creating community through art, education, and social activism

Welcome to the Women's Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter

see Upcoming Exhibits for information about this artWe are a group of mostly women artists interested in recognizing, supporting and promoting women artists, women art teachers, historians, critics, curators and writers, performance artists and women craft experts, to help educate and engage the public with art and  art activism for the betterment of society. Without art there is little hope, and without women, there is no life. 

Membership is open to all women artists and to men of consciousness about equality in the arts and recognition for the talents and efforts of women artists that has often gone unacknowledged in the mainstream.

The local Colorado Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art generally meets monthly, supportive of one other in our artistic ventures, collaborating on art projects and holding art exhibits. We have approximately 20 members in the Denver metro area. We have been an active chapter since 1990.

The benefits of membership are many, including nationally held juried exhibitions, an annual convention held in conjunction with the College Arts Association, and networking with artists all over the country and internationally as well.  The national organization also honors women in the arts with the prestigious Life Time Achievement Awards, held during the annual convention. Locally we meet to plan events and exchange ideas, encourage one another, and produce exhibitions. Please see our Archives section to view information on past exhibits, and see the upcoming events for meeting times, locations and calls for entries.

News

Click here to see a larger version with details below...mixed media show judge and westword editor patricia calhoun at the recent mixed media show with claudia roulier.

Current Happenings

WCA/CO gathering on January 4, 2014

In attendance: Cynthia Borsa, Chris Citron and her daughter, Linda Gleitz, Laura Philips Togers, T’Alyne, Jean Smith. We had great fun creating valentine-related items out of low-fire paper clay!  We will meet again on January 18th, 10 am at Jean’s studio to glaze them.

Linda Gleitz has offered to be co-director with Jean Smith for 2014.  Laura and T’Alyne offered to work on our Open Entry Show in July. We still need a Treasurer and Secretary and will continue discussing this at our next gathering.  Other topics of discussion will be ideas for future gatherings, possible themes for our Open Entry Show in July.

More About our Meetings

Stay tuned for announcements of future meetings. Generally we meet on Saturday or Sunday. Often the volunteer-member artist hosting the meeting will decide the location and time, and we often meet in artist's homes or studios.  Other meetings might take place during the week, outside of Denver etc, depending on the volunteer artist hosting the gathering.

Upcoming Events

Ceramic Valentines and Officer Selection

January – 4 and 18 - meet at Jean’s Studio 3300 Walnut Street, Denver,  - 10 am – noon to make ceramic valentines – cost approximately $5-10 each depending on how many firings  - we will create our own valentine out of clay.  Jean will fire them, then we will return on January 18, 10 am – noon to glaze them. Come to the side door.

valentine glazing, January 2013Ceramic Valentine creations. In attendance were Cynthia Borsa, Chris Citron and her daughter, Linda Gleitz, Laura Philips Togers, T’Alyne, and Jean Smith 

We also need to elect some officers for the calendar year, so think about what job you can offer to take on – Secretary, Treasurer, Artlines WCA chapter reporter, web coordinator, Bemis Group Show coordinator, etc. Please Join/Renew the WCA/CO, if you have not already done so!

Review Upcoming Shows and Conference

February – 22 - meet at the Ice Cube Gallery, 3320 Walnut Street, Denver – 10 am – noon.  Talk about the WCA National Conference (being held in Chicago), discuss the Open entry juried show to happen in July 2014, create the call for entry.  Come prepared with ideas for juror and theme of the show:  ideas so far include – Worlds You Don’t See, Unleashed Passion, Your Hidden Self, Finding Beauty in Imperfections, World Art, Reimaging.

March –22 – 10 am – noon-  visit Mark Lunning’s Printmaking Studio on Bayaud Street – possibly do a printmaking workshop.  

April 19th – Global Art Project (GAP), Earth Day theme.  We will be connected with another group someplace around the world for an art exchange.  We need 5 pieces – we could do this in March with prints – yet to be decided

May, June – still open; July Open Entry Show, hopefully at the Helikron Building – T’Alyne will fill out application and talk with them. 

November – Member’s Show at the Bemis Library, Littleton