To create community through art, education, and social
activism, by supporting women artists, creating leadership positions and offering exhibition opportunities.
Melody Epperson –President
Jean Smith – Treasurer and Membership
Susan Hershman –Secretary
Annette Coleman – Member at Large
Pattie Byron – Director on the National Board
The local chapter of the national organization of the Women's Caucus for Art (WCA-CO) has over 60 member women artists working within Colorado. We have been an active chapter of the national WCA since 1990. Currently we are celebrating our 30 year Anniversary.
We collaborate on art projects and organize art exhibits for our members. We meet once a month for a member meeting where we welcome new and potential members, plan events, exchange ideas, encourage, give and offer support to our artistic ventures. Social events are organized by our board throughout the year.
The WCA was founded in 1972 at the annual meeting of the College Art Association (CAA) and was known as the Women’s Caucus of the College Art Association.
In 1975 the WCA became a separate organization, retaining its affiliation with the CAA but functioning as an independent entity with its own structure and bylaws.
Currently headquartered in NYC, the WCA invites multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural membership of artists, art historians, students and educators, gallery and museum professionals, and others involved in the visual arts. Emphasis is focused on the enormous contributions of women and people of color throughout the history of art as well as women working in the visual arts professions today. We have established a national network through research, exhibitions, conferences, and honor awards for achievement.
Membership is open to all women artists and to men of consciousness about equality in the arts and for recognizing the talents and efforts of women artists.
As a member of your local state chapter, you automatically become a member of the national WCA. 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 as well as internationally. The national organization also honors women in the arts with the prestigious Life Time Achievement Awards, held during the annual convention.