Saturday, December 13, 2008

"Raising Our Voices", an inter-chapter exhibit, comes to Chicago

Traveling exhibit between the St. Louis and Chicago WCA chapters opening at the Liz Long Gallery in Chicago with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 10th.

Raising Our Voices is a traveling, all-inclusive Mail Art Show sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art ( The artworks have been created by members of the WCA-STL as well as the CWCA, the Chicago Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art. The exhibition's opening reception will take place at Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts on Cherokee Street in St. Louis on Friday, November 14th, 6-9pm. The exhibition will run until Saturday, November 29, and then will travel to Liz Long Gallery in Chicago, Illinois.

Raising Our Voices will benefit the Differently Minded Art Studio at the Urban Art Retreat in Chicago. The Differently Minded Art Studio is founded on the principal of being an all-inclusive studio, where any person, regardless of ability can make art. One focus of the Differently Minded Art Studio is to decrease the stigma of having a mental illness. By working alongside someone with a mental illness, a person becomes more comfortable with the "other", and starts seeing him/her as just another unique person making art. For a person with a mental illness, it helps to be seen as an artist, not a "crazy person".

Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts is located at 3151 Cherokee Street in St. Louis. The gallery will be open the last three Saturdays in November from 1-4pm. or by appointment. Raising Our Voices will open at Liz Long Gallery, the Urban Art Retreat in Chicago on December 13th, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 from 1-4pm. The exhibition will run until January 31, 2009. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11am-4pm or by appointment. For more information about either venue, visit and

Sunday, December 07, 2008

CWCA Holiday Party, December 21st!

Our next event is the Holiday Potluck Party! Bring a snack and some holiday spirit to share! We are requesting a $5 donation be made to CWCA or a can of food/dry-food brought as a donation to The Greater Chicago Food Depository. There will be a raffle-winner announced at 4:30pm, chosen from all guests/donors.

The CWCA Annual Holiday Party will be hosted by Judith Roth on Sunday, December 21st, 2-5 PM. Location: 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., #410

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Larchmont Ave. runs east and west between Lincoln Ave. and Ravenswood, and is one block south of Irving Park. My building is a clock-tower factory building on the corner of Ravenswood and Larchmont Avenues, on the west side of the Metra tracks and adjacent to the Brown Line El tracks.

Public Transport: Irving Park Brown Line El stop is steps away!
The Addison Brown Line is about an 8 minute walk north to Larchmont.
The Lincoln or Damen buses also stop nearby.

Annual CWCA Member Survey

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Thank you for your participation!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Deadline for CWCA News, 11/30/08

Please send your member news, events, articles of interest to for inclusion in the December newsletter! Deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 30, 5pm.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Film Screening and Birthday Celebration for Peggy Lipschutz

Dear Friends,

Please join us in celebrating Peggy's 90th birthday and the screening of the film: "Never Turning Back, The World of Peggy Lipschutz".

December 5th, at 7:30PM
Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.

First we will have a concert with Rebecca Armstrong, Kristin Lems, Mark Dvorak, Jaime O'Reilly, and a special appearance of the Young Stracke All-Stars.

A discussion with Producer/Director Jerri Zbiral and Editor Sharon Karp will follow the film screening.

A mini retrospective of Peggy's paintings, with a reception (and birthday cake), will take place at the Harris Gallery later in the evening.

More information about the event can be found at the Old Town School's website:

Or on the film's website:

Please feel free to call/email me should you have any questions.

Hope to see you there!


Jerri Zbiral

Thursday, November 13, 2008

WCA Informational Meeting, 11/22, 10am - noon

Please join us for Next WCA meeting NOV 22nd- (a week earlier so as to not be on Thanksgiving weekend)

This will be an informational/ exhibit planning meeting, Saturday at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 10am - noon, in classroom 410. Meeting will be focused on the Women and Water Rights, Ripples of Regeneration Exhibit at the Nash Gallery, U of MN, 2010.

Contact: Liz Dodson,

About the exhibit:
Women and Water Rights, Ripples of Regeneration is a regional and international art exhibition scheduled to be shown from February 23 to March 25, 2010, in the Nash Gallery on the Twin City campus of the University of Minnesota. By showcasing invited international artists from many parts of the world, a global mail art/postcard show, as well as a juried selection (women or women/men collaboration) from the State of Minnesota, the exhibit will examine the centuries-old intimate connectedness between women and water in its daily use, in cultural traditions and in the spiritual realm. At the same time, through accompanying programs featuring lectures, panel discussions, videos and interactive activities the exhibit intends to draw public attention to the current and future global water crises as seen from a gender perspective.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

4F Design Open House and Holiday Sale

November 15, 6pm to 10pm
Join us for an Open House that includes our neighbor Starshaped Press. Starshaped Press is a wonderful place to get your special holiday cards and invitations, they do letterpress printing the "old fashioned way", with antique printing presses and metal type. Stop by have a drink, let us know what you have been doing and we will show you what we have been up to.

