Pussy Riot members meet Ann Arbor Artists

Submitted by Artist WCA Member Carol Morris September 18th Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, two of the founding members of Pussy Riot, the Russian art collective, visited Ann Arbor as part of a U.S. tour. Sponsored by a LennonOno grant for peace; they are young women, ages 24 and 26, vigorous, focused and determined. OnContinue reading “Pussy Riot members meet Ann Arbor Artists”

Panel Presentation on the Current State of Women Artists in the Art World.

Brenda Oelbaum attended a presentation at the Women’s Caucus for Art conference in New York. Susan Fisher Sterling, Director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, informed the audience about the current state of women artists in the art world. Above is poster created by the Guerilla Girls to reveal how the sadContinue reading “Panel Presentation on the Current State of Women Artists in the Art World.”

Building Community the WCA Chapters’ Council meets

WCA Conference is happening in New York City from February 13 – 17, 2013.
 Building Community, the theme this year, focuses on opportunities to network, see art in New York City, 
and make connections. Above is Chapters’ Council Meeting & Elections
 this morning 
7:30 – 9:00 am. Artists representing WCA chapters from around the countryContinue reading “Building Community the WCA Chapters’ Council meets”

Opportunity for Community Art and Action

                                            Happy Year of the Dragon          A year for action evidently and we appreciate your receptivity and enthusiasm for a community project. To that end, our Michigan WCA will conductContinue reading “Opportunity for Community Art and Action”

Naked Men Everywhere: New Exhibit Reverses the Gaze by Thomas Gladysz

Naked Men Everywhere: New Exhibit Reverses the Gaze Thomas Gladysz Today, 11:15 AM There were naked men, and penises a plenty, men without their clothes — plain and simple, and strapping young bucks ready to go. The occasion was not a gathering in the Castro, but a feminist-themed exhibit, “Man as Object: Reversing the Gaze,”Continue reading “Naked Men Everywhere: New Exhibit Reverses the Gaze by Thomas Gladysz”

Women’s Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter News

Michigan Chapter News Brenda Oelbaum founding president of the Michigan Chapter is running for president of WCA National She is encouraging all members through out the states at large or in established chapters to vote. Please see the two candidates’ letters in this issue of Artlines. A vote for Brenda Oelbaum is a vote forContinue reading “Women’s Caucus for Art Michigan Chapter News”

Are Feminism and Gender Based Art Groups Relevant in The 21st Century?

Sofonisba Anguissola, Lavinia Fontana, Barbara Longhi, Fede Galizia, and Artemisia Gentileschi, in a different world these names would be as familiar to us as Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, El Greco, or Caravaggio. These women artists were contemporaries of the the male masters we know so well.  Social mores of the times limited a woman’s  access to theContinue reading “Are Feminism and Gender Based Art Groups Relevant in The 21st Century?”

Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art shares Visual Thinking Strategies

Nine of us gathered Thursday evening, May 19th to share our artwork and ideas.  We continued our exploration utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies to discover new ideas about the art we are creating. Beginning with three simple questions we were able to generate a whole list of concepts and themes that enriched both the artist thatContinue reading “Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art shares Visual Thinking Strategies”