The Women's Caucus for Art is a national organization whose mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism, while recognizing the contribution of women in the arts. The Philadelphia Chapter provides a support network for women artists in Philadelphia and surrounding communities.
We meet at member studios to network, learn, discuss art and plan shows. All are welcome!
See sidebar for details. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have so many exciting things going on, and we want to
make sure that you don’t miss any of them.It’s that time of year when we need to renew our dues so
that you keep receiving the newsletters and remain eligible for exhibitions and
projects. Remember, that if you join the Women's Caucus for Art today, you’ll get the rest of 2011 free up
until December 2012.A renewal
membership will activate your passwords on the national databases, eligibility
for the national exhibitions, and your membership benefits locally and nationally.
Here are some of the exciting opportunities that the
Philadelphia Chapter has to offer our members….
• Share your
art and learn new techniques at our free member workshops
critiques, material & skill swaps, business of art shares
advantage of our exhibition opportunities (recent and upcoming: Delaware Art
Museum, Cabrini College, Sandy Spring Museum, International House)
• Create mini
pieces of art for the Artist Trading Card Exchanges
in traveling journal projects and education projects with local students
spotlights on our blog and Flickr:www.phila-wca.blogspot.com
• A strong
social network our Facebook and
our Ragdoll Project group
in inter-chapter activities
• Join in on
our monthly meetings at Moore College of Art and Design
development and experience curating shows and organizing events
outings with fellow women artists (gallery visits, field trips, sketch trips)
In addition, you can
take advantage of special WCA National Membership Benefits at
·Online Membership Directory
·Three Newsletters a year and Monthly Email
·Your Website Listing on the Member Gallery page
·Regional and Inter-Chapter Activities
·Monthly Featured Artists on homepage
·Conferences and Opportunities at CAA
·Lifetime Achievement Awards
·Community and Leadership Development
·Advocacy for Women in the Arts
·Fiscal Sponsorship under 501.c.3
·Monthly Listings of Opportunities (The Art List
·Access to the “Matrix “Database of WCA member
compiled opportunities for Artists and Historians
·Access to Health Insurance Information via the
Open Arts Network of Fractured
·Discounts for Magazine Subscriptions (Aperture
Magazine, ARTnews, Woman's Art Journal, Feminist Studies, Ms Magazine)
WCA members also
• Information about WCA’s Annual
Conference and Lifetime Achievement Awards
• National newsletters three
times a year
• A monthly e-mail digest of news
and artist opportunities
Be sure to choose PAP as your local chapter and select
either a regular, low-income, or student membership to the National WCA.You may pay by check or paypal.
Membership to internal caucuses such as JWAN, New Media, and Young Women's Caucus are free.
CABRINI COLLEGE: We
will have an exhibition at Cabrini College in Spring 2012 on the theme of Human
Trafficking Awareness.This show
will be open to all members to exhibit.The ongoing Ragdoll Project will be a key component of the
exhibition.If you have not yet
created a doll or wish to do so, please send any questions about the project to email@example.com.The dolls were recently displayed as
part of a protest performance at 2nd and Market on the First Friday of the
Fringe Festival in September and at seven performances of “The Dressing Room,”
a Green Light Arts Production of the Fringe Festival at the historic Plastic
Club.As we have more information
about the exhibition, we will bring it to your attention.
SANDY SPRING MUSEUM:
We had a strong response to our call for art for the exhibition with WCA/DC at
the Sandy Spring Museum from September 10-November 26, 2012.Barbara Wolanin, PhD is curating the
show, and she will choose work from Philadelphia and DC chapter members for the
theme of RE/Using Our RE/Sources.We look forward to announcing our members who will be featured in this
CALL FOR PERFOMANCE:We are now looking for member
performances for the reception Sunday, September 16, 2012 2-4pm. The
performances must be on the theme of natural resources and our concerns for
environmental balance.To submit a
performance, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Please do so before November 30.
This game sends a little red journal on an expedition across
the chapters to celebrate WCA's 40th anniversary. Chapter and at-large
members can embellish the Moleskin journal pages with art and share their
inspirations with a wide network of WCA members. In January 2013, the
book travels back to its original location and will be auctioned during the New
York WCA Conference. One lucky bidder will own a fabulous collection of
art by WCA members from all across the country!
The game begins in the Northern California Chapter in
October 2011 and travels to the Washington DC chapter. From there it will
travel on to the next chapter and the next. The Little Red Traveling
Journal is a game of creativity, collaboration, and a gigantic leap of faith.
To participate in the WCA's pages, email email@example.com.
We will keep you posted on project developments.
We are also looking for volunteers to lead “skillshares” in
different art techniques, and we’d love to know which techniques you would like
to learn. Some proposed topics are a
“cheap” silkscreen workshop and some other printmaking techniques as well as image transfer onto glass.