Thursday, October 13, 2011

Membership Benefits + October Meeting Minutes

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.

Membership Benefits
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
• Art critiques, material & skill swaps, business of art shares
• Take 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
• Participate in traveling journal projects and education projects with local students
• Member spotlights on our blog and Flickr:
• A strong social network our Facebook  and our Ragdoll Project group
• Participate in inter-chapter activities
• Join in on our monthly meetings at Moore College of Art and Design
• Professional development and experience curating shows and organizing events
• Social outings with fellow women artists (gallery visits, field trips, sketch trips)

In addition, you can take advantage of special WCA National Membership Benefits at…
·      Membership Feature
·      Online Membership Directory
·      Three Newsletters a year and Monthly Email Digests
·      Your Website Listing on the Member Gallery page
·      National Network
·      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
·      Membership Benefits
·      Monthly Listings of Opportunities (The Art List subscription)
·      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 Atlas
·      Discounts for Magazine Subscriptions (Aperture Magazine, ARTnews, Woman's Art Journal, Feminist Studies, Ms Magazine)

WCA members also receive…
• 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.

Exhibition News:

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  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 exhibition!

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  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  We will keep you posted on project developments.

The theme of this year’s 40th Anniversary Celebration is MOMENTUM in Los Angeles on February 23-27, 2012.  Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can make plans as a chapter.

Along with the conference, there are three open calls for WCA members which you can find here:

We have also starting posting the College Art Association calls here: (Scroll down on the right to where it says CAA)

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. at Moore College of Art and Design. 19th and Ben Franklin Parkway. Sarah Peter Cafeteria
Theme:  Getting to know your sewing machine

No Moore College Meeting in December

Holiday Party—TBA.  In preparation, start working on a small piece to be exchanged in our annual art Pollyanna.

Wednesday, January  11 at Moore College of Art and Design. 19th and Ben Franklin Parkway. Sarah Peter Cafeteria
Theme:   TBA

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.  

Women’s Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter

Find us on Facebook: Phila Caucus and Women's Caucus for Art Philadelphia Chapter
Join our Ragdoll Project group for Human Trafficking Awareness

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