December 5th and 6th / December 5th 10am-6pm and December 6th 11am-5pm
4F Design Holiday Celebration to benefit The women's Treatment Center. This year we will donate 10% of all December sales to The Women's Treatment Center,, a Chicago facility that helps both women and their children.

"The Women's Treatment Center has become a national model for providing treatment and support services to women and children in a community based setting."

Check out our kids clothing and our expanded selection of extra warm Wool and Faux Fur Flap hats (above).

4FDesign is located at 4636 N. Ravenswood, #104 Chicago, IL
Information: 773-0771-4624

Friday, October 31, 2008

Illinois Arts Council Survey

With just four days to go until November 4, please remember to vote and remind your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same.

Exercising our right to vote is one of the most important things we can do to establish the arts as central and indispensable to our communities and schools.

IAA to Conduct Survey, Convene Forums on the Economy

In collaboration with the Illinois Arts Council, the Illinois Arts Alliance is creating a survey to assess the impact of the downturn in the economy and continued cuts in funding on the arts. We will be reaching out to artists and arts organizations in January 2009 and asking you to take a short survey.

IAA is also working with other arts service organizations to convene and promote forums on the impact of the recent economic turmoil on the arts and cultural sector in Illinois.

As information and resources on the economy are available, we promise to share them with you.

In the meantime, we want to hear your stories about the impact of the economy on your work. Are you:
Facing a severe cut in municipal funding?
Being forced to cut programs or lay off staff as a result of the economic downturn?
In jeopardy of losing critical foundation or corporate support?
Please share you stories by contacting Scarlett Swerdlow at or 312-855-3105 x13.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Bash at The Peter Jones Gallery
Friday, October 31st, 8pm - Midnight
Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, Chicago.
$5 donation.

Costumes are more fun but you can also scare us by being yourself. B.Y.O.B. and B.Y.O.FOOD (potluck). If you can play an instrument, dance, or sing we will be an attentive audience!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Laurie Sucher exhibits for "Art on Armitage", November 1 - 30

Laurie Sucher will have a show of her figurative paintings at ART ON ARMITAGE, on November 1st to 30. Art on Armitage is a window gallery in Chicago, which brings art out of the confines of the traditional art gallery and into the realm of the public.

ART ON ARMITAGE presents lively, interesting and challenging work which is seen by passers-by in a raised window box. The intent is to demystify and make art accessible, respecting both the artist and the viewer by providing an artist statement along with the artwork.

ART ON ARMITAGE 4125 W. Armitage Ave. (just west of Pulaski) Chicago IL 60639 tel. (773) 235-8583.

There will be an opening reception on Sunday, November 2nd from 3 to 5 PM, at the gallery space.

Friday, October 03, 2008

"Saying Goodbye (To Your Christmas Tree!)"

Saying Goodbye ( To Your Christmas Tree!)

Group show-including CWCA members: Sandra Bacon, Judith Hladik-Voss, Judy Langston and Cheri Naselli. Show runs through Jan. 9th, 2009, or until we're ready to say goodbye!!

Opening: Friday, December 5th, 2008, 6 p.m.
Greenleaf Art Center, 1806 W. Greenleaf, Chicago 60626.

For more information contact:

Judith Hladik-Voss

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ginny Sykes: Divided Beauty at Woman Made Gallery

Above: Ode to Pandora, Charcoal and Pencil on Paper, 29 1/2" x 41"

Divided Beauty, a Solo Exhibit of work by Ginny Sykes, will open October 10th at Woman Made Gallery. There will be a catalog with 22 new works, and an essay by Joanna Gardner-Huggett of DePaul University. The show runs October 10 - November 13, 2008; an opening reception will be held on Friday, October 10, from 6 - 9 PM.

"Ginny Sykes’s work explores contemporary notions of visual art and performance collaboration. She has exhibited in the US and internationally, including Transcultural Exchange’s “The Tile Project, 2004-2008” (a permanent tile installation in 22 countries), and “Pandora Meets Sarajevo,” an exhibition she co-curated featuring artists from Bosnia, Vietnam and the US.

