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”

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?”

Inspiring Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art Workshop

We had a wonderfully inspiring workshop  April 28, 1-3:30pm at BrendaOArt Studio lead by Christy Kelly-Bentgen.  A great group of women gathered. We began utilizing Visual Thinking Strategies helped to identify some of the unifying ideas and motifs contained in Beverly Buchanan’s piece “Richard’s Home.” We then moved into a “free write” and collage around theContinue reading “Inspiring Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art Workshop”

“Celebrating Women” Exhibition News

WCA artists; Sue Beutler, Barbara Melnik Carson, Sophie Grillet, Sandra Shelly, Corrine Vivian and Barbara Goodsitt are in the exhibit “Celebrating Women”, an AAWA juried exhibit featuring artists interpretations of Women, their roles, relationships and importance as leaders. This exhibit is being held in conjunction with The Historical Center’s exhibit, “Petticoat Patriots”: Women’s Suffrage Movement (MichiganContinue reading ““Celebrating Women” Exhibition News”

Save the date!

This year the MIWCA has an exciting event planned for the holiday party! Roger Green, a noted critic,  has agreed to come to the studio and do a critique for the WCA-MI members…first dibs will be given to members who participated in Ann Arbor’s Art Walk if there are other members who wish to takeContinue reading “Save the date!”

Camp Rainbear and the MI WCA

On June 25 to the 27th the Women’s Caucus of Art was represented by Shaqe Kalaj (pronounced shacha call-eye) at Camp Rainbear at the Fowler Center for Outdoor Learning in Mayville MI. A group of families from Detroit yearly have a retreat at the camp. This year Shaqe came in as the teaching artist andContinue reading “Camp Rainbear and the MI WCA”