Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Artists at Work Forum

"What is Public Art, Anyway?"
Thursday October 18, 2007, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington
Admission free.

The City of Chicago, Chicago Transit Authority, McCormick Place, and the Art Institute of Chicago's Ferguson Fund are the major agencies that commission permanent public art in Chicago. Kevin Nance, Critic at Large for the Chicago Sun-Times, talks with representatives from these entities about their funding and artist selection processes, conservation issues, and future plans.

Panelists include: Elizabeth Kelley, Director of the City of Chicago's Public Art Program, Amy Malick, Arts in Transit, Chicago Transit Authority; Jack Johnson, former chief of External Relations for Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McCormick Place), and Barbara Hall, Senior Conservator of Objects at the Art Institute of Chicago, who will discuss the Ferguson Fund.

Artist at Work Forums are available as podcasts on Chicago Artists Resource. Click here for more info.

Save the date -- Upcoming Artists at Work Forums
November 15 -- Get Out of Town! Gallery Representation Outside Chicago
with Ruth Lopez of Time Out Chicago with artists Nick Cave, Jeanne Dunning, Mayumi Lake and Lincoln Schatz.

35th Anniversary of Feminist Art

“Opening Doors: Women in Art, 1972-2007” on Sunday, November 11, 2007, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at the Katzen Arts Center of American University, located on Ward Circle at Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Free admission and free parking under the building.

Panel discussion moderated by Josephine Withers with Judy Byron, HIRO, Victoria Reis, and Joyce J. Scott, with audience participation. Sponsored by the Washington, D.C., chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art and ArtTable to coincide with two important anniversary exhibitions on view in Washington: "Claiming Space- Some American Feminist Originators”, November 6, 2007 to January 27, 2008 at the American University Museum in the Katzen Arts Center, and “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution”, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts from September 21 to December 16, 2007.

WCA members from around the country are offered a place to stay with WCA/DC members if you wish to participate in these events! Contact Barbara Wolanin at

Next CWCA Planning Meeting

The National Conference for WCA and the College Art Association comes to Chicago in 2010. Get involved with your Chicago Chapter no to help plan for the future of YOUR organization!

The next meeting takes place on Sunday, November 11 at 3pm. Location TBA.

WOMEN ARTISTS OF INDIA: “Tiger by the Tail”

Brandeis University, Boston will be holding an exhibition, “Tiger by the Tail! Women Artists of India Transforming Culture” from October 2-December 14, 2007. The work of seventeen contemporary Indian women artists workingin a variety of media will be on display. There is a 125-page catalog to the exhibition, a two-day international symposium, opening and closing receptions, and a number of other events. The Opening Reception begins at 5:30 on October 2nd; the symposium takes place October 2nd from 9 am-3 pm and October 3rd from 8 am-4 pm.

“India has emerged as a vital and formidable global presence. With this comes the meteoric rise of the country’s vanguard art practice and urban visual culture,” said Dr. Elinor Gadon, a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center, co-curator of the exhibition and recent recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art. “One of the most significant developments over the last 30 years has been the emerging prominence of self-conscious female artists willing to challenge social norms.” (read more in WCA Fall Newsletter)

Dallas in 2008!


Our National Board and the Dallas Fort-Worth Chapter are working hard on a great line up of activities for February 2008 in Dallas Texas, full details will be available in the Fall newsletter you will receive by mid-October, also check the web site for updated information.

Support the Lifetime Achievement Awards
You can go directly to our website to buy your dinner tickets and raffle tickets. Consider organizing a table of friends from your chapter to sit together and support our guests of honor at your table.

SAVE THE DATES: February 21 - 25, 2008
Westin City Center, Dallas, Texas

Thursday: JWAN Exhibit opening (Women’s Museum)
Friday: Joint CAA Panels, Women's Committee Awards, special evening
receptions (various galleries)
Saturday: Day: Chapter’s Council meeting, Panels
Evening: Lifetime Achievement Awards
Sunday: Chapters Council, Dallas Conference and National Juried Exhibit
reception (Fort Worth and Arlington)
Monday: WCA National Board Meeting