Sykes’s performance work incorporates dance, sound, text and visual art installations, most recently in “Velocity” by the collaborative group VIGA. “Lessons of Water and Thirst” was co-created with Pont des Arts Ensemble and their newest work, also entitled “Divided Beauty,” will premiere on October 24th at Woman Made Gallery"

Woman Made Gallery is located at 685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday - noon to 7pm
Saturday & Sunday - noon to 4pm

Telephone: 312-738-0400

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Saturday, September 20: Chicago Artists Discuss - The Personal Art of Dissent

Chicago Artists Discuss: The Personal Art of Dissent
Saturday, September 20, 1:00-2:30pm
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
820 N Michigan Ave.
FREE. Reservations requested. Call 312.915.7630 or email

How is art a vehicle to voice political dissent? Chicago printmakers Marilyn Propp, Brandy Pudzis and Michael Goro in conversation with Theaster Gates. How does their work make statements on issues raised in the '08 presidential campaign?

Co-sponsored by LUMA and The Public Square, a program of the Illinois Humanities Council.

This program is in conjunction with LUMA's Art of Democracy exhibition (September 6-November 9) timed to coincide with the 2008 Presidential election. The exhibit displays works by 60 printmakers whose art is concerned with democracy, social activism and political change. The artists continue the tradition of using poster and print media as a vehicle for social advocacy and propaganda. The exhibition is organized by the New York Society of Etchers and includes 25 Chicago-based artists.

Program Participants:

Marilyn Propp
Artist statement: Kaddish is the traditional Jewish prayer of mourning. It is a prayer for peace and a celebration of life. The human heart needs the freedom to express our deepest longings, our darkest secrets and our common humanity.

Brandy Pudzis
Artist statement: War and sexuality are closely linked. The exertion of control/dominance/power is intertwined with the human dynamic of struggle. I examine and deconstruct inequalities to provoke discussion of often uncomfortable realities.

Michael Goro
Artist statement: I was inspired by an ancient Chinese proverb: "A fish rots from the head down." It captures perfectly the central theme of my print. It serves as a metaphor for the state of contemporary American politics. Government corruption, barely concealed under a thin veneer of hollow slogans, has led the country to the verge of political and economic disaster.

Theaster Gates is active-whether it's institutional critique, object making, public discussion, or performance. His creative work recently enlisted the use of a mythic character known as Yamaguchi, who represents an effort to articulate the complex relationships between Blacks and Asians in the United States by convening soul food dinners. In addition, Gates uses public space and cultural institutions as launching pads for conversation in a series called Representations. His most recent project, the Black Monks of Mississippi, combines the richness of meditative traditions with gospel riffs and philosophical text to create a critical soul music.

The Public Square fosters debate, dialogue, and exchange of ideas about cultural, social, and political issues with an emphasis on social justice. By building bridges between theory and practice, The Public Square encourages the use of ideas as tools to improve people's lives. The Public Square programs promote participatory democracy and create space for public conversations. Knowledge is power, yet much crucial knowledge still circulates only in small, isolated communities.

Friday, September 12, 2008

CWCA Member Meeting, Friday, Septmber 19th

There will be an important meeting of all members of CWCA on Friday, September 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the home & studio of Judith Roth, 1801 W. Larchmont Ave., Apt. 410, Chicago. Members, we the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art needs you!

We need your input, energy and good ideas to energize the Women's Caucus for Art. Please attend this important meeting and bring a friend. (Also, bring a snack!) On the agenda will be the future of this organization. Where is CWCA headed; which direction do you want to take it; how much involvement are you willing to put in?

If you have any questions contact Arlene at 847.674.0321 or Judith at 773.883-4407.

Local Art News (excerpt from September CWCA E-News)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has just opened a new gallery at the former Carson Pirie Scott's State Street store. The building was designed by Louis Sullivan and the 32,000 sq. foot gallery will be called Sullivan Galleries. The school has leased the space out until 2018. Also included in the lease is the fashion program and the design and architecture departments. There will be free admission and Professor Mary Jane Jacobs will head up the exhibition programs. The opening exhibition is called "Ahh...Decadence!" and features 122 works by 42 Chicago artists, and is curated by Lisa Wainwright. Address: 33 S. State Street, 7th floor, opened Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Other news from SAIC is that long-time president, Tony Jones has retired and the new president from Arizona State University is Wellington "Duke" Reiter.

