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.
again we had an exciting and productive meeting at the end of February
(minutes from that meeting included at the end of this letter). We have a
lot of ideas and we need active members to do them well! The next
meeting is being held on a weeknight evening in order to give
opportunity for those who couldn't come on the weekend mornings. So mark
your calendars for:
WEDNESDAY MARCH 30th 6:30pm at 3rd St. GALLERY on 2nd st.
I am determined to get our membership up and
active and need your help. Talk us up to your female artist friends,
invite them to come to the next meeting with no obligation, just to
check us out. I will be sending invitations to other local Philadelphia
artist communities, groups, and galleries this week to invite potential
members and potential collaborations.
The more active membership we have, the better for everyone.
--------- EXHIBITION COMMITTEE FORMING Who wants to be on the exhibition committee? We
have space secured for October 2016 (during POST) at Scotts Mills
Studios in East Falls, and need to get a plan together ASAP for the
We also have a HUGE themed show idea in the works in the early stages of planing. Get in on the ground floor! Please email
email@example.com if you are interested, putting "exhibition
committee" in the subject line, and tell us about your experience and
RED SAND PROJECT We are in the process of ordering kits and organizing a day of action adopting artist Molly Gochman's Red Sand Project.
April 30th 2-5pm. Stay tuned for more info on that as we finalize details.
SWAN DAY (Support Women Artists Now) Saturday March 26th is SWAN day,
but supporting women artists is a year-round affair. We are in contact
with the University of Pennsylvania group "Women in Art Initiative"
spearheaded by WCA member Linda Lin to join up for some educational and
nurturing activities. Stay tuned. ---------
join the Philadelphia Chapter, one must also join the national. You can
join only the national organization, but not only the chapter. Total
cost is $55 for the year ($40 for national plus $15 for chapter), though
the year ends Dec. 31 no matter when you join, so now is better than
later. There are also student rates. You can become a member of the
Philadelphia chapter by filling out the application form on the National
WCA website, choosing "PAP" as your chapter. The national WCA
membership page is here: http://www.nationalwca.org/membership/membership.php
can either click the PayPal link to fill the application online and pay
online, OR you can click the "APPLICATION FORM" link to download the
pdf, fill it out and mail it with your check to the address listed on
the application page.
members, it is time to RENEW! 2015 memberships expired Dec 31st if you
joined before October and you must renew by April.
Please let me know if you have any questions or problems with the application process.
All the best,
Sarah R. Bloom
2016 Chapter President
Philadelphia Chapter of the WCA February Meeting Minutes
Saturday February 27th, 10am (8 members present)
Board Members: President Sarah R. Bloom Vice President Damini Celebrese Treasurer Virginia Maksymowicz Secretary Colleen Gahrmann Membership Teresa Unseld
Meeting called to orderby President Sarah Bloomat 10:15.
Reviewed the 2/27 agenda stating that a relaxed application of Roberts Rules will be applied to future meetings.
Treasury report and the WCA Impact Conference outcomes were shared.
Event possibilities for SWAN Day March26th (Support Women Artists Now International) were discussed.
of social activist /artist: Molly Gochman’s Red Sand Project and
discussion of the Philadelphia Chapters potential partnership in that
made to move forward on becoming involved in the Red Sand project
seconded and passed. (Roz and Colleen will coordinate and make
were made to reach out to area colleges Woman’s Study & Art
Departments regarding partnerships, use of facilities and widening
ideas for the adoption of the WCAP Chapters social awareness art focus
project discussed. Amended original proposal of a single issue project.
Proposal: “A Space of Her Own: An Aesthetic Directory” was introduced by Colleen Gahrmann discussion ensued.
Motion to accept the proposal, passed by the members in attendance.
Motion to call for and form an Exhibition Committee seconded and passed. Sarah will notify members of this committee opportunity.
regarding exhibition space at Scotts Mills, East Falls, Philadelphia,
target date Sept/Fall 2016 will be made by Dora Fischer and Marie
Sarah Bloom will schedule and announce the next Chapter meeting with in
the month. Notice will be through membership email, WCA Philadelphia
Chapter Facebook. Please bring a friend.