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Finding Common Ground in an Uncommon World
A juried show for all female and female-identifying artists on display at The Collective Community Art Center in Lafayette, Colorado.
November 9, 2022-January 9, 2023
Meet the Juror
Juror Jess Xiao Long is a graduate student in the Art History & Museum Studies program at Case Western Reserve University. She graduated from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in 2020, earning a BA in Art History; minors in History, Studio Art, and Business Administration; and a Museum Studies Certificate. Jess studies contemporary art and has experience working for art museums and nonprofits. Her research interests include performativity, feminism, body politics, the legacies of colonialism, hybridity, and public art. Jess Xiao Long is passionate about equity in the arts and dedicated to the mission of decolonizing cultural institutions.
Current and Upcoming WCACO shows, dates, and location subject to change.
Small Works Exhibit
40 West Gallery, Lakewood, CO
WCACO Curators: Carrie McKenna, Susan Gordon & Barb Pullin
Finding Common Ground in an Uncommon World
All Female Colorado Exhibition
A juried show for all female and female-identifying artists shown at The Collective Community Art Center in Lafayette, CO
November 9, 2022-January 9, 2023
WCACO Curators: Leslie Gardner, Lisa Michot & Melody Epperson
WCACO Members and Salida Artists Exhibit
Salida Steamplant Event Center, Salida, CO
WCACO Curators: PJ Bergin
Large Works Exhibit
The Curtis Center, Greenwood Village, CO
Nov 4-December 22, 2023
WCACO Curators: Carol Bivins, Shara Oliman & Genevieve Waller
Inked and Numbered:
Mo'Print 2022 Exhibition
Mint & Serif, Lakewood, CO
March 4-27, 2022
WCACO Curators: Jenn Merz & Annette Coleman
Coinciding with Denver's biannual Month of Printmaking called Mo'Print, the exhibition featured monoprints created by 13 WCACO printmakers: Lyndy Bush, Sue Crosby Doyle, Barb DeMarlie, Melody Epperson, Carol (SILKS) Garnad, Susann Gordon, Theresa Haberkorn, Ashton Lacy Jones, Haley Knowles, Leslie Lefferdink, Jenn Merz CQ, Jean Smith, and Barbara Yost.
Chasing the Light:
Visions of Colorado’s Natural and Urban Spaces
Tenn Street Coffee and Books, Denver, CO
February 1-27, 2022
An exhibition of artwork originating from the WCACO 2021 Plein Air outings, created in Plein Air, or derived from Plein-Air experiences.
Over, Under, Further, Forever
Members Show 2022
Core New Art Space, Lakewood, CO
January 28-February 13, 2022
Since the 1800s—and particularly since the 1960s—womxn’s movements have deeply changed U.S. culture and laws, affecting nearly all aspects of our lives. While there is still much work to be done, this exhibition celebrates womxn’s accomplishments and the ways that their fight for equal rights, power, and respect has improved our world. This includes accomplishments in our own lives and personal sphere. Just as womxn’s work and accomplishments have seeped into almost every aspect of culture, this show features work that pervades the gallery space: hanging overhead, under the viewer’s nose, pushing the idea of art further, and ambitious work that looks to a bright future where womxn’s work continues on forever, making the world a better place for all.
The Work of Women
The Gallery @ The Bus Stop, Boulder, CO
November 4-27, 2021
Women are the backbone of the world. In this exhibit, the Women's Caucus for Art Colorado Chapter is showcasing the work of women members and interpretations of the world from a feminine perspective.
See You. See Me. Diversity of Mind.
Gallery East, D'art Gallery, Denver, CO
May 6-30, 2021
We are honored to have guest artist and juror Adri Norris as part of this show of our time. Our chapter members are being challenged to put forth their most exceptional work with the opportunity to stretch themselves from ways they have worked previously. This all women show will address one of today’s most relevant topics. It will allow each to express their unique voice and to hear the voices of others from a new state of mind. Our goal is to create a space to gain greater awareness of those whose ideals, experiences and backgrounds may differ from our own. Where there is Diversity of Mind there can be no walls.