Get the whole September E-News on our website.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

WCA Midwest Regional Exhibition at ARC Gallery: Opening Reception

"WCA Midwest Regional Exhibition" various media

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 5, 6-9 pm
9/3/2008 through 9/27/2008

ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation

832 W. Superior St. #204
Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312.733.2787

Gallery Hours

Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 6 pm
Sunday: 12 – 4 pm

Juried and curated by Beate Minkovski, co-founder and Executive Director of Woman Made Gallery, this exhibition includes artists chosen from 13 midwestern states, and the featured work includes painting, sculpture, photography, video and mixed media collage. Educated in Germany and the US, Beate is a recognized presence in the Chicago art world, particularly through Woman Made Gallery, a notable forum for women artists.

Participating artists include: ATYL, Barbara Aubin, Wanrudee Buranakorn, Pritika Chowdry, Patricia Delker, Ellen Roth Deutsch, Teresa Dick, Janet Gerske, Magadalene Gorecki, Susan Grace, Judy Gregurich, Jodie Hardy, Leslie Hirshfield, Sara Holwerda, Cydney M. Lewis, Lily Mayfield, Monika Meler, Sheila Oettinger, Marivi Ortiz, Corinne D. Peterson, Judith Roth, Maura Schaffer, Victoria Senn, S. Gayle Stevens, and Rena Zaid.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

CWCA Has a New Logo and Website!

Our website and logo have been updated!

Visit our website at to get the latest news about chapter programs and events; download CWCA e-news; check out the Regional Midwest chapter events and news; discover volunteer opportunities; update your membership; and find out how to join our Member Blog and Member Gallery spaces.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

CWCA Member Exhibition: October 2008

The CWCA Members Exhibition, to be held at Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, Oct. 4 - Nov. 9, in conjunction with Chicago Artists' Month and Art Walk Ravenswood. Non-juried exhibit, the only requirement is that you be a current member of CWCA.

Attached here is the PDF registration form: CWCA Membershow Prospectus

To update your membership visit

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Midwest Spring Newsletter is Here!

The 2nd edition of the Midwest chapters newsletter is now available on our website:

The next issue will come out in August. Please send Janice information on your
activities, special member announcements, exhibitions and pixs by
July 28.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Film Screening: Alice Neel, Work from 1976 - 1982

Saturday, May 3, at 4:30pm, Chicago Women's Caucus for Art, The I Due Art 4 You Museum and Evanston World Can’t Wait present a video of Alice Neel from 1976 - 1982. The video records the history of an artist and her passionate commitment to art that enabled her to triumph despite her circumstance. An inter-generational discussion on the viability and vitality of feminism in the
21st Century follows. Pick-A-Cup coffee cafe, 1813 W. Dempster, Evanston, 847.332-2834. FREE

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Tamara Wasserman and Beth Shadur at the Gallery of the Jewish Federation

Chicago artists Tamara Wasserman and Beth Shadur will have their work on display at the Gallery of the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley in South Bend, Indiana.
Tamara will be showing her most recent work. This will be the largest number of paintings she has shown since her exhibition at Stephen Gang Gallery in New York City.
Since then her work has become much more adventurous and chaotic, and less rational. She is taking more chances and venturing into unknown territories. I hope you are curious enough to make the trip.

The opening reception:
Sunday, April 6, 2008
2:00 PM

On Exhibit through May 11, 2008.

There will be a reception and a presentation by the artist plus wine and cheese, etc.

The Atrium Gallery
Jewish Federation of St.Joseph Valley, Inc.
3202 Shalom Way, South Bend, IN 46615

* Please e-mail for precise driving directions.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Insights Into a Culture

American Jewish Artists' Club, (AJAC) 80th Annual Exhibit with work by Judith Roth and Dale Osterle.

"Insights Into a Culture"
March 28 - May 4,2008

Renaissance Court Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago

Artists Reception Sunday, March 30, Noon to 2 PM.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Film Screening: HELEN'S WAR

Where: Pick a Cup Coffee Club LLC

1813 Dempster St

Evanston, IL 60201

(847) 332-2834

When: Sunday, March 30, at 3:30pm

The I Due Art 4 You Museum, Chicago Women’s Caucus for Art and The World Can’t Wait proudly presents the film HELEN'S WAR on Sunday March 30, 2008 at 3:30pm.

First in our Women Empowered series , Helen’s War is a remarkable film about Dr. Helen Caldicott, the Austrian anti-nuclear activist, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee. A campaigner against nuclear proliferation for over thirty years, Dr Caldicott has fought furiously against nuclear armaments throughout the world. After 9/11, she was, ”…certain that the White House War of Terror was escalating the global nuclear arms race”. This exciting video examines the Bush administration; post 9/11 American society and the issue of nuclear armaments.

Also featured in the movie are Noam Chomsky, Martin Sheen, George W. Bush, Lily Tomlin, and a host of others. This is an incredible film about remarkable women, a hero of our times. Discussion will follow the movie. The World Can’t Wait and The I Due Art Gift Shop will have special political items for sale. Pick a Cup Coffee will have a wonderful selection of coffee, sandwiches and desserts for sale. Do join us for an incredible evening of politics, food and thought.

For further information contact Helene Smith-Romer at
or Arlene Rakoncay at

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Women's History Exhibition: Barbara Aubin & Kathryn Kucera

Art Exhibit: Women's History Exhibition
at Elmhurst College

Barbara Aubin, mixed media and collage artist, will exhibit works that span her exceptionally creative four decade-long career. Kathryn Kucera will exhibit her computer-generated collage works inspired by both Surrealism and her world travels.

Reception: Tuesday, March 11, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Artist Talk: 5:00 p.m.

Exhibit Dates: Wed., Feb. 27, 2008 - Mon., Mar. 31, 2008
Times: Open daily; call for weekend hours
Location: Frick Center, Founders Lounge
Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3296

Free and open to the public!

For Information:
Contact: Charley Henderson
Phone: (630) 617-3033

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Congratulations to Janice Nesser, WCA President-Elect!

To the WCA Membership,

The election results are in!

As Nominations Chair, I'm privileged to announce that Janice Nesser
has been chosen by the membership as our next WCA President-Elect.

Yuriko Takata
Nominations Chair

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

ARC Gallery February Exhibitions

Exhibition Dates: February 6 - March 1, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6-9 pm

Kenneth Michael Hall, Zones of Permeability, oil + acrylic paintings

Soshana, Artistic Passages, oil + acrylic paintings

Mirjana Ugrinov with Robin Behn, Naked Writing, installation*

*Artist Talk: Saturday, Feb. 16, 6-8 pm
Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat. 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4

ARC Gallery Contact info:
832 W Superior #204
Chicago, Illinois 60622


Celebrating Women's History Month

Monday, February 04, 2008

Tax Time

It’s that time of the year again. If you need your taxes done or advice, here are two great gals that work with artists:

Mary Fahey, CPA, 9933 Lawler Ave., Skokie, IL. 60077, (847)

Marcia L. Sabesin, 561 W. Diversey Pkway., #206, Chicago, (773) 327-2309. Marcia is also an attorney.

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CWCA Member Announcements


• A retrospective of BARBARA AUBIN’s work will be shown at Elmhurst College Gallery during the month of March, Women’s History Month. A Reception and talk
will take place March 11, 4:30-6:30pm. Also showing is Katheryn Kucera’s
digital work.

• In February, JUDITH ROTH is in a group show "Black, White... and Glorious Color" at the Deerpath Gallery, opening reception Friday, February 8, 5-8pm 1 Market Square Court, Lake Forest, IL. 847-234-3743.

• CWCA will have a booth at ART CHICAGO at the Merchandise Mart, April 25-28. We will need volunteers to work to booth. If you are interested, please call Dale Osterle at (815) 751-7647.

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Women Artists Now Day

Are you planning an event for Support Women Artists Now Day? If so, you can now post that event on the official SWAN Day website at

You can click on the link on the link in the left margin to "Host an Event", or find a place to celebrate by clicking on "Search for Events".

Once you have posted your event, you can use the tools in Manage Your Event to send your friends the link, track their RSVPs, and post announcements and pictures on your page. After your event, you will be able to post reports with pictures and videos. The reports will be a great way to share your celebration with women around the world.

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Monday, January 28, 2008

UW-Madison 2nd Year Graduate Art Exhibition

Title: Two Timed
Sub-Title: UW-Madison 2nd Year Graduate Art Exhibition
Where: 7th Floor Gallery, Humanities Bldg.
455 N. Park St, Madison, WI
Show Dates: Saturday Feb 2 – Thursday Feb 14
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 2, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-6pm
Cost: Free

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Call for Entry...


Deadline Extended!!! February 15 2008
Theme: Sustaining Our Environment Postcards
Submit 4²x6² or Size 6 postcards made from recycled materials on the theme of ³Sustaining Our Environment.² On the back of the postcard, provide your name, location (town, state and/or country) and materials used to make the card. Submissions will be exhibited during the February, 2008 WCA and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences at Ft. Worth-Dallas, Texas. At the exhibition, works will be auctioned to benefit the United Nations. All entries will be documented on the blogsite:
No jury, no fee, no return. Postal delivery only.
Mail postcards to P. Otani, Curator, Sustaining Our Environment, 263 Laidley Street, San Francisco, CA 94131 USA

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Women’s History Month!

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Concordia University
7400 Augusta Street
River Forest, IL 60305-1499

New Artworks
Makeba Kedem-DuBose

Show Dates: February 11 – March 9
Artist’s Reception: Sunday, February 17, 2 – 4 PM
Special Artist’s Talk in the Gallery for Women’s History Month: TBA

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Now Showing: Barbara Krol

Paintings by Barbara Krol (aka: BASIA) at Shorty's Childrens Boutique.

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 1, 2008 7pm-9pm at Shorty's 1410 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

Have fun, drink wine, look at art, shop for great gifts. Even if you don't have kids- your friends do!

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Extended Balloting for WCA President Elect

Dear Midwest Region WCA Friends,

Consider this – you have the opportunity to affect the direction, the governance, of an organization deeply committed to the interests of women artists.

Balloting for Women’s Caucus for Art president-elect/President has been extended until January 30. You’ll find your ballot in the newsletter which was mailed recently. Please read the statements of both candidates for this office, and consider casting your vote for Jan Nesser, who currently serves as Vice-President for the Midwest Region. Because we have worked closely with Jan for a number of years we are enthusiastic in our recommendation to you.

First, Jan’s commitment to women’s issues and women’s art is exemplary. She understands intimately the joys and difficulties that women face in academia; in employment; and in the production, exhibition and sale of art. She is pro-active for young women artists, both in academia and in community organizations. Jan is highly regarded as an instructor and has positively affected the lives of those she mentors. Her efforts have resulted in STL-WCA being involved with Viva Vox, an arts/mentoring organization for youth in need. She is equally sensitive to the concerns of emerging and established artists.

Second, Jan organizational skills are outstanding. Her vision, her grasp of the possibilities, is complemented by the ability to discern the tasks necessary for success and to follow through when detail work is necessary. This combination of vision and task orientation is necessary for the position she seeks. Jan’s experience at all levels of WCA – local, regional, and national – will sensitize her to the needs of individuals in a variety of positions. Jan’s goals for WCA include issues of vision, growth, and structure.

Third, Jan has the academic, community, employment, and personal experiences that enable her to work effectively in a variety of situations. Her energy, her ability to separate important components of a task from the mundane, and her dedication to women’s art will serve her well in leadership positions. We invite you to look again at Jan’s intent statement.

And, finally, Jan is an outstanding, sensitive, skillful artist. Her work speaks intimately of the range of women’s issues. Jan utilizes a variety of techniques in engaging the viewer in considering one’s own involvement in sensitive, life-affecting experiences.

We have worked with Jan Nesser for a number of years and find her to be effective, engaging, intellectually curious, and compassionate. We recommend her highly for your consideration.

Lisa Becker, Vice President
Pat Owoc, Recording Secretary
Evie Shucart, Treasurer
Women’s Caucus for Art-St. Louis

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Sandra Bacon, Linda Doyle, Andrea Harris, and Beth Shadur...

The Chicago Women's Caucus for Art invites you to a program featuring several artists who participated in Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet on Sunday, January 20, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Peter Jones Gallery, 1806 W. Cuyler, Chicago.

The project was created to inspire and empower the public to take action against global warming. The globes were shown around Chicago last summer and fall.

Come and meet Sandra Bacon, Linda Doyle, Andrea Harris, and Beth Shadur. The artists will explain their inspiration for their globes and talk about their techniques. Other Cool Globe artists may also participate. This is a free program, but donations are welcome!

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Eggshells and Waxwings at Lillstreet


Eggshells & Waxwings

January 12 - February 10, 2008

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, January 12, 4 - 7 p.m. A group exhibition of encaustic and tempera work on mixed media including ceramic, paper and wood, featuring encaustic painter Kathleen Waterloo and ceramic artists Jamie Lang, Dana Major Kanovitz and Corinne Peterson.

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