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The Mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter

Colorado Chapter



To create, nurture, and sustain an inclusive community through artistic growth, advocacy, and art for social transformation.
We support our members by creating leadership positions as well as education and exhibition opportunities.
We advance, cultivate, and preserve diversity, global inclusivity, and equity in all our actions.

Board Members 

Melody Epperson – President

Jean Smith – Treasurer and Membership

Deborah Deal-Blackwell – Secretary

Gloria Campbell – Member at Large

Lyndy Bush – Member at Large

Shara Oliman – Member at Large

Jenn Merz CQ – Member at Large

Pattie Byron – Director on the

National Board

Women's Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter 

The Women's Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter (WCACO) was established in 1990 to give Colorado women artists the opportunity to participate in the national Women's Caucus for Art (WCA). Founded in 1972, the national WCA mission is to create community through art, education, and social activism.


Advantages of a WCACO Membership

Membership to WCACO offers women a vibrant art community where they can collaborate on projects, organize exhibitions, support each others’ artistic ventures, and exchange ideas. WCACO welcomes artists of all backgrounds and skill levels. Emerging artists benefit from the shared experience of professional artists and at the same time, professional artists benefit from the new ideas and enthusiasm from emerging artists. 


The organization hosts annual member exhibitions where all WCACO artists can share their work and celebrate each others’ artistic expression and uniqueness. Additionally, WCACO hosts a variety of committees that members can take part in, including professional development, diversity outreach, artists talks, and creating group murals for public spaces.  


A WCACO membership automatically includes a membership to the national WCA, which offers its members opportunities to participate in the yearly national conference, national exhibition opportunities, and art book club.


We welcome women artists from all backgrounds.


Members can: 

-Take part in the many exhibitions we organize each year 

-Have access to a variety of professional development opportunities

-Meet and network with other Colorado  artists -Participate in book club, design and curate exhibitions, join our various committees including professional development, diversity, marketing, and our mural team

-Share their art with a larger audience


If you have questions about becoming a member contact Jean B. Smith

Please visit our WCACO Events/Calendar page for information about our recent exhibits and events, our WCACO Facebook page to keep in touch with the group, and our Instagram account to see images of our current activities and members' artwork.

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