Beyond the Surface
Core New Art Space, Lakewood, CO
January 22-February 7, 2021
Beyond the Surface is a celebration of the visual language of art. Whether it be an inherent quality of the artist’s medium or is a result of the artist’s process, this exhibition hopes to incite the viewer to look for the deeper and more profound sense of what each piece is offering. These artworks are full of decisions — whether approached by the artist instinctively or deliberately. Because there is always a suggestion of mystery in a work of art, this exhibition endeavors to act as a guidepost for the viewer to delve into what is beneath and beyond.
Old Myths, New Stories
Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO
Nov. 2020, National Women's Caucus for Art Show
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women (womxn, womyn, wimmin) the right to vote. This gives us pause to consider where we’ve come, where we are, and where we’re going as women and artists. Much has been achieved with the recent emphasis on women artists of the past and the spotlight on contemporary women artists.
This show will feature women in the arts expressing ideas about the experience of women through time and today. What is the unique voice of women; the feminine, and the sacred feminine in art? Show us your visual voice and vision of the power of women’s past, present, and future in society and in the arts. It is open to interpretation through all styles and media except video and performance.
Artist in Captivity
WCA Colorado Chapter
The coronavirus pandemic brought Colorado artists to a time of pause as most of the world became still. Spending weeks at home the WCACO chose the theme “artists in captivity” to capture our creative expression and narrative during this unusual time.
Members Small Works Show
40 West Art Gallery
September 4-26, 2020
Heading up Project and Curating: Barb Pullin & Carrie MaKenna
Artists in the show: Anne Emmons | Anne Mohler | Annette Coleman | Barb DeMarlie | Barb Pullin | Barb Stainman | Barbara Hinnenkamp | Barbara Sweeney | Carol Bivins | Carrie MaKenna | Dawn Hendrix | Gabrielle Shannon | Jean Smith | Jennifer Ghormley | Johanna Morrell | Joyce Gold | Kari Bell | Kathee Kiehn | Kim Roberts | Laura Paul | Leslie Aguillard | Leslie Gardner | Lisa Michot | Lori Dresner | Melody Epperson | PJ Bergin | Patty Fabian | Pattie Byron | Paul Peacock | Rona Lesser | Sara Behling | Shelley Hull | Stephanie Kuhne | Sue Crosby Doyle | Susan Hershman | Suzanne Frazier | Sylvie Abecassis | Theresa Haberkorn
WCACO Members & 30 Year Anniversary Show
January 24, 2020
Please join Women Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter for the annual members show and this year is a 30 year anniversary for being involved with the WCA National Organization with 21 chapters throughout the United States dedicated to creating community through art, education and social activism.
PASSAGE : National Show
November 15, 2019
Niza Knoll Gallery
National show featuring 50 artists from 22 states. Sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado.
Artwork relating to the concept of Passage, moving through something on the way from one place to another. Interpretations may be literal, as in a portal, or journey. Or metaphorical, as in emotional change, rites of passage, personal growth and transition. Passage also relates to a passage in a piece of music, a passage in a book, or a passage in time.
AZ Foundation & Colorado Women's Hall of Fame
WCA Colorado Chapter member Carrie MaKenna has established the AZ Foundation to raise funds to encourage, support and promote arts, education and preservation projects throughout Colorado.
They will begin by hiring artists to create public art to be placed within the state, starting with honoring inductees from Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame. For more information or to make a donation, visit the AZ foundation online or contact Carrie MaKenna directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that recognizes women who have a significant connection to Colorado and their contributions to the state, the U.S. and the world. As of this date, 160 women have been inducted.
Month of Photography in Boulder
March 16, 2019
During the Month of Photography, WCA-CO President Barb Pullin organized a tour in Boulder for members. Thanks to Terry Seidel for opening his gallery, Wendi Schneider, Kellye Eisworth and George Lange for their amazing artists' talks! (Photo by Gary Reed)
National Western Stock Show
January 13, 2019
Nine members went to the 113 National Western Stock Show in Denver where we got a special invite to the Coors Western Art Gallery.
WCACO Annual Member Show
January 4-20, 2019
Thirty-five members showed in “Resolutions” at Core New Art Space in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe. Included in the member show were two artists, Meadow Bliss and Marifer Jimenez, recipients of the 2018 Darlene Kuhne Scholarship award and were sponsored by WCA-CO member Stephanie Kuhne.
October 25-November 11,2018
The open call for entry show was juried by Molly Casey of Nine Dot Arts.
Shows from 2018 and before
2015 - Evolution - 25th Anniversary Show at Bemis Library, Littleton, CO
2015 - LandArt Installation at Chautauqua Park, Boulder, CO
2015 - Medium Workshop at Washington Street Community Center, Denver, CO
2014 - Member’s Show at the Bemis Library, Littleton, CO
2014 - LandArt Installation at Chautauqua Park, Boulder CO
2014 - Unleashed National Show at Core Annex, Denver, CO
2014 - Global Art Project art Exchange
2014 - Valentine wall piece workshop at Jean Smith’s Studio, Denver, CO
2013 - Mixed Media National Show in Westword Editor
2013 - Anything Goes, Members Show at Bemis Library, Littleton, CO
2012 - Valentine Box at The Paper Store, Denver, CO
2011 - Members SHow at Bemis Library, Littleton, CO
2011 - Group Show at Garfield Estates Wine Distributor, Denver, CO
2011 - Bras, Bangles & Bunions at Habitat Gallery, Denver, CO
2010 - Container Show at Core Annex, Denver, CO
2010 - Garden Show, Members Show at Gallery 420, Denver, CO
2008 - Small Works Show, Members Show at the Denver Book Mall and Gallery, Denver, CO
2007 - Kitchen Goddess at the Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO
2006 - High Heels, Wet Pavement, Member Show at the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO
2006 - Contemporary Icons: Symbols & Signs of the Times at the Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
2006 - Wordplay, Members Group Show at Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO
2006 - Red Hot @ Redshift Gallery, Members Show at Redshift Gallery, Denver, CO
2005 - The Egg, Birth of Spirit, Members Show at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO
2005 - What Makes Home at Colorado Mills Mall, Lakewood, CO
2005 - Works on Paper and Print Exchange Portfolio, Open Press, Denver, CO
2005 - Woman’s Work at MOCA, Ft. Collins, featuring Alicia Bailey, Mary Connelly, and Suchil Coffman-Guerra
2005 - Art in Science Show at UMC Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
2004 - The Veil: What Remains Hidden, Members Show at Colorado State University, Curfman Gallery, Ft. Collins, CO
2004 - Childhood Remembered: Movies, Myths, Fables, Stories; Members Show at Broomfield Cultural Center, Broomfield, CO
2004 - In the Works, Juried exhibit of mixed media at Lakewood Civic Center, Lakewood, CO
2003 - Maternal Legends Members Show at the Dairy Center, Boulder, CO
2003 - Temptations: Desire for Forbidden Pleasures Show at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design
2002 - Small Works Members Show at the Denver Denver Press
2002 - Electra Show at Core: New Art Space, Denver, CO
2002 - Women Close to the Edge, Member Show at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
2000 - Members Show at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1999 - Small Works, Members Show at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1998 - Streams of Consciousness, WCA exhibit at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO, with a dance performance by Kim Olsen, then traveled to Lewis Clark Center for Art and History, Lewiston, ID.
1997 - Underpinnings, Members Show at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO 1997 - Rocky Mountain Mix: a Woman's Exhibition, at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO. Traveled to Lewiston and Moscow, ID, Pullman, WA in March 1998
1996 - Members Show, at Edge Gallery, Denver, CO
1996 - In Sharp Focus, in conjunction with the WCA National Convention, Dana Art Gallery, Wellesley, MA, traveled to NM, Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
1995 - The Naked Truth, Members Show at Redrocks Community college, Lakewood, CO
1995 - World's Women on Line, curated by Muriel Magenta, online electronic Art networking project, still can be found: http://wwol.is.asu.edu/
1994 - Out of the Dollhouse: a small works Members Show at Cor: New Art Space Gallery, Denver, CO; written up by Hart Hill in the Westword article called, “Gender Flex.”
1993 - Censorship, WCA/CO Members at Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO: with review by Michael Paglia, Westword
1993 - Silent No More: Women Speak Out Through Art, WCA/CO Members at Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, CO: with special visit my CO Senator, Pat Schroeder
1992 - Invitational Show with WCA National Board Members and WCA/CO Members at Core: New Art Space Gallery, Denver,CO
1991 - Introduction of WCA/CO Members at Core: New Art Space Gallery, Denver,CO