAA, and Rutgers sponsored “Art at Rutgers” bus tour including:
➢ Zimmerli Art Museum exhibition Dancing with the Dark: Joan Snyder Prints 1963-2010. Lecture by Joan Synder followed by a reception. Also visit the Zimmerli’s world-renowned collections of Russian and Soviet Non-Conformist art, 19th-century French art, American art, prints and photography.
➢ The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions will offer a behind-the-scenes presentation by master printers and master papermakers about current projects by such leading artists as Chitra Ganesh, William Kentridge, Tom Noskowski with John Yao, Kiki Smith, and Richard Tuttle.
➢ Institute for Women and Art exhibition Joan Snyder/Intimate Works, a Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series Exhibition at Douglass Library.

Monday, February 14
8:30 am–4 pm—WCA National Board meeting, Kraft Center, Barnard/Columbia

The Women's Caucus for Art, Philadelphia Chapter (Girls Gotta Run Foundation) (Collaborative Project with Rubia) (Girls Gotta Run Foundation)
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