Strawberries and Cream :)

Bright and squirrelly this morning Brenda Oelbaum and I hopped into her car for a trip to South Bend, Indiana. Why South Bend you ask? Because the Indiana chapter of the Women’s Caucus for Art invited Brenda to come down and speak to their members about her art. I always love traveling to meet upContinue reading “Strawberries and Cream :)”

A studio visit with Gabriela Sincich

Michigan chapter members Brenda Oelbaum and Amanda Moyer and WCA supporter Jeremy Hansen traveled to West Lafayette, Indiana to stay with Gabriela Sincich. Sincich is a WCA member at large with a passion for representing nature in her work. Oelbaum and Sincich connected a few months ago over a performance idea Oelbaum submitted to (corpo)realities,Continue reading “A studio visit with Gabriela Sincich”

The Woman Show at CAID

Brenda Oelbaum and Amanda Moyer attended the opening of the Women’s Show at CAID this past week. It was the triple treat: art, music, and poetry. The evening began with an inspiring panel discussion with four confident women artists from Detroit. Next dynamic female poets took the spotlight and wowed the audience with their passionate,Continue reading “The Woman Show at CAID”

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”

Diet Detour Installation Opening at Whitdel Arts

” “Fat Feminist Activist” blogger, artist and prominent WCA-MI member Brenda Oelbaum will open her new installation “Diet Detour” on February 22 from 6-10 in Detroit’s Whitdel Arts Gallery. The installation is a kind of maze composed of discarded diet books which the artist has been collecting for several years. The exhibit promises to beContinue reading “Diet Detour Installation Opening at Whitdel Arts”

WCA Holiday Sketchtacular

Sunday afternoon,Michigan WCA members and friends from all over the state congregated at Brenda Oelbaum’s studio in Ann Arbor, to sketch, talk and enjoy food and drink together for the holidays. A life drawing session with Satori Circus, a well-known Detroit performance artist, artist’s model and “Detroit Institution” (pictured above in a fetching pink frock)Continue reading “WCA Holiday Sketchtacular”

WCA-MI visits the James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture in Wyandotte

Not content with merely attending the opening of Pat Izzo and Martine MacDonald at Rivers Edge Gallery on November 17, WCA members took a side trip to the new home of the Downriver Council for the Arts, where Executive Director Tamara Trudelle took us on a tour of the former Masonic Lodge. This beautiful buildingContinue reading “WCA-MI visits the James R. DeSana Center for Arts and Culture in Wyandotte”

Oceanic Bliss Door for Avalon Housing Gala is complete

The door is finally done, not without some last minute crises–but it looks great and we hope it benefits Avalon Housing. The door will be sold at the Gala on Friday, Nov. 2, and tickets to the event can be purchased at avalonhousing.org

Margaret Parker on the cover of Art Showcase

Margaret Parker argues forcefully in favor of Proposal B which would raise money for public art in Ann Arbor. She’s on the cover of the fall issue of Art Showcase, and there are some nice pictures of her work inside too–check